Essential Oils for Skin Care

Essential oils have roots in ancient beauty rituals dating back to Cleopatra days! Their popularity in the recent times have skyrocketed dramatically - especially for those seeking natural skincare ingredients.

From soothing dry skin to reducing signs of aging, reducing skin pigmentation to general glowing skin; it’s easy to believe the fragrant little bottles are a skincare cure-all.

Some of the most loved essential oils for skin care:

1. Lavender Essential Oil: This is probably the most loved essential oil for so many reasons. It is the most versatile essential oil. Lavender oil gently moisturizes skin, and is non-comedogenic for pores. Lavender oil is naturally antibacterial, meaning that it kills acne-causing bacteria that might infiltrate your pores. It has also been effective in reducing skin discoloration/pigmentation. 

Mix a few drops of this oil with your favourite moisturiser/cream and apply regularly to your skin. 

2. Frankincense Essential Oil: For anti-aging benefits, look no further than frankincense essential oil. It’s ultra nourishing for dry and mature skin. 

Mix a few drops of this oil with your favourite moisturiser/cream and apply regularly to your skin. 

3. Tea Tree Essential Oil: Studies have shown tea tree oil is effective in treating mild to moderate acne. It is naturally anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial, decreasing skin surface bacteria, fungus, and viruses. A mild side effect like dryness can occur, so, it is highly recommended to do a patch test before treating your entire face. 

Mix 1-2 drops of this oil with a carrier oil/mousturiser to the affected area. 

4. Peppermint Essential OilPeppermint oil naturally cleanses the skin and has antiseptic and antibacterial properties. It has a cooling effect which soothes irritation and inflammation due to acne.

5. Ylang-Ylang Essential Oil: The potent anti-bacterial properties of Ylang Ylang Essential Oil make it a very effective skin cleanser. It also acts as a healing powerhouse, boosting the regenerative process of the epidermis. It is also helpful in treating skin blemishes.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Never use any essential oil directly on your skin. Always dilute it with a 'carrier oil' like coconut oil or almond oil or any other oil of your choice. 

Disclaimer: Any or all the benefits outlined here are not medical advice. The information provided above is based on research done through various websites on the internet and do not constitute the opinion of the author. If you have any specific medical conditions, please consult your doctor before consuming this. This is in no way a substitute to any medication prescribed by your doctor.

Get your essential oils here: 

Lavender Essential Oil

Frankincense Essential Oil

Peppermint Essential Oil

Tea Tree Essential Oil

Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

Coconut Hair Oil

Almond Hair Oil

 

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