Glowing skin is a sign of good health and vitality. Achieving the perfect glow can prove to be elusive sometimes. As a result, many women are spending a lot of money on beauty products in the quest for the perfect skin glow. Skin conditions can affect both men and women.
The market is flooded with all kinds of cosmetic products with each of these products promising near instant results. As such, choosing the ideal product for specific skin types can be a difficult task.
Some conditions that affect skin include
What causes skin problems?
- Poor diet
- Lack of enough sleep
- Low immunity
- Underlying health complications
Are there treatments for skin conditions?
Some skin conditions are temporary and easy to cure. However, other skin conditions can be a sign of serious underlying complications. Before settling on specific skin care products remember that different people react differently to certain products. What works for one person may fail on another.
What are essential oils?
Essential oils are natural concentrated compounds extracted from plants. They are also referred to as volatile oils. They are so potent such that one drop is enough to offer immeasurable health benefits.
Years back, essential oils were used for healing purposes. Today, the use of essential oils have broadened with many people adopting aromatherapy as an alternative to conventional medicine.
What is aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy is a healing process achieved through massaging the body with essential oils. This process is often conducted with an aim to heal, relax the body, and reap other health benefits.
In order to achieve glowing skin, you can follow the procedures below.
Exfoliation is the process of removing dead skin and cells from the skin’s surface. Exfoliation is a thorough procedure which should not be done too frequently. Over exfoliating strips the skin of natural oils exposing it to breakage.
Identify a good cleanser depending on your skin type. Avoid using bar soaps because they are harsh on the skin. Use warm water to open clogged pores, enhance blood circulation and allow the skin to breathe.
Cleanse every morning and in the evening for best results. Makeup should be removed every evening. Use a clean towel to pat the skin dry.
Toning may not be necessary for people with an even skin. However, people with oily skin can use toners to control the shine on their faces.
Choose a moisturizer that corresponds with your skin type. Many people skip moisturizers at night. It is important to note that the skin rejuvenates itself during the night. Use moisturizers formulated for night use to boost the rejuvenation process.
Benefits of essential oils
- Reduces physical discomfort
- Alleviates wrinkles hence improving skin appearance
- Helps relax the body and calms sore muscles
- Promotes healthy inflammatory response
- Stabilizes hormones
- Provides effective immune support
- Widely used in cosmetic and home cleaning products
Essential Oil Recipes to help you attain a Glowing Skin
1. Melaleuca Oil (tea tree oil)
Oily skin is prone to breakouts. Tea Tree oil works miracles on sensitive and oily skin by clearing blackheads and spots. It is gentle on the skin and contains antibacterial and anti-fungal properties to protect the skin against infections.
Use the following recipe to achieve the ultimate acne free skin.
Tea Tree Mask Recipe
Mix 1-2 teaspoons of tea tree oil with 1 tablespoon of honey. Apply the mixture on the face and leave on for approximately 15 minutes.
Rinse it off with warm water. Pat the skin dry and follow up with your favorite moisturizer. Tea tree oil is potent and should not be used every day. For the best results, use it once every three days.
2. Carrot Seed Oil
Dry skin is prone to premature aging, wrinkles, and sun damage. Carrot seed oil restores the glow on dry skin.
DIY Moisturizer recipe for dry skin
Mix 5 tablespoons of argan oil with a few drops of frankincense oil. Add carrot seed oil drops and mix thoroughly. This moisturizer can be applied to the skin every morning and night
3. Frankincense Oil
Frankincense comes from the resin of the boswelia tree. It has a anti-aging and anti-inflammatory effects on the skin helping to reduce fine lines, wrinkes, dark spots, and blemishes. Using frankincense oil leaves the skin glowing.
DIY Moisturizer recipe for all skin types
Coconut oil has immense benefits to the skin. Many people are embracing the use of cold pressed coconut oil for everyday use. To reap more benefits, add a few drops of Frankincense oil to coconut oil. Use the moisturizer twice a day.
4. Lemongrass Oil
Lemongrass oil detoxifies the skin giving it a beautiful glow. This oil has antibacterial properties which protect the skin from infections.
Try this Lemongrass Oil DIY Moisturizer Recipe
Choose a base oil between argan, jojoba, and sweet almond oil. Add two to three drops of lemongrass oil to your preferred carrier oil. Mix well and use twice a day. Lemongrass oil is a natural toner and helps give the skin a natural glow.
5. Lavender Oil
Lavender oil is versatile. This oil can be used on all skin types. Lavender oil comes with antibacterial and anti-fungal properties to protect the skin from infections caused by bacteria. Lavender oil soothes and smoothens the skin leaving it glowing beautifully.
DIY Serum Recipe
Mix 5 tablespoon of Aloe Vera and a few drops of lavender oil. One can also add drops of any other preferred essential oil. Use it to clear spots, clear acne, and heal cracked skin.
6. Myrrh Oil
Myrrh oil has great moisturizing properties. When used regularly on a dry and damaged skin, it brings back the glow while eliminating any wrinkles. It is good for curbing premature aging.
DIY recipe with Myrrh oil
Myrrh does not necessarily require dilution. However, you can add a drop of myrrh oil to you lotion to soothe skin imperfections and irritations. Myrrh oil works well for both oily and dry skin.
Essential oils are a great way of reclaiming the perfect skin glow. They are packed with tremendous benefits for the skin.
Before you go buy a bunch of oils at your local store, make sure you are confident in the quality and purity of the oil. You don’t want to put something on your skin that might be poor quality.
About 90% of essential oils on the market are synthetic or adulterated, so you’re getting marginal, if any, health benefit from them. They may smell nice, but there’s no therapeutic value.
Unfortunately, the labeling of essential oils is unregulated, so brands can label their oils as pure or therapeutic, but those terms have virtually no value behind them.
In response to this, doTERRA created a standard called Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade, which guarantees that our oils are the highest quality medicinal grade on the market and they are verified safe for all ages and uses. You can use these oils on babies and while pregnant. You can also take many of them internally.
We use beyond organic growing methods, and make sure the plants are harvested at the right time and we source all of our oils from their indigenous region. We also send every batch of oil to 3rd party labs for testing to guarantee there are no impurities and to verify the right therapeutic properties are present in the oil.
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Amelia is a writer for FixYourSkin.com. She has a lot of experience with skin health and has written several articles that have been published. FixYourSkin has a lot of tips, health advice and DIY recipes which can give you great looking skin without any side effects!