Guest Contributor: Stephanie Hoo, Meta-Clinical Aromatherapy Certified
Putting oil on your skin may feel counterintuitive, but the best way to get your smooth, radiant and well-nourished face naturally is by the use of essential oils. They may be applied directly on the skin or used with your serums, moisturizers, and lotions. Because essential oils are highly concentrated, it is advisable to do a test patch or dilute them with base oils before application. Here are the 7 best known essential oils for great skin: carrot seed, frankincense, myrrh, lemon, geranium, tea tree, and lavender.
1. Carrot Seed Oil
Carrot seed has an ability to regenerate dead skin cells. It makes a perfect remedy for scar removal and black spots. The beta-carotene and vitamin A help to stimulate cell growth and detox the skin. Apply on your skin for a natural sunscreen.
2. Frankincense Oil
Frankincense reduces the appearance of wrinkles and is known for its regeneration properties. It has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory benefits to the skin, making it ideal for acne-prone skin.
3. Myrrh Oil
If your skin is dry and chapped, myrrh can moisturize your skin making it soft and smooth, which is great for anti-aging. Benefits include antioxidant, antibacterial, anti parasitic properties that help improve skin tone, firmness, skin elasticity, reducing appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
4. Lemon Oil
Lemon essential oil is amazing for the skin and very versatile. Add a drop to your cleanser as an exfoliant to promote a healthy face. You could even add 3 drops on a cotton ball and wipe over acne-prone areas on the face. To make your own natural face wash, mix lemon essential oil with baking soda and honey.
5. Lavender Oil
Not only does this oil help you relax and sleep, lavender has a cell regeneration aspect making it a great oil for all skin types and needs. It also protects the skin from UV rays and clears sunburn completely. Massaging into the scalp can curb hair loss and help with headaches too.
6. Geranium Oil
Geranium is a powerful antiaging oil. It helps improve skin elasticity and tightens the skin. It also helps to regulate oil production and reduces acne breakouts. Besides the beauty factor, it also helps to balance hormones, relieves stress, decrease depression, improves circulation.
7. Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree is widely known for acne-prone skin. This is the best acne remedy as it slows down oil production that plays a vital role in acne development. For people with oily skin this is a wonderful oil to turn your skin in to a soft supple tone.
Not all essential oils are created equally. In fact, most of them are worthless to your health and often synthetic. When buying essential oils make sure they are certified pure therapeutic grade. If you want to order a trusted brand and how to get them, contact Stephanie Hoo, a certified in Meta-Clinical Aromatherapy based in Jakarta and Bali. Young Living, young living, young living