5 Essential Oils that Are Great for Your Skin

Have you been wondering how to get your skin all glowing and timeless? Then you should consider dumping the chemical filled skin care products and try essential oils to see a transformation in the state of your skin. Not only are essential oils natural, but they also have numerous other benefits that can contribute towards fighting skin problems, fighting aging and promoting healthy skin. Whether you have dry, oily, aging or acne-prone skin, there is an essential oil for you. And the best part is that while potent in improving your skin, these oils do not have the side effects that you experience while when you use harsh skin care solutions such as benzoyl peroxide, certain mattifying toners and other products aimed for skin that is experiencing the above conditions. When using these essential oils, dilute them in natural carrier oil such as jojoba, argan, olive, coconut, hemp seed or grape seed oils among others. Here are the five different oils

Carrot Seed Oil

This essential oil is best for aging skin that have resulted in fine lines and scars. It improves this kind of skin because it is not only rich in antioxidants, but it also helps in cell regeneration and hence rejuvenates skin that has been ravaged by free radicals therefore promoting smooth skin. It is also great for healing eczema and excessively dry skin due to its great moisturizing properties. However, it should only be used in its purest form and should not be used by pregnant women or asthmatic and epileptics.

Lavender Oil

Easily one of the most popular essential oil, lavender oil has a great smell and is used both to promote relaxation and to improve the skin. The oil is most beloved for its versatility and can be used on all types of skin. It has anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties and helps in calming and relaxing. This cleansing and purifying action makes it a great choice to treat acne and promote skin healing.

Tea Tree Oil

Also known as maleleuca oil, this essential oil has been championed by many beneficiaries, dermatologists and aroma therapists as the go to oil for oily and sensitive skin especially one that is prone to acne. In fact just using a tiny amount each day is considered as effective as using benzoyl peroxide, only without the peeling and sensitivity among other side effects. Containing the same properties exhibited by lavender oil, tea tree oil is used not only as a moisturizing facial oil but also, to treat minor scrapes, burns and cuts.

Sandalwood Oil

Used for its healing benefits, sandalwood oil has been proven to soothe the skin and promote a timeless youthful appearance. This is because it revives dull skin and softens the skin due to its moisturizing and hydrating effect.

Rose Essential Oil

This oil is known for its therapeutic properties such as antimicrobial, astringent and anti-inflammatory properties that help improve skin tone and texture and manage minor conditions such as dermatitis, acne and scars. Like lavender, it has a mood boosting effect as well.

Any five of these essentials have natural properties that can provide a healing and conditioning to any skin area on the body.                     

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