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Don't Let The Glow On Your Face Fade Away - Use Essential Oils

Updated on December 27, 2015

What You Should Know About Essential Oils

Essential oils and their properties are widely known. People are now moving away from artificial cosmetics and indulging in natural and holistic care for the skin, body and soul. Essential oils come into the category of natural oils, which are segregated into essential oils and base oils. These essential oils are volatile and concentrated in nature and are found in every part of aromatic plants. The essential oil is extracted from the plant by either distillation or extraction. Base oils or carrier oils are used to mix and act as a base for essential oils. These carrier oils include almond, sunflower, olive, walnut and jojoba oils. They can be applied directly to the skin. The reason why essential oil massages are so popular is because they seep into the skin directly and replenish the important vitamins, mineral, oxygen and nutrients in the body. This prevents cell deterioration, degeneration and helps prevent infections and other ailments. Essential oils have proved to have a positive affect on emotional, physical, mental and spiritual aspects of a person. And they are also used for giving that lovely glow to the skin.

Top five essential oils for skin care

There are a lot of oils that can be used to enhance beauty and the texture of the skin, to make it look irresistible. There are some oils that are very versatile and can be used to treat a lot of things.

Sandalwood oil is excellent for the treatment of acne and skin infections. This is because it is antibacterial and antifungal is nature. Using this oil as a part of a clay mask, mixed with apple cider vinegar is great for acne prone skin.

Clary-sage is another oil that can be used for acne and also for wrinkled and aging skin. Adding 3 drops of this essential oil to your daily moisturizer will work wonders in firming up the skin.

Geranium oil can be used for sensitive skin, and for those with wrinkles and fine lines. It can be used for skin that is dry or oily. It can help cover broken capillaries in the skin as well. Adding this to the moisturizer or toner works best.

Tea tree oil is called a wonder oil. It is used for spot acne treatment. This oil can clear up pimples in less than 2 days and will prevent further acne because it has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. It can be used directly on acne spots in small amounts or can be added to the toner.

Lavender oil is perhaps the most popular essential oil. Its benefits are vast. It can be used to balance the oil production in the skin and also used to even out skin tone. Lavender essential oil can be added to a scrub, toner, mask, and moisturizer or can even be used as a water spritzer to calm the skin. Lavender essential oil is one of the few essential oils that can be used directly on the skin with out any base or carrier oil.

Uses of essential oils in skin care

If you want to improve the general appearance of your skin, you can use lavender, rose, rosemary, cypress, geranium, chamomile and rosewood essential oils. If you are dealing with acne, tea tree, lavender, spike lavender, thyme, grapefruit, sandalwood, Atlas cedar wood and cajuput essential oils could help.

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    Kate Swanson 9 years ago from Sydney

    I'm interested that lavender oil gets such a good write-up. I recently visited the Bridestowe Lavender Farm in Tasmania, which apparently used to supply some of the finest perfume houses in the world. It has been neglected for many years but the plants are still there, and the new owner is determined to bring it back to its former glory. I bought some of their night cream while I was there and I must admit it is lovely - sounds as though I should have bought some of their other products too!

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    Olde Cashmere 9 years ago

    I enjoyed reading this article, lots of useful information and the video content was excellent.