The Best Essential Oils For Every Skin Type
Essential oils can be a wonderfully simple and natural way to take care of your skin. There arecertain oils that are very versatile and can be used by most people, but everyone is different of course, which is why we compiled a list of the best oils for every skin type.
If your skin is oily and acne prone, I would first and foremost recommend Manuka (Leptospermum Scoparium) essential oil. This oil has been proven to significantly reduce acne, inflammation of the skin, and overall oiliness. It is a wonderful treatment for spots and will quickly dry out any pesky pimples.
Some other beneficial essential oils for this skin type include: myrrh,rose, bergamot, cypress, blue yarrow
Mature skin tends to be on the dry side and loses a lot of it’s natural elasticity, which is why our lines get more prominent as we age. If you want to give your skin back it’s youthful glow you should definitely try Sandalwood (Santalum Album) essential oil. It rehydrates your skin and most importantly it improves skin elasticity which makes it an amazing treatment for older skin that has lost some of its natural collagen.
Some other beneficial essential oils for this skin type include: rose, patchouli, clary sage
Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla) essential oil. This oil is gentle while still having plenty of beneficial properties that will nourish your sensitive skin. It has powerful anti- inflammatory and analgesic properties which truly makes it an amazing choice if your skin is red, easily irritated, and prone to rashes and other forms of dermatitis.
Some other beneficial essential oils for this skin type include: cedarwood, manuka
Jasminum Grandiflorum (Jasmine) essential oil is a great choice for anyone with dry and dehydrated skin. It has powerful moisturizing properties that can help you refresh and rehydrate you skin if it feels tight and dry.
Some other beneficial essential oils for this skin type include: jasmine, sandalwood, geranium
This skin type is simply a combination of oily and dry skin. It tends to be oily around the t- zone and dry everywhere else. Ideally you would use a different oil on each area. So, for example, you could use jasmine on your dry spots and Manuka on your t-zone. If you want only want to use one oil however, Citrus Aurantium (Orange Blossom) would be one of the best possible choices. It improves the overall health of your skin and moisturizes it without making it look greasy or clogging the pores.
Some other beneficial essential oils for this skin type include: ylang ylang, Orange Blosson, frankincense
A Quick Warning
Essential oils are incredibly powerful, concentrated, and volatile. When you use them for topical application, make sure you always dilute them with carrier oils (such as coconut, jojoba, avocado, argan, etc.) before you apply them to your skin. If it is your first time using a certain essential oil you should also do a patch test first, just to make sure you are not allergic to it.