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Essential oils for oily skin

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What is an oily skin?

Oily skin is caused by too much sebum being produced in tiny glands just beneath the surface of the skin. Sebum is a natural lubricant, which everybody needs for the health and good appearance of their skin but too much of it produces an oily appearance, which is often associated with spots, blackheads and a tendency to ac...

What is an oily skin?

Oily skin is caused by too much sebum being produced in tiny glands just beneath the surface of the skin. Sebum is a natural lubricant, which everybody needs for the health and good appearance of their skin but too much of it produces an oily appearance, which is often associated with spots, blackheads and a tendency to acne. This is often more visible in adolescence because sebum production is linked to the activity of the whole endocrine system, which is in a state of flux following puberty.

Essential oils for oily skin

Essential oils can help these problems directly by reducing the amount of sebum produced, and indirectly by controlling the bacteria, which thrive on the surface of an oily skin. Several oils combine both these actions, and are obviously the most effective. Bergamot, Cedarwood, Cypress, Lavender and Sandalwood are the best examples.

Bergamot and Sandalwood are the best and have a real effectiveness. They have aromas acceptable to both men and women, and are often familiar because they are used in commercial toiletries.

A good blend for an oily skin is 50% of Bergamot oil and 50% of Lavender oil:

  • Bergamot directly reduces sebum production.
  • Lavender has a balancing effect on the sebaceous glands to adjust the production of sebum.

Both are very antiseptic and will control bacteria on the surface of the skin.

Oily skin might requires long term care. However, as it is not good to use the same oil for more than a week or two, you can use an other blend 50% of Cedar oil, or 50% of Sandalwood oil.

Any of these oils and various blends of them can be made up into cleansing and toning lotions for use at home and can replace commercial products. Most commercial products sold for oily skins indeed have a high alcohol content and remove all, or almost all, sebum from the skin. This improves the appearance temporarily, but has the effect of eventually increasing sebum production, since the glands respond to the absence of sebum on the skin by making more.

Some people are confused by the idea of using oils to treat an oily skin, but of course essential oils are non-greasy by nature, and all traces of carrier oil should be carefully removed (after leaving them one hour to get the full effect) by gently washing the face.

Geranium oil also has a balancing effect on the endocrine system and on the sebaceous glands. It is another valuable alternative to the oils already mentioned, or can be blended with one or more of them.

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  • Bergamot essential oil
    fl-bergamota

    Main properties: urinary tract infections depression and anxiety skin care: acne, oily skins and all infected skinQuality guarantee: All essential oils are 100% pure, undiluted and chemotyped (an analysis of their composition has been performed) on each bottle, a "lot number" is written, which allows us to give you the exact composition if you need.

    $ 9.990
  • Atlas cedar essential oil
    fl-cedro-atlas

    Main properties: relaxing effect on the mind for respiratory conditions such as asthma, bronchitis, cough... potent antiseptic and astringent effects useful for celluliteQuality guarantee: All essential oils are 100% pure, undiluted and chemotyped (an analysis of their composition has been performed) on each bottle, a "lot number" is written, which allows...

    $ 7.990
  • Geranium essential oil
    fl-geranio-egipto

    Main properties: useful in treating injuries excellent solution in menopausal problems for cellulitis, fluid retention tonic effect on both the liver and kidneysQuality guarantee: All essential oils are 100% pure, undiluted and chemotyped (an analysis of their composition has been performed) on each bottle, a "lot number" is written, which allows us to...

    $ 11.990
  • Lavender Fine AOC essential oil
    fl-lavanda-fina-aoc

    Main properties: for colds, coughs, catarrh and sinusitis, as well as flu relief of muscular plain for premenstrual syndrome useful for children and babies if you suffer from eczemaQuality guarantee: All essential oils are 100% pure, undiluted and chemotyped (an analysis of their composition has been performed) on each bottle, a "lot number" is written,...

    $ 11.990
  • Lavender essential oil
    fl-lavanda-verdadera

    Main properties: for colds, coughs, catarrh and sinusitis, as well as flu relief of muscular plain for premenstrual syndrome useful for children and babies if you suffer from eczemaQuality guarantee: All essential oils are 100% pure, undiluted and chemotyped (an analysis of their composition has been performed) on each bottle, a "lot number" is written,...

    $ 8.990
  • Lemon Balm/melissa essential oil
    fl-melisa

    Main properties: for allergies regulating effect on the menstrual cycle to lower high blood pressureQuality guarantee: All essential oils are 100% pure, undiluted and chemotyped (an analysis of their composition has been performed) on each bottle, a "lot number" is written, which allows us to give you the exact composition if you need.

    $ 20.990
  • Sandalwood essential oil
    fl-sandalo

    Main properties: very powerful urinary antiseptic for cystitis and gonorrhea for dry, persistent and irritating coughs helpful for oily skins and acneQuality guarantee: All essential oils are 100% pure, undiluted and chemotyped (an analysis of their composition has been performed) on each bottle, a "lot number" is written, which allows us to give you the...

    $ 14.990
  • Bergamot mint essential oil
    fl-menta-bergamota

    Main properties: used to counter anxiety, nervous tension, and other stress related disorders ideal for the menopausal woman aphrodisiac properties for infections of the urinary tract and respiratory systemQuality guarantee: All essential oils are 100% pure, undiluted and chemotyped (an analysis of their composition has been performed) on each bottle, a...

    $ 7.990
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