In our series Face oils, today, part 3, it is time for Oily to Normal skin
Oily to Normal skin
Oily skin is caused by overactive sebaceous glands. These are subject to hormonal changes which is why oily skin can become a problem during puberty. Overactive sebaceous glands can lead to seborrhoea but more often the problem occurs as oily patches which leave the skin shinning. Ironically, this condition often results from over-cleanliness – specially, scrubbing the face with harsh cleansers and soaps or using astringents that contain alcohol.
Many commercial lotions which are designed to decrease a skin actually cause the sebaceous glands to produce more fat to compensate for the lack of it those results.
Thankfully, the essential oils have the capacity to balance the skin without making the glands produce more sebum and can provide the perfect solution to these sometimes intractable problems.
Oil to normal skin oil Bases: Almond, Apricot Kernel, Grapeseed, Hazelnut
Additional To Base Oil: Borage Seed, Evening Primrose, and Carrot.
Essential oils suitable: Chamomile German, Lavender, Juniper, Geranium, Palmarosa, Cypress, Pettigraine, Lemon, Marjoram, Lime, Rosemary, Orange, Jasmine, Frankincense, Ylang-ylang.
Day Balance oil: diluted 2 tablespoons of hazelnut oil to which you have added
- 8 Drops Juniper,
- 10 Geranium,
- 10 Drops Lemon,
- 2 Drops Rosemary Hyssop.
Massage the oil in and then dab the face with a tissue until no excess oil shows there.
Night oil treatment – diluted 2 tablespoons of hazelnut oil to which you have added:
- 10 drops – Juniper
- 05 drops – Frankincense
- 05 drops – Marjoram
- 10 drops – Lemon
- 15 drops – Pettigraine
And blend well. Massage a small amount into the skin and leave it for a while and then wipe off the excess with a tissue.
Valerie Ann Worwood has a doctorate in complementary health and is a clinical aromatherapist who teaches throughout the world training therapists and medical practitioners. Her books include The Fragrant Mind, The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy, Aromatherapy for the Healthy Child, Endometriosis Natural Treatment Program (with Julia Stonehouse) and Aromatherapy for the Soul.
Next time more Face Oils part 4…