Essential oils are natural oils that have been meticulously extracted from different sources, and what is most distinct about them is the fact that they have the smell of the source from where they are extracted. They have gained popularity as natural solutions for a wide variety of problems, including skin care.
What essential oils can be used in skin care?
- Tea tree oil
This oil is well known for its anti-inflammatory properties, making it a perfect solution for acne as well as acne scars. This also applies to eczema since it is almost the same as acne in that it is characterized by inflamed skin.
- Carrot seed oil
Most of us have probably never seen carrot seeds, but they do exist, and they contain rich carrot seed oil which not only helps to rejuvenate the skin, but also helps to protect the skin from UV rays.
- Coconut oil
Coconut oil has been hailed as the moisturizing oil to end all moisturizing oils. A little bit of coconut oil in your skin lotion will ensure that your skin remains supple, with no chance of drying for the rest of the day. If you are having trouble with dry skin, coconut oil should most definitely be on your shopping list.
- Almond oil
Extracted from the fresh almonds, sweet almond oil is loaded with Vitamins E and K which keep the skin taut and helps to repair damaged tissue, it also protects from the harmful effects of the sun’s UV rays.