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To Thine Own Skin Be True



Happy Love Month, Esscential Beauties! While many of us are searching for that perfect gift for our true love for Valentine’s Day, I challenge each of you to be true to your skin. Give it the care and love it needs on a daily basis. While we should treat all skin equally, not all skin is the same. Thus, one skin care product does not fit all.


In this post, I am sharing the properties of some essential oils that benefit the skin and treat certain skin conditions. Properly diluted with a quality carrier oil (such as almond, avocado or jojoba oil) and applied topically, these essential oils can help you treat your skin’s complexities and learn how to embrace the skin you’re in. The goal is to help you make an informed decision about a skin care regimen that works best for you.


Essential Oil

Properties

Bergamot

Reduces stress in the skin

Carrot Seed

Reduces wrinkles, anti-aging

Chamomile*

Increases moisture, reduces inflammation

Cinnamon Bark

Astringent

Clary Sage

Controls excess sebum, anti-aging

Frankincense

Removes scar tissue, alleviates oil/acne-prone skin, provides lipids for aging skin, treats sensitive skin

Geranium

Reduces red blotches, balances skin oils

Lavender

Treats skin ulcers, dry & sensitive skin

Lemon

Treats acne-prone skin, reduces inflammation

Lemongrass

Astringent, removes excess dead skin cells

Myrrh

Removes scar tissue, regenerates skin, promotes circulation

Neroli

Balances sebum, anti-wrinkle

Patchouli

Treats eczema rashes, anti-aging

Rose

Promotes skin cell regeneration

Rosemary

Tones skin

Sandalwood

Reduces inflammation, promotes moisture, treats sensitive skin

Tea tree

Reduces bacteria and inflammation

Ylang ylang

Inhibits skin pigmentation, reduces excess sebum

*Avoid if you have ragweed allergies.


Before using any of these oils, place a small amount of the diluted essential oil on your forearm and wait at least 24 hours to check for an allergic reaction. Let’s give our skin the TLC it deserves. Remember—to thine own skin be true!


Peace, love & healthy skin!

LA~








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