Essential oil can be a powerful ally in your fight for beautiful, glowing skin.
The skin is the biggest organ in the body, and somehow, most of us expect it to take care of itself. Expecting our skin to do so much work and still look amazing without care is like hiring a worker, paying them low wages, and expecting them to perform terrifically.
Taking care of your skin daily is giving it what it deserves for a job well done, and in return, it will look amazing. Some may think of buying many expensive cosmetics from a catalog when we say care. We have been down that road, and those products still collect dust in the bathroom cupboards after giving no results.
Essential Oils for Skin Care
Essential oils are derived from natural herbs, fruits, and seeds. Products derived from nature offer only the very best for our bodies. Different plants have specialized components for alleviating different health conditions. Our skin is no different. The components of different plant oils nurture our skin very specifically. If you want to make your skin bright and smooth like a baby (or at least the way you have never seen it before), consider trying affordable, natural, and effective essential oils.
1 – Geranium Oil
Geranium is a top essential oil for skin prone to acne, blemishes, scars, eczemas, or dryness.
The astringent properties of geranium give it the power to contract the skin cells and make them tighter. The skin is left smoother with fewer fine wrinkles.
The disinfectant components of geranium work to clear up anything that may be irritating it and causing outbreaks. The geranium oil then tightens the skin pores for a smooth surface texture.
2 – Lavender Oil
You will surely recognize this one among all the essential oils. The smell of this aromatic herbal essence helps the skin with wrinkles, scars, dryness, zits, and blemishes.
All skin types can benefit from lavender. Like most essential oils, the herbal extract has disinfectant properties that prevent bugs and unwanted microorganisms from plaguing your skin. This leaves the skin clean, smooth, and uniform in color.
3 – Rose Oil
Rose is a highly prized flower — it is beautiful, and ladies in the past believed it could make you beautiful as well. The rose essential oil is great for a skin that needs a little pick-up and refreshment. The anti-inflammatory properties of rose regenerate and refine the texture and tone of the skin. It makes you smell great too!
4 – Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is a strong antibacterial agent. It is the best remedy for acne and skin rashes. The tea tree oil can also regulate the oil secretions from your skin and reduce further chances of outbreaks.
5 – Frankincense Oil
Frankincense is an oil that has a specific spicy smell to it. It is mainly used for aging and dull skin. The oil has an instant brightening effect on the skin — perfect for a quick remedy before going out.
6 – Lemon Oil
Lemon tastes great in certain recipes. Lemon is also great for you if you are prone to having oily skin. Some quality lemon essential oil can address problems with dark spots and uneven tones. Avoid applying it before going out in the strong sun, as it makes the skin more sensitive to light.
7 – Patchouli Oil
Patchouli oil can help regenerate skin that needs to be renewed. The oil promotes new cell growth. It can be used for all fungal and bacterial skin infections which cause outbreaks or rashes.
Final Thoughts on Using Essential Oils for Gorgeous and Glowing Skin
You now know that essential oils are the most natural cosmetic you can apply to your skin. The only thing to remember is that they are the concentrated power of the plants and are extremely potent. In their pure form, essential oils can irritate the skin, so dilute them with carrier oils. Carrier oils can be any neutral oil, such as coconut oil, jojoba oil, olive oil, or almond oil. These neutralize the strength of the essential oil and bring their positive effect to the table.
The strongest dilution that can be used is 5%. Apply one drop of essential oil to twenty drops of carrier oil for a good concentration. If this dilution is too strong for your skin, reduce the drops of essential oil per the volume of carrier oil. Always test the dilution by applying a small test patch on your inner forearm. This will show you how your skin reacts. Most importantly in the process — be safe and have fun with it while your skin recovers and regenerates.