Aromatherapy oils for beauty and the best essential oils for face
Beauty is the art of making the most of ourselves. Our skin and hair reflect the way we are – glowing and vital when we are well and at peace with the world or dull and rather drawn when we have been ill or suffering from stress or worry.
Aromatherapy allows us to tailor our skin, hair and body care to our individual requirements. Essential oils may help you improve your overall appearance. Also you’ll benefit from the soothing aromas. Nature is always a good supplier of the components to keep youthful look. Here is an overview how essential oils can help to look and feel great.
Patchouli oil is a powerful astringent. This oil can be used alone or in blends with other oils. It is beneficial for all skin types. But it is ideal for aging skin due to its potential to smooth out wrinkles and tone up the face. It is helpful in the fight against cellulite and sagging skin.
You can easily add a few drops of Patchouli oil in your favourite body cream or lotion. It will help your body skin look fresher and tighter.
Camellia japonica oil has a natural sun protection factor and therefore helps to avoid appearance of skin pigmentation, mimic wrinkles and freckles. It is especially beneficial for hair damaged by sun exposure and frequent dyeing. It protects against damage caused by blow-drying and straightening. Japanese women use Camellia oil as elixir for healthy hair.
Camellia oil is gentle enough to moisturise the delicate skin around eyes. It stimulates the growth of eye-lashes making them longer and lusher.
Sweet almond oil is ideal for beautiful hair, skin and nails. It contains vitamin E that helps slowdown the aging process of the skin. Vitamin A contributes to moisturising of skin and vitamin F helps to normalise the work of sebaceous glands.
Sweet almond oil stimulates hair growth, nourishes the roots and enhances the shine. It strengthens nails and cuticles, providing necessary nutrients. Apply a drop of almond oil on cuticles before going to bed and slightly massage them.
Jojoba oil is known as vegetable wax, which forms a protective layer on the skin, keeping its natural moisture. It is rich in vitamin E. It protects skin from UV light and weather conditions. The ability to influence regeneration of cells is used for the prevention and removal of stretch marks during pregnancy. It’s suitable for and after shaving. It is advisable to apply pure jojoba oil under the eyes to smooth out ‘crow’s feet’. A blend of jojoba oil with avocado oil (1:1) is extremely effective against even deep wrinkles.
Besides being a powerful tonic effect on the nervous system, Rosa damascena is highly beneficial for all skin types, but it is especially valuable for dry, sensitive or aging skins. It has a tonic and astringent effect on the capillaries (‘thread-veins’) in the cheeks. For that purpose use distilled rose oil that called absolute and has been extracted by the carbon dioxide method.
Frankincense oil is particularly helpful for older skins, and has a definite tonic effect, helping to restore some tone to slack looking skin, and slowing down the appearance of wrinkles. It may even reduce the extent of wrinkles that have already formed.
Jasmine oil is a beautiful oil to use in skincare, and enjoyed by almost anybody using it for the delicious perfume, though it is particularly good for skin that is hot, dry and sensitive. It needs to be used in tiny amounts.
Palmarosa is best known as valuable skincare oil, hydrating and stimulating and helping to balance sebum production. Like Lavender and Neroli, Palmarosa stimulates cellular regeneration. Its use in skin treatments is enhanced by its antiseptic properties which make it useful for acne and many minor skin infections, also some forms of dermatitis.
Used regularly, it may even help to smooth out wrinkles, and tones up crepey skin on the neck. Its delightful fragrance makes it a lovely massage or bath oil, and it is valuable for stress and stress-related conditions.
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