When we have dry and dehydrated skin, it is compared to the dry earth of a desert.
Therefore it needs special care.
Below I list some necessary oils to rehabilitate our skin.
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Dry skin can occur during certain times of the year, as well as in desert-like climates. You may even have dry skin naturally from age or reduced activity in the sebaceous (oil) glands in your pores. Dry skin is often remedied with creams and moisturizers, but some essential oils could provide relief.
You may have heard about using lavender for sleep and relaxation, but this multipurpose oil may also help balance out moisture levels in your skin. It’s an anti-inflammatory that can reduce redness and a natural hydrator that can repair dry skin without making it too greasy.
Chamomile oil contains azulene, known for increasing moisture and reducing inflammation. However, you may want to avoid it if you have ragweed allergies, as chamomile may be a trigger.
Sandalwood contains compounds known for reducing inflammation while promoting moisture in the skin.
Sensitive skin can be either dry or oily, and can sometimes occur alongside allergies, eczema, and other skin conditions.
If you have sensitive skin, you’ll want to steer clear of oils that are highly acidic, such as lemon and lemongrass. The following oils are considered safe for all skin types:
Certain essential oils also have the ability to balance out moisture and alleviate itchiness of skin rashes. These include a topic dermatitis (eczema) and psoriasis.
Other potential essential oils for skin rashes include:
Another consideration is the pain that can sometimes occur with skin rashes. In this case, you might consider the following essential oils that have pain-relieving properties:
You may have heard of drinking peppermint tea for headaches, but the benefits of peppermint oil may also extend to skin health. The natural menthol content provides an analgesic effect on the skin. It cools down hot rashes, too.
Containing methyl salicylate, wintergreen has similar properties to peppermint. It may act as a soothing agent on painful skin rashes.
Eucalyptus is another oil noted for its pain-relieving qualities. It may also provide moisture to itchy, painful skin rashes.
Patchouli oil is known for reducing both pain and inflammation. These qualities are especially helpful for treating eczema rashes.