Essential Oils That You Should Use On Your Skin
Written by: Brandi Monasco
Often times, when you think of essential oils, you probably thinking about aromatherapy, which makes perfect sense. Essential oils are great for aromatherapy. But what you may not have thought about when it comes to essential oils is that they can also provide you with many benefits such as pain relief, anti-bacterial properties and even sleep quality improvement.
Did you know that you can also use essential oils on your skin to help fight any skin issues that you may have such as aging, loss of elasticity and more?
Here are a few essential oils that you should consider keeping on hand to help you fight against common skin issues and keep your youthful glow.
Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender essential oil contains antimicrobial properties which can help to speed up the recovery process of cuts and scrapes. It works by helping scar tissue form that is needed for the recovery of wounds. It can also be used to help alleviate the symptoms of psoriasis, eczema and acne. Lavender essential oil can also be used to help regenerate skin cells, making it great for being used on skin spots and mature skin.
Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
Ylang Ylang essential oil works well on anyone that has combination skin, meaning that it works whether your skin is dry or oily. The oil works by balancing out the sebum, or oil production of your skin. It also contains antibacterial and antiseptic properties, which make it a good oil to use to help keep wounds clean and to prevent infections. These properties also help with ingrown hairs and boils. Ylang Ylang oil is also great when mixed with a cream or lotion to help prevent and aid dry skin.
Lemon Essential Oil
Lemon essential oil is a natural antibacterial and astringent and works well to detoxify your skin. These properties found in lemon essential oil can help remedy pimples and other skin conditions. Using lemon essential oil can also help to reduce excessive oil that your skin may produce. If you suffer from calluses, bunions, or corns, simply applying lemon essential oil to the areas consistently can help to soften those hardened areas. You can also add lemon essential oil to your regular facial cleanser to help remove dead skin cells.
When using essential oils, it is always advisable to remember to first mix the essential oil with a carrier oil such as jojoba or coconut oil before applying it to your skin. There are no measurements as to how much essential oil to apply to your skin as everyone’s skin is different and reacts differently to each essential oil.
Have you tried using any of these oils on your skin before? What suggestions do you have? Please share with us in the comments below!
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Brandi Monasco is a freelance writer, graphic designer and social media manager from Texas. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts and has recently found a new love for health and nutrition.
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