Topic: Essential oil case studies
July 19, 2019 / By Gail Question:
My skin has some small acne maybe because im a teen,it is oily and has blackheads and pores but it is also rough,and what kind of products should i use in case im combination? Oily dry or normal? Thx
Deana | 3 days ago
I would suggest you try using Jojoba Oil as it is almost identical organically-speaking to sebum, which is the natural oil produced by your skin. As well as being a great natural moisturizer it can also help with acne, Jojoba Oil penetrates into the skin without clogging pores and is suitable for all skin types it contains vitamin E and antioxidants which are great for fighting aging signs and moisturizing the skin.
Studies on jojoba oil show that it has the ability to prevent skin from becoming too oily. This is due to the fact that putting jojoba oil on our skin can trick our cells into thinking they have produced enough oil. Jojoba oil is also great for people with sensitive skin as it is very gentle.
Remove any surface dirt from your skin, then put just a few drops of jojoba oil into your hand and rub it into your skin when you start to work jojoba oil into the skin, the oil penetrates into the pores. As jojoba closely resembles your skin's own oil, moisturizing with jojoba oil sends the message to your pores to stop overproducing the sebum that causing the oily skin.
Initially to get rid of the stubborn deep blackheads\clogged pores, I would recommend that you use a baking soda/jojoba/water paste with extremely gentle circular massaging motions to break up the worst blackheads. Don't overdo it, just massage in the baking soda/jojoba/water paste gently for a minute or two. Rinse with warm (not hot) water. Apply more jojoba oil and massage with a warm washcloth.
The idea is to get those plugs out (blackheads), and get the jojoba oil in there to keep the sebum liquid and flowing. This may take some time as the skin reacts to drying by pumping out oil, and the turnaround you're going for is a natural distribution of oil which will leave your skin soft and balanced.
For the acne spots\pimples:-
Tea Tree Essential oil it has great on acne as it has antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties. Simply put a couple of drops on a cotton bud and dot onto each spot. Don't use it over your entire face as it can irritate the skin for some people.
Lavender Essential oil has well known antifungal and antiseptic properties and is widely used in treating acne. For that stubborn pimples lavender can be applied neat using a cotton bud or pad. Redness, swelling and irritation will be dramatically reduced.
The Lavender and tea tree if applying to larger areas or for people with sensitive skin, should be used in dilution, I would recommend between 10-20 drops of essential oil to 50ml of jojoba oil.
Hope this helps!
Originally Answered: What to do with My dog and his skin?
I would do more research on the food you are feeding.
A vet check might be a good idea
For allergies in general
Puddin's Allergy Battle
Here is what we have been working on/are working on
A. Pulled up the carpet and put down rubber flooring.
For details, see Buh Bye Carpet!
B. Removed as many dies, perfumers, chemicals, etc.. out of her environment as possible
1) This includes not using them on her, on myself, the yard, the house, etc..
2) We don't let strangers cuddle her
2) Kept her away from cigarette smoke
3) Cleaned with only white vinegar and water
4) Washed clothes and bedding with perfume free, die free detergent. Used minimal detergent and
rinsed twice. Used hot water
B. Encased sofa, mattresses and pillows in zippered, hypo allergenic encasements
C. To the greatest extent possible, provided her with only human food and supplements
1) Because of the possibility of stricter care and labeling standards in human-grade products
Always consult with your vet before giving or changing foods or supplements
D. Kept a log of her activities, her consumption, when she was most itchy, when she was least itchy,etc.. Then used that log to come to conclusions as to how to proceed
E. Found a quality meat (hopefully not from feed lots) that seemed to agree with her and stuck with it (Food elimination diet). Slowly added in other things and see how she reacts.
See more elimination diet below. Always consult with a vet before embarking on a food elimination diet
F. Provided distilled drinking water and put bowls all over the house to encourage more drinking
G. Dehumidifiers running 24/7 in several places in the house. For details see
H. Homeopathy, vitamins, anti-inflammatory food and supplements based on reading :
1) Complete Natural Health for Dogs and Cats by Dr Pitcairn
2) Dr Karen Becker’s website
3) And several other websites and books
Always consult with a vet before trying homeopathy, herbs, etc..
Other things to dry
Dust every day
Vacuum every day if you have carpet
Mop every day if you don't have carpet
Wash all bedding as often as possible - at least once a week
Don't wear outside shoes inside the house
Brush or comb pet daily
Bathe pet often in perfume free, chemical free, dye free, sodium lauryl sulfate free shampoo
Or rinse the dog off in distilled water; dry thoroughly
Or wipe the pet with a damp cloth often then make sure the feet are dry
Clean the pets feet whenever they come in from outside
If have a yard, try to remove or be sure to stop planting anything that pollinates
Use St Augustine grass because it doesn't pollinate and/or use rocks or other landscaping that won't exacerbate allergies
Use air purifiers
Change filters in heating and air conditioning units at least once a week
Control fleas - http://www.stubbypuddin.com/2012/12/chem...
Dermatomes - do some research and discuss with your vet. Dogs can chew on themselves because of pain. Reference Dr Dan Kirby on his vet talk show - Sunday, 12/16/2012. 550 KTSA San Antonio
Dr Kirby also mentions that cold laser can help skin issues as well as pain issues
Originally Answered: What to do with My dog and his skin?
Try a polerty free food, yea dogs can be allergic to chicken. Bath only once every 2 weeks, more often can cause skin issues. Check with your vet.
Just try stuff and see if it works (nothing stupid, though). If you see no improvement and it bothers you enough, then go see a dermatologist.
What’s Your Skin Type?
Skin types include normal, oily, dry, and sensitive. Some people also have a combination of skin types in different areas of their skin.
Your skin type can change over time. For example, younger people are more likely than older people to have a normal skin type.
Skin types vary depending upon factors such as:
Water content, which affects your skin's comfort and elasticity
Oil (lipid) content, which affects your skin's softness
Normal Skin Type
Normal skin is not too dry and not too oily. It has:
No or few imperfections
No severe sensitivity
Barely visible pores
A radiant complexion
Combination Skin Type
A combination skin type can be dry or normal in some areas and oily in others, such as the T-zone (nose, forehead, and chin). Many people have combination skin, which may benefit from slightly different types of skin care in different areas.
Combination skin can produce:
Overly dilated pores
Dry Skin Type
Dry skin can produce:
Almost invisible pores
Dull, rough complexion
More visible lines
When exposed to drying factors, skin can crack, peel, or become itchy, irritated, or inflamed. If your skin is very dry, it can become rough and scaly, especially on the backs of your hands, arms, and legs.
Dry skin may be caused or made worse by:
Aging or hormonal changes
Weather such as wind, sun, or cold
Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from tanning beds
Long, hot baths and showers
Ingredients in soaps, cosmetics, or cleansers
Here are some tips for taking better care of dry skin:
Take shorter showers and baths, no more than once daily.
Use mild, gentle soaps or cleansers. Avoid deodorant soaps.
Don't scrub while bathing or drying.
Apply a rich moisturizer right after bathing. Ointments and creams may work better than lotions for dry skin but are often messier. Reapply as needed throughout the day.
Use a humidifier and don't let indoor temperatures get too hot.
Wear gloves when using cleaning agents, solvents, or household detergents.
Oily Skin Type
Oily skin can produce:
Dull or shiny, thick complexion
Blackheads, pimples, or other blemishes
Oiliness can change depending upon the time of year or the weather. Oily skin can be caused or made worse by:
Puberty or other hormonal imbalances
Exposure to heat or too much humidity
To take care of oily skin:
Wash your skin no more than twice a day and after you perspire heavily.
Use a gentle cleanser and don't scrub.
Don't pick, pop, or squeeze pimples. This prolongs healing time.
Use products labeled as "noncomedogenic." They tend not to clog pores.
Sensitive Skin Type
If your skin is sensitive, try to find out what your triggers are so you can avoid them. You may have sensitive skin for a variety of reasons, but often it's in response to particular skin care products.
Sensitive skin can show up as: