Best Essential Oils For Glowing Skin And How To Use Them
Whenever my skin looks dull and lifeless, I have 3 main suspects to blame: sleep, diet, and skincare. So, let’s start from the 3rd in line suspect and see what we can do about it.
Using the right skincare products and exfoliating your skin properly can give you glowing skin, and so can DIY skincare recipes with natural ingredients such as carrier oils and essential oils.
But what are the best essential oils for glowing skin? Let’s have a look! Waking up to glowing skin should not be that difficult, after all.
1. Turmeric oil
Apart from its renowned health benefits, turmeric has also been traditionally used to relieve skin inflammation and redness, and therefore reduce acne breakouts. It can be effectively used to make face masks that clarify, brighten and rejuvenate the skin.
Turmeric also has skin healing benefits that make it a great ingredient for damaged, dull and lifeless skin.
Turmeric Mask For Skin Brightening
To reduce signs of acne and brighten your skin, mix 6 drops of turmeric essential oil with 1 tablespoon of probiotic yogurt (probiotics are good for acne) and half teaspoon of raw honey. Honey has anti-microbial, antioxidant and skin-healing properties.
First, mix the honey with the yogurt and then add the oil. Stir well and apply the mixture onto a clean face. Wait for 15-20 minutes and remove with lukewarm water. Voila! Doesn’t your skin feel cleaner and invigorated now?
2. Rose Oil
What a multi-purpose oil this is and, undoubtedly, a beauty powerhouse because of its anti-inflammatory and moisturizing properties.
From hydrating dry skin to clearing acne, reducing aging signs and helping with sensitive skin issues such as rosacea and eczema, rose essential oil is a lovely ingredient for your DIY glowing skin routine.
Rose oil can be quite expensive, so if you are on a budget, you can use rose Maroc essential oil instead of Rose Otto.
Brightening Face Oil For Dry Skin
This oil is great for wintertime skincare. Simply mix one tablespoon of carrier oil with one teaspoon of vitamin K (it has great skin brightening properties) and 5 drops of rose oil.
Carrier oils that I use for dry skin are avocado oil, castor oil, and almond oil. However, castor oil has a thick texture and you might want to replace it with an oil that is more lightweight.
I prefer applying this oil blend to my face at night to let the skin properly absorb it and work its magic.
3. Frankincense oil
One of my favorite oils, Frankincense can reduce fine lines, prevent discoloration and give a glow to the skin. It has a powerful anti-inflammatory and healing effect and, restores skin elasticity.
How about creating your own anti-aging and inexpensive skin formula? It’s quick and easy!
Anti-Aging Face Mask For Radiant Skin
You will need 1 teaspoon of shea butter, ½ teaspoon of Vitamin E oil, 1 teaspoon of honey, 4 drops of Frankincense essential oil and a little fresh natural orange juice.
Vitamin E is a strong antioxidant that is well known for its ability to reduce fine lines, moisturize the skin, heal scars and help with stretch marks. Shea butter is rich in fatty acids and antioxidants and is widely used for the needs of aging and dry skin.
Depending on the thickness of your shea butter, you may need to give it a texture that can be more easily mixed with the rest of the ingredients. To do so, you can put the shea butter in a glass bowl and place it on a radiator for a few seconds.
Then, mix it with the honey, add the juice and stir all the ingredients together until you get a nice and easy to apply the paste. Finally, add the Frankincense.
4. Geranium Oil
In her book ‘The Fragrant Pharmacy’, Valerie Ann Worwood says that geranium brings a radiant glow when used in skincare. Its astringent and antiseptic properties make it very useful for oily, combination or acne-prone skin.
It also has a pleasant floral fragrance which is great to use on its own or mixed in a blend. When used for the skin, it should always be diluted.
Geranium Oil Face Mask For Oily Blemished Skin
This lightweight blend consists of aloe vera which is well known for its anti-inflammatory and hydrating properties as well as geranium and rosehip oil.
I love rosehip oil for various reasons and one of them is that I can apply it directly to my skin when I see a whitehead appearing. It is very healing and when used regularly, it keeps the skin more clear and prevents blemishes.
To prepare this recipe, you need to mix 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel with 1 teaspoon or reship oil and 5 drops of geranium oil.
Put the mixture in a glass jar and keep it in the fridge. Aloe vera is vulnerable to the growth of bacteria since it contains water and rosehip oil is sensitive to the heat.
Essential oils can be used on any type of skin that looks dull and lifeless but should be used very cautiously if you have sensitive skin. Always remember to dilute them first before applying them onto your skin.
Apart from using essential oils to boost the glow of your skin, remember that following a healthy diet and sleeping adequately is a ´must´ for a healthy glowing complexion.