Getting the clear skin you want isn’t always as easy as drinking more water and loading up on pricey face wash. In fact, for many people, attempting to get a clear, healthy complexion means spending hundreds, if not thousands of dollars on less-than-effective treatments that can do more harm than good in the long run.
Fortunately, you don’t have to spend your entire paycheck or subject yourself to potentially harmful chemicals to get the soft, smooth skin you want. In fact, the right essential oils can treat a long list of complexion woes, from rough skin to redness in mere minutes. Not sure which ones to use? We’ve rounded up the best essential oils to treat every skin issue:
Tea tree oil
If acne is your main skin woe, tea tree oil might just be the solution you seek. This minty essential oil does amazing things for oily and blemish-prone complexions, helping to heal breakouts, make skin smoother, and nix excess oil. Just one caveat: it’s generally recommended that you use concentrations under 5 percent to ensure that you don’t accidentally irritate your skin when trying to treat it.
Carrot Seed Oil
Is softer, smoother skin your ultimate goal? Then it’s time to pick up a bottle of carrot seed oil at your local health food store or pharmacy. Carrot seed oil can help make your skin softer and smoother in a hurry while leaving it smelling deliciously fragrant, as well. Just make sure that you’re diluting your carrot seed oil before applying it to your skin, combining it with a carrier oil like jojoba for the best results. If you opt for cold-pressed carrot seed oil, however, you can use it without first mixing it with a carrier oil.
For the best results, apply carrot seed oil after a shower, or, if you live in a building with a sauna, like The Kent on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, apply them directly after you get out to enjoy softer, smoother skin than you ever thought possible.
Rose Otto Oil
If you want to make your skin smell sweet and improve its health, rose otto oil is the perfect essential oil for you. This versatile oil, best used when diluted in a carrier oil like jojoba or almond oil, is perfect for those concerned about skin aging. Not only can rose oil hydrate your skin, making it look more youthful and supple, it can also help heal blemishes and other forms of irritation, thanks to its antibacterial and antimicrobial properties.
Sweet Orange Oil
Move over, Botox: sweet orange oil might just be the best anti-aging treatment on the market. Boasting both anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, sweet orange oil is perfect for those who are no longer in their teen years but still find themselves dealing with the occasional breakout. Not only can sweet orange oil help heal blemishes, it also increases natural collagen production, helping you combat those pesky fine lines that tend to mar otherwise smooth complexions. The key to using this oil is diluting it in a carrier oil first so that it doesn’t cause undue irritation.
Want an anti-aging treatment that’s all natural and actually works? Look no further than your nearest bottle of sweet orange oil. Loaded with antiseptic and inflammation-fighting properties, this fragrant oil is perfect for calming irritated skin. However, it has an even more impressive power: its ability to boost your body’s collagen production, helping reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Just make sure you dilute the oil before using it or you could wind up inadvertently irritating your skin.
One of the most popular essential oils on the market, argan oil is an ideal moisturizer for anyone who want soft skin without breakouts. Not only does argan oil soften and smooth skin, it’s also a great treatment for the early appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, as well. Better yet, it’s also a great base for exfoliating ingredients, allowing you to slough off dead skin and moisturize your face and body at the same time.
Chemical-laden cleansers and spot treatments aren’t the only way to enjoy a healthier, more beautiful complexion. If you want the radiant skin you’ve always dreamed of, essential oils are a great way to kick off your healing complexion routine. Whether you’re treating redness or fixing texture issues, the right essential oil treatments are sure to leave you glowing in no time.
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Guest post by Candice Schaffer
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