Dr. Eleonora Elez - To maintain freshness and always silky, toned and radiant, our skin needs proper care. This does not mean that we have to spend endless sessions in a beauty salon; in fact, we can give our skin the nutrition, hygiene and so deep need restandocene comfortably at home, because the skin treatments with essential oils are real beauty treatments.
The action of essential oils on the epidermis is manifested in fact with a stimulation of cell regeneration that provides several beneficial effects and is able to restore the balance in any type of skin, in the presence of any type of disturbance. With essential oils you can prepare lotions and creams for the skin, as well as practicing real beauty baths.
In the preparation of a product to be applied on the skin, if the carrier is a vegetable oil stable we must also take account of its peculiar characteristics, which are in themselves able to bring benefits to the epidermis and will thus increase the effectiveness of treatment . For preparations with moisturizing properties they are generally used the sweet almond oil or jojoba oil, the latter widely used in the treatment of dry skin. Avocado oil, as well as hydrate, regenerates the skin and stimulates the production of collagen thus offering an extraordinary anti-aging effect. The olive oil that we commonly use in the kitchen has a high content of vitamins and antioxidants, and is an effective anti-inflammatory.
As for the essential oils that are used for the treatments of the skin, we see the major.
Suitable for all skin types, the essential oil of lavender is the most used of all. The treatment of the skin with lavender promote cell regeneration and have considerable balancing effects. It is indicated for the treatment of acne, eczema, psoriasis and burns. Even the ylang-ylang is suitable for all skin types which brings balance.
Chamomile and geranium are excellent for a deep cleansing of the skin. The first is suitable for dry skin, the second is effective in the treatment of mature skin. Great for cleansing oily skin, lemon produces the removal of dead cells of the epidermis, giving luminosity to the skin.
Mature skin, sensitive or dry can draw great benefit from the use of the essential oil of neroli or rose. The first improves the firmness and elasticity of the epidermis, help them fight blemishes such as scars, stretch marks and varicose veins. The second is able to soothe inflammatory processes of the skin.
For its amazing astringent properties, rosemary is used to firm up the skin in the presence of sagging skin, while a dry, dehydrated or eczema will greatly benefit from the softening of the sandal.