Essential oils are an important component in many skincare products and are probably most noted for their aromatherapy qualities. Today, there is an active trend among skincare professionals and consumers for the use of essential oils as a primary source of skincare. That’s because essential oils are high in antioxidant, healing, and cell rejuvenating qualities. They penetrate deep into the skin where they affect the skin at the cellular level. Most essential oils are ideal for use on all skin types (with a few exceptions) and there are dozens of oils that deliver beneficial results to aging skin, damaged skin, acne-prone skin and a myriad of skin conditions.
The following are some of the most effective and beneficial essential oils for maintaining healthy, glowing skin:
Argan oil was first made popular as a hair conditioning product. Now its popular in the skincare industry for its rich source of Vitamin E and essential fatty acids which make it a fabulous essential oil for hydrating and nourishing the skin. Argan Oil easily absorbs into skin, has amazing healing, conditioning, and anti-aging properties to keep your skin youthful and revitalized. Learn more about the Benefits From Using Argan Oil by Balance Me Beautiful.
Grape Seed Oil
Grapeseed oil has been making skin beautiful for centuries. It is comprised of linoleic acid, olecic acid, palmatic acid, stearic acid and palmitoleic acid, and contains vitamin E, C, D as well as Beta Carotene. That makes it one of the best anti-aging essential oils around. Its anti-inflammatory qualities help heal and regenerate skin cells, boost collagen levels, tighten and tone skin, improve the look of wrinkles and hydrate dry skin. Use it as a daily moisturizer under your makeup or at night as a conditioning treatment for beautiful skin.
Rose Hip Seed Oil
Rose hip seed oil has a long history as a beauty treatment, but is fast becoming the ‘go-to’ essential oil for the rich and famous to give their skin a healthy boost! (See Huffingon Post article about who is using Rose Hip Seed Oil). That’s because this essential oil contains Omega 3,6 and 9, vitamin C, lycopene and linoleic acids, all of which help to regenerate skin cells, repair scar tissue, boost collagen levels to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and moisturize to leave the skin soft and conditioned. There is so much more to this amazing essential oil – find out more in our article Refine and Rejuvenate with Rose.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil has been around for ages it seems – we can all remember learning about tea tree oil for treating blemishes. That has not changed – tea tree oil really works to treat acne as well as Benzoyl Peroxide but without the drying qualities. There are dozens more uses for tea tree oil from treating psoriasis and eczema, to healing boils and sunburn. For more information on how to use this effective essential oil read Tea Tree Oil.
Marula oil, which is extracted from the East African marula nut, is extremely soothing to the skin. It has high concentrations of oleic acid, an essential fatty acid our bodies produce naturally, which absorbs into the skin incredibly fast. Its high antioxidant levels help protect skin from harmful UV rays and free radicals from environmental pollution, while delivering intense hydration to dry skin. Try Malula Oil from Sephora.
While there is not much chatter about Emu Oil it is widely available and one of the most effective natural remedies for all types of skin conditions and ailments. It’s one of my personal favorites (I use Emu oil almost every day for its calming and anti-aging benefits).
Apart from its ability to speed the healing of wounds, cuts and burns, emu oil reduces bruises, stretch marks, scarring and keloids. It effectively reduces redness due to acne, improves severely dry skin, effectively helps treat eczema and psoriasis. Emu oil is also used topically to help heal canker sores, chapped lips, and skin conditions like dandruff and so much more. It also protects the skin from sun damage and promotes cellular turnover.
For much more information on Emu Oil and all it can do for you from WebMd.
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