Whilst Tamanu Oil has only just made its way to the western world, it has actually been in use for centuries throughout the South Pacific. Most of its use has been focused on the treatment of skin ailments and, by all accounts, it is pretty effective at that too.
The Tamanu is a tree found throughout the South Pacific. On this tree grows a fruit. This fruit is very similar to an apple. That is not what we want though. We want what is inside that fruit: the seeds. It is seeds which are used to make the Tamanu Oil for your skin.
The oil is very thick and tense. The smell is incredibly strong, so you are not going to be going out whilst you are using the Tamanu oil, or at least not until you have washed it off properly. This oil is very balanced in comparison to some other oils out there. This makes it perfect for usage on the skin.
Benefits of Tamanu Oil for Acne and Skin Care
Tamanu Oil is absolutely wonderful when it comes to skin care. Now, in this section, we are going to take a little look at the benefits that Tamanu Oil has on the skin in relation to using it for acne. However, it is probably worth noting that these benefits can also help those who are suffering from other skin conditions.
1. Helps Deminish Acne Scars
Many people will use Tamanu oil on acne scars. This is because it boosts the formation of new skin tissue. This means that over time, your acne scars will disappear. Now, for obvious reasons, this is not a solution which is not going to work on everybody. It is unlikely that you will be able to expect those acne scars to completely disappear. But it will certainly reduce the impact of them, which is great!
2. Can Help Fading Scabs
If you have scabs on your skin due to your acne, the Tamanu oil is great for that too! There is evidence out there which suggests that Tamanu Oil is brilliant for increasing the speed at which the skin heals. If you get it on there at an early stage, then you may even find that the Tamanu Oil will even reduce the chances of you needing to deal with acne scars.
3. Maintains Sufficient Oil on Your Skin
For some people, Tamanu oil is brilliant as a moisturizer. It does not work on everybody, so, this is something which you are going to need to check out. If your skin is unnecessarily oily, however, then you may still get some benefit with using Tamanu Oil. This is because it can dry your skin out a little.
Basically, it is going to reduce the production of sebum which will have a brilliant impact on your skin health as there will now be less to block up those pores – which usually cause whiteheads.
4. Contains Anti-inflammatory Properties
In addition to this, the Tamanu oil can also help with reducing inflammation and killing any infection on the skin. Basically, it is an ‘all round’ solution for those who are dealing with acne.
How to Use Tamanu Oil For Acne
There are a number of different ways in which you can use Tamanu oil on the skin. In this section, we are going to take a little look at some of the most common and, in some cases, the most effective methods for dealing with acne by using Tamanu oil:
1. Tamanu Oil Acne Moisturizer
You can use it as a moisturizer, and a pretty good one at that. All you need to do is apply a light layer to your skin. You do not need to add too much to it. Remember, this is a pretty thick oil, so using too much of it makes you pretty liable for those pores becoming blocked. Just a dab on the skin and it will really moisturize it.
Remember, as I mentioned before, this is not something which is going to be effective for everybody. It is a method which you are going to need to monitor closely because, as some people will find out, the oil can actually dry out your skin as opposed to moistening it.
2. Tamanu Oil For Acne Scars
If you are suffering from acne scars, or think that one may develop due to a wound, then I suggest that you apply the lightest touch of Tamanu oil to it every day. You do not need a lot. You just want to add a small amount at least twice a day. Over time, you will see the scar start to disappear. It may not completely disappear, but it is certainly going to come close.
3. Tea Tree Oil & Tamanu Oil For Acne
If you are looking to deal with an acne breakout, particularly if you are dealing with severe inflammation, then I suggest you mix up the Tamanu oil with a couple of drops of tea tree oil. You do not need a lot. You can then apply a light layer to your skin. Leave it in place for about 20 minutes before you wash it all off.
Some people find that putting a warm, wet cloth over the impacted area whilst the oil is in place. You can then leave the wet cloth in place until it has started to break down. It is believed that this will help to open up your pores and allow the Tamanu oil to start attacking all of that bacteria in them, killing them off, and, ultimately, reducing your acne symptoms. It will even pull out all of the dirt and grime which is stuck in those pores.
Safety Measures For Tamanu Oil Usage
Thankfully, since Tamanu Oil is a natural product, there are little to no side-effects. However, it is worth noting that the effect of Tamanu Oil will differ depending on the person.
Some people will find that it dries out their skin quite quickly whilst others find that it makes their skin far too oily.
I really suggest that you take a look at the impact that the Tamanu is having on your skin. If you find that it is having a negative impact, then you may want to look into another solution.