UNLOCK THE BENEFITS OF ESSENTIAL OILS IN YOUR SKINCARE ROUTINE WITH THESE SIMPLE STEPS
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The popularity of essential oils has grown increasingly in recent years. A big reason for this is that every day people are discovering the many benefits of using essential oils in many aspects - from physical to psychological. Particular attention is drawn to essential oils' help on the skin. From reducing wrinkles to treating acne, essential oils are an increasingly common friend in the "fight" to improve the appearance and health of the skin.
The market for essential oils is growing every day, and thus the offer of oils you can use for different purposes. Although there are many essential oils that you can use in baths and massages to relieve skin irritations, increase concentration, and reduce stress and the like, remember that each essential oil has a purpose and can be used for several purposes, but not for absolute all.
By this, we mean that it is imperative to be well-informed before you start using a particular essential oil, especially if you plan to apply it to the skin and use it in your skincare routine. We have prepared a handy guide to look at essential oils in the skincare routine to make it easier. So, if you are thinking about starting a routine or want to change your routine a bit, keep reading!
WHAT SHOULD YOU KEEP IN MIND WHEN YOU WANT TO INCLUDE ESSENTIAL OILS IN YOUR SKINCARE ROUTINE?
Here are a few things to remember when introducing essential oils into your routine. Firstly, it all boils down to what your skin type is and depending on your style, essential oils are more recommended for a specific type.
We already mentioned in the introduction that it is crucial to carefully study which essential oils you should put on your face and in what way. Most essential oils are highly concentrated and can (if applied directly to the skin without dilution) lead to irritation and adverse skin reactions. That's why it's crucial to mix any essential oil with a carrier oil before putting it on your face, which will reduce the potent properties of the essential oil and make it safe for the skin.
Also, if you are entirely new to using essential oils, please check if there is any skin reaction to the oil before you start using essential oils heavily. Apply some essential oil to your hand and wait 24 hours to check for redness or reactions you don't want to experience, especially not seeing on your face.
WHICH ESSENTIAL OILS ARE RECOMMENDED IN THE SKINCARE ROUTINE?
Although dozens of essential oils are on the market, only ten stand out regarding skincare. However, the absolute favorites are lavender, tea tree, eucalyptus, rosemary, frankincense and lemon. Some of these oils can be used for different skin types. Still, some are recommended exclusively for a specific skin type and the problem being alleviated.
Thus, for example, the "list" of essential oils for sensitive skin includes lavender and frankincense essential oils. Rosemary and frankincense essential oils are recommended for oily skin. In contrast, lavender essential oil stands out the most for dry skin, which has numerous benefits. Likewise, lemon and tea tree essential oils are often recommended for people with acne-prone skin with multiple antioxidant properties.
Lavender essential oil is likely to be found on almost any list on any topic that encompasses the field of essential oils. In addition to smelling amazing, it helps to relax and adapt the body to stress. This essential oil is anti-inflammatory, helps to heal wounds faster and increases collagen production. Therefore, it is excellent for older, mature skin and skin prone to irregularities and dry skin.
The following essential oil that people with any skin type can use is frankincense. This oil stimulates the growth of new cells, helps to tighten the skin and reduces wrinkles and the appearance of scars. Frankincense will do wonders for all those whose skin is dry but also sensitive because its properties are ideal for calming the skin and "returning" it to its normal state.
Rosemary essential oil is known for its anti-inflammatory, stimulating and analgesic properties. One of its key ingredients is esters, which can help retain excess sebum. As research on the effects of essential oils progresses, so have results showing that rosemary essential oil can help with oily hair and dandruff and even stimulate hair growth.
One of the more popular oils for treating acne-prone skin is lemon essential oil. It is derived from citrus peels and can help fight inflammation and free "radicals" contributing to acne and aging. In addition to lemon oil, tea tree essential oil is also beneficial. It is one of the most prominent antiseptics in alternative medicine. It helps fight bacteria and inflammation, which can cause acne breakouts.
However, in addition to lemon and tea tree, rosemary and frankincense essential oils also stand out in treating acne-prone skin. This is because both essential oils are known to treat acne by reducing microbes and inflammation.
HOW TO USE ESSENTIAL OILS IN YOUR SKINCARE ROUTINE?
You can use essential oils in your routine in several ways. Very often, in addition to benefiting your skin, you will also help your mental health - precisely because you are taking time for yourself. So, once you've determined your skin type, it's time to introduce essential oil into your routine. But if you remember, you should not apply essential oils directly to the skin alone but in combination with a base oil.
So, after deciding your skin type, you can choose the base oil (almond oil, argan oil, jojoba oil, sweet almond oil...) and select the essential oil you want to combine with the base oil. After you have chosen the ingredients, the only thing left is to apply them to your face. There are several ways you can do this and have fun doing it.
OPTION 1: MOISTURIZING SKIN TREATMENT
Add one drop of the selected essential oil to one teaspoon of base oil and warm between the palms. Then, gently massage the oil mixture into the face and neck with light circular movements, avoiding the eye area. Once you've done that, let the oil soak in for a while, then wipe off any excess product and enjoy silky smooth and nourished skin.
OPTION 2: MAKE A FACIAL CLEANSING OIL
In the beginning, the procedure is identical to that for moisturizing the skin. So let's repeat. Add one drop of the selected essential oil to one teaspoon of base oil and warm between the palms. Avoid the area around the eyes and gently massage the face in long, slow movements.
Soak a towel in hot, steaming water and wring out the excess. After the oil has absorbed into the skin, press the towel onto your face and keep it on until it cools down. Then gently wipe off excess fat and remove impurities. Rinse the towel well and repeat the procedure until your skin becomes clean and refreshed until you see the desired results.
OPTION 3: FACIAL PEELING
Add 2-3 drops of your favorite essential oil to a bowl of warm water with some carrier oil. Mix the oils well, then apply them to the desired areas on the face with a cotton tissue. While exfoliating, be careful to avoid the area around the eyes. After a while, rinse your face with warm water and repeat the process as needed.
OPTION 4: GENTLE MASSAGING WITH A TOWEL OR HANDKERCHIEF
Choose your favorite essential oil or mix several essential oils for your skin type (maximum of two drops of each oil) and pour them into a bowl of warm water with the base oil if desired. Mix the oils well, put the towel in a container, and squeeze the excess. Then, pass the towel over every part of the face except the area around the eyes and repeat the process until the skin is soft and refreshed.
OPTION 5: MIX ESSENTIAL OIL WITH FACE SERUM
One of the best ways to use essential oils for skin care is in a face serum. Add a few drops of essential oil with a base such as gentle and refreshing aloe vera. Apply the serum to the face after cleansing and before applying moisturizer.
OPTION 6: USE AS A SPOT TREATMENT
If you have problems with pigmentation or acne, essential oils can help you in crisis and unplanned situations. Apply a drop or two of diluted oil (an essential oil and a carrier oil) directly to the affected area. Some great oils include tea tree, lavender, and rosemary.
OPTION 7: MAKE A FACE MASK
Face masks are a great way to give your skin extra hydration and care. You can make your mask by adding a few drops of essential oil to a base, such as raw honey or clay. You can apply the mask to your face and leave it on for 15-20 minutes before washing it off.
OPTION 8: MIX WITH A GEL OR FACIAL CLEANSER
Add a few drops of essential oils to boost your facial cleanser. This will help to deeply clean the skin and give it a feeling of freshness and strength.
In recent years, additional tools have been increasingly used in the beauty world for massaging and better absorption of products into the skin. These products are rollers and gua sha stone, which you can find in Noelle collection. This will improve the experience and make the skincare routine the best part of the day.
However, besides skincare, you can and is recommended to use essential oils in body care. For example, you can use essential oils in baths, massages, foot and hand masks, and body lotions. You can use them in a diffuser and many other ways to affect your body and mind positively.