Bergamot Oil and Acne

Bergamot Oil and Acne

September 20, 2017

Bergamot Oil for Cleansing

CameLife Facial Cleansing Bar is suitable for cleansing all types of skin, but it is particularly effective on acne affected skin.  The bar contains just five all natural ingredients; camel milk, citronella oil, avocado oil, bergamot oil and coconut glycerine.  Here we focus on the essential oil of bergamot, which is well known as a natural aid for acne.  So why is bergamot oil so good?

What is Bergamot Oil?

Bergamot is a small tropical citrus fruit.  The scientific name of bergamot is Citrus Aurantium var. or Citrus Bergamia.  The oil extracted from the rind of the fruit.  It is a tropical plant but thrives in Europe; most commercial bergamot oil comes from Italy.

The oil has a powerful aroma, which makes it a popular component in natural perfumes.  It is often used as the all-important “top note”.  The oil is very natural as it is produced by cold compression instead the steam distillation used to extract other essential oils.

The chemical composition of Bergamot Oil includes Alpha Pinene, Alpha Bergapten, Alpha-Terpineol, Limonene, Linalool, Linalyl Acetate, Nerol, Neryl Acetate, Beta Bisabolene, Geraniol, Geraniol Acetate, and Myrcene.

Bergamot for Skincare

There are components of bergamot essential oil which have been shown to be antibiotic and disinfectant. They inhibit the growth of germs, virus, and fungi. They also effectively prohibit infections, including skin infections.  If regularly used with bathing water or in soaps and cleansers, the skin and hair follicles remain protected from infections.

Bergamot oil is one of a group of cicatrising oils, oils which are said to be skin healing.  They apparently work at the cellular level to help repair damaged skin and stimulate regenerative cell growth.  Bergamot is also said to make the distribution of pigments and melanin uniform, resulting in the fading away of marks and an even, attractive skin tone.  For this reason, bergamot essential oil is commonly used in natural treatments intended reduce or to eliminate the unsightly effects of acne, which can leave noticeable scars and marks on the affected areas for many years.

Note that CameLife does not claim that our Facial Cleansing Bar will eliminate scars or fade marks and blemishes, but we’d love to know if it does!  Let us know.

Wound Healing

The disinfectant and antibiotic properties of bergamot oil can help to promote the fast healing of wounds, cracks on the skin and heels, ulcers, eczema and itching.  The oil also protects wounds from becoming septic and developing deadly tetanus. Bergamot oil not only treats and heals the effects of other infections, but also inhibits the formation of new ones.

Once again, we should point out that CameLife’s Facial Cleansing Bar  is not intended as a therapeutic treatment in Australia.  It is, however, a great cleanser for acne affected skin and is particularly effective when paired with the Original Camel Balm  to nourish and moisturise the skin around individual acne spots and pimples.

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