The Best Essential Oils For Skin Care

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Whatever your skin care routine, there’s one step you shouldn’t miss – essential oils. They’re easy to use. Just apply small drops on your skin and spread.

It doesn’t matter if you have oily skin, dry skin, or combination skin. Yes, you read that right. Essential oils can work wonders even for people with oily skin.

First, it’s important for you to know the results you want and need. Figure out the problems you’re trying to target. Understand the skin type you have. Then, choose what essential oil to use.

It doesn’t matter if you’re going for tighter skin, getting rid of irritations, anti-aging, or natural breast enlargement. For any and every need, there’s an essential oil for you.

Don’t worry too much if you don’t get your desired outcome at first try, though. Essential oils have a variety of benefits and no matter what you use, your skin will still be in a better state after than it was before.

But if you don’t see the results you want, consider switching to avoid any long-term effects.


6 best essential oils for skin care


Lavender Oil

This is one of the most popular essential oils. Others have called it the “Swiss army knife” of essential oils. Lavender blends well with many other oils. It has an endless amount of benefits. It has infinite uses.


Lavender oil is known for treating acne and healing acne scars. It can reduce the appearance of sunspots and skin irritation. It’s also great for healing skin conditions, cuts, scrapes and burns. Great for aromatherapy, lavender can also help calm down stressed skin.


Because of its known antiseptic properties, it makes your skin look healthier. As a bonus, it’s also a good insect and bug repellant.


Tea Tree Oil

Its antifungal and antibacterial properties make it well-known for improving acne-prone and oily skin. It also helps regulate oil production in the skin.

This lessens the occurrence of breakouts and makes them less severe overall. You can also use it as a makeup remover. You clean your face while soothing it, too.


Like lavender oil, you can use it as an antiseptic to treat minor cuts and scrapes. It’s all thanks to its antibacterial elements. It can also prevent and stop the infections from developing in wounds.

You can even infuse tea tree oil in your hand sanitizer to make a moisturizing, all-natural hand sanitizer.


If you have inflamed skin, tea tree oil can help reduce its symptoms. It doesn’t matter if it’s from an allergic reaction or a bug bite. You’ll notice your skin will be less red, itchy and swollen after applying tea tree oil.


Geranium Oil

Recognized for its aromatic properties, geranium oil goes beyond providing a soothing scent. Geranium oil works for all skin types. It balances oiliness on the face; it controls or triggers the production of oil.

On top of that, it works as an antibacterial and an antiseptic, making it a natural acne treatment.


It’s best known, however, as an anti-aging agent. Geranium oil reduces wrinkles by tightening the skin and improving its elasticity. It also improves blood circulation in the areas of the skin where you apply it.


Frankincense Oil

Frankincense oil is commonly used to improve skin tone. Some people also use them to reduce the appearance of aging. It works as a powerful astringent that prevents wrinkles and tightens the skin on your face. You can also apply it on other areas where the skin has begun to sag.


It’s also helpful for healing wounds and minimizing the appearance of scars. Just don’t put it on your skin while it’s still broken. Wait until the wounds have closed off before using frankincense oil on them.


Ylang Ylang Oil

Ylang ylang oil contains benzyl acetate and benzyl benzoate. These are components usually associated with anti-acne products.

Ylang ylang oil helps control oil production in your face and to reduce acne breakouts. It makes the skin better retain moisture and stay hydrated.


If you’re looking to minimize the appearance of fine lines, ylang ylang oil is also a good option. This is because it improves skin elasticity and stimulates cell growth, giving the skin a youthful glow.


As an added benefit, ylang ylang oil has been shown to act as a natural aphrodisiac. Simply diffuse it in your room or put some drops on your bedsheets.


Rose Oil

Rose oil’s popularity has been steadily increasing in the last few years. You’ll find it in many beauty products these days. For one, it smells great. It has plenty of benefits for your skin and beyond. It also doesn’t hurt that it’s one of the most recognized flowers in the world.


If you’re having problems with acne, rose oil is effective in quickly drying out acne and clearing your skin. It opens up your pores as well to be more receptive to substances and nutrients you will apply after. It also works as a primer in that makeup lasts longer.


Rose oil has anti-inflammatory properties. It reduces redness and calms the skin. That’s why it’s effective on all skin types, including sensitive skin. Its smell even doubles as an aromatherapy. It has a relaxing effect. Plus, you smell good after.

Final Key Points...

Essential oils, however, are not all created equally. Make sure to buy only from brands you know and trust. Check if what you’re buying is pure and organic. If you’re getting it cheap, ensure that it’s not loaded with just synthetic fragrance oils that only smell and look like the real deal.

Dilution is also key. These oils are extremely concentrated. You don’t need a lot to get the benefits you want. Heavily dilute them with carrier oils before applying to your skin.

Take things slow when applying anything on your skin. Test it out in a small area and see if you get a reaction. It’s really just a matter of trial and error. Always remember that the ultimate goal is improving your skin.


Melissa is a young and energetic writer, a mom to a sweet little boy, and a fur-mom to two perfect pooches. Before becoming the Associate Content Director for Project Female, she was a journalist specializing in topics related to women in politics and policy affecting women.

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