We suffer from a variety of skin blemishes as a result of aging and other circumstances, including those oh-so-dreaded problems like stretch marks and cellulite. They’re no fun. They are, simply, the bane of existence for millions of people all around the world — and they can be particularly troubling for women.
After all, with weight loss and pregnancy among the primary culprits, women are constantly struggling to rid themselves of these pesky skin marks and blemishes. And while they don’t pose health concerns, they can certainly have an impact on self esteem.
For more serious skin issues such as cancer, we always recommend you see a professional doctor (we, of course, have to put that disclosure in there). But for other more minor skin problems, natural solutions like essential oils can work wonders. Some of these skin issues that can be addressed, for example, are:
- Stretch marks
- Bags under your eyes
- Flabby or itchy skin
Skin blemishes can come in a variety of ways, such as the natural aging process, stress of your body, increased food or sun exposure, and much, much more. Stretch marks in particular often stem from aging, weight gain, and pregnancy, but there can be other culprits too.
Essential oils, a completely organic skin care alternative, offer countless benefits for these problems. Rather than bathing in chemical-infused commercial skin products, you can use these natural oils to not only treat, but prevent future stretch marks, cellulite, etc. It does take due diligence, but it certainly can happen, if you’re willing to put forth the effort.
Skin Blemishes and Suggested Essential Oils
There are a number of single oils and blends you can use to treat stretch marks, cellulite, and other skin problems. And depending on your skin, some may work better than others. Sometimes you may need to do some trial and error to find the best solution. To name a few:
If you’re suffering from bags under your eyes, you should first look for the root cause. Such causes could include everything from sleep deprivation, water retention, and a lack of sufficient exercise. All organic oils such as Myrrh, Sandalwood, Cypress, and Frankincense are known to have helped with these unfortunate dark circles under your eyes. Who wants to look tired all of the time.
If you’d like to create your own lotion, use fractionated coconut oil as a carrier, and then add Geranium, Helichrysum, Lavender, and Frankincense. Note: use 12 drops of essential oil for each ounce of carrier.
Oils For Pregnancy Stretch Marks
While pregnancy, and the creation life, is a beautiful thing, those weary stretch marks are never fun. But rather than forking over bundles of money on surgery and prescriptions, essential oils are an organic alternative to dealing with these undesirable skin blemishes.
About 50 to 80 percent of women suffer from stretch marks as a result of pregnancy. Many contenders argue that stretch marks are genetic and that no topical applications will have any positive effect. But while genetics certainly play a role, there have been plenty of studies that show the contrary (not to mention, countless personal testimonies).
Lavender and myrrh can lessen the chance for stretch marks while boosting the elasticity of your skin. One crucial note to consider when applying essential oils during pregnancy is buying the right essential oil — not just the type of oil itself, but also the brand. Be sure to research the products you buy, because some may be harmful to your body and/or the baby.
- Essential oils are one of the most effective natural options when dealing with stretch marks or other skin blemishes.
- Among the most effective oils for your skin are lavender, frankincense, and sandalwood.
- Essential oils can have a positive influence on lessening stretch marks for women with pregnancy.