How To Use Tamanu Oil for Acne

How to Use Tamanu Oil for Acne

Acne. UGH. It’s doesn’t matter whether you’re fourteen, twenty-four, or forty-four… having acne is NEVER an enjoyable experience. From whiteheads and blackheads to scabs and scars, dealing with acne and its side effects can be a VERY frustrating thing.

Sure, you can go to your drugstore and pick up some manufactured cream that may or may not work (or even make the problem worse). BUT, why waste your time and money on those products when there is a much BETTER and natural solution?

It’s all about harnessing the powers of what nature has to offer… with TAMANU OIL.

If you haven’t heard about tamanu oil it’s because it only recently started gaining popularity in the Western world. However, it has been used for its benefits for centuries in the South Pacific.

Read on to find out why!

What is Tamanu Oil?

Tamanu oil is extracted from the nuts of an evergreen tree called Calophyllum inophyllum and has been long used as a remedy in Southeast Asia and Polynesia on the hair, face, and skin.

Tamanu oil is both regenerative and emollient, making it great for use on delicate skin. This oil is known for its power to heal and face acne scars as well as a spot treatment for other problems areas on the face. It has a softening and conditioning effect.

Botanical Name: Calophyllum inophyllum
Skin Type: Best for dry and acne-prone skin
Comedogenic Rating: 2
Shelf Life: 1 year
Consistency & Absorption: Thick consistency. Better used as a spot treatment.

NOTE: It has a strong odor (like bouillon cubes).

Benefits of Tamanu Oil

Known to reduce inflammation and kill bacteria, tamanu oil is typically used topically on the hair and skin.

Apply tamanu oil directly to the skin or hair to:

1.) Alleviate pain: Relieve pain caused by conditions like shingles, cold sores, and sciatica

2.) Regenerate Skin: Reduce the appearance of stretch marks and scars

3.) Promote Healing: Soothe cuts, burns, scrapes, blisters, and insect bites

4.) Anti-inflammatory Properties: Research on the health benefits is quite limited. However, preliminary studies show that tamanu oil contains calophyllolide, which is a substance that is known to have anti-inflammatory properties.

The oil also contains a form of vitamin E called delta-tocotrienol as well as a variety of antioxidants. It is these antioxidant-rich properties that make tamanu oil excellent for the healing process.

Tamanu oil is rich in fatty acids, which is what makes it uber moisturizing for your skin by acting as a barrier on the skin and locking moisture in.

How To Use Tamanu Oil for Acne

It has a reputation for being one of the best natural remedies for acne and acne scarring in the world!

If you are looking to get rid of face, back, cystic, and body acne naturally… then tamanu is the powerhouse treatment that you have been looking for. The unique soothing and healing properties that this oil has is what makes it a great choice for acne.

To use, simply massage a few drops of tamanu oil directly onto your troubled skin areas. Do this daily to:

-Reduce the Appearance of Acne Scars

-Boost the formation of new skin tissue

-Help Fade Scabs

-Increase the speed at which skin heals

-Balance the Oil on Your Skin

-Reduces the production of sebum, which means your pores are less likely to become clogged and form pimples

“Be good to your skin. You’ll wear it every day for the rest of your life.”
-Renee Rouleau

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About the Author: Jenna Lee

Hello! I’m Jenna Lee, an Oily Gal that is all about natural skincare, essential oils, and fun DIY recipes! I created as a place to share my oily experiences on my journey to use only natural products on my skin. I love EASY Natural Skin Care and Simple DIY Recipes… and I am always willing to share them with you here

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