Acne and eczema are just two of the most common skin problems millions of people worldwide have to deal with. And oftentimes, the impact of these conditions aren’t limited to what can be seen by the naked eye—they can also cause or perhaps exacerbate mental health issues if left untreated for too long.
But most remedies available in the market aren’t suited for all skin types. What’s effective for some could have the opposite effect for others. If you’ve tried everything else with very little to show for it, give a natural remedy like cedarwood essential oil a try.
Eczema is primarily caused by the overproduction of sebum which often leads to the inflammation of epidermal cells. As an antiseborrheic, cedarwood oil can help reduce this inflammation, attacking the infection deep in the skin’s layers while trying to stabilise the sebum production and reducing skin peeling. It might take time to show the desired results because no remedy is instant, but regular application of this essential oil—either directly to the skin after dilution or by adding a few drops to your liquid soap or lotion—should be able to show steady improvements.
Acne’s causes can be a lot harder to pinpoint. In adults, it’s most likely a symptom of hormonal imbalance, but it would take consulting a doctor to know for sure. One thing will always be certain: whatever the cause of your acne, you simply want it gone.
One of cedarwood oil’s main effects when applied to the skin is as an astringent. By inducing the skin to form a protective layer made up of proteins, it essentially leaves little to no space for dirt and bacteria to lodge and fester. Those already inside would of course die a quick death due to cedarwood oil’s antimicrobial properties. To take advantage of these benefits, simply add a drop or two of oil onto your facial soap or lotion, or else rub directly onto your skin after dilution.