If your skin is dry, you know how hard it is to find a set of right creams or oils to soothe your irritated skin. If left untreated, your skin can become rough, hard, painful and it is no new news that it might bleed in severe cases.
Most of the creams marketed especially for "Extra dry skin" have chunky amounts of wax-based ingredients which can clog your pores and increase your skin problems.
Here we are discussing some essential oils which are no less than a boon for dry skin, let's get started...
1. Sandalwood Oil (Anti-ageing)
Do you remember your grandma telling you to paint your face with Chandan paste? Sandalwood aka Chandan reverses the effect of sun rays and leaves a cooling effect on the skin. Known for its mesmerizing aroma, sandalwood is a miraculous antiseptic in any form, be it a powder, paste or oil. With its alluring anti-inflammatory properties, it is a Godsend gift for people with skin problems like eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis. The Woody oil instantly soothes the skin, helps in skin tightening and aids in reduction of pores.
2. Lavender Oil-Skin Lightening
Derived from the lavender plant, lavender oil is extra beneficial for dry skin. Just a tiny application of this anti-bacterial oil can do wonders to your skin.
Fighting Wrinkles? Add a few drops of lavender oil in coconut oil and use it as a moisturizer twice a day.
Facing hyper pigmentation or blotchiness? Apply lavender oil on the affected area.
Had a sunburn? The anti-inflammatory properties of lavender oil will come to your rescue, mix it with a little Aloe Vera gel and apply it on the rash.
That's it? No, just in case you had a burn or cut, applying lavender oil will speed up the healing process of your skin.
3. Chamomile Oil (Eliminates Redness and Irritation, Soothes Skin)
If we dug deep into the historical use of this ancient oil we would find that it was a very famous oil in the parts of Egypt and Rome. From Kings and Queens to farmers and the general public, everybody used this medicinal oil.
The antiseptic properties of chamomile makes it suitable to treat wasp stings, sunburns, bruises and small cuts. It can be used all alone or with a carrier oil. Due to its soothing properties, it can also be used to reduce anxiety levels, stress and depression. Chamomile tea is popular in treating insomnia and in the form of oil, it gives a calming feeling to your irritated skin. It can reduce the redness in minutes, it can also help in sooth the allergic reactions on skin.
Makeup tip: Wearing it under the foundation will give you a dewy look.
4. Myrrh Oil (Clears Blemishes)
The origin of the myrrh tree has an interesting story behind it. A Syrian legend has it, there was a Syrian princess named Myrrha whose father wanted to kill her. She went to Gods who then transformed her into a tree which is now known as Myrrh tree. It is believed that when Myrrha cries, the tree sheds resins.
Gifted with anti-microbial, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties, myrrh oil is an ideal choice for cold compressions. Simply add few drops in any cold compress that you are using and it will instantly calm swollen, sore or tender skin. It is effectively used to heal scars and stretch marks too.
It is your one-stop solution to remove any blemishes, itchiness or redness on your skin. When applied, it cleans and tightens the skin by restoring moisture which prevents further cracking, chapping and sagging. It does have benefits for your lustrous locks too, apply it on your scalp to strengthen your hair and remove any dandruff.
5. Geranium Oil (Anti-Wrinkle)
Being an astringent, it works as an effective wrinkle-reducer. Simply add two drops of geranium oil in your moisturizer and apply it twice a day. It will just take you a week to notice that your wrinkles are fading away. To handle acne issues, mix one tablespoon of coconut oil with four drops of geranium oil, rub the mixture onto your wrinkles until you see the desired results. Additionally, you can also add it in your face wash.
Researchers have also find geranium extract to be extremely helpful in rhino sinusitis, bronchitis and common cold issues. Just take it with the help of a diffuser and inhale this twice a day or apply this oil directly under your nostrils and on your throat to see best results.
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