Truth: Many believe facial oil blends featuring essential oils are pure vitamins for the skin. And if your skin is suffering from certain conditions, why not look to healing it with the highly-concentrated skincare magic that comes in the form of essential oils. We’re not talking any essential oil blend here, but those that are designed specifically for the face and made from highly-concentrated extracts at precise combinations to help heal and treat the skin. If you are suffering from common skin conditions such as acne, rosacea or even just looking for anti-aging or dry skin solutions, here’s how essential oils can change how you feel about your skin.
The Tuel Difference
Made with active botanicals, Tuel Essential Oils Blends are 15% pure essential oils. Each formula starts with a grapeseed or jojoba oil base, with specific, natural ingredients added in to benefit skin type and conditions. Basically nutrition for your skin, essential oil blends are best when used as part of your regular skincare routine. Apply before your moisturizer by adding 5-7 drops to moist hands, rub together and smooth onto your face and neck avoiding the eye area. A good rule of thumb is when the weather is warm only use essential oil blends as part of your nighttime skincare routine. When it’s cold outside they can be used morning and night.
Essential Oil Guide by Skin Condition
Let’s take a look at the types of essential oil blends that may help alleviate some common skin conditions. As with any skin condition, be sure to consult with your doctor first.
- Seborrheic Dermatitis: Extra oil production can sometimes lead to this condition which can cause red scaly patches on the face. While treatment should depend on symptoms, an essential oil designed to control excess sebum while using a balancing blend of lemongrass, bergamot and cypress to refine enlarged pores, balance bacteria, and moisturize the skin might help ease the condition. While it may seem counterproductive to add oil to oily skin, the right treatment such as Balanced Essential Oil Blend, will actually help heal and balance the oil on the skin.
- Acne: Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States, with 85% of people between the ages of 12 and 24 experiencing at least some form of acne breakouts. Triggered by diet, hormones, stress, medication, and skincare products, it’s important to fight acne-causing bacteria by using products that are not too aggressive and will instead heal without stripping your skin. An essential oil blend that uses a clearing blend of bergamot, cedarwood and palmarosa can help balance oil levels and prevent breakouts, while minimizing the appearance of scarring and calm inflamed spots.
- Dry Skin: If your winter skin’s dry and flaky texture has got you down, try an essential oil blend designed to soothe, soften and improve the skin. A nourishing blend of rosemary, bergamot mint and geranium will help boost hydration, kick-start repair, support healthy circulation, and improve overall skin health.
- Aging Skin: Essential oil blends can do wonders to help combat signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles, especially when formulated specifically for mature skin. Look for essential oils rich in antioxidants such as cypress, vetiver and carrot seed.
- Reactive Conditions Such as Rosacea and Eczema: If you have dry, itchy skin with a rash that feels scaly, chances are you have Eczema. Rosacea can have redness and swelling at the center of your face, forehead and cheeks that sometimes is caused by internal inflammation. To help ease the symptoms caused by these conditions, try an essential oil blend that offers a soothing blend of lavender, roman chamomile and geranium that can help reduce inflammation, strengthen your skin’s natural defenses and promote healing.