We all know how amazing essential oils are to treat acne-prone skin. But, there are essential oils that are useful in treating dry skin issues. Dry skinned beauties often suffer from problems like flaky skin, dry patches, eczema and other irritating rashes. Also, matured and ageing skin tends to get dry and dull. The problems get aggravated, as the winter approaches. If you are worried about such issues, pick an essential oil of your choice. In this article, I will tell you about 10 essential oils that can take care of your dry skin. Add one or more of these to your skin care regimen and your skin will enjoy a happy winter!
1. Patchouli Oil
This oil is extracted from the leaves of an evergreen plant found in Southeast Asian countries. It has amazing hydrating properties and when massaged well, it helps to prevent wrinkles. It treats dry skin issues like psoriasis, eczema and flaky skin. You can add it to your body lotion and take care of your cellulite problems too. If you have extreme dry hands, mix it to your hand cream and apply in the night and get soft, smooth hands in the morning.
2. Carrot Seed Oil
Carrot seed oil is known for its amazing moisturizing and rejuvenating properties. It moisturizes the skin without clogging the pores and makes the skin look firmer and younger. This oil contains high dose of Vitamin E and Vitamin C which brightens up the skin and adds a healthy glow to the skin.
3. Palmarosa Oil
This oil is great for treating dry skin issues. Mixing a few drops of this oil to your moisturizer actually boosts the sebum production in your skin and thus restores the oil balance of dry skin naturally. It makes the skin super hydrated and conditions the skin to give a vibrant appearance. It treats dry skin issues like eczema too. The oil also promotes cell growth which restores youthful glow to the skin.
4. Lavender Oil
If your skin feels excessively dry, mix this oil to your daily cream to get instant result. This oil also takes care of skin that becomes dry and dull due to sunburn. If you suffer from dry skin issues like eczema and dermatitis, this oil provides instant relief. Use it daily in this winter and your skin will love you back.
5. Ylang-ylang Oil
This oil is great for all skin types. It balances the sebum secretion of the skin, thus keeping the skin naturally nourished without making it excessively oily. It treats dry patches on the skin and eczema successfully. This oil is rich in antioxidants and it effectively treats fine lines, wrinkles and dull skin. If you have dry, ageing skin, this is the best pick for you.
6. Cedarwood oil
This is a very nourishing oil for dry skinned beauties. It makes the skin smooth and nourished, treating the dry patches on the skin. It cures acute eczema and soothes dry, irritated skin very well. You can mix this oil with epsom salt and coconut oil to exfoliate dry, flaky skin and get even, smooth texture.
7. German Chamomile Oil
This oil is great to treat dry, dull and ageing skin. It soothes the dryness and makes the skin look radiant. It cleans out old acne scars and makes the complexion lighter and brighter. You can mix a few drops of this oil to your foundation to get a soft, dewy glow. You can also add it to your daily scrub to exfoliate the dry patches without making the skin dry.
8. Myrrh Oil
This oil has antioxidant properties and acts wonderfully on dry, ageing skin. It heals chapped and cracked skin amazingly well. You can mix it to your face cream or your body lotion. It slows down the ageing process and promotes the growth of new cells.
9. Geranium Oil
This oil acts as an astringent and helps to tighten up sagging skin. It makes the skin firm and helps to fade the wrinkles within a few days. The oil improves circulation and brightens up the dry and dull skin. You can mix it in your daily cream and you will see the difference within a week.
10. Yarrow Oil
This oil is not very common but, it is super effective to treat dry skin issues. This oil is a natural emollient which soothes and hydrates the dry skin, balances the moisture and makes the skin softer, younger and smoother. It keeps the skin free form all dry skin issues including cracks, wrinkles, dry patches and rashes. It has astringent properties which help in toning up the skin. But this natural astringent has no alcohol and won’t make your dry skin more dry.
I really hope you all find this list beneficial. Let me know your pick for pampering your dry skin!
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