Getting to Know Essential Oils
Essential oils provide heavenly, non-toxic aromas and also come with many medicinal benefits. In addition to their use in diffusers for aromatic purposes, they have become popular in natural skincare products. This is because essential oils possess potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects, mitigating the most harmful offenders to radiant and healthy skin. Discover which essential oils suit your skin type best below!
The Best Essential Oils For Your Skin
Oily & Aging Skin
Frankincense Essential Oil reduces dark spots, age spots, acne scars, and uneven skin tone, treats wrinkles and boosts skin elasticity to tighten skin; best for aging skin.
Neroli Essential Oil helps smooth wrinkles and lift sagging skin with its skin regeneration properties, balances facial oil production, reduces pore appearance, and the natural chemical called citral in neroli helps prevent and reduce stretch marks; good for oily and aging skin.
Lemon Essential Oil is a potent antioxidant, antibacterial, and anti-aging effects even skin tone, reduce wrinkles, and fight acne and acne scars; best for acne-prone and aging skin.
All Skin Types
Geranium Essential Oil balances the skin's production of oil making it useful for both oily and dry skin, helps reduce inflammation and is antibacterial making it a great treatment for acne and other skin conditions, and may help fade scars; suitable for all skin types.
Lemongrass Essential Oil reduces acne and pore size while also fighting skin aging for a healthy glow and even moisture; suitable for all skin types.
Lavender Essential Oil helps heal skin irritations, calms the skin (and the mind with its amazing scent), stimulates circulation for the delivery of nutrients, and reduces inflammation of the skin; suitable for all skin types.
Sensitive Skin & Acne
German Chamomile Essential Oil calms and soothes the skin with its anti-inflammatory properties and promotes moisture retention; great for sensitive skin.
Tea Tree Essential Oil is a powerful antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties make this an effective remedy for toenail fungus, warts, corns, calluses, burns, bug bites. It is used widely to treat pimples and acne, making it great for acne prone skin.
How To Use Essential Oils On Your Face
Essential oils should almost never be applied directly to your skin unless they are diluted in a carrier oil. A 5% concentration of essential oil is considered the maximum safe potency.
There are a few ways to measure your facial oils. For small amounts, 1 milliliter (ml) of oil is 20 drops, so for every 1 ml or 20 drops of carrier oil, add 1 drop of essential oil.
Taking this further, 1 ounce (oz) is 29 ml, so for every 1 oz of carrier oil, add 29 drops of essential oil.
The Best Carrier Oils For Your Face
Carrier oils are plants oils that moisturize and repair the skin. Essential oils can be added to carrier oils to increase the therapeutic benefits. These natural oils easily absorb into the skin, seal in moisture, and protect your skin to give you a healthy, dewy glow.
These oils will not cause acne or clogged pores when used in the right combination for your skin type. In fact, they help to balance oil production, improve the moisture and texture of your skin, reduce skin aging, and treat acne – all without harmful synthetic chemicals!
Jojoba Oil: This lightweight oil absorbs readily into the skin, dissolves your skin's sebum to balance your face's oil, and delivers nutrients deep into the skin. It is moisturizing and healing for all skin types and will carry therapeutic essential oils deep into your pores.
Argan Oil: This anti-aging powerhouse contains high levels of vitamin E antioxidants and skin softening agents that help reduce fine lines and wrinkles, tighten the skin, and restore moisture. It absorbs easily without feeling oily.
Rose Hip Seed Oil: Perfect for aging skin due to its nourishing and skin regenerating properties, it improves skin elasticity and firmness, improves skin texture, soothes redness and inflammation, helps reduce dark spots and scarring, and softens and smooths the skin.
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