Most Common Essential Oils for the Skin

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seeing how beneficial essential oils can be for the skin, you might be curious as to which oils to use for skincare.
After all, there are dozens of options available out there, and it is easy to get confused as to which one to pick.

Most Common Essential Oils for the Skin
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Fret not, as here is a quick list to help you decide which type of oil you should choose.

Lavender Essential Oil: This is considered to be one of the best essential oils for skincare.
It can be used for almost any skin type, which is why it is very popular.
It is known to revitalize the skin and heals most common skin problems, such as acne, oily skin, dry skin and sunburns.

It also helps in toning the skin, which is no doubt an added benefit.
If you are not sure as to which essential oil to use, Lavender could be the safest way to begin.

Geranium Essential Oil: This oil is well-known for its floral aroma. So it is naturally used in perfumes and beauty products. It is also quite helpful with oily skin, cellulite, acne and dull skin.

You might want to double-check on whether your geranium essential oil will work on your skin type.

Rose Essential Oil: Roses are so frequently used in fragrances and beauty products that any product with the name ‘Rose’ in it is immediately thought of to be a good one Well as you can imagine, a rose essential oil offers an amazing fragrance, but it has more than that to offer.

It is also very beneficial for skin care, especially for those who suffer from eczema, dry and aging skin.
It is indeed surprising how useful a beautiful rose flower can be!

Neroli Essential Oil: Neroli is orange blossom, and its essential oil is quite powerful in restoring and regenerating skin. And it doesn’t stop at that. It even prevents scarring and is very effective in removing stretch marks.

To top it all off, the oil helps in promoting smooth and healthy skin all around, thus making it an excellent all-around essential oil.

This is arguably one of the lesser-known essential oils, but is proven to be quite effective.

Ylang-Ylang Essential Oil: Don’t let the name put you off, Ylang-Ylang actually makes for an efficient essential oil.
It soothes and balances skin that is either overly oily or overly dry.

It achieves this by balances the secretion of sebum in the skin, which is responsible for both extremes.

Chamomile Essential Oil: There are a lot of oils which nourish the skin and make it beautiful, but there are arguably fewer oils which can repair the skin. Chamomile is one of those few, and this essential oil can treat acne, dry or inflamed skin,
eczema, rashes, dermatitis and even allergic reactions.

It can also help regenerate skin cells and speeds up the healing of damaged skin.

Rosemary Essential Oil: Another useful essential oil is Rosemary, which is known to treat the swelling, puffiness and congestion of the skin. It is also quite capable of treating common skin disorders like eczema, acne and dermatitis.

Oh, and it doesn’t hurt that the oil has a beautiful fragrance too.

Carrot Seed Essential Oil: Another of those oils which you should not judge based upon its name. This nifty oil is capable of adding elasticity to the skin, and also to stimulate and rejuvenate it. The oil is also known to repel some skin problems like psoriasis and eczema.

And to top it all off, the oil can be used against wrinkles and age spots.
The name doesn’t sound so bad now, does it?

Eucalyptus Essential Oil: People generally associate ‘Eucalyptus’ with medicine, and they’re right.
It is a plant known for its many medicinal properties.

But the eucalyptus essential oil is also useful for the skin, as it can heal painful skin eruptions, infections, burns, wounds and blisters.

Those do sound like medicinal properties all over again! In any case, do be wary of its pungent smell.

Tea Tree Essential Oil: This is an antifungal essential oil which has some useful properties such as being able to clear up eruptions, acne, abscesses and being able to heal oily skin problems.

So there you have it. Ten commonly used essential oils to get you started on the road to skincare. You still need to be careful about which essential oil you use for your skin though, because not all oils will work on all types of skins.

Some might even produce some unwanted effects on the wrong type of skin. So do remember to be wary about using the right kind of essential oil before you start using them. That said, you will no doubt be pleased with the results once you start using the oils on a regular basis.

Also, remember that this is only a brief list of the ten commonly used essential oils that we have put together for you. There are still dozens of essential oils for you to explore and discover.
Each of these oils will have varying benefits for your skin.