Essential Oils For Healing Any Type Of Skin Condition And How To Use Them

Posted by Sughra Hafeez in Facts and DIY On 8th January 2018
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No matter how old you are, odds are, you’ve probably collected a number of scars over the years. You might be surprised at the results – and they come without serious side effects or an exorbitant cost.

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Essential oils have been used for thousands of years in various cultures for medicinal and health purposes. Essential oil uses range from aromatherapy, household cleaning products, personal beauty care and natural medicine treatments.

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The particles in essential oils come from distilling or extracting the different parts of plants, including the flowers, leaves, bark, roots, resin, and peels. In ancient times, Jews and Egyptians made essential oils by soaking the plants in oil and then filtering the oil through a linen bag.

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Many Essential Oils have different beneficial effects on the skin, something that’s been proven in several scientific studies.

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Many cosmetic product manufacturers have openly declared that they mainly depend on Essential Oils for the efficiency of their products. With that said, here is what you should know about the benefits of Essential Oils when it comes to treating issues related to the skin.

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Lemon Essential Oil

Lemon essential oil is a known antiseptic, and acts as an astringent on the skin. It can help to remove excess oil on the face as well. This can make it a great essential oil to reduce acne. This can be seen as a preventative measure if you are prone to acne and the atrophic scars that come along with it. Adding a drop of lemon essential oil to your astringent daily can be a great way to tighten the skin, reduce scarring and prevent acne. Lemon oil is also full of vitamins which can help to nourish and balance the sensitive skin on your face.

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You will need some lemon essential oil which is rather powerful.

It’s important to dilute it with a carrier oil like coconut, olive or almond oil before use. You can mix 4 to 5 drops with a quarter teaspoon of the carrier oil and then use a cotton swab to apply it to your scars. Leave it on for 30 minutes before rinsing with cool water and patting dry. Repeat daily.

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Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia)

Lavender essential oil offers so many benefits, it’s not all that surprising that it’s great for the skin too. It works as an excellent natural remedy for scars, and, as it contains antibacterial and antifungal properties it helps to promote wound healing and preventing scarring from occurring the first place. Ultimately, scientists discovered that lavender essential oil treatment helped induce a decrease in oxidative stress, which is known to cause heart disease and a slew of other health concerns, as well as increase antioxidant enzyme activities.

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According to dermatologists and aromatherapists:

lavender essential oil is one of the most beneficial oils in the treatment of acne, which is a very uncomfortable and embarrassing condition that primarily affects young people as they move through puberty, but can also afflict adults.

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Because this oil is so gentle, it can be applied directly to cuts and minor burns, minimizing the risk of them leaving long-term marks.

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Helichrysum essential oil

Helichrysum is a natural medicinal plant that’s used to make a beneficial essential oil that boasts many different full-body benefits due to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

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A recent review of helichrysum essential oil noted its amazing benefits for the skin.

The review called Helichrysum essential oil ‘the super-arnica of aromatherapy’.

It works without drying the skin or causing redness and other unwanted side effects.

To use helichrysum essential oil for soothing and healing the skin, combine with a carrier oil like coconut or jojoba oil and rub the mixture onto the face to prevent hives, redness, blemishes, rashes and shaving irritation. If you have a rash or poison ivy, applying helichrysum mixed with lavender oil can help cool and soothe any itching.

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Tea tree

Tea tree oil is one of the most extensively researched of all essential oils.It is one of the healing essential oils with a rich history of use as a local antiseptic for burns and cuts as well to treat a wide spectrum of bacterial and fungal infections (including athletes foot and jock itch).

First, perform a skin patch test.

To be on the safe side, it is always better to dilute in a carrier oil, such as coconut, almond or jojoba oil.

If you have a cut or an infection, tea tree oil combined with lavender essential oil makes an ideal homemade ointment.

First be sure to clean the cut thoroughly, using water and hydrogen peroxide. Afterward, dilute two drops tea tree and lavender oil in jojoba oil, apply on the area and cover it up with a bandage to prevent infection.

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Calendula Essential Oil

The most impressive health benefits of calendula include its ability to speed healing, protect oral health, improve the appearance of the skin, boost vision, lower inflammation, reduce the risk of certain cancers, and eliminate cramps.

Calendula is distilled from the flower tops of marigold flowers and has become popular in many natural beauty and health products, used in nearly 200 different shampoos, lotions, and other items.

One of the best reasons to keep calendula handy is due to its healing abilities.

If you apply this flower oil to your cuts, scrapes, bruises, and insect bites, you can quickly speed the healing process, partially due to the anti-inflammatory properties of the oil, in addition to the unique antioxidant compounds found in this miraculous plant. By protecting against infections, it keeps wounds and scrapes safe, allowing them to heal rapidly.

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Calendula oil should not be applied directly to the skin. Always use a carrier oil.

Applying calendula essential oil regularly keeps the skin hydrated and promotes the flow of blood and supplies oxygen to the wounds for skin regeneration.

Myrrh Essential Oil

Myrrh is most commonly known as one of the gifts (along with gold and frankincense) the three wise men brought to Jesus in the New Testament. In fact, it was actually mentioned in the Bible 152 times! Myrrh was important in biblical times as it was used as a spice, a natural remedy and to purify the dead.

Myrrh oil is still commonly used today as a remedy for a variety of ailments.

Researchers have become interested in myrrh due to its potent antioxidant activity and potential as a cancer treatment. It has also been shown to be effective in fighting certain types of parasitic infections.

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Historically, this essential oil was often used for preventing infections and treating wounds.

It can still be used for this today, helping to heal acne as well as athlete’s foot. It can help maintain healthy skin, soothe cracked skin and even slow the signs of aging in the skin.

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