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Kor J Aesthet Cosmetol > Volume 8(4); 2010 > Article
라벤더 에센셜 오일의 항균력을 이용한 청소년 여드름 억제효과
유영심, 나명순
Inhibitory Effect on Acne Using Anti-Bacteria of Lavender Essential Oil in Adolescents
Young-Sim Yoo, Myung-Soon Na
ABSTRACT
This study conducted lavender oil treatment with the subjects for 4 weeks to identify inhibitory effects on acne using the oil's anti-bacteria. Cotton stuff had a quick improving effect in early experiment and treatment regions were continuously improved until the experiment was finished and a remarkable alleviative effect was demonstrated on scars. As a result, improving effects on the acne skin using lavender oil are as follows. First, there was a decrease in acne and a significantly effective change in oil and water of the skin. Second, after the use of aroma oil, pore size, sebum secretion, skin tone, and keratin condition were improved to a normal level. Third, the effects of inhibiting inflammatory acne and alleviating scars were found. Finally, the anti-bacteria effect of P. acnes was confirmed. Based on this result, lavender oil is considered to have great effects on the improvement of acne skin. Considering the effects of lavender essential oil on the improvement of acne skin demonstrated in this study, it will be effective to apply lavender oil to acne prevention and skin care.
Key words: Lavender essential oil, Acne, Anti-bacteria, Improving effect, P. acnes
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