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5 Ways to Enhance Your Skincare Routine Using Essential Oils

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Lemongrass Spa Products offers a variety of essential oils, with multiple uses and benefits to enrich and intensify your skincare routine. Below will explain what each essential oil is best used for and how to easily incorporate the into your everyday routine.

Essential Oils

  • Tea Tree helps combat acne.
  • Lavender helps decrease inflammation, irritation and redness.
  • Frankincense aids in reducing signs of aging such as fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, lack of firmness and dull skin.
  • Lemongrass helps balance oil overproduced by the skin.
  • Geranium reduces the signs of aging and helps fight wrinkles.

How to Incorporate Essential Oils into Your Skin Care Routine

1) Add 1 drop of essential oil to 1 pump of Lemongrass Spa face crème, eye crème, serum or makeup primer.

2) Add 2-3 drops of essential oil to a warm washcloth or Lemongrass Spa’s Soft Boucle Facial Pads with Natural Cotton to improve your cleansing routine. If you like to steam your skin to cleanse your pores add 4-5 drops of essential oil per cup of water. This not only gives an aromatherapy effect but a deeper cleanse, too.

3) A quick and simple way to incorporate essential oils to your routine is to add them to your weekly face mask. Add 1 drop of essential oil per quarter size amount of mask and then continue to follow the face mask usage directions. Try adding Geranium Essential Oil to your Pomegranate Facial Mask.

4) Adding essential oils to the prebiotic skin care line. Prebiotics feed the good bacteria on the skin so the good bacteria can fight the bad bacteria. Most essential oils all have some sort of anti-bacterial quality to them, so when you think about it, it does sound contradicting. However, the key here is balance. By adding a drop of essential oil to the prebiotic line you can still receive all the benefits of the essential oil and the prebiotics. Keep in mind that sea kelp, coconut oil and other ingredients in the prebiotic line will still be feeding the good bacteria on your skin regardless of the essential oil. As with any skincare ingredient just make sure you are not adding too much or over using the essential oils.

5) Using essential oils to spot treat the skin. This is the most powerful and effective way to use an essential oil on your skin. The key word with this is spot (a very small portion of your face). This is best used for people who suffer with one to two pimples, a small age spot or one to two wrinkles. This is not for people to suffer from concerns covering most of their face. Add ½ to 1 drop of essential oil to 1 teaspoon of Fractionated Coconut Oil and apply directly to area of concern. This method is best used at night when the skin does most of its repairing. Spot treating a couple blemishes with Tea Tree Essential Oil or a small age spot with Frankincense Essential Oil are two of the most common ways to use this method.

***As a word of caution make sure to avoid getting any essential oil directly around the eye area. I would use all of them from the orbital bone down just as a safe precaution.

Do you use essential oils in your skin care routine? If so, let me know how in the comments below.

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Lauren Wilkerson is a licensed esthetician and skincare guru.  Being part of a company that offers natural skincare has always been a dream of hers and it came to fruition two years ago. Lauren enjoys educating clients on proper techniques, avoiding skincare pitfalls and finding natural solutions that are healthy and affordable.

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