Essential Oil Recipes for Dry Skin

Dry skin is not your friend.  It results from lack of natural oils affecting mostly women under age of 35 years, with effects lasting even longer.

Dry skin can literally haunt you.

There are five reasons for dry skin:

Reason #1:  less oil and moisture produced by sebaceous glands,

Reason #2:  results from genetic condition,

Reason #3: poor diet especially deficiencies of vitamin A and the B vitamins

Reason #4: exposure to environmental factors such as the sun, wind, or random air conditioning drippings in NYC.

Reason #5: aggressive usage of chemicals, cosmetics and excessive bathing with harsh soaps.

You cannot hide the effects of dry skin as it is accelerates fine lines, enlarged pores and sagging skin.

But, I have brilliant news for you. Essential oils, which are very easy for you to get your hands on, are your BFF for combating dry skin.

Here are 5 easy essential oil recipes for dry skin:

1) Dry skin mask – Obtain a smooth paste by mixing 6 ounce of unflavored yoghurt, few finely crushed almonds, 2 tsp honey and wheat germ oil each. Apply and massage of your skin for 20 minutes. Wash off with cold water. Crushed almonds exfoliate and eliminate dead skin, honey aids in adhering mask to skin and vitamin E in wheat germ oil fights radicals.

2) Home made balm for dry, chapped lips – Heat 1/4 cup almond or grape seed oil. Add 2 tsp of melted beeswax, Ω tsp alkanet root. Strain the oil removing the root. Add 8-10 drops of natural flavoring oil and 3 drops of vitamin E oil.

3) Dry hands – Massage them with sandalwood, rose or chamomile essential oils mixed with hydrating base oil like hazelnut, avocado or evening primrose.

4) Facial – Use chamomile, lavender, and peppermint herbs. Simmer 2 – 4 tsp of dried or fresh herbs in 2 quarts of water. After few minutes of steaming, place the pot at comfortable distance from your face on a table. Bend over the pot with towel covering your face and the pot to trap the steam. After 15 minutes, splash cold water and air-dry your skin followed by application of moisturizer or facial oil. You can also cool the herbal water and use it as a toner to be dabbed on your face after cleansing.

5) Total Body – Before bath, apply a mixture of 1 egg yolk, 1 tsp orange juice, 1 tsp olive oil, few drops of rose water and lime juice on your skin. This is a good morning skin cleanser. 1 egg, 1 tsp honey, 1 tsp olive oil and few drops of rose water makes a good beauty mask for dry skin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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