Dry, flaky, and chapped skin (ouch!) can be a result of the climate you live in, the seasons changing, hormones, repeated exposure to harsh chemicals, or it could just be the type of skin you were born with – and you can’t escape that (sorry!).
Not to worry, you can finally stop bouncing from one cream to another. Here are a few essential oils you can use to replenish the moisture in your skin and restore its radiant glow.
How to Dilute Essential Oils in a Carrier Base
Essential oils are extremely concentrated – never apply them full strength to your skin. You should always mix the essential oils with a carrier before using on your skin. A few to choose from include:
- Unscented cream or lotion
- Distilled water – perfect if you’re doing a facial steam treatment
- Floral waters – like rose, neroli or lemongrass
- Base oil – such as sweet almond oil, coconut oil, olive oil or grapeseed oil
Read our blog Spa Experience at Home; Using Aromatherapy for Healthy, Glowing Skin for details on how to apply essential oils to your skin.
Tip: Always use caution when using essential oils. Certain ones react to sunlight – this can cause photosensitivity in some people.
Top 5: Best Essential Oils for Treating Dry or Chapped Skin
1. Palma Rosa Oil
It is known for boosting the hydration of the skin and reducing inflammation, which makes it a great aid for dry skin.
2. Geranium Oil
This essential oil supports the removal of dead (dry) skin cells and the regeneration of new cells. It also promotes circulation beneath the skin, has antibacterial properties and improves the elasticity of skin!
3. Patchouli Oil
Perfect for soothing and healing chapped skin, the antibacterial and antifungal properties of this oil make it a must-have for dry skin and other skin irritations.
4. Cedarwood Oil
By tackling inflammation, this essential oil can combat dry, peeling skin at the root of the problem. With a host of other benefits, this oil is a great investment in the health of your skin and your body.
5. Myrrh Oil
Loved for soothing dry, cracked skin – myrrh’s antioxidant properties allow it to boost your immune function and slow down the signs of aging (yes please!).
Here are some other essential oils that are recommended for dry and chapped skin:
- Lavender Oil
- Sandalwood Oil
- Chamomile OIl
- Rose Oil
- Rosemary Oil
- Neroli Oil
And there you have a basic idea of the various essential oils that can relieve different skin conditions and ailments. There is so much you can learn, but even with the most basic knowledge of aromatherapy, you can provide health, healing, and therapy for your skin – and you can do it in the most glamorous way – a spa in your own home!
Give it a try, spoil your skin a little and be young living – in fact, you'll most likely fall in love with it!
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