When I was starting out with my skincare journey, I completely ditched the thought of adding essential oils in my daily routine. I thought it was unnecessary, expensive, and too lavish. Yeah, I thought of oils as something lavish – something that only the rich would use. LOL!
Unbeknownst to me, oil is apparently a “must have” in every woman’s skincare routine. First and foremost, I know it sounds ironic but applying (argan) oil on your face helps you minimize sebum production! Other than that, oils have a lot of skincare benefits. Keep reading to know what these benefits are!
For centuries, essential oils have been used in different cultures and traditions for maintaining good health and alleviating different ailments and conditions. Extracted from different parts of different plants using varieties of ways, essential oils are enriched with several therapeutic properties which are proven quite effective in alleviating different conditions and ailments. But, do you know that these aromatic oils have also numerous beauty benefits? Keep on reading to know about four mystical essential oils which will work magically on the skin.
Being recognized as one of the best aromatherapy oils, lavender oil is extracted from the flowers of Lavandula angustifolia and has a deep history in treating different skin conditions. A lot of people usually asked, “What is lavender oil used for?” Well, the answer is full than your arm thanks to its great therapeutic properties. Acting as a soothing and cleaning agent, the essential oil of lavender is proven quite effective in healing minor burns, cuts, small bruises, and irritation of the skin.
Besides this, rubbing the blend of lavender and any carrier oils on dry skin also proves to be quite effective in keeping the skin toned and moisturized throughout the day. Enriched with great antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, this mystical oil also comes as a great natural solution to lighten the appearance of skin blemishes, ace scars, wrinkles, fine lines, and other signs of aging. Prepare a blend of lavender and any carrier oil and apply it over your skin to get a toned, nourished, and beautiful skin.
Fed up with the occurrence of the premature signs of aging or have skin elasticity issues? If yes, Frankincense will surely come as a great natural solution for you. The essential oil of Frankincense has great cytophylactic properties which stimulate cell regeneration and protect the healthy cells from damage. Acting as a great anti-oxidant agent, Frankincense oil also controls the formation of free radicals and thereby control the occurrence of fine lines and wrinkles to a great extent. Use a few drops of this oil with your favorite skin care location or moisturizer to get a tone, tighten, and flawless skin
If you are struggling with severe skin problems like eczema, dermatitis, or frequent acne breakouts, you can give a try to rosemary oil. Powered with potent antiseptic and antibacterial properties, the essential oil of rosemary works wonderfully on scaly patches of psoriasis, dermatitis, and eczema. Besides, its great cooling nature also works wonderfully in reducing the itching and irritation caused due to these severe skin conditions. Put a few drops of this oil in any carrier oil and apply this blend over the affected area to get instant relief. This oil has also great skin toning and moisturizing properties which make it a great natural solution to get a soft, supple, and glowing skin.
Derived from the bark of plant Santalum album through steam distillation method, the essential oil of sandalwood is highly appreciated in the beauty industry for its great anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and cooling properties. Acting as a soothing agent, the essential oil of sandalwood works amazingly on inflamed skin, especially in insect bites. Besides its great astringent properties also make it a great natural care oil for reducing scars and spots on the skin.
Essential oils have noticeable effects on the skin but one important thing which you need to keep in mind that not every essential oil is best for everyone. It is advised to take a skin test or approach a natural therapist in order to choose the best oil for skin care.
Abhinav Kumar Singh is a renowned aromatherapist and essential oil educator with 8 years of professional expertise. His passion is to help others by sharing crucial information about aromatherapy, information, usage, and tips from essential oils and allied natural extracts. He has been advocating about the benefits of natural essential oils through writing and speeches to reach out thousands of persons through his blogs, articles, and speeches. Find more of his works at Allin Exporters. Apart from this, he loves traveling to new places and spending time in his backyard.
Bae is a 20-something passion blogger from Manila. She likes hoarding hobbies and trying out new stuff, blogging about her mundane adventures, and tweeting about random realizations and musings.