By: Lucy Wyndham
Essential oils have been used for thousands of years and have been documented back as far as 3,500 BC in female and male beauty regimes. They are one of the oldest methods of healing and are still used all over the world today. You don’t need a prescription, they are an all-natural and effective way of healing. Essential oils can give you beautiful skin and really improve your wellbeing too. Here are 5 of the best - the ones you really need in your beauty arsenal.
Geranium oil is a natural anti-inflammatory that helps to calm irritated skin, reducing puffiness and redness. It will give you a nice even skin tone and also helps to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Geranium oil is a great all-round healer, and is especially good for broken capillaries, eczema, sunburn, cuts and burns.
If you are regularly working out to build up muscle, apply lavender oil after your workout. Lavender oil will help to ease aching arms and legs and soothe away any pain. If you have older skin, blemishes or sun spots, lavender oil helps to regenerate skin cells, helping to repair damaged skin. As an added bonus, lavender oil not only smells amazing, but also relaxes you, helping to relieve stress.
Patchouli oil is both an anti-fungal and an antiseptic, scientifically proven to keep your skin fresh and beautiful. This is the oil for you, if you suffer from psoriasis or dermatitis. It can also help with acne, calming spots and healing your skin.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is renowned for its healing properties and it has been used for thousands of years. Most significantly, it is excellent at treating acne. Tea tree oil helps to control the skin’s excess oil production, reducing the outbreaks of spots. It is also antibacterial and can assist the skin to heal itself. It should be a staple in everyone’s medicine cupboard. Not only good for the skin, but an essential for first aid.
If you have uneven skin tone, or your skin is beginning to lose its elasticity due to aging, then rose oil is your friend. It helps to reduce wrinkles and keeps your skin protected. Rose oil is a great antiseptic and has antimicrobial properties, helping to give you an even skin tone. If you have problem areas, such as the forehead or the chin, it will help with dry patches.
It's worth remembering if you're going to use essential oils that many will need to be diluted in a carrier oil, such as sweet almond, sunflower, olive or argan oil before use on the skin. If you're trying for a baby, pregnant or lactating you should always seek advice from a doctor before using any essential oils. Keeping a store of essential oils in your beauty box will truly serve you well. They are all-natural and an amazing way to give you beautiful, flawless skin.
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