The skin is the biggest organ in the body, and somehow, most of us expect of 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 on a daily basis is giving your skin what it deserves for a job-well-done, and in return, it will look amazing. When we say care, some may think going out and buying tons of pricey cosmetics from a catalog. We have been down that road, and those products are still collecting 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 in a very specific way. 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 the following affordable, natural, and effective essential oils for skin.
Geranium is a top essential oil for skin that is 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.
You will surely recognize this one amongst 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. Just like most essential oils, the herbal extract has disinfectant properties that repel bugs and unwanted microorganisms from plaguing on your skin. This leaves the skin clean, smooth, and uniform in color.
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!
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.
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.
Lemon tastes great on certain recipes. Lemon is also great for you if you are prone to having an oily skin. Problems with dark spots and uneven tone can be addressed with some quality lemon essential oil. Just avoid applying it before going out in the strong sun as it makes the skin more sensitive to light.
Patchouli oil is one that 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.
Using Essential Oils
You now know that essential oils are the most natural cosmetic you can apply on 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, and that is why you must 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 own positive effect to the table.
The strongest dilution that can be used is 5%. To have a good concentration, apply 1 drop of essential oil to twenty drops of carrier oil. 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 patch of the mix 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.