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How to Choose the Right Essential Oils for your Skin Type!

by Janice FERGUSON on Apr 09, 2022

How to choose the right essential oils for your skin type! Inspire Me Naturally

Essential oils have a multitude of uses - from relieving stress to boosting our mood and supporting a healthy immune system. But did you know essential oils can also be used for our skin?

When it comes to using essential oils for beauty and skincare, it’s important to choose the right oils for the job. This will depend on your skin type, and whether it’s oily, dry, blotchy or mature. 

Keep reading as we explain how to choose the right essential oils to suit your skin, and some of our favourite ways to incorporate them into your everyday routine.

Which essential oils are best for oily skin?

Do you have oily skin? It might sound contradictory, but using oils on only skin can actually be one of the most effective remedies!

Many people with oily skin turn to beauty products that are extremely drying, which actually strips the natural oils away. This forces our skin to produce more oil to overcompensate, creating a vicious cycle. Using essential oils (diluted with a carrier oil like jojoba oil) can help to balance the oil levels that our skin produces.

The best essential oils for oily skin include:

*Geranium

*Lavender

*Tea Tree

*Ylang Ylang

Which essential oils are best for dry skin?

Do you struggle with dry, flaking skin? You’ll want to use hydrating essential oils to add moisture and nourishment.

The best essential oils to use for dry skin are:

*Patchouli

*Rosemary

*Geranium

*Sandalwood

*Frankincense

Which essential oils are best for red, blotchy skin?

If you suffer from redness, blotchiness or rosacea, essential oils can help to soothe inflammation and even out your skin tone. Certains oils have therapeutic properties that are great for managing blotchy and irritated skin, by calming and cooling the affected areas.

The best essential oils to use for redness are:

*Lavender

*Chamomile

*Oregano

*Geranium

*Tea Tree

Which essential oils are best for anti-ageing?

Essential oils are an ideal treatment to keep your skin looking radiant and youthful while toning and tightening the skin. Essential oils can even help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles when applied topically. 

The best essential oils to use for anti-ageing are:

*Geranium

*Sandalwood

*Frankincense

*Rose

*Myrrh

How to use essential oils for skin

Whether you have oily, dry, blotchy or mature skin, incorporating essential oils into your daily routine is easy. Simply mix a few drops of your chosen essential oils with a carrier oil (like jojoba oil) and pat gently into your skin after cleansing and moisturising. Or, add a few drops of your chosen essential oil directly to your nighttime moisturiser.

When using essential oils for the first time, we always recommend doing a patch test and waiting 24 hours.

When using essential oils topically, it’s so important to choose oils that are of the highest quality and 100% pure. You can shop our range of essential oils online here!

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