Essential oils play a vital role in a good skin care routine. Their natural healing properties allow them to effectively help in the treatment for everything from bruises to dandruff. These essential oils are used in aromatherapy, a form of alternative medicine. These five oils below are good for skin care:

Sandalwood:

It has antiseptic, a little astringent and soothing properties. It is even used for rejuvenation. It is thick in texture and brownish to yellow in color. Raw, infected, oily and dry skin can be treated by its sweet, warm and woody fragrance. This is great oil for acne and skin infections in general. Its anti bacterial and anti fungal attributes make it a special way to treat pimples and acne. It does not allow the acne to spread due to any infection.

Tea tree oil:

It is also known as wonder oil for acne and pimples. It is very useful in spot treating. If you see a pimple appearing on your face, don’t pop or squeeze it; just apply a drop of tea tree oil and you would be amazed to see that your pimple would be gone in just two to three days.

Lavender:

Lavender is one of the most important essential oils for good skin. Lavender is an all purpose oil for skin care. It has antibacterial, antifungal and antiseptic properties that are useful in healing wounds, soothing skin diseases and relieving pain. A bath with lavender soothes and heals the skin after sunburn. Lavender does an excellent job at balancing oil production in the skin as well as clearing blemishes and evening skin tone. It can be included in your lotions, moisturizers and toners so that it becomes part of your skin care regime. It is known to even hydrate a dry skin.

Peppermint:

This is a very famous oil used world wide for various purposes. In cosmetics, it is used as a cleanser to deeply cleanse the skin. It purifies tired and sluggish skin. It has anti-inflammatory properties too. Peppermint oil is used in treating oily skin with acne and blackheads. It is also very useful in treating other skin infections and diseases.

Geranium:

This oil used for sensitive skin has wonderful properties in treating wrinkles. Wrinkles are a great concern for women especially and they spend hours trying to fix them. Another ingredient if used along with geranium is Phytessence wakame, obtained from Japanese seas, which helps in reducing these wrinkles. Similarly, if geranium is used along with collagen based products, it would effectively reduce aging signs.

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