What is facial aromatherapy?
Facial aromatherapy involves use of essential oils and aromatic plant oils for improving psychological and physical well-being. It is very similar to a beauty medical treatment where skin concerns can be specifically targeted using certain oils. The practice of aromatherapy, utilize blends of therapeutic essential oils that can be issued through topical application, massage, inhalation or water immersion to stimulate the desired response in the skin tissues. It acts externally but due to the porosity of liquids, results of aromatherapy are clearly visible in inner skin tissues. It cleanses your skin pores from the depth and infuses essential oils in it that heal and repair your skin.
How does facial aromatherapy work?
Aromatherapy can be incorporated into your beauty routine in several ways. You can add essential oils to a facial steam and let your skin tissues absorb them. Adding a few drops to your bathing water also works wonders for your skin and leaves your skin subtly scented. Apart from giving topical relief, these scents are highly effective in calming your nerves and organising a rhythmic circulation in your body. Aromatherapy can also be performed by means of facial massages which help in removal of dead skin cells and nourishing the skin tissues. Just add a few drops of essential oil to your daily moisturiser and apply it all over the face.
Which oils to use?
There are numerous oils and each of them has a certain impact on your skin texture and elasticity. However, it is important to identity which oil works for which skin type and concern. Use tea tree or chamomile oil to treat dry and itchy skin that may be caused due to lack of moisture or infections. Oils that have a citric base such as lemon and orange can be used for whitening your skin tone and removing blemishes. Rose and jasmine oils can be used to restore lost moisture and nourishment from the skin tissues. Eucalyptus oil can be used to treat severe acne and rosacea due to its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.