Who doesn’t want clear, glowing and gorgeous skin?
Your skin is the largest organ on your body and an important indicator of your health. A protectant from the outside world, skin care is essential for a healthy lifestyle.
There are so many products out there to achieve “good-looking” skin from serums to steroids packed with chemicals that absorb into the skin later to cause problems. Leaving people wanting more natural solutions to achieve beautiful skin.
I remember reading, “If you won’t put it in your mouth, then your shouldn’t put it on your skin”. This just reminds us how absorbent our skin and how easily effected it is by our environment. On my own journey I’ve suffered from eczema for many years. I’ve been prescribed steroids and taken creams with ingredients I couldn’t even pronounce. When I decided to put down the tubes and start looking for more natural solutions, I was astonished by how potent and effective natural products actually were.
Essential Oils for Skin Care
I love creating my own beauty products from scratch. Knowing exactly what I’m using and customizing it for my skin has my skin thriving. I enjoy looking up new organic products to mix into my latest concoctions. For a few months now I’ve been using essential oils to amp up my products and I’ve been experiencing amazing results.
Essential oils are great for promoting clean, smooth and healthy-looking skin. Perfect for cleansing and soothing the skin and are great for relieving skin conditions while improving the overall health and complexion of the skin.
Due to the chemical makeup of essential oils, one of the most appealing characteristics is that they can help nourish and nurture the skin. With moisturizing, toning and cleansing properties some essential oils can even reduce the appearance of wrinkles and promote an even skin tone.
In addition to cleansing properties, some essential oils also contain soothing properties, which is very useful for skin care as they help soothe irritated skin and reduce the occasional skin irritation or blemish. The soothing properties found in some essential oils can also provide a simple, natural way for those with sensitive skin to promote a healthy complexion.
If you have sensitive skin, commercial facial cleansers, toners, or moisturizers may be too harsh for your delicate complexion, and can often irritate the skin even further. By properly using essential oils to care for the skin, those with sensitivities can avoid harsh chemicals or ingredients often found in popular skincare products, and care for the skin with natural soothing properties.
Using essential oils on skin
While essential oils have been proven both safe and effective, it is important to use them correctly to ensure safe use. Just like any product you would put on your skin, you must follow the directions, use proper quantities, and make adjustments if you have sensitivities. Only use essential oils on the skin that have been approved for topical use, and remember that using high quality oils tends to yield the best results. Take a look at the guidelines below to ensure proper use of essential oils for the skin.
Because essential oils are so potent, it is often wise to dilute an oil before applying it to the skin. Dilution is especially important when applying particularly potent oils to areas like the face, and even more important for those with sensitive skin. There are several ways to dilute an essential oil before using it on the skin.
When using particularly potent oils for those with sensitive skin, dilute 1 drop of essential oil with 3 drops of a carrier oil (like Fractionated Coconut Oil) before applying to the face.
Moisturizers, Cleansers, Lotions
Place a dollop of facial cleanser, moisturizer, or lotion into the palm. Add 1 drop of essential oil to the product, and rub the hands together. Apply the combination of essential oil and the skincare product to the face or skin, per product instructions.
For daily use
Add a few drops of an essential oil to your favorite skin care products. By adding a few drops of an oil to your daily facial cleanser, facial lotion, toner, or moisturizer bottle, you won’t have to think about adding essential oils into your skincare routine—they will already be there!
Best essential oils for skin
The following essential oils are considered some of the best oils for skin because they include some of the cleansing, soothing, and nurturing properties discussed above.
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