If you’ve ever tried some aromatherapy on your skin, then you probably know its soothing benefits. Somehow there is a profound connection between how you feel and the state of your skin. Read on and find out how you can revitalize your skin with aromatic therapy.
Reaping the Benefits
There’s nothing like a rewarding soak in the tub after a long day at work or a cup of hot tea on a chilly winter afternoon or a relaxing spa after that quick massage. Moments like these you can’t help but feel exhilarated. Not only does it relax the senses, it also uplifts your mood and spirits. Other benefits to taking part in aromatic therapy include the relief of physical distress, strengthening of the immune system, easing of muscular aches and pains, better sleep, decrease in stress levels and balancing of emotions.
Oils with an Essence
You won’t be able to find aromatic oils for your skin right away but nowadays more and more of these products are showing up online and some specialty shops. Too many people are reaping the benefits of aromatic therapy that manufacturers are starting to notice a trend by adding essential oils to their products.
These essential oils are not only fragrant but they do have elements that are able to cure certain skin diseases. But you don’t have to be afflicted to use these essential oils since you can still reap its soothing benefits. The way it works is that these essential oils are dissolved in water so that it is easily absorbed by the skin’s sebum. This treatment is being made to create lotions, mineral baths, massage oils and even body washes.
Know Your Skin Type
Just as there are different skin types, so too are essential oils. Each type of oil gives its own particular benefit on a certain skin type.
If you have a ‘normal’ skin type then you’re in luck because almost all skin-safe essential oils are good for you. The most universal of all aromatic oils is lavender because it is the most versatile and it works well with any skin type.
If you have dry and sensitive skin you will need to combine some oils together. Some recommendations for this skin type include chamomile, geranium, patchouli, lavender, rose absolute, neroli, jasmine, sandalwood and carrot seed. But if you have extra sensitive skin then stay away from high percentage oils and those that come with spicy scents like cinnamon.
If you have oily or ‘combination’ skin, you need to look for oils that decrease the sebum in your skin and at the same time create balance. Go for the antiseptic essential oils like pink grapefruit, geranium, lavender, juniper berry, ylang ylang, myrtle, cypress and peppermint.
You will also need aromatic essential oils as your skin continues to age and it will definitely help in slowing down the aging process especially since these oils hydrates the skin and brings back its tone. If you have aging skin then you will need oils like frankincense, carrot seed, patchouli, myrrh, rose absolute and sandalwood.
Get Some Aromatic Therapy
You can find aromatherapy products for your skin in some specialty shops but you can find more variety if you look for them online. The keyword is ‘organic’ since aromatic therapy has its origins in organic products. Some of the more popular brands that offer aromatic oils in their products are L’Occitane, Jakare, Decleor and Saffron Rouge.