The Benefits of Oils for the Skin – part 2

We have been looking at essential oils and the great benefits they have to offer especially for skin care. These oils contain no additives, chemicals or preservatives in their natural state.You will derive maximum benefits by using natural cold pressed essential oils that have not been subjected to heat which damages their natural goodness.

1. Tea Tree Oil

The Benefits of Oils for the Skin - part 2

Tea Tree oil or Melaleuca alternifolia has been researched extensively for its medicinal properties. According to http://www.tto.bcs.uwa.edu.au/, this special oil has over 100 components, making it rich in its antibacterial, antimicrobial and antifungal properties and a must have oil in your home first aid kit.

As skin care oil, it is a strong moisturizer that heals skin problems like acne, burns, cuts, sores and grazes. It should be used in small dozes as a topical remedy for skin problems because of its potency. You can add a few drops to your moisturizer and use it daily all over your body.

2. Coconut Oil

The Benefits of Oils for the Skin - part 2

Coconut oil has been described by http://www.coconutresearchcenter.org/ as the healthiest oil on earth because of the fatty acids it contains.This oil works virtually for all skin types as a great moisturizer. The fatty acids it contains are great in reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines without any side effects or irritation.

It is also good at healing dermatitis, acne, psoriasis, eczema and other skin conditions. Use it as massage oil and enjoy its great benefits.

3. Castor Oil

The Benefits of Oils for the Skin - part 2

One of the greatest benefits of castor oil is its ability to reduce wrinkles on the skin. It moisturizes and hydrates the skin, leaving it looking smooth and soft. Its anti-oxidant properties help to maintain the skin’s natural elasticity. When massaged into the skin, it enhances blood circulation which helps to deliver vital nutrients as well and flush out wastes and toxins.

The book The Oil That Heals (1993), by McGarey details the benefits of the external use of castor oil on the skin.

4. Lavender Oil

The Benefits of Oils for the Skin - part 2

According to the University of Maryland Medical Center http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/lavender-000260.htm, lavender oil is not only loved for its nice fragrance but also because of its medicinal properties.

Lavender oil is a strong astringent that works well to remove excess oil, dirt and sebum from the surface of the skin. This helps to protect the skin from acne flare ups. Other benefits of lavender oil include healing insect bites, wounds, eczema and other skin conditions.

Take advantage of these oils and make them a part of your life for you and your family.

By Imani

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