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Essential Oils To Add To Your Skincare Routine

Essential oils have become popular to use as part of skincare routines to enhance them. A lot of people diffuse essential oils and it can make your home smell lovely. But for skincare, essentials oils are said to heal acne and help keep your skin healthy and glowing. If you want to be a little ‘extra’ with your skincare or you just want to have a pamper session at home, add some of these essential oils in. You can thank me later...

DISCLAIMER: Please remember that essential oils are potent. Consult with an aromatherapist or your doctor before trying ANY essential oils.

1. Tea Tree

Tea tree oil is known for its antibacterial properties and it’s amazing for fighting acne. The Body Shop has a skincare collection dedicated to the essential oil from face washes to night creams. Having used the face wash myself, I can say that it does keep my acne less inflamed and has a nice cooling effect after I use it (and it doesn’t dry me out). If you want to use the tea tree oil alone, then use a cotton swab and dab a bit it on your acne and leave it overnight but be sure to use ONLY a little because it is really potent!

2. Lavender

Lavender is one of the most popular essential oils right now and is a great oil to start with. The scent of Lavender is very calming and has antiseptic properties for your skin. Here’s a tip: be sure to buy a real lavender essential oil because there are many diluted versions out there that won’t have much effect. You can mix a few drops with a carrier oil like olive oil or jojoba oil and massage it all over your body before bed time. It’ll relax you and you will sleep like a baby.

3. Rosemary