When it comes to having naturally clear and blemish-free skin, sadly, some of us just aren’t blessed with enviable skin.
We know the feeling of spending money on skincare treatments and products that promise the earth but sadly, don’t deliver any good results. You can spend hours by the mirror applying the best cream to sometimes see no improvement, which is where essential oils come into play and prove to be a great alternative.
Essential oils work by diffusing calming and healthy ingredients into the air for you to inhale. The scents and fragrances around us have a huge impact on our well-being and how we feel – both of which are factors that influence the condition of your skin.
If you’re looking to find the best essential oils to improve the condition of your skin (or are just interested in how they actually work!), we’re sure you’ll find this guide handy:
1. Dull and Oily Skin
Dull and/or oily skin can lead to spots, blemishes and even bacteria build-up – all of which are factors that contribute to a poor skin condition.
Orange oil has been shown to improve the appearance of skin by naturally treating dull patches, as well as reduce the amount of oils that the skin produces.
This happens due to the fact that the essential oil is antiseptic and anti-inflammatory, which accounts for a great skincare product that you need to have included in your skincare routine!
Whether you’re a teenager going through puberty or your skin naturally develops blemishes on a regular basis, acne is a common issue that many women have treated through the use of essential oils.
Amongst one of the favourite essential oils to treat acne is lemongrass oil, which has a light, citrus aroma. This is because acne usually develops as a result of stress, and lemongrass essential oils are filled with ingredients to combat stress and anxiety.
3. Cold Sores
Yes – those pesky little spots that reside on the sides of your lips can also be treated with essential oils!
The tea tree oils can be applied directly to the cold sore itself up to 4 times per day, or diluted with water and apply just before bed time to allow the oil to repair the sore. However, you must take great care when applying the oil so close to your mouth as they can be toxic if ingested.
Living with eczema can be a real struggle for any sufferer, but rosemary oils can actually be used to treat the condition and improve the quality of your skin.
This kind of essential oil is perfect for treating eczema as it helps to reduce stress, along with stimulating the skin to alleviate the urge to scratch – which can often prove painful and result in scars.
As you can see, there are a number of essential oils that can be used to improve the overall condition of your skin. Whether you diffuse them in a specialist oil diffuser or splash some into your bath – you’ll be seeing a huge improvement soon, we’re sure of it!