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20 Best Essential Oils for Skin Care

on June 04, 2021

Stress, weather, and frequent washing can all affect your skin. Essential oil can treat skin conditions with aromatherapy that create calming and relaxing effects. Also, essential oil is good for balancing the water and oil, supplement moisture, clean skin, regulate skin tone and delay the aging of skin.

Before using essential oils for your skin you need to dilute them with carrier oils. That's a key part. If you use essential oils on your skin directly without carrier oils, it can be very drying for your skin. Because essential oils have not contained lipids. Plus, it has a barrier to slow the absorption of the skin when you mix an essential oil with a carrier oil. It stays on the skin longer. Natural carrier oil is the best medium to help essential oil to be absorbed.

Pick a carrier oil that’s best for you

There are various carrier oils available. Most carrier oils are vegetable oils. They are unscented or lightly scented and don’t interfere with an essential oil’s therapeutic properties.  

The following carrier oils are used to dilute essential oils for skin care. They keep skin moisturizing, brightening and smooth out wrinkles. Different base oils have different emphasis.

     

    Now, it's time to choose essential oil that’s best for you. Firstly, determine your skin type. Common skin conditions are dry skin, oily skin, sensitive skin, acne and scar skin.

    Essential Oils for Dry Skin

    If you have dry skin that needs moisturizing, some essential oils are suited just for battling one of our most annoying cold-weather woes, dry, angry, irritated skin, besides an invigorating tingle or pleasant scent.

    Rosemary essential oil affects the skin and helps to remove flakes and drought. It comes in the form of face creams and serums and provides a radiance to the overall, even complexion. Rosemary oil balances your skin's natural oils, it gives your complexion the elements it needs. 

    Ylang-ylang essential oil is an excellent moisturizing oil that gives your skin a healthy radiance. It maintains the production of oil in the skin and maintains it well nourished. Additionally, it has natural antiseptic properties which could even cure any type of cuts or cracks cause excessively dry skin. It can repair and nurture for therapeutic moisture. 

    Geranium essential oil is used dermatologically to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and naturally firm the facial skin. They make your skin tighter, smoother and younger. It has antibacterial and soothing anti-inflammatory properties that can truly boost your skin's health. 

    Essential Oil for Oily Skin:

    Essential oil is one of the best treatments for any skin type - including oily skin. It can restore your skin's natural oils, which can keep oil levels balanced and breaks away. Some essential oils can even target excess oil and help eliminate dead skin cells which could clog pores.

    Tea tree essential oil has antiseptic properties, its ability to combat oily skin, helping to eliminate surface oils without drying out too much or causing irritation.

     

    Grapefruit essential oil is perfect for oily skin due to its excellent astringent properties. It may reduce sebum production by regulating the activity of the sebaceous glands and preventing the accumulation of bacteria which results in swelling and infections. You can add it to the facial wash or in combination with a carrier oil to stop and sanitize your skin. 

    Most people would not be aware that clary sage essential oil is an integral part of commercial creams and lotions. It can help reducing all kinds of skin problems and ailments. Clary Sage Essential Oil is perfect for balancing sebum production and helps to naturally maintain an optimal level of skin oil. 

     

    Essential Oil for Acne Skin

    Grapefruit essential oil has exfoliating properties that suit acne-prone skin. It cleanses the hair follicles of any matter that causes the blockage.  In addition, it raises the pH of the skin, which can decrease acne. 

    As non-concedogenic oil, tea tree essential oil is ideal for acne-prone skin because of its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. It helps eliminate these annoying, painful and bumpy facial features. Due to its strong skin-fighting properties, it should be diluted in a carrier oil. 

     

    Essential Oil for Sensitive Skin

    Dryness, itching and redness are markers for sensitive skin. People may have experienced inflammation from a specific product or noticed pockets as a result of seasonal allergies. Choice a suitable essential oil that can improve the condition of your skin. 

    The sweet scent of chamomile essential oil makes you feel balanced, also its healing and soothing function is considered the best essential oil for sensitive skin. It can also help improve the appearance of dark patches and discoloration. 

    Peppermint essential oil gives a cooling feeling which provides relief and comfort, one of the greatest benefits is to help soothe itchy skin on the body. Note that peppermint oil needs to be diluted to avoid skin reactions and burns.

     

    Essential Oil for Anti-aging

    Helping to combat the aging of the skin is one of the most important uses of essential oils. Some highly impressive, all natural, anti-aging essential oils are a natural yet highly effective way to age slower and look younger on a consistent basis. Below are some of the oils for forehead wrinkles, eye wrinkles, mouth wrinkles and all the other signs of aging that you may be trying to reduce or avoid. 

    Rose essential oil contains a high level of vitamin A, which enhances the renewal of skin cells and reduces wrinkles, and vitamin C, which even helps the complexion. Rose oil efficiently holds moisture from the skin. Not only is it moisturizing, anti-inflammatory and restorative, but it is also full of powerful antioxidants. They delay the formation of signs of premature aging, improve the texture of skin and may help reduce wrinkles, fine lines and aging stains.

    Jasmine Essential Oil is rich in antioxidants, it can help protect from environmental stress. This may contribute to giving your skin a youthful look. Take a moment to rub a couple of drops of jasmine oils with carrier oil on your face.  It will help slow down the process of developing the fine line on the skin as the oil helps to promote collagen production, which helps to fill the space created wrinkles. 

    Myrrh essential oil is ideal for anti-aging, skin rejuvenation and wound healing as it contains antioxidants. It promotes the development of new cells and is effective in preventing and treating wrinkles. 

     

    Essential Oils for Scar Skin

    Not every cut, scrape, wound, surgery opening, or pimple turns into a scar, some people are more prone to scarring based on their skin type and genetics. Essential oils can help repair scar injuries, myoglobin-tender skin, strengthens the resistivity of the flesh. 

    Lavender essential oil does not only promote healing of wounds and burns, but also promotes the synthesis of collagen. It has antiseptic properties also assist the skin to heal more quickly, while fighting and preventing other infections.

     

    Frankincense essential oil is proven to prevent scars by encouraging optimal skin healing or possibly help to fade scars by encouraging the regeneration of skin at a cellular level. Frankincense essential oil is likely to improve the skin repair process and decrease the risk of scar formation when healing. 

    • Helichrysum

    Helichrysum essential oil works not only on cuts and scrapes, but likewise on other blemishes such as pimple scars, stretch marks, surgical marks, and even old, stubborn scars. 

    Direction for Facial Oil for Your Skin

    The dilution proportion of essential oil should be 3%-5%. For example, if you are making 50mL facial oil, add 30 drops of essential oils by your choice to 50ml carrier oil. You can mix 2-3 essential oils together for a better result. Enjoy your DIY facial oils with 100% natural ingredients!

     

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