Creating a work – life balance during the hot summer months can be especially taxing on the skin! From early morning swims in the lake to late night campfires with loved ones, it’s not an understatement to say the summer is prime acne time.
Humidity in the air heightens sebum production which then settles into your pores and clogs them right up. Paired with summer heat, and sweat, your skin becomes incredibly vulnerable to acne causing bacteria. Fortunately Tea Tree, Sandalwood, Lavender, Arborvitae and Yarrow Pom Essential Oils are vital when it comes to fighting summer breakouts.
Yarrow Pom is an active botanical powerhouse that aids in revitalizing aging skin, and heal pesky acne caused by heat. Using one drop and placing directly onto the affected area, can reduce redness and inflammation. Yarrow Pom is also great in aiding the healing of other skin ailments such as eczema. Diluting the oil in a carrier oil such as Coconut can aid to reduce any skin sensitivities. When used as a spot treatment Yarrow Pom can help reduce the appearance of blemishes and promote young healthy looking skin.
Lavender Essential Oil, loved by many, is known to eliminate nervous tension. It is great for treating acne due to its antibacterial and antiseptic properties. Applying lavender essential oil directly onto the affected area using your finger, will help to reduce redness, inflammation, while it’s floral aroma soothes your senses.
Extracted from the Canadian Arborvitae tree, this Essential Oil acts as a powerful purifying agent. When applied topically for spot treatments Arborvitae Essential Oil can help to promote clear, healthy looking skin. It provides a strong earthy aroma, can provide intensified healing for cystic acne. Due to its strong properties it is not recommended to be used daily.
Tea Tree Essential Oil is best known for its cleansing and rejuvenating effect on the skin. Also known as Melaleuca is used in many high end cleansers and moisturizers to protect against environmental bacteria and season threats. Adding two drops of Tea Tree Essential Oil to your moisturizer at night can support a healthy skin complexion, and aid in the purification of your skin. Tea Tree oil leaves a refreshing cooling effect on the skin, and its aroma aids in relieving congestion. When used as a spot treatment it can assist to heal insect bites, and cystic acne.
Sandalwood trees are one of the most valuable plants in the world. Sandalwood Essential Oil is a staple in any skin care routine. It’s anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinoma properties promote healthy looking, smooth skin. When applied topically to the affected area, it can reduce the appearance of skin imperfections, including scars and blemishes.
To promote healthy and fresh looking skin all summer long, try our pretty water recipe below! Stay hydrated friends!
Quench your thirst this summer with our Pretty Water Recipe! The following recipe can aid in digestion, and help keep the digestive tract moving!
3 cups water (Distilled is prefered)
2 drops of Lemon Essential Oil
2 drops of Lime Essential Oil
2 Drops of Citrus Bliss Essential Oil (can be replaced with Grapefruit or Tangerine essential oil.
Lemon essential oil assists in cleansing your gut, and balancing your PH levels.
Lime essential oil aids any digestive issues regarding bowel movement & can act as a diuretic, assisting your body to breakdown any harsh foods.
Citrus Bliss Essential oil’s uplifting properties aid to energize the senses and offers a refreshing citrus – sweet taste.