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6 Effective DIYs using clove oil to treat acne: Study

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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clove oil to treat acne: Clove oil is rich in antibacterial, antimicrobial and anti-fungal properties, which make it highly beneficial in treating acne. It actively fights harmful acne-causing bacteria, reduces infections and prevents further reinfection of pores. It also helps prevent the spread of acne on the face.

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Clove oil is a very potent essential oil to treat acne because it has both burning and purifying properties. Some people use it in its pure form as a spot treatment for acne and pimple. But this should not be done. In its pure form, clove oil is very irritating and therefore it should always be mixed with skin friendly carrier oils like olive oil or coconut oil before being applied to the skin.

# Mix 2-3 drops of clove oil with your regular skin cream or lotion and apply it to the affected areas. Use it regularly to reduce the appearance of acne. But be careful with the amount of clove oil you are using.

# Mix a few drops of clove oil with coconut oil and apply this oil mix to the affected areas. Let it sit for 20-30 minutes and then wash off.

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# You can mix clove oil with your makeup products too. For example : Put 10-15 drops of clove oil in your regular foundation and then shake the (foundation) bottle well to mix them up. Now apply foundation on face just the way you do it and go out. Once you come back, wash your face with a cleanser and see the difference.

# Mix 1-2 drops of clove oil with 10-12 drops of pure coconut oil. Now dab some of this oil mix onto a cotton ball and gently apply to your acne and pimples. Leave for a while and then wash off with plain water. This easy remedy not only reduces acne and pimples, but also improves your complexion greatly.

# If you have oily skin, mix clove oil with your face pack and use it on your pimples and acne. Clove oil contains eugenol – a substance which has strong anti bacterial properties. Dermatologists believe that clove oil can cure cystic acne too.

# Clove oil, in its pure form is too strong for skin. So the best way to use it by mixing 1-2 drops of clove oil with 10 drops of any carrier oil like coconut oil, olive oil, grapeseed oil or Vitamin E oil. Then apply this oil mix to acne and zits using cotton ball. Let it dry and then clean off with normal water. Clove oil is extremely good to treat both existing and emerging breakouts.

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