Including their inflammatory properties
Skin health is just as important as one’s overall health as one’s skin protects the body. There are so many oils as there are uses that it is hard for one to decide which one is right for them. Most essential oils can be found as additives in skincare products such as lotions, bath additives, soaps, and masks.
One should be wary when purchasing “all-natural” products – read the label. Make sure that it contains no synthetic ingredients, that it contains safe levels of the ingredients, and that contains essential oils or natural aromatics.
For best effect, if using a cream or lotion is to that before taking a shower, brush skin gently as this will aid in exfoliating, which will stimulate blood circulation and aid in skin absorption. For best absorption, apply while the skin is still moist.
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The best essential oils
Using essential oils is a great way to treat your skin to some love and care.
Not only does this helps absorption, but it will also help retain water for healthier skin. Here is a brief list of some of the more frequently used essential oils for skincare. These essential oils can be used in either lotions or oils:
Geranium: Helps maintain the balance between oily and dry skin.
Grapefruit: Helps treat cellulite while removing excess water from the body.
Juniper: Dries oily skin and helps calm and relieve inflammatory skin aliments such as ache, dermatitis, and psoriasis.
Lavender: Tones and revitalizes skin. Useful for skin problems such as acne, sunburn, and oily skin.
Eucalyptus: Clears congested and clogged skin as well as helps speed healing for slow-healing wounds.
Chamomile: There are two species that are used. Roman helps calm dry and itchy skin while German red irritated itchy skin.
Patchouli: Helps stimulate the growth of new skin cells as well as speed healing and reduce scarring.
Rose: Moisturizes and hydrates dry skin as well as helps repair broken capillaries just underneath the skin’s surface to reduce bruising.
Ylang-ylang: Balances overly oily or overly dry skin by controlling the body’s secretion of sebum.
Frankincense: Helps rejuvenate aging skin as well as helping in the reduction of scars and skin inflammations.
Many websites like Essentialoils.co.za offer a complete list of the oils, including how they are made and which botanical plant the oils are derived from. It is worth the visit to make sure that one is not obtaining the wrong product.
One does not have to purchase pre-made products that carry these essential oils; they can be made with a few simple ingredients and a bit of time.
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The website aromaweb.com offers many recipes for the use of these oils as well as precautions on the use of the essential oil in question. There are numerous e-tailers who carry these oils for reasonable prices. One should also check their local directories for shops that are dubbed “New Age” as they may carry some if not all of the oils.
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