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When you have acne

When you have acne
When you have acne

My testimony

As a teenager, I was lucky not to have acne. I had some unsightly pimples (that I scratched…) but no acne. It was not the same for my younger sister, who spent many Wednesday afternoons at the dermatologist. She was treated to all kinds of creams and lotions, each one more harsh than the last, which transformed her skin into sandpaper, gave it redness, burned it. It would have been completely different if we had known the aroma at that time! Thanks in particular to their anti-inflammatory and cleansing properties, hydrosols and essential oils work small miracles on acne and unsightly pimples.

My tip

As a preventative and basic treatment, I recommend using yarrow hydrosol. Externally, to clean the skin, morning and evening, using a washable wipe (found on the slow-cosmetique.com website) soaked in yarrow hydrosol. And internally, by diluting a tablespoon of this hydrosol combined with a tablespoon of lovage hydrosol in a glass of water, to drink every morning for 3 weeks per month. This daily routine can be completed with a mixture to apply to cleansed skin, morning and evening. For this preparation, mix, in a 50 ml spray pump, 10 ml of noble laurel hydrosol, 10 ml of yarrow hydrosol, 5 ml of black seed or calophyll vegetable oil, 5 drops of fine lavender essential oil and 5 drops of noble laurel essential oil. This preparation should be shaken before each use and misted on the face before massaging.
In case of a stubborn pimple (acne or other), you can apply a drop of fine lavender (or lavandin) or noble laurel essential oil directly to the pimple, every 2 hours for 1 or 2 days.

What does herbal medicine say?

Acne is a common dermatological disease that mainly affects adolescents, but can appear at any age. It is a very localized inflammatory attack of the sebaceous glands and/or pilosebaceous follicles.
Essential oils and hydrosols, with their antiseptic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, healing and hormonal regulating properties, are therefore perfectly suited. Yarrow meets all these criteria and also has a very appropriate anti-seborrheic action. Hydrosols of lavender, bay leaf, rosemary, thyme, antiseptics, are also very interesting for fighting acne.

Did you know ?

To overcome acne, naturopathy recommends a local and general purifying action, by detoxifying the body. Although hormonal changes contribute to the appearance of acne, they are not the only ones responsible. It seems that diet can play a role (mainly through refined grains and dairy products consumed in large quantities), as can stress and prolonged exposure to the sun.

I use hydrosols SAFELY

As a precaution, due to the presence of camphor, yarrow hydrosol is not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women (as well as children under 3 years old, but they generally do not have acne problems! ). It can be replaced by lavender or bay leaf hydrosol combined with vegetable oil.


Its name is borrowed from the legendary Achilles who, according to the Greeks, treated the wounds of his warriors with this perennial... Its hemostatic, anti-inflammatory, depurative, emmenagogue (regulates the menstrual cycle), febrifuge and anti-allergic properties are in fact known since a long time. Picking and distilling this plant is always risky as its yield can be low, close to that of the rose! But if its essential oil is often very rare, the hydrosol is no less precious with the presence of mono and sesquiterpenes, camphor and cineole. Thanks to these components, yarrow hydrosol also has recognized antibacterial and antifungal properties, and acts as a sebum regulator.

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Hydrolat Achillae Millefeuille

Hydrolat Achillae Millefeuille

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