Nature has provided us with all the necessary ingredients to maintain good health and take care of our skin. It’s up to us though to make the right choices that will support our health and a beautiful, young looking skin. Since there is a lot of misleading and confusing information out on the web, my goal is to provide you with natural skin care tips for a beautiful skin. There are many plant sources of great nutrients that can be used internally or externally. Essential oils are plant extracts that can have many unique benefits and are easy to use as part of your skin care. Below is a list of most common essential oils and their purpose in natural skin care.
In natural skin care, one of the best ways to get effective results without adding harmful chemicals is by using essential oils. They are liquids distilled from the leaves, stems, flowers, bark, roots, or other parts of the plant—basically, the “essence” of the plant. Despite the name essential oil, they’re not really oily at all.
Instead, essential oils are clear or light amber in color.
Many Sources, Many Uses
Since essential oils are taken from plants, there are nearly as many types of oils as there are plants.
And of course, each type has its own unique benefits, just like spices you use when you’re cooking dinner. Essential oils are so simple and so natural that they are easily blended into almost anything.
In fact, essential oils are used in perfumes, aromatherapy, and even some foods. Some essential oils promote relaxation, calm migraine pain or anxiety, elevate the mood, and boost the immune system. In skin care, essential oils help achieve the results promised by cleansers, scrubs, moisturizers, and other products.
Common Essential Oils & Their Benefits
While you’re browsing the list of ingredients on your natural skin care products, you’ll most likely come across a few things followed by “essential oil.”
Whether it’s almond essential oil or geranium essential oil, the good news is that they’re great for your skin. But specifically, what’s the difference?
Here are a few of the most common essential oils found in skin care and their purpose:
Almond. Perfect for dry skin, almond is easily absorbed and provides lots of great nourishing moisture. Almond essential oil can also be used as a base for mixing other oils.
Avocado. This is a super healer, providing great moisture to the skin while it also lessens the appearance of age spots, sun damage, and scars. It also regenerates the skin, increasing collagen production and working as an anti-aging ingredient.
Carrot. For mixed skin types, carrot oil will help balance your dry and oily patches while also healing damaged skin. Age spots and wrinkles will also lessen in appearance with regular use of carrot essential oil.
I love using jojoba oil as a night time moisturizer for my face, neck and hands. It is the closest to your own skin oil and will leave your skin feeling soft and smooth. If you have your favorite natural skin care tips for beautiful skin that you would like to share with us please leave us a comment.