5 Essential Oils That Can Transform Your Skin
Guest Post by Sania
Essential oils are botanical extracts that are said to have healing qualities for every ailment in your body. They have been around for centuries and scientists have even confirmed the fact that these oils have great benefits for the skin.
So if you want to introduce something that definitely works in your skincare routine, essential oils are your best bet. I have listed some of the best essential oil out there for a range of skin types:
Tea Tree Oil
So topping the list of the best essential oils out there is one that you have definitely heard of; yes, it is tea tree oil. Widely hyped for its anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal properties, this oil is a guaranteed fix for acne breakouts and oily skin.
It can not only be used as oil alone but there are many acne relieving products in the market which make use of this oil like face washes and creams. You can get this oil and make a really great face mask for yourself by mixing a few drops of tea tree oil with some honey, lemon and yoghurt and applying it on your face. Wash it off after 15-20 minutes to reveal acne-free, glowing skin inside.
Ylang-Ylang Essential Oil
This is not a widely known essential oil but it is very useful for the skin. The benefits of this essential oil include tightening the skin and making it soft, reducing fine lines and preventing acne breakouts. The oil can simultaneously provide aromatherapy as well because of its flowery fragrance which is known to have calming effects.
If you want to completely transform your ageing skin from dry and wrinkly to smooth and supple, you use argan oil.Argan oil is known for being full of antioxidants and vitamin E which is great for making the skin smooth and keeping it hydrated through the toughest of times. In fact, mixing argan oil with rosehip oil is one of the best rehydrating remedies for the skin (don’t use this remedy if you have oily skin).
Chamomile Essential Oil
Try using chamomile oil on sensitive skin which is dry or eczema-prone and see the rejuvenation for yourself. Chamomile oil is excellent for hydrating the skin and it is also widely acclaimed for its anti-inflammatory properties which keep you away from acne breakouts and fungal infections like ringworm as well.
Other than that, chamomile oil is also known to stimulate healing of cuts and bruises and keeping them from infections as well. You can mix chamomile oil with ylang-ylang oil to enhance the beneficial effects.
Juniper Essential Oil
Juniper essential oil acts as a cleansing agent with antiseptic properties. Applying it on wounds and bruises stimulate faster healing on your skin. Other than that, juniper berry oil also has astringent qualities which make it great for acne breakouts and oily skin. Juniper essential oil can also improve the blood circulation on your face and give your complexion a lovely, pinkish hue.
Sania is a student of accounts and finance. She enjoys shopping, trying out skincare remedies and blogging about anything that is related to beauty and self-care. Her love for pets, tea and travelling are eternal. She ritually posts at The Smart Women Blog.