NURTURE SKIN, MIND AND BODY WITH ESSENTIAL OIL SKIN CARE.
Using Essential Oils as natural skincare for the face.
Natural skincare solutions is a topic near to my heart – having owned beauty salons for almost ten years and in the retail pharmacy & beauty industries for a large chunk of my career.
I have used, stocked, had training from many brand owners – natural and otherwise.
Essential oils are very often included as skincare ingredients to fortify, balance, regulate and rejuvenate skin.
Essential oils are not so very often used, however, as singular ingredients for a specific purpose in skincare, but are very powerful in this arena.
Here’s what you need to know about the various essential oils and how they manifest on the skin when applied regularly in a skincare routine.
Skin is one of our largest and most important living organs – the weight of the skin of a 75kg person is around 3kgs – that’s around twice the weight of other larger organs! Skin continually renews itself, but as we age, it starts to function relatively more slowly.
Essential oils are able to pass through the skin transdermally – as demonstrated in massage therapy.
On absorption, essential oils are retained in the skin’s epidermis and eventually transported through the body via the lymph system.
Those essential oils used most commonly in massage therapy are the calming and stress reduction ones – and sometimes those that help with the improvement of microcirculation – and energy booster in its own right.
For facial skin rejuvenation, we need to be more precise with our oil selection and more mindful of the carrier that we place the oils in.
Essential Oils effective in skincare regimes:
- Lavender – softens and rebuilds epidermal strength
- Bergamot – cleanses and tonifies
- Mandarin – freshens
- Sandalwood – moisturises & strengthens – Sandalwood is expensive, but well worth it, given that one drop per day added into your moisturiser is enough.
Best for inflamed skin:
- Chamomile essential oils (chamomile tea actually is quite good as a spritz base for inflamed tea.
- Eucalyptus – clarifies and soothes, is antibacterial and anti-inflammatory.
- Lavender is the great healer and rebuilder.
- Juniper – antibacterial and anti fungal.
Natural toners and balancers:
- Lime essential oil – stimulates and invigorates.
- Orange essential oil – softens and refreshes, balances.
- Lavender – calming and rejuvenating.
- Ylang Ylang – regulates sebum
Improve capillary strength for broken capillaries:
Lemon essential oil is indicated for reducing broken capillaries by strengthening endothelial cells, but a robust vitamin C serum using either freshly mixed L- Ascorbic Acid or Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (both natural forms of vitamin C) will help enormously also.
Nourish and rebuild
Use a regular mask of a potent blend of essential oils in a skin nourishing carrier oil at least once a week at night for a glowing healthy complexion! Our recommendation is the followings:
Apricot kernel Oil, avocado oil & soy bean oil together with Lemon essential oil, lavender essential oil, bergamot essential oil and sandalwood essential oil. Warm the oil just slightly and apply to face, neck and décolleté for around 15 minutes while you lie on the floor with your feet on a couch , bed or chair.
Try not to fall asleep – this is absolute magic for mind, skin and body
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