Essential oils have many wonderful benefits when it comes to treating dry skin:
- They encourage cellular turnover
- Repair and heal dull, flaky skin
- Stimulate the growth of new cells
- Encourage the removal of dead skin cells
- Gently break down adhesion’s between skin cells
With so many benefits, you can begin to see why essential oils make the perfect ingredient for dry skin conditions.
Treating Dry Skin
Dry skin naturally doesn’t produce enough sebum (oil).
It can often feel tight, and may also be associated with fine lines that run horizontally across the skin.
Fortunately there are a number of essential oils that can help to stimulate the production of sebum, and also balance secretions within the skin.
Often a dry skin is associated with sensitive skin conditions, such as eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis.
Some essential oils are both calming and gentle, helping to soothe an irritated, inflamed skin.
German chamomile has really wonderful anti-inflammatory properties; others include lavender, yarrow and neroli.
Essential oils that treat dry skin conditions:
- Rose Otto
- Palma Rosa
Oils that Stimulate Circulation
Our skin naturally regulates our body temperature, this it does through a process known as vasodilation and vasoconstriction, through the superficial capillaries and sudiforous glands.
These glands help to control the production of sweat, whilst regulating body temperature through the evaporation of perspiration.
Essential oils for dry skin can play a role in encouraging micro stimulation within the skin’s tissues, examples of these oils are:
- German Chamomile
- Rose Otto
If you would like to learn more about the valuable properties of wonderful essential oils, you may find the following article interesting.
The Naked Truth
I do steer clear of using essential oils in my facial products, I appreciate this may appear counter intuitive after reading this article.
But whilst I love essential oils in a blend, and do feel they have their place in skincare, especially when treating dry skin on the body, or skin conditions that require antibacterial treatment such as acne.
I have found that many of my clients using facial care products, experience extreme sensitivity to essential oils and fragrances.
Any exception within my formulas is because they serve a specific purpose, on a deeply healing level.
Blends Containing Essential Oils
Naturlene treatment balm harnesses the gorgeous benefits of New Zealand natives, including Manuka and Kanuka, both of which have a real affinity with the skin, they are deeply healing due to their antibacterial and skin repairing properties.
Equilibrium balancing gel comes with a tiny blend of essential oils, which can be customised into the gel moisturiser or used as a spot treatment. It’s a unique blend of specific oils that help to reduce inflammation and breakouts on the face.
If you are keen to learn more about essential oils in my formulas, please drop me a line in the comments below.