let's do the oil list:

I’m a big supporter of clean skin! I believe that the use of the right oils depending on your skins temperment will help you to have clear, healthy skin! Here are my all time favorite’s to use!

Frankincense Essential Oil

Bets for: acne and blemish-prone skin, aging skin, reducing scarring, dry skin

Frankincense essential oil is fantastic for all skin types. It has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory benefits to the skin, making it great for acne-prone skin. It is also a natural toner, decreasing the appearance of pores and evening skin-tone. It encourages new cell growth, helping to tighten skin and reduce wrinkles and the appearance of scars. It also helps soothe chapped, dry skin.

Geranium Essential Oil

Bets for: acne and blemish-prone skin, aging skin, reducing scarring, dry skin, dermatitis, eczema

Geranium essential oil helps regulate oil production and reduces acne breakouts. It also helps improve skin elasticity and tighten skin, reducing the appearance of wrinkles. It also promotes blood circulation to the areas where it is applied, helping to heal bruises, broken capillaries, burns, cuts, dermatitis, eczema, ringworm, and other skin conditions. This baby does it all!

Lavender Essential Oil

Bets for: acne and blemish-prone skin, aging skin, reducing scarring, dry skin

Lavender essential oil is one I suggest no one goes without — it smells amazing, helps you relax and your body adapt to stress, and has great benefits for the skin. It helps regenerate skin cells so it’s great for mature skin, sun spots, and scarring. Another great oil for all skin types and needs.

Myrrh Essential Oil

Bets for: acne and blemish-prone skin, aging skin, reducing scarring, dry skin

Myrrh essential oil greatly benefits aging skin. It has strong anti-inflammatory properties that help improve skin tone, firmness, and skin elasticity, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Myrrh can also help heal sun damage, chapped skin, rashes, and eczema.

Neroli Essential Oil

Bets for: acne and blemish-prone skin, aging skin, reducing scarring, dry skin

Neroli essential oil is great for oily, sensitive, and mature skin. It helps to smooth fine lines and tone sagging skin. This rejuvenating oil contains a natural chemical called citral, which helps regenerate cells. For this reason, it is said to be very good at preventing and healing stretch marks, as well. Its antiseptic properties also balance oil production and shrink the appearance of pores without drying skin.

Patchouli Essential Oil

Bets for: aging skin, reducing scarring, dermatitis, eczema

Patchouli essential oil is particularly great for aging skin. It promotes new cell growth and smooths the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Because it also has antiseptic, antifungal, and antibacterial properties, it can also benefit skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, and acne.

Rose Essential Oil

Bets for: aging skin, reducing scarring, dermatitis, dry skin

Rose essential oil is especially great for dry or aging skin. Researchers have found that it contains several therapeutic compounds known to promote healing, especially antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory compounds. As a result, rose essential oil helps refine skin texture and tone, and can be helpful with managing skin conditions such as psoriasis and dermatitis. Interestingly, one study even found that just inhaling rose essential oil inhibits water loss in the skin!

Tea Tree Essential Oil

Bets for: acne and blemish-prone skin

Tea tree essential oil is one of the more well-known essential oils for acne-prone skin. Its antibacterial properties help ward off acne-causing bacteria and assist wound healing. It also helps to regulate oil production, which can decrease the severity and incidence of breakouts.

Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

Bets for: acne and blemish-prone skin, aging skin, reducing scarring

Ylang ylang essential oil is one of my favorite essential oils because of its rich, floral fragrance. It helps to control oil production and minimize breakouts. It also helps regenerate skin cells, smoothing fine lines and improving skin elasticity. Another great essential oil for every skin type.

*check out each oil for additional oil information and shop GoldTerra. Feel free to contact me! Let’s talk Skin!

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THE BENEFITS OF USING A FACIAL OIL 

You know that it’s important to moisturize your complexion twice a day after cleansing. And that’s something you should pay even closer attention to as you age, since your natural oil production decreases as your skin matures. Plus, daily exposure to UV rays can further compromise your skin’s ability to retain moisture, which can leave it looking and feeling lackluster and dehydrated. A facial oil can help to moisturize and nourish your skin, and it can also help to restore some radiance. There are facial oils out there for just about every skin type (yes, even oily!), so it’s easier than ever to find your perfect match. 

HOW TO APPLY FACIAL OIL

There’s just something about using a facial oil that makes us feel like we’re at the spa—don’t you agree? Want to apply facial oil like a pro? Here’s what to do: After cleansing in the morning, take around four to five drops of facial oil into your hands. Then, massage it onto your skin with your fingers. Start at your nose and then sweep your fingers towards your ears and outer eye area. Next, gently massage the skin from your eyebrows to your hairline in an upward motion. Lastly, smooth the oil from your neck to your jawline and finish with your upper chest. 

HOW TO INCORPORATE FACIAL OIL INTO YOUR SKIN CARE ROUTINE 

Now that you’re up to speed on what facial oils are, it’s time to learn how to incorporate them into your skin care routine. Keep this in mind: A few drops of oil go a long way, so there’s no need to overdo it when you’re applying. Just like with traditional moisturizer, it’s a good idea to apply a facial oil when your skin is still damp to help lock in hydration—and use massaging motions to blend it onto your skin. You can use facial oil morning and night after cleansing, and feel free to follow up with a face lotion or cream if you feel you need more hydration.