It’s no secret that everyone wants clear, healthy, vibrant looking skin. Despite our best efforts, however, very often skin can end up looking dull, blemished and tired. With a huge array of skin products on the market, it can be tempting to spend a fortune on expensive products in a bid to find the secret of perfect skin. The good news is that you can take a step towards healthier skin with aromatherapy today, and it needn’t break your lovely piggy bank.
How can aromatherapy help?
Aromatherapy makes use of organic essential oils which are completely natural and organic, being derived entirely from plants. Many high‐end skin products use words like “organic” and “natural” in their advertising when in fact, although they may contain plant extracts, they often also contain a frightening list of synthetic additives! Organic Essential oils contain no such additives and you’ll find that a little goes a long way, so you’re not going to end up spending a small fortune.
No matter what type of skin you have, the aim is the same; a blemish‐free, healthy glow. There are many different types of aromatherapy products and it’s important to select the right one for your skin type to get the best results:
The best aromatherapy oils to use with normal skin include lavender, clary sage, chamomile and lemon; a blend of these oils can be particularly effective. The blend can be applied directly to the skin and gently massaged in. It’s important to note, however, that you should never apply undiluted essential oils to skin; always blend your chosen oils with a suitable carrier oil. Alternatively, add a few drops of the mixture to your bath water. This method has the additional benefit of having a soothing effect on the mind as the scents are inhaled.
With oily skin, it’s important to clear the pores of any dirt that may lead to them becoming blocked. The best oils to use for this purpose are orange, bergamot, clary sage and lavender. These oils will cleanse the skin and encourage a healthy balance without having a drying effect.
For dry skin, your chosen aromatherapy oils should create a moisturizing effect. A blend of patchouli, sandalwood, bergamot and lavender has been found to be very effective without causing skin to become oily.
The beauty of aromatherapy in encouraging healthy balanced skin is that the organic essential oils are completely natural; no harsh chemicals are coming into contact with the skin. Very often, commercially produced skin products can cause as many problems as they solve. Using a preparation to treat oily skin, for example, can leave you with very dry skin. The essential oils used in aromatherapy will help you find a healthy balance for your skin, so this won’t be a problem.
If you’re new to using essential oils or you’re unsure about the best combination of oils for our skin type, it’s a good idea to consult a professional. A quick internet search will help you to find qualified aromatherapists in your area that can help you to Improve your skin with Aromatherapy.
With warmest blessings,