Whatever your skin type, good skincare is essential to your long term health. Taking good care of your skin can greatly affect the aging process, and make sure that your skin looks better and healthier for longer.
There are a lot of skincare products on the market today, but what you may not know is how many natural skincare options are available.
In particular, there are a lot of essential oils that have great properties when it comes to your skin.
Here are a few of the best:
Geranium is an excellent essential oil to treat dry skin. It’s moisturizing properties also make it a good anti-aging oil, helping to fight wrinkles in particular. Its fragrant scent also makes it a pleasure to use.
There are a few ways in which you can use geranium oil. One is to add a few drops to your regular moisturizer.
Another way is to mix some with some warm water and hold your face over the steam.
Like many citrus oils, lemon essential oil has qualities that can help to balance the pH levels of your skin, meaning it is the perfect essential oil for oily or acne-ridden skin.
Often used by the cosmetic industry, it can not only help with oily skin, but also:
- cold sores
- varicose veins
- mouth ulcers
- insect bites
As well as its proven skincare qualities, lemon essential oil can even be used to help with other problems such as headaches and migraines.
Another great fragrant oil that is also good for your skin is lavender. Its pH balancing qualities make it another good one for oily skin. Its healing properties make it a prominent ingredient in beauty products, so it is a good option for any skin type. It can moisturize dry skin, or even out combination skin.
If you are put off by the strong scent of lavender oil, chamomile is a good alternative for sensitive skin.
It is effective for use on many skin conditions, ranging from acne to insect bites, skin infections to dry skin.
As a bonus, it also has calming, soothing properties, meaning its use will relax you as well as help your skin.
Eucalyptus essential oil is one that has bacteria fighting qualities that makes it a powerful remedy for blackheads.
Another one that is good to add to your regular moisturizer, when used a few times a week, can be an excellent way to prevent blackheads.
Be careful however, as with most skin treatments, some of these oils can react badly when applied to certain skin conditions, such as eczema.