The last couple of decades have been filled with a flood of new ideas about essential oils. The advent of the internet has made it easy for many people to discover a wide variety of different products for different conditions. And even more impressive is the fact that these products are available at a price that most of us can easily afford. Before I tell you about some of the popular products, I want to point out one important point. Skin Treatment improves the skin.
Essential Oils Are Best For Skin Treatment
There is only one way to determine what the best essential oils are for you and that is to simply ask yourself this question. What’s better than “best” for me and nothing else? Asking yourself this question will help you answer some questions about your lifestyle.
How often do you apply essential oil to a pimple? Do you apply it at night when you go to bed? Or do you just rub it on with your fingers? Do you put it on your skin in the shower? When you wash, how often do you take a bath?
Your answers to these questions are very important. I am not trying to discourage you from using essential oils to treat your skin. In fact, I would recommend that you do, but there are different oils for different skin types.
Essential Types Of Skin Treatment
Here are some of the essential oils for different skin types. Remember, all of these are still herbs, but they are not the same plants. Some oils will have more properties than others so be sure to read the label before you buy.
* Allergy – This skin type has a reaction to any exposure to an irritant. Things like smoke, dust, or dander are usually what triggers an allergic reaction. Common irritants include dust mites, pollen, molds, and smoke. Essential oils that treat this skin type include Eugenol, Lemon Balm, and Juniper berry. Be sure to choose an oil that is fragrance-free so that you do not react to the fragrance in the oil.
* Eczema – This skin type is sensitive and inflamed and prone to dryness and cracking. One of the best oils to use for eczema is Tea Tree oil. It has a high amount of vitamin A and an abundance of amino acids.
* Dry Skin – Another common allergy is psoriasis. Because this skin condition tends to be rough and dry, it will benefit from the application of several essential oils. Oils that are very strong and that can be found in the spice aisle of your local health food store are excellent for this skin type. Examples include grapefruit, eucalyptus, clove, tea tree, and camphor.
* Dry Scalp – Everyone has had a stressful day and can attest to the fact that a little bit of stress is bound to go a long way. If your scalp is dry and dull, it may be because of stress. In order to help relieve stress, use essential oils that have a high concentration of camphor.
* Sensitive Skin – This skin type is very thin and may have more wrinkles and lines than other types of skin. Essential oils like lavender, geranium, chamomile, and lemon work very well for this skin type. Lavender oil is very effective in treating sagging skin and is recommended for sensitive skin.
* Arthritis – This skin is very vulnerable to sunburn, heat forms, and cracks easily, and a lot of the skin is flaky and dry. For this skin type, you will need to use very heavy oil. Using a light oil will cause the skin to break out and become irritated.
When choosing an essential oil to treat you, the most important thing is to find an oil that works well for you. What works for a friend does not necessarily work for you. So before you buy, take the time to understand what it is that you are dealing with so that you can make an informed decision.