Essential oils have many wonderful benefits when it comes to treating dry skin:
- antibacterial can fight acne infections
- repair and heal dull, dry, flaky skin
- stimulate the growth of new cells
- encourage the removal of dead skin cells
- those with chamazulene are calming and soothing
- gently break down the adhesion’s between skin cells
With so many benefits, you can begin to see why essential oils make the perfect ingredient for many skin concerns including 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.
Essential oils that treat dry skin conditions:
- Rose Otto
- Palma Rosa
Sensitive skin conditions
Often dry skin is associated with sensitive skin conditions, such as eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis.
Some essential oils have wonderful anti-inflammatory properties, they are both calming and gentle, helping to soothe irritated, inflamed skin.
- German chamomile
- Blue tansy
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 sudoriferous 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 microstimulation within the skin’s tissues, examples of these oils are:
- German Chamomile
- Rose Otto
The naked truth
We tend to steer clear of using essential oils in many of our facial products, any exception within our formulas, is because they serve a specific purpose, on a deeply healing level. – please see below.
We appreciate this may appear counter-intuitive after reading this article, but we have found that many of our clients using facial care products, experience extreme sensitivity to essential oils and fragrances.
We do advocate the use of essential oils in a blend and do feel they have their place in skincare, but mostly when treating the body, or skin conditions that require antibacterial treatment such as acne.
Blends containing essential oils
Miracle Cleanse this harnesses healing Blue Tansy and German Chamomile for their soothing chamazulene properties, they also give the formula it’s beautiful blue hue.
Ceramide 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 that treat breakouts and help to reduce inflammation, reduce bacteria, and balance oil on the face.
Sos soothing complex contains an antibacterial blend of Manuka oil to calm and soothe acne inflammation.
If you would like to learn more about the valuable properties of wonderful essential oils, you may find the following article interesting.