Essential oils are highly concentrated, and potent aromatic liquids that are extracted from plant materials. Here at Bee Green, we love them and believe that they are incredibly essential in your skincare routine. There are tonnes of specific oils than can target acne, dry skin and even oily skin. Including these oils in your daily skincare routine can dramatically enhance your skin’s appearance.
What are Essential Oils:
Essential oils have been around for thousands of years because they simply are that incredible for your skin. They’re refreshing, vibrant, and have powerful abilities to penetrate the skin deeply on a cellular level.
Essential oils can be used in many different ways, and not just in your skincare routine. These include enhancing your wellbeing by using them to balance decreasing energy levels, or even to de-stress. If you’re looking for healthier skin, with no exposure to chemicals or harsh toxins, then you should seriously be considering oils in your skin care routine.
Why You Should Be Using Essential Oils:
We understand that any mention of the word ‘oil’ and most people run a mile. There are so many common misconceptions that oils can clog up your pores and cause blackheads. But, these are just myths. As we age, we produce less of the oils that give our skin a healthy glow, so it’s our job to add them back in.
Essential oils are incredibly versatile ingredients – you need a good night sleep? There’s an oil for that. Suffering from a nasty migraine? There’s an essential oil for that. There’s probably an oil for most ailments.
Here are a few of our favourites:
- Mandarin Orange Peel Oil (Citrus Nobilis):
Mandarin orange peel oil is one of the most effect aromatherapy oils, it’s anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial, which can help with conditions such as acne. Mandarin orange peel oil also encourages the growth of new skin cells, making it a great anti-ageing ingredient.
- Lavender Flower Oil (Lavandula Angustifolia):
Lavender is a considered one of the few natural ingredients that can aid the healing of acne. It has amazing antiseptic and anti-fungal properties, which can help reduce inflammation of the skin.
- Jojoba Seed Oil (Simmondsia Chinesis):
Jojoba oil is a light substance with a similar molecular structure to the skin’s sebum, allowing it to trick your skin into producing less oil. Due to its structure, Jojoba oil is easily absorbed, leaving the skin feeling soft and supple.
- Chamomile Oil (Anthemis Nobilis):
Chamomile has an abundance of amazing properties, such as being antiseptic, antibiotic, and is anti-inflammatory. These properties make Chamomile a great ingredient when trying to heal acne-prone skin, and those with eczema.
- Avocado Oil (Persea Gratissima):
Avocado oil is full of omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants, such as vitamin E. Avocado oil is one of the most penetrative of all natural plant oils, allowing it to access the dermis layer of your skin.
- Olive Fruit Oil (Olea Europea):
Olive oil is incredible for those with dry skin due to its fatty acid content, such as oleic acid, which is a renowned skin cell regenerator. It’s also high in Vitamin E, which has lots of great anti-aging properties.
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