Treat Acnes with Olive Oil (Shivani S Sharma)

Acne is truly one of the worst forms of skin problems which affect everyone at some point or another. But they get even more irritating with the scars which are the result of these breakouts. The market today is brimming with cosmetic treatments which promise a relief from these and assist in scar reduction but may also come along with many side-effects or may not even suit certain skin types. Therefore it is most suitable to get natural products into use. One of the organic products and a better substitute for all the synthetic products is Olive oil.

Many of us are aware of the fact that olive oil is beneficial for health but are oblivious to its healing effect on the skin. Because olive oil is rich in vital vitamins, they help you get rid of scars and also offer advantage in individuals having hard time with stretch marks management. This oil being anti-oxidant in nature fights the toxins which may result in infections which in turn lead to acnes. Olive oil is also an anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory liquid and because of this property it accelerates in acne healing process.

Here are some ways one can use Olive oil for acne and scar reduction:


Massage your facing using olive oil while paying special attention to the problem areas. Move your fingers in a gentle circle by using deep pressure so that the oil reaches to the helm of the troubled areas. Massage for 4 to 5 minutes and wipe the excess oil, once the skin pores are saturated. Repeat the process once or twice more and let the oil settle for 15 to 20 minutes. You can do this massaging regularly before going to bed as it softens the dead tissues, essential to get rid of scars naturally.


Facial steam just after the olive oil massage helps in fighting acnes and the marks. Bend over a pot filled with steaming water in such a way that you are at a safe distance from the water. Leaning more towards the water doesn’t give you better results but leads to scalding of your skin. Cover your head with a large towel and stay in position for 8 to 10 minutes. Finally remove the towel and wipe the face and neck.


This is an operative remedy for stretch marks management as well. Just mix baking soda with olive oil and blend it well. Apply the mixture to your skin and especially to the area which is affected in a circular motion mildly by your fingertips. Do this for 3 to 4 minutes and wipe away the face with a wet cloth.