Along with snow and ice, colder weather tends to bring along blocked noses, chills, cold feet and back aches. Winter is an especially tough time for skin care due to the cold and dryness.
Our skin protects us from some harmful contaminants. It also acts like a sponge, soaking in products and chemicals we apply topically as well as being affected by the weather. During the winter season, essential oils can help relieve red, dry, and cracked skin.
Essential oils can uplift our mood and spirits during the gloomy weather, and help fight off winter ailments. Try adding essential oils and aromatherapy to your winter skin care routine to refresh and hydrate your skin.
Here are 5 essential oils that can help your skin this winter:
Lemongrass can increase your skin’s glowing appearance, because it can both detoxify and regenerative your skin. It’s beneficial to help minimize bacterial growth on your skin and help minimize pores. It can also be used as a fungicidal and astringent.
Lavender has so many uses! It can help with psoriasis, acne, scars and reduces burn and stretch marks. Lavender has anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial qualities. It’s an added benefit that this oil is known to calm you and reduce stress.
Sandalwood can help soothe, firm and soften skin. It is known to be an antiviral, and helpful for scars, wrinkles and acne.
Tea tree oil is known as an anti-fungal and has antibacterial qualities. It can help treat minor cuts, scrapes, and burns. Tea tree works as well to gently soothe and cleanse skin and help acne.
Cedarwood is a non-drying oil, and can help moisturize and soften skin. It has antibacterial properties that can be helpful for acne prone skin.
Essential oils are wonderful for skin, but make sure to do your research when deciding on what oils to use. Everyone’s body and skin is different. It’s important to make sure you know the best way to apply essential oils, as most need to be diluted before usage. When used properly, essential oils can give you luminous, radiant and glowing skin. Check out some more winter essential oil ideas here