If you’re on the look out for an alternative skin care product to incorporate into your daily routine, then why not think about going natural? You can shop the skin care aisles in your local supermarket, but you will find that most products contain the natural ingredients that you can use alone, and grab enhanced benefits as a result.
Essential oils have been used for years in alternative medicine, but many of these oils are fantastic for the skin. You can either mix together various oils to enhance the benefits or use the oil alone, but it’s always a good idea to do a little more research into whether an oil is suitable to be used solely. That aside however, which particular essential oils are great for the skin?
- Lavender – Not only a delicious scent, but lavender can help with skin irritation
- Geranium – The oil of the common garden flower is great for balancing out oil production within the skin, so ideal if you have an oily skin issue
- Basil – Anyone with sensitive skin will find a soothing benefit by using basil oil
- Frankincense – There are many benefits to using frankincense oil, namely a reduction in pigmentation issues, as well as toning and tightening skin and pores
- Ylang ylang – Another delicious smelling oil, but ylang ylang is also idea for anyone who has acne prone or generally oily skin. Ylang ylang is also known to help encourage new cell growth
- Lemongrass – If you want a new glow to your skin, perhaps if you have noticed a dullness lately, then lemongrass is a good option. It can also be used as a toner, thanks to its astringent properties
- Tea tree – Tea tree has been used in skincare products for years, and it is ideal for anyone who has regular break outs of pimples and spots. The antiseptic benefits are high quality
- Chamomile – Everyone knows that chamomile is soothing and calming, but it has the same effect on the skin too. Ideal for sensitive skin, chamomile can be used to help improve acne, rosacea, eczema, and inflammation too
- Clary sage – If you have a problem with puffiness around the eyes, then clary sage is a great option becuase it helps to reduce water retention in the skin. Clary sage also has anti-aging properties
- Neroli – A lesser known oil, but one which is ideal for mature skin, as it can reduce the signs of aging
Incorporating a quality essential oil into your skin care routine is a great option, and its super-easy to do! Most oils only require the tiniest amount to be used, and the newest trend is to use oil as a cleanser, to avoid the use of products which may contain skin irritating ingredients. For cleansing, give watermelon seed oil a try, as it is light, easily absorbed, and fantastic at drawing out impurities and dirt.