Essential oils have been around for centuries. They have all sorts of uses, including health enhancement, spiritual practices, and improving general well-being. Their aromatic scents and natural healing and cleansing properties also make them a perfect supplement for your beauty routine. Here are some ideas about how to integrate them:
No matter what type of skin you have, there’s an essential oil that can enhance and balance your complexion. Dr. Kac Young, PhD and author, suggested the following:
Dry Skin: Lavender, Olive, or Coconut
Oily Skin: Geranium, Aloe Vera, Ylang Ylang, or Roman Chamomile
Normal: Rose, Sandalwood, or Patchouli
Dr. Young emphasizes the importance of diluting any of these oils in a carrier oil before applying them. Never put pure oils directly on your skin. “Carrier oils that are wonderfully nourishing for the skin are macadamia nut, kukui nut, rose hip, sweet almond, and avocado (in winter),” she said. Some oils even help banish wrinkles. “Use myrr, clary sage, geranium, or lavender,” said Young.