How to Get Rid of Dark Spots Left by Pimples
Dark spots on the skin left by pimples and acne blemishes are quite common, and the severity of the dark spots or scarring depends greatly upon the severity of previous acne. However, there are some natural treatments that may help to banish stubborn dark spots according to Julia Lawless, author of "The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils: The Complete Guide to the Use of Aromatic Oils in Aromatherapy, Herbalism, Health and Well-Being," and Susan Worwood, author of "Essential Aromatherapy: A Pocket Guide to Essential Oils and Aromatherapy." The safety or efficacy of essential oils for acne treatments has not been clinically tested, so consult your dermatologist if you are uncertain about their use.
Combine ½ tsp. cajeput essential oil, ½ tsp. camphor essential oil, ½ tsp. tea tree essential oil, ½ tsp. bergamot essential oil, ½ tsp. rose otto essential oil, ¼ tsp. lemon essential oil, ¼ tsp. lime essential oil, ¼ tsp. spearmint essential oil, ¼ tsp. mandarin essential oil and ¾ cup jojoba oil in a small container.
Cover the container with a tight-fitting top or plastic wrap and rubber band. Shake the container for 10 to 15 seconds to combine the essential oils and carrier oil.
Pour a small amount of the essential oil mixture in a small bowl with a cotton ball inside. Allow the cotton to soak up the oil for one to two minutes.
Dab the cotton ball on the affected area for one minute. Do not wipe the excess oil off.
Rinse your skin with cool, clean water after 15 minutes has passed. Wash with a gentle cleanser and apply your regular moisturizer to the area.
Use this treatment once per day in the evening. Stop using the essential oil mixture if it causes any sort of irritation including swelling, itching or extreme redness.
Store the essential oil mixture in a cool, dark place for 60 days only. Throw it away after 60 days has passed.
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