Spring Skincare: 5 Essential Oils for Detox & Cleanse
We are all a bit tired of the winter, aren't we? No matter, how hard we try to keep that youthful glow during the cold months, our skin still looks a bit dull and tired.
Have you noticed that during the winter that breakouts are more common than usual? Cold weather affects the skin by tightening the pores and reducing blood circulation. As a result, this reduces the oil production (sebum) - the natural protective layer of the skin, which is responsible for retaining the moisture. We end up with the cracking, flaking skin and much more breakouts than usual.
Luckily, Spring is fast approaching (Cannot wait!!!), and we can help our skin to detox and get it ready for the beautiful days ahead.
Skin detox and cleanse with essential oils is vital as it revives and rejuvenates the skin by removing dead skin cells, gives needed nourishment and moisture after the "dry-skin season".
We've got a selection of all-natural recipes to help you detox the skin and feel the renewal of the Spring on your skin.
Orange Essential Oil
You know orange fruits are full of Vitamin C, which is excellent for the immune system. Orange Essential Oil is a concentrated form and has fantastic detoxifying properties. It decongests the skin while protecting it from further damage due to its antiseptic effects.
Exfoliating Facial Scrub with Orange Essential OilCombine a cup of Demerara Sugar with a third Jojoba Carrier Oil and 15 drops of Orange Essential Oil. Put in an airtight jar and use an exfoliating detox facial scrub. First, moisten the face skin with a damp towel or adding some water with your fingertips. Apply a small amount of your hand-made scrub and gently rub on your face with circular motions.
Frankincense Essential OilFrankincense is a versatile oil and works holistically on both mind and body. It balances oily skin and can prevent premature ageing and sun damage.
Frankincense Detoxifying Face MaskCombine a tablespoon of green clay with a teaspoon maca powder and two tablespoons apple cider vinegar. Mix well and next, add two drops of Frankincense Essential Oil. Apply to clean skin and leave it for 10 minutes. Wash off thoroughly with lukewarm water.
Eucalyptus Essential OilEucalyptus is a miracle oil as it is both antibacterial and antifungal. It also can help wound treatment. It soothes dry, irritated skin by bringing calm. It has a positive effect on acne-prone skin.
Detox Eucalyptus bathPrepare yourself with a medium-size bowl and mix a cup of Epsom salt, a cup of sea salt, two cups baking soda and ten drops of Organic Eucalyptus Essential Oil. Blend all ingredients very well and add the mixture to the hot water.
Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender oil is well-know for its fresh, relaxing aroma and endless uses. It is soothing and relieving. In skincare, it acts as a cleanser, calmer, healer and detoxifier.
Lavender Cocoa Body Detox ScrubIn a medium-sized bowl, mix 1/3 Jojoba Oil, a cup of demerara sugar, two tablespoons of cocoa powder, five drops of Lavender Organic Essential Oil and five drops of Grapefruit Organic Essential Oil.
Mix all ingredients and transfer into an airtight container with a lid. Use by gently massaging over your body with circular movements. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water.
Chamomile Essential Oil
Similarly to Lavender Oil, Chamomile one is also very famous and widely adopted in skincare. It has anti-inflammatory, soothing and detoxifying properties. It helps fight and clear acne and premature ageing. It is a healer of wounds and reliever of skin irritations.
Soothing Detox Bath SoakIn a small bowl, mix 2 cups of Epsom salt with a tablespoon of Coconut Oil, a teaspoon of Chamomile Essential Oil and a teaspoon of Lemon Essential Oil. Mix well and add to hot water. Relax and enjoy.
Here you go, some great recipes of Detox TLC for face and body. Take some time for just yourself and receive the care you need. Whether you have 10 mins or an hour, remember to relax and enjoy the healing and detoxifying power of essential oils. Your skin will repay with a radiant glow.
Thank you for reading. Hope you enjoy!