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Top 5 Essential Oils for Natural Skin Care

Posted by on May 7, 2014 in Natural Skin Care | 0 comments

Essential oils are the natural plant essences extracted from flowers, leaves, fruits, peel, seeds, bark or roots.  Each essential oil has unique properties and many have been used for centuries to treat everything from burns and rashes to infection. Here are the top 5 essential oils for natural facial care. Essential Oils Clary Sage – Clary Sage is an earthy, herbaceous essential oil that is suitable for all skin types, but is most often used in formulas for oily or combination skin. Its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties help sooth reddened, inflamed skin due to breakouts, while it also balances oil production and tones the skin. Clary Sage is also wonderful for aging skin. It helps with cell regeneration, which can reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Geranium – Geranium is one of the best skin care essential oils, great for all skin types, but especially for oily and aging skin. Geranium has a delicate, rose-like scent that has a soothing effect. It has astringent and antiseptic properties and helps to balance oil production in the skin.  It also helps to smooth wrinkles and calms broken capillaries. Lavender –  Lavender is one of the most well known essential oils, with a soothing, familiar scent.  Though it is a strong antiseptic, it is gentle on the skin.  Lavender was the first essential oil proven to help heal burns and it is noted to regenerate skin tissue. It balances oil, evens out skin tone and does an excellent job of hydrating dry skin.  Lavender is one of the few essential oils that can be used neat, meaning the oil can be applied directly to the skin, rather than needing to be diluted in a carrier such as olive oil first. Rose – Rose is a great essential oil for skin care not only for its rich scent but also because it has proven to increase skin elasticity and hydration. This means it is great for aging skin as it can help ward off fine lines and wrinkles.  Rose is also good for dry and sensitive skin, as it soothes, protects and locks in moisture. Its high levels of Vitamin C help repair uneven skin tone and Rose essential oil is said to also reduce the appearance of acne scars. Tea Tree –  Tea Tree is one of the strongest essential oils in terms of its antiseptic, antiviral and antifungal properties. This medicinal smelling essential oil is a must to keep around the house, not only for its ability to help clean and heal minor wounds and skin irritations, but also for the role it can play with facial care. Tea Tree is gentle on the skin and can be applied neat, making it a go-to essential oil to treat breakouts.  Placing a drop of Tea Tree oil onto a pimple can quickly reduce redness and swelling and it can break down the infection within a few days. Look for facial care products that contain these natural essential oils and see the difference they...

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