5 Reasons to Use Essential Oils for Glowing Skin

 

The following post is a list of reasons why you should use essential oils for glowing skin. Have a read!

 

There aren’t much essential oils can’t do.

When it comes to skin, mind you essential oils are the way to go for healthy-looking glowing skin. But you may be wondering how to use essential oils on the skin. Or you might be searching for best essential oils for glowing skin. From anti-aging to reducing stress and inflammation, these are the top 5 reasons to use essential oils in your skincare routine for beautiful, glowing skin.

 

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More and more people are turning to natural skin care preparations like essential oils because they are effective and clinically proven, considered safer than synthetic alternatives, seen as part of an overall health care regime and perceived as living in harmony with nature.

 

It’s the powerful results in healing and generating beautiful, glowing skin that is the real drawcard. Essential oils can create outstanding results for all skin types and for most skin conditions from anti-aging to reducing inflammation.

 

Top 5 Reasons to Use Essential Oils for Glowing Skin

 

use essential oils for glowing skin

 

Here are the top 5 reasons to use essential oils in your skincare:

 

1: Essential oils help the skin to regenerate and are therefore great for anti-aging

 

Got face wrinkles? No problem!

Essential oils have the ability to increase the rate at which skin cells in the germinative layer of skin reproduce. By doing so, this promotes healing and reduces the likelihood of scarring. This is effective for wrinkles and anti-aging.

 

Frankincense Boswellia carterii, is a powerful cell regenerator renowned for its powerful effect on wrinkles, scars, and stretch marks. It is highly effective for inflamed skin, dry skin, and when used in anti-aging products.

 

Other essential oils effective for anti-aging skincare include:

 

carrot seed Daucus carota

lavender Lavandula angustifolia

everlasting Helichrysum angustifolium

myrrh Commiphora myrrha

neroli Citrus aurantium var amara

 

2: Essential oils are antiseptic and therefore protect our skin

 

Essential oils have antiseptic, bactericidal and antifungal properties that help the skin’s protective functions. Our skin is constantly subjected to an array of microorganisms like bacteria and fungi which can cause acne and a wide array of skin problems.

 

Tea tree Melaleuca alternifolia, is one of the best known essential oils. It has impressive antimicrobial properties that are attributed to the terpineol-4 and p-cymene it contains. Commonly used for cuts, boils, eczema, it is also refreshing and revitalizing and great for people with oily skin and acne.

 

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Other antiseptic oils effective in skincare include:

 

geranium Pelargoneum graveolens

lemon Citrus limonum

juniper Juniperis communis

lavender Lavandula angustifolia

palmarosa Cymbopogon martinii

Rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis

 

3: Essential oils help to regulate sebum production and are therefore good for oily and dry skin

 

Sebum is produced by the sebaceous glands to keep skin supple. Excessive sebum production creates oily skin and sometimes acne. A lack of sebum production can result in dry skin. Essential oils can help to regulate the production of sebum for healthy skin.

 

Geranium Pelargoneum graveolens is used for its action in balancing the production of sebum, making it useful for dry, oily or combination skin. Lavender Lavandula angustifolia and Sandalwood Santalum album have a similar balancing action on all skin types.

 

Other essential oils that promote the production of sebum:

 

palmarosa Cymbopogon martinii

rosewood Aniba roseadora

 

Essential oils that help reduce the amount of sebum produced:

 

Atlas cedarwood Cedrus atlantica

Cypress Cupressus sempervirens

grapefruit Citrus paradisi

 

4: Essential oils help to improve skin condition by reducing stress

 

Skin reflects our emotional states and thus stress and anxiety can reflect in numerous skin conditions such as acne, blemishes, eczema etc. Essential oils can be used to reduce and soothe underlying emotional, psychological and spiritual issues that may be causing skin problems.

 

Essential oils for reducing the stress that is also effective in skin care include:

 

bergamot Citrus bergamia

frankincense Boswellia carterii

geranium Pelargonium graveolens

lavender Lavandula angustifolia

 

5: Essential oils help to reduce inflammation for conditions like eczema and dermatitis

 

Many essential oils have anti-inflammatory properties which help to reduce inflammation. German Chamomile Matricaria recutita is highly beneficial for sensitive skin and problem skin conditions. It can also reduce the redness of cheeks due to enlarged capillaries.

 

Other anti-inflammatory essential oils effective in skincare include:

 

Yarrow Achillea millfolium

Neroli Citrus aurantium var amara

Lavender Lavandula angustifolia

Everlasting Helichrysum angustifolium

 

5 reasons to use essential oils in your skincare

 

Essential oils are effective for anti-aging, protecting our skin, balancing sebum production, reducing stress and reducing inflammation. All of these factors contribute to beautiful, glowing skin.

 

Essential oils are very easy to incorporate into your skincare routine. You can add them to almost any cream, lotion, ointment, gel, mask, scrub or perfume to receive the benefits of their properties. They have proven to be effective for all skin types and conditions and they also smell fantastic!

 

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Any questions on essential oils, feel free to reach out to me. I will try my best to find answers for you 🙂

 

xx

With love, Vinma

 

 

5 Reasons to Use Essential Oils for Glowing Skin

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