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Published On: Tue, May 14th, 2019

Your Beauty Routine Isn’t Complete Without Essential Oils

A quick investigation of many of the lotions and creams developed by hair professionals and dermatologists would reveal that among the key ingredients are essential oils.

So before you burn a pocket in your wallet buying a whole range of popular skin care products marketed as the magical potion, you might want to consider skipping all the potentially harmful chemicals and taking a DIY approach to beautifying your skin. With essential oils in your possession, you can make the magic happen yourself.

It is however important to note that you’re not supposed to apply essential oils directly to your hair or skin. Rather, the effective method of application is mixing them with a carrier oil such as jojoba, olive or coconut oil among others. In addition to increasing the hydrating qualities of your recipe for beauty, doing this also prevents skin irritation.

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Get rid of acne

Dealing with acne can be quite distressful, with pimples plaguing your skin not only in your teenage years but also as an adult. The good news is that you need not soak your skin each night in acne creams that are irritating to your skin. Tea tree oil is a highly effective alternative for naturally killing the bacteria responsible for acne.

As a bonus on how to use essential oils, tea tree oil is also good for fighting dandruff and nail fungus as well as relieving the pain caused by bug bites. Calendula oil and thyme also function as agents for fighting acne-causing bacteria.

Grow long, supple hair

When your hair is parched, your first thought might be to use some deep hair conditioner. Think again! Any of the moisturizing essential oils can do the job of quenching thirsty hair pretty well. Argan oil is one of them, so is castor and avocado oil. These oils are rich in fatty acids and vitamins that help moisturize your hair.

Additionally, ylang-ylang oil is an age old remedy that protects your hair against salty water as it maintains its length and strength. For proper hair growth, you should also consider using Jamaican black castor oil.

Achieve bright shiny skin

Are you having trouble with dull skin? Including jasmine and rose hip oil in your beauty kit will ensure that your face has a shine that is matched only by your bright personality. Jasmine has properties that help with elasticity of skin and elimination of stretch marks, whereas rose hip oil is rich in lycopene and vitamin C, both of which rejuvenate the skin.

Maintain youthful skin

Surely, it’s time to put away the acid peels and replace them with essential oils such as frankincense, patchouli and geranium. Frankincense and patchouli fight the effects of aging and are effective in keeping skin oiliness as well as psoriasis, dermatitis and eczema at bay. Astringent properties in geranium help with skin cell turnover and tightening aging skin.

Stay safe from free radicals

Vitamin A and beta-carotene present in carrot seed oil promote growth of cells and detoxify the skin, which in turn protects it from harmful free radicals present in the environment. It is a good supplement to store-bought sunscreen.

Bio:

Catherine G. Wallace has worked as a beautician in the hair and skincare industry for 13 years and has written numerous articles and blog posts on topics related to skincare, including how to use essential oils.

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