The skin, being the largest organ of our body, is sometimes prone to being just set aside and not really taken cared of until a zit breaks out, or dry skins slough off, or cellulite start to form.
One way by which you can take care of your skin is by using Essential Oils. How do you go about this?
First things first. Do not attempt to apply essential oils directly to your skin most especially if you have an open wound. This could lead to infection. The proper way to do this is to use a carrier oil like Jojoba oil or almond oil. You could also go for fragrance oils as well as lanolin-free creams and lotions where you could put a drop or two of your essential oil.
Now, which essential oil to use. If you are trying to fight off cellulite, then a lemon essential oils is what you should use. Patchoulis, on the other hand, can be used to even out scars. If you are suffering from Acne, you could use, lavender or Tea Tree Oil as well as Cajeput. You can put a few drops of these essential oils in rose water to serve as a skin toner chebe powder.
If you are the type of person who has combination skin (certain areas are oily while some are dry), the best way to even out skin condition is to apply essential oils of chamomile, lavender or ylang-ylang.
Suffering from stretch marks? Add one or two drops of Neroli or Lavender oil to a carrier oil and massage the affected area. Keep in mind, however, that rarely do stretch marks completely disappear. They can only become relatively unnoticeable.
A few drops of essential oils from Cypress or Myrrh to your bath can help ease up varicose veins. You can also mix this with a carrier oil and use to massage affected area. The latter is particularly advisable for spider veins.
Essential oils can also help you “erase” wrinkles. Just add about 10 drops of Neroli oil or Frankincense oil to your bath and soak in it. Alternatively, you could also add a few drops to a carrier oil or skin lotion and then use it for massaging affected areas.
These are just some of the ways by which you can use essential oil to achieve a healthy and glowing skin. Keep in mind, however, that prevention is always better than cure. Eating right and having plenty of sunshine and exercise can help keep your skin in healthy condition.