If you, like me, are big into all things DIY, then you’ll absolutely love this skincare hack…
Let’s Talk About Essential Oils
Essential oils are a simple, but cost effective way to boost your skincare regime. Simply mix up your own facial treatment by diluting a few drops of your choice into a carrier oil that is best suited to your skin type.
Which Carrier Oil is Best For My Skin Concern?
Oily/Acne-prone skin: Jojoba oil
Jojoba oil is by far one of the best options to soothe and hydrate acne-prone skin. And although it is commonly referred to as oil, jojoba is actually liquid wax from the jojoba seed and is very similar to the natural sebum skin produces.
Dry/Dull skin: Rosehip oil
Rosehip oil is great for stimulating, regenerating and toning effects on the skin.
Mature/Ageing skin: Argan oil
Argan oil is full to the brim with antioxidants and great for ageing or damaged skin, plus helps to diminish scarring while improving elasticity.
Which Essential Oil is Best For My Skin Concern?
Oily/Acne-prone skin: Tea tree oil or frankincense
If you’re looking to reduce blemishes, start by applying topical ingredients that are anti-septic, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory. Essential oils such as tea tree or frankincense will do the trick.
Dry/Dull skin: Lavender oil
Lavender essential oil is a popular choice for those who suffer with dull, dry or rough skin, and with good reason. We love that it soothes and calms the skin almost instantly, not to mention its dreamy scent.
Mature/Ageing skin: Geranium oil
Mature skins will love geranium essential oil as it was praised for its wrinkle-minimising and skin tightening abilities by the ancient Egyptians.
Compiled by Beauty Editor, Martinique Stevens
A scent obsessed beauty editor with a flair for fashion and an affinity for anything kawaii. When she’s not researching skincare ingredient lists for the latest low-down on what this or that compound or chemical does on the skin, you can expect to find her off-loading stress at the gym, enjoying a salsa dancing social or hunting for the latest fragrance.