Does your skin get irritated by over-the-counter cleansing or anti-wrinkle products? If so, you are not alone. Many skin care products contain synthetic ingredients that strip your skin of moisture or cause redness and inflammation. For this reason, many people are turning to essential oils for skin care health. Essential oils contain healing nutrients that have been shown to cross the skin barrier and naturally repair damaged skin.
These oils also help restore moisture to dry skin for a glowing, youthful appearance. Plus, they are gentle enough for most skin types.
Our founder Athena Klee, has always used Essential Oils in her beauty routine and in her TRIXSENT Research.
What Are Essential Oils?
Essential oils are also known as volatile oils. They are concentrated plant extracts obtained via distillation processes using water or steam. The oils can also be obtained by cold-pressing the plant's flowers, leaves, roots, bark, stems, fruits, and other parts.
Essential oils contain the same fragrance as the plant it is extracted from. For example, lavender oil captures the scent of lavender and is commonly used to promote calmness and relaxation. The oils can be inhaled and used in aromatherapy to promote healing and well-being of the mind and body.
Additionally, studies have shown that essential oils cross the skin barrier and can be used topically to restore damaged skin. Viotiole oils contain various pharmaceutical benefits, such as anti-itch, antioxidant, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory properties.
Essential oils have been used over the centuries to treat:
- Depression, Anxiety, Stress & Headaches
- Digestion Issues
- Muscle pain
- Respiratory problems
- Skin conditions
- Urine problems
- Swollen joints
- Oral care
- Bacterial infections
- Heart health
Best Essential Oils For Skin Care
While there are many essential oils available, it is important to know which ones are beneficial for skin health. Team TRIXSENT highly recommends 'cold-pressed' as the preferred oil extraction process because it is a heat and chemical-free process that ensures the oil's beneficial compounds are intact. It also limits irritating byproducts that may cause skin redness or inflammation.
Here are the TRIXSENT recommended essential oils for skin care:
Rose Oil - Originated in Ancient Greece
On social media, many celebrities claim that cold-pressed rose oil is their best-kept secret for maintaining beautiful skin! Rose essential oil contains anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antioxidant, calming and relaxant properties. It can be used to gently cleanse your face or apply it after washing as a moisturizer.
When applied topically, rose essential oil helps restore moisture to dry skin without clogging pores. It also helps reduce the appearance of scars, acne, red spots, and wrinkles thanks to its wide variety of antioxidant, vitamin and mineral profiles.
Mugwort Oil - Eastern Europe & Asia
Mugwort essential oil belongs to the Artemisia family and contains several active ingredients, such as β-pinene, α-pinene, camphor, and 1,8-cineole. So many studies have shown that mugwort oil contains antibacterial, antioxidant, and antifungal properties.
Mugwort is best known for its ability to target dry, red patches of skin. It has been shown to help treat eczema and can also be used to clear bacteria to improve acne.
Additionally, mugwort oil is an excellent natural deodorant because it reduces body odour. Using some under your arms can help kill bacteria that make your skin smell while keeping you fresh all day.
Coriander Oil - Originated in S. Asia & N. Africa
Coriander essential oil contains antioxidants and vitamins that restore damaged skin and fight wrinkles from sun damage. It also has antifungal properties to help cleanse the skin and remove bacteria from pores. This natural cleanser helps treat acne and topical bacterial infections and can also be used as a natural deodorant under your arms.
You can use Coriander Oil topically to prevent blackheads and keep excess oil to a minimum for brighter and healthier skin.
Sage Oil - Dalmatia, Spain
Sage essential oil contains various beneficial nutrients for skin health, including linalyl acetate and geranyl. Antifungal, antibacterial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties can be used cosmetically to restore damaged skin and promote natural beauty.
Sage Oil can be used topically to control excess oil production, which is excellent for controlling body odour. It also helps reduce wrinkles and scars in older skin and effectively treats fungal and bacterial skin conditions.
Frankincense Oil - Africa, India, Middle East
Frankincense essential oil is one of the best essential oils for skin health. It contains antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and tissue-rebuilding properties to restore damaged skin and influence the growth of new, healthy skin cells for a glowing, radiant, and youthful appearance.
Frankincense oil has also been shown to help protect against melanoma cancer due to its antioxidant properties.
A daily application of Frankincense Oil is a great way to protect your skin against potential sun damage. You can also use it to prevent skin itching, reduce inflammation and redness, prevent wrinkles, and moisturize skin.
Ambrette Oil - IndiaThanks to its antimicrobial properties, Ambrette Oil has been used in India to heal skin wounds, treat skin conditions, and as a non-animal substitute for musk in perfumes. Use Ambrette oil to reduce the appearance of scars and wrinkles, as a natural skin cleanser, an excellent skin tonic for dry or sensitive skin.
It is also incredibly nourishing and can be used to treat skin conditions:
- Acne & Dermatitis
- Burns & Wounds
- Chapped, Inflamed & Dry Patches
- Scars, wrinkles, and skin imperfections
- Skin fungal or bacterial conditions
- Eczema & Psoriasis
- Sunspots & Wrinkles
Essential oils are gentle and natural, making them excellent for skin health. You can use them to cleanse the skin, protect against aging and body odour, and restore moisture to dry skin.
Remember! Always pick a product that contains cold-pressed oils, as these have not been heated to high temperatures or processed, which kills the active ingredients.
If you are interested in how the TRIXSENT Therapy Oils can benefit you and your skin, please reach out to us via the Contact page. A Team TRIXSENT member will follow-up with you.