You are going to hear a lot about essential oils and skin conditions as I seem to be suffering from a variety of them at the moment, but hey, who isn’t? We all want smoother skin, fewer wrinkles, no acne, and heaven forbid, stretch marks. As I delve into the world of skin conditions and essential oils, I’m happy to report that I am bringing you all along with me. So let’s start scratching the surface shall we?!
We need to start with my obligatory warning about buying essential oils. Always remember that all oils are not created equal! What you put on your skin winds up in your body. Read: DANGERS of Adulterated Oils.
Here are my favorites, and their uses in skincare.
The following ten essential oils help remedy a number of skin conditions — from acne to aging, elasticity to skin tone, dryness to oiliness. And when combined with the right carrier oils or cream in proper dilutions, you will be amazed at the results.
I actually have a mixture of every oil listed below in my skin cream. My absolute favorite is Bioderma Atoderm PP Balm and is available at a number of places on the Internet. Simply put in the search terms listed in Orange and you will find it. It is a nice thick, rich cream with no parabens. It takes a while for your skin to drink it in so you may consider using it at night. Since I live on the beach and generally do not wear much, if any make-up, I don’t mind using it morning and night with all my Essential Oils mixed in. If I am going out I will blot the excess after about 10 minutes and put powder right on top of it as my foundation. Bioderma also carries a “light” skin cream.
Carrot Seed Essential Oil
Carrot seed essential oil has a rejuvenating effect on the skin. It not only works to help smooth skin, but assists with cell regeneration. For this reason, it can help to fade scars and improve the tone of aging skin. It’s also rich in antioxidants, helping to neutralize inflammation and wrinkle causing free radicals. It also has an SPF of 38-40.
Frankincense Essential Oil
Frankincense essential oil is fantastic for all skin types. It has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory benefits to the skin, making it great for acne-prone skin. It is also a natural toner, decreasing the appearance of pores and evening skin-tone. It encourages new cell growth, helping to tighten skin and reduce wrinkles and the appearance of scars. It also helps soothe chapped, dry skin.
Geranium Essential Oil
Geranium essential oil helps regulate oil production and reduces acne breakouts. It also helps improve skin elasticity and tighten skin, reducing the appearance of wrinkles. It also promotes blood circulation to the areas where it is applied, helping to heal bruises, broken capillaries, burns, cuts, dermatitis, eczema, ringworm, and other skin conditions. This baby does it all and it smells wonderful.
Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender essential oil is one I suggest no one goes without — it smells amazing, helps you relax and your body adapt to stress, and has great benefits for the skin. It helps regenerate skin cells so is great for mature skin, sun spots, and scarring. Another great oil for all skin types and needs. When in doubt Lavender is a great go-to!
Myrrh Essential Oil
Myrrh essential oil greatly benefits aging skin. It has strong anti-inflammatory properties that help improve skin tone, firmness, and skin elasticity, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Myrrh can also help heal sun damage, chapped skin, rashes, and eczema.
Neroli Essential Oil
Neroli essential oil is great for oily, sensitive, and mature skin. It helps to smooth fine lines and tone sagging skin. This rejuvenating oil contains a natural chemical called citral, which helps regenerate cells. For this reason, it is said to be very good at preventing and healing stretch marks, as well. Its antiseptic properties also balance oil production and shrink the appearance of pores without drying skin.
Patchouli Essential Oil
Patchouli essential oil is particularly great for aging skin. It promotes new cell growth and
smooths the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Because it also has antiseptic, antifungal, and antibacterial properties, it can also benefit skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, and acne.
Rose Essential Oil
Rose essential oil is especially great for dry or aging skin. Researchers have found that it contains several therapeutic compounds known to promote healing, especially antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory compounds. As a result, rose essential oil helps refine skin texture and tone, and can be helpful with managing skin conditions such as psoriasis and dermatitis. Interestingly, one study even found that just inhaling rose essential oil inhibits water loss in the skin! It also has the highest frequency of all the oils.
Tea Tree Essential Oil
Tea tree essential oil is one of the more well-known essential oils for acne-prone skin. Its antibacterial properties help ward off acne-causing bacteria and assist wound healing. It also helps to regulate oil production, which can decrease the severity and incidence of breakouts.
Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
Ylang ylang essential oil is one of my favorite essential oils because of its rich, floral fragrance. It is helps to control oil production and minimize breakouts. It also helps regenerate skin cells, smoothing fine lines and improving skin elasticity. Another great essential oil for every skin type.
Some important essential oil guidelines to remember:
Essential oils should be diluted in a carrier oil to a maximum of 5% . So since 1 ml is 20 drops, for every 1 ml of carrier oil or cream, you would add 1 drop of EO. Be sure to do a patch test to make sure your skin does not have an adverse reaction to the oils. The inner forearm is a great place to do a test since the skin is delicate, similar to facial skin.
Additionally, certain essential oils should be avoided by pregnant women, infants, and young children, so be sure to do your homework beforehand.
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