If you are like most women, you probably are interested in keep your skin as healthy and youthful-looking as possible. However, if you want to do this naturally, without resorting to surgery or a lot of expensive creams and packs, essential oils might be just the thing for you. They are just as effective as many commercial products and can give you the results you want without spending a ton of money or trying more invasive procedures like Botox. Five of the best essential oils for this are listed below.
Use of this oil goes back to ancient times where it was highly prized and expensive; you, of course, can simply buy it from your local health food store! The anti-inflammatory properties of this essential oil can help reduce signs of redness, swelling, itchiness or irritation in a variety of skin conditions like rashes or eczema and leave your skin smoother and firmer.
Another essential oil used for thousands of years, sandalwood has been studied for its ability to protect the skin from the harmful effects of UV rays from the sun and is especially great for aging skin as it has been shown to help the skin to regenerate and renew itself, making it look younger and clearer. It is also great to treat minor infections of the skin, as it has natural antimicrobial properties.
Lavender has also long been studied for its ability to soothe the skin from the effects of inflammation and allergic reactions and to help it recover from various conditions such as blisters, burns and rashes. It is also a great treatment for chronically dry skin as it has the ability to moisturize deeply and leave the skin soft and smooth.
This is another essential oil with a long history of use and it is known to be particularly good at treating skin that has been chapped or dried by wind or sun exposure, as it can soothe down dryness and irritation and leave the skin soft and supple again. It also has natural antimicrobial properties which allow it to treat bacterial, viral or fungal skin infections.
This is one of the most luxurious and effective treatments for rejuvenating aging skin, as it supports the collagen which lends the skin its firmness and elasticity and thus prevents or treats the development of wrinkles. It has also been shown to be an effective treatment for the prevention of scarring, stretch marks and other blemishes.
To use any of these oils, just add a few drops to a “carrier” oil like sweet almond oil and apply it to your face daily. You will soon see the results in smoother, younger-looking skin with reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and a softness that comes when your skin is deeply moisturized.
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