Essential oils have so many incredibly versatile uses, from helping with weight loss to easing anxiety and even helping us sleep better at night. But have you ever considered using essential oils for your skin?

We all have different skin types that can vary depending on our age and hormonal balances – or in some cases, our skin types can simply be hereditary. Whether you suffer from oily, dry, blotchy or ageing skin, you’ll be pleased to hear there are certain essential oils that can assist with your symptoms and promote clear and glowing skin instead.

If you’re wondering which essential oils are best suited to your skin type, read on to find the perfect combination of oils to implement into your everyday routine!

Which essential oils are best for oily skin?

It might sound contradictory to combat oily skin with oils themselves, but in actual fact it can be one of the most effective ways to manage your symptoms!

Many people with oily skin turn to beauty products that are extremely drying, which actually strip the natural oils away. This forces our skin to produce MORE oil to overcompensate, which can create a vicious cycle. 

The best essential oils to use with oily skin include:

*Geranium

*Lavender

*Tea Tree

*Ylang Ylang

Using essential oils (diluted with a carrier oil like coconut oil) can help to balance the oil levels that our skin produces.

Which essential oils are best for dry skin?

Some essential oils are jam-packed with moisturising, hydrating qualities that can help to rejuvenate dry skin. If you struggle with flaking, dull skin that is in serious need of some TLC, consider introducing essential oils into your daily routine.

The best essential oils to use for dry skin are:

*Patchouli

*Rosemary

*Geranium

*Sandalwood

*Frankincense

You can mix these essential oils with a carrier oil (like coconut oil) to create a simple facial moisturiser, or create your own essential oil salt scrub to keep in the shower.

Which essential oils are best for red, blotchy skin?

If you suffer from redness, blotchiness or rosacea, essential oils can help to soothe your inflamed skin 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

Simply dilute your chosen essential oil with a carrier oil and massage daily into the affected areas.

Which essential oils are best for anti-ageing?

Essential oils are an ideal treatment to keep ageing 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

Simply mix your chosen essential oil with a carrier oil like coconut or rosehip, or for a more luxurious treatment you can add a couple of drops into some shea butter.

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 doTERRA essential oils online – and don’t forget we have a range of flexible payment options available so you can buy now and pay later.

Gorgeous glowing skin is just around the corner with these all-natural essential oils! For more health and wellness tips, exclusive discounts and product news, be sure to sign up to our Inspire Me Naturally newsletter.