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Emu Oil Acne Treatments: Friend or Foe to the Acne Sufferer?

Emu oil has recently received praise in the health community since it has healing anti-inflammatory benefits to promote health and vitality, but does this mean that emu oil acne treatments have the ability to finally clear up acne in your skin?

The Truth Behind Emu Oil Acne Treatments

You guessed it – emu oil comes from the emu, which is a bird indigenous to Australia and now farmed in certain areas of the United States. The holistic health world is buzzing about emu oil due to its long list of health benefits, including: [1]

  • Burn treatment
  • Pain management
  • Wound healing
  • Diabetes treatment
  • Arthritis treatment
  • Lyme disease treatment
  • Carpal tunnel relief
  • Psoriasis treatment
  • Skin care benefits

For this reason, emu oil acne treatments have been advertised as a topical alternative remedy to harsher acne products on the market. While I would wholeheartedly agree that harsh acne products full of chemical ingredients should never be used on the delicate surface of your skin, it is also important to point out that there is no one natural product ingredient that has the ability to cure your acne permanently.

Say what?

It’s true. Although emu oil contains advanced healing properties and has anti-inflammatory benefits, it merely has the capability to calm and soothe the surface of your skin, yet it cannot affect the true source of acne caused by imbalances in the diet.

Before I move on any further, let’s check out a few testimonials from acne sufferers at the forums who have tried emu oil acne products:

  • Greasy.
  • Broke me out after a week of use.
  • The pimples that went away from my break-out left bad scars.
  • Expensive.

I love this stuff. I bought from Botanic choice, (which is in the main picture). Its amazing. Not only does it help with any dryness you have and is a great moisturizer, it really does help clear red marks! It takes a little time but its sooo worth it. 2 weeks and I was clear! It helps with any redness you have on your face. Just shake the bottle, and apply. Can also apply to your hair to give it a nice shine, onto cuts and bruises, and even stretch marks if you have any!

okay so i was using olive oil to wash my face, followed by goats milk soap… then i tried jojoba oil… it was alright.. but then i tired emu oil WOW the difference is Huge.

With that being said, it would definitely be to your advantage to look for topical emu oil acne products since emu oil has the ability to enhance circulation and stimulate healing in the surface of the skin. This is an ideal natural remedy to use for acne lesions and scars to speed up the healing process and strengthen the outer surface of your skin.

On top of that, emu oil acne products have anti-bacterial benefits to kill the acne bacteria on the surface of your skin, and they are non-comedogenic so that they do not clog the pores and cause further acne outbreaks.

However, it is important to point out that even as soothing and regenerating as topical emu oil acne products may be, they will only be treating the surface of the issue and not the actual cause of acne itself.

The best recommendation by far is to definitely use natural products that contain emu oil to protect the surface of your skin and reduce redness caused by acne AFTER you have made essential changes to your diet to eliminate acne triggers in the first place.

The true cause of acne starts with poor dietary habits, like eating fatty, processed foods that load your body full of toxins. These toxins directly contribute to the acne bacterial growth on your skin that results in chronic acne outbreaks.

This means that no matter how often you use emu oil acne products to provide anti-inflammatory benefits to relieve acne in your skin, acne will keep coming back over and over again because of the foods that you are eating that are causing a toxic overload to trigger acne bacteria in the first place. Make sense?

If you want to look like your best self and have skin that you truly can be proud of, it’s time to cut out all of the harmful dietary triggers found in the foods that you may be eating that are causing chronic acne. With that being said, a gentle and natural product like emu oil would then greatly benefit and heal your skin after you have attacked the true cause of acne by changing your diet!


  1. Emu Oil Source – Bulk Emu Oil – Anti Inflammatory. Web. 03 Feb. 2011. <>.

About the Author: Bethany Ramos is an aesthetician and makeup artist with a special interest in using nutrition to heal and alleviate a number of conditions in the skin. You can find out more skin care and makeup tips by visiting her blog at FacebyBethany.

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I’ve been a vegetarian, leaning towards vegan for over 10 years, exercising regularly, eating organic as much as possible. Even before going vegetarian my diet was NOT full of processed foods as I grew up in Romania and we did not have that much processed food 10 years ago. Still, I have acne, my mom had it and my sisters are fighting it too. So the diet explanation just doesn’t really cut it for me. Tons of people who eat a fast food diet (not even the SAD diet) have no acne issue (loads of other issues to be sure). It is hormonal for sure. As to why my hormones are out of whack…can’t tell. My periods are very regular though…I think the jury is still out on the REAL CAUSE of acne, if there is ONE cause.

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