Class is in session! This is your official guide to all things essential oils, and all of their amazing skin care benefits. Incorporating essential oils into your skin care routine can help target many different areas of your skin. Essential oils can help resolve skin issues such as acne, wrinkles, dullness, and lots more!
1. Argan Oil
Argan Oil is native to Morocco and is derived from kernels that grow on argan trees. It is jam-packed with antioxidants and vitamins that can be used on your hair, skin and nails. Did you know that argan oil can be used to protect against sun damage? The antioxidants protect against free radicals that cause sun damage, while also helping to prevent skin cancer. Argan Oil is highly moisturizing and great for preventing hormonal acne. The anti-sebum effects regulate your skin’s oil production and help keep your complexion issues at bay. If you’re sold on any of these amazing benefits, Argan Oil can be found as a main ingredient in our sheet mask “I Don’t Wanna Grow Up.” Check it out!
2. Lavender Oil
Lavender Oil is, you guessed it, derived from the lavender plant! It possesses a super calming effect on your skin, and when used in aromatherapy sessions. Lavender Oil should be diluted with coconut oil or a more gentle oil before being applied directly to your skin. It is known for being antibacterial which makes it great for combating acne and healing breakouts. It also calms the skin with its anti-inflammatory benefits and helps to unclog pores. This moisture packed essential oil is also great for protecting your skin against free radicals that are known to cause wrinkles. Want to give it a try? Lavender Oil can be found in our “Beauty Restore” nourishing sheet mask, as well as our “Crystal Clear” brightening mini sheet masks!
3. Almond Oil
Almonds have a great reputation in the health industry and are known for being an Omega-3 and vitamin packed snack. These tasty and highly nutritious nuts can also be used as an essential oil to treat your skin. Almonds contain Vitamin A which is a form of retinol that helps smooth fine lines and wrinkles, as well as promotes the regeneration of new skin. Omega-3 is known for protecting against sun damage and also helps reverse early signs of aging. It also helps treat under eye bags and puffy skin because of its anti-inflammatory properties. If you have trouble with lingering acne scars, this is the essential oil for you! The combination of Vitamin E and Zinc are known to reduce hyperpigmentation and fade the appearance of scars. Almond Oil definitely hits all of the skin care benefits on our checklist!
4. Rosehip Oil
Rosehip Oil is extracted from the Rose Canina rose bush found in Chile. Rosehip Oil is well known for its anti-aging properties and contains anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anit-fungus properties as well. Rosehip Oil produces collagen for your skin and increases elasticity due to its high content of Vitamins A and C. It also keeps your skin moisturized, which in return helps prevent early signs of aging! Similar to Almond Oil, the Vitamins A and C produce retinol which keeps your skin fresh and thriving. Also, Rosehip Oil is a natural exfoliant that can be used to brighten your complexion. This essential oil is a one-stop-shop!
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