Some Thoughts on Essential Oils and Skin Care
Essential Oils and Skin Care
Essential oils have long since been used to cure, treat, alleviate, transform and heal various skin conditions. This beautiful, all-natural skin care remedy is amongst the best you can choose for your skin. Choosing an essential oil that is best suited to your particular skin care need is the key to getting the most from this all natural treatment plan.
Would you like to treat or repair the signs of aging? Are you wanting to clear acne or heal rosacea? Perhaps you’d like to soothe a sunburn or protect your skin from the sun. Whatever your need, there is an essential oil that can help!
Following is a list of essential oils and common skin care ailments that can be healed by using the corresponding oil. Often times, a blend or mixture of a few different oils can help to restore and heal multiple skin concerns.
Lavender – This oil has been known to heal skin irritation and cleanse cuts and scrapes. It can also be used to calm stressed skin and is suitable to be used on all skin types.
Geranium – This is a versatile oil that helps to balance oil production. A good tip is to add this oil to your regular moisturizer to help with over and under oil production.
Basil – This essential oil is ideal for sensitive skin types and can also be used to soothe insect bites.
Frankincense – This oil is a real treat for aging skin, helping with elasticity issues and the regeneration of skin cells. It can also be used help with pigmentation, as well as toing and tightening the skin.
Ylang Ylang -This oil is wonderful for treating oily or acne prone skin while still helping stimulate cell growth to fight the effects of aging.
Lemongrass – This essential oil can be used to treat acne and large pores. An excellent oil to use as an astringent, skin toner and to enhance the skin’s natural glow.
Cypress – An oil that can help repair capillary vein damage often found around the nose area. It helps to shrink swollen blood vessels and is a good choice to use as an astringent.
Tea Tree – This oil has many wonderful uses for its antifungal and antibacterial properties. The properties of this oil make it a first choice for acne prone or oily skin types.
Chamomile – This essential oil can be used to treat a variety of skin conditions which also include: eczema, cracked skin, inflammation and rosacea.
Juniper – This is a beautiful cleansing oil that (when diluted) and applied to wounds can speed up the healing time and prevent infections.
Neroli – This essential oil is often used to treat mature, aging and sensitive skin types. It can also be used as a toner to tighten and revitalize aging skin.
In future articles we will discuss specific skin care regimes for common skin concerns such as aging, acne, sensitive skin, and cleansing the skin with essential oils. Nature’s therapy really does have all the answers in a beautiful bottle of essential oil.
This article has been reviewed by HopeWind.
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