Essential Oils for Facial Beauty

Barbara HauckUncategorized

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      Beauty might be only skin deep. But having a healthy smooth face has been an endeavor for me since my early 30’s.  First thing is to decide whatever you do to take care of your face – Do It Now, and Do It Everyday.
     The younger you  are when you start the better.  The key is to realize your facial skin is very delicate, yet it is the area that is most exposed  to not just sun, but pollutants in the air.  You might think your skin looks good now, but if you’re not taking care of it  now, it shows up later in life.
    They say live in the moment. Okay to hear that, however for your face live in the moment, but take care of it for the future.  You’ll be glad you did.
     If you’re looking for a pure, all-natural product to restore or just take care of young looking skin, Young Living Essential Oils might be right for you.
Natural essential oils extracted from plants are often used as ingredients in health an beauty products. One of the joys of having 100’s of essential oils to choose from is that some have a more effective history in the skin category than others.  Young Living has provided us with several to choose from. All of them are of the purest, most authentic therapeutic level in the market.
Before we go further this is a must if you want to use essential oils.   Synthetic oils,  which have been created in a lab to mimic the scent, don’t have the same molecular structure. This means since they are not from plant essences they do not carry the same benefits of any Essential Oil. Always go for the true essential oil.  The cost might be more, but the advantages and long term benefits are worth it. Why save a few cents and not get good results?   Young Living offers the most Authentic Essential Oils on the Planet. That’s a proven fact.  Be smart and know that you’re worth it.
 Once you choose your oil, you’ll want to really give yourself a while before seeing results. The oils are getting down into the cellular level and doing repairs and rebuilding. Stay with your program consistently and you’ll soon see a clear and  radiant glow. Over the years you’ll begin to hear others say to you, “You sure don’t look.. age”  I know. I’ve heard that many times and attribute it in part to good genes. But to also having a daily cleansing  and beauty regime.
Let’s start with the one oil that the Roman’s called “The Skin” oil.  As you may know, they took bathing very seriously. They had enormous bath houses. People would come in to ‘cleanse’, not a quick shower before work or after exercising. But a slow ritual of soaking and restoring peace to their minds and bodies. This oil is so well known for skin use that you probably have already used it in one form or another.lavender
1.  Lavender Oil –  Lavender, from “lavare” (Latin meaning ‘to wash‘) or “livendulo” (meaning ‘livid orbluish’) was used as stated above by the Romans.  During Queen Victoria’s era the scent of Lavender symbolized cleanliness and purity.  When applied to skin, Lavender helps to enhance circulation. When the circulatory system is enhanced by the use of this essential oil an increase in blood flow means more nutrients being brought to the skin along with much needed oxygen to the cells. This is essential to healthier cells, and benefits more frequent cell turnover.
2.  Sandalwood Oil – Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood (Santalum paniculatum) has a rich, sweet, warm, and woody aroma that is sensual and romantic. TheS. paniculatum tree is native to and found only on the island of Hawaii, where Young Living has a partner farm that practices royal sandalwoodsustainable reforestation farming management principles. Used traditionally as incense in religious ceremonies and for meditation, this oil is uplifting and relaxing. It is valued in skin care for its moisturizing and normalizing properties.
 It’s great for skin masks, soaps, and other preparations, and helps treat and reduce acne as well as other skin conditions.  Sandalwood softens dry skin and can be used a moisturizer and may diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It also promotes the formation of new skin cells, gives skin a smoother look, and can increase compounds in the body that increase skin thickness and elasticity-all of these properties work together to reduce wrinkles.
3.  Myrrh Oil  first, it is a tree Native to Northern Africa and the Middle East, particularly in Somalia, Ethiopia, Arabia, and Yemen, the tree grows up to five meters high.  Myrrh essential oil comes from the resin of the Myrrh tree.  It has a history of being  used topically or as a massage oil to smooth out wrinkles.   Both myrrh resin and myrrh oil have a long history of medicinal use, valued for their wound-healing properties.   Maintaining healthy skin is one of myrrh oil’s renowned uses, as it prevents the signs of aging and soothes cracked or chapped skin.
myrrh tree
        Myrrh (Commipihora myrrha) has a rich, smoky, balsamic aroma that is purifying, restorative,
revitalizing, and uplifting. It is a helpful aid to meditation, having one of the highest levels of
sesquiterpenes available. Sesquiterpenes are a class of compounds that have a direct effect on the
hypothalamus, pituitary, and amygdala, the seat of our emotions.
4.  Clary Sage Oil   A close relative of the common garden sage, the clary sage is a perennial herb that grows from May to September.  When converted into an essential oil, clary sage provides outstanding benefits for your eyes, nervous system, digestion, and kidneys. Clary sage oil regulates oil production and reduces inflammation that contributes to dermatitis. It is best used to remove fine lines and wrinkles, especially when used in combination with skin moisturizers. It helps to tighten pores and make the skin more firm.
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     Just to add a helpful side note:  “This essential oil can be particularly helpful for women because of its hormone-like components. In Europe, clary sage oil is employed to ease menopausal discomfort, menstrual pain, and regulate menstrual cycles. Due to its esters, it can help relax muscular spasms and pains that may arise from stress and nervous tension.”  (from Dr. Mercola’s site).
Geranium
5.  Geranium Oil   Geranium essential oil has an uplifting, floral aroma and can be used for almost any skin type, whether you have dry, oily or sensitive skin.  It’s properties can help speed up the healing of wounds and treat a variety of skin problems, such as burns, frostbite, fungal infections, athlete’s foot, and eczema. It works to increase blood circulation, skin elasticity and retaining moisture in the skin. It has been added to skin moisturizers and toners.  Topical application can also help heal insect bites and stop itching. It may also be used as a massage oil to relieve aching muscles and stress.
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All of these essential oils for have their unique properties that will help improve your skin care program.  Using essential oils, diluted with a carrier oil, may help to keep your skin radiant. while also providing your body with other health benefits.  Believe it or not, I have almost as much fun picking out carrier oils as I do essential oils!  There are so many different oil textures, benefits and smells you can experience from combining essential oils with various carrier oils.Again, essential oils should not be applied directly to the skin.
Carrier oils make it possible for us to apply to the skin and experience the benefits of eat oil.“As a rule of thumb, essential oils should be diluted in a carrier substance… at no greater concentration than 3-5%That means if you have one teaspoon (5cc) of carrier, you would add 3 drops of pure essential oil. This would make a 3% solution that could be used on a portion of the body.For massage or for application over large areas of the body, a 1% solution (meaning, one drop of essential oil in one teaspoon of carrier) is generally a safe concentration.
 So you see not only are these essential oils beneficial in your facial beauty program, they surpass their intended purpose and offer additional benefits to your health in a variety of ways.