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Essential Oils You Should Include In Your Winter Skin Care Routine

By Somya Ojha

Climatic conditions during winter season can take a serious toll on your skin's health and appearance.

Lack of moisture along with the drop in temperature can leave your skin looking dry, dehydrated and dull.

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During this time of the year, it is extremely important to treat your skin with ingredients that can effectively moisturize your skin and give it a boost of hydrating it. And, this is where essential oils can come in handy.

There are certain essential oils that can soothe winter skin, prevent breakouts, ward off dryness as well as moisturize your skin in an effective way. These essential oils are safe to use, cost-effective and highly potent. Because of their numerous skin-benefiting features, they are often cited as ingredients for winter skin care.

Today, at Boldsky, we've curated a list of those essential oils that deserve a spot in your winter skin care routine. These essential oils can work wonders on the state of your skin during the winter season.

Take a look at them, here:

Note: Always use an essential oil in its diluted form and it is important to do a patch test with an essential oil blend prior to applying it all over your skin.

1. Sandalwood Essential Oil

The rejuvenating power of this essential oil makes it an incredible remedy for treating dry skin during winter season.

How To Use:

Just mix a few drops of sandalwood essential oil with your weekly facial mask and treat your skin with the resulting blend. Other than that, you can mix it with a carrier oil and massage your skin with the blend.

2. Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender essential oil is loaded with skin-soothing properties that can help you get rid of acne breakouts during this time of the year.

How To Use:

Combine a few drops of lavender essential oil with a carrier oil like coconut oil and massage the resulting concoction onto your skin for getting the desired results.

3. Jasmine Essential Oil

Packed with antiseptic properties, jasmine essential oil can effectively prevent the infection-causing bacteria from spoiling your skin's beauty.

How To Use:

Twice a week, add a few drops of this essential oil to your moisturizer and apply it all over your skin. It will leave your skin feeling soft and smooth.

4. Cedarwood Essential Oil

The immense healing properties of this essential oil make it another excellent remedy for boosting your skin's health during this time of the year.

How To Use:

Simply add a few drops of cedarwood essential oil to your weekly facial mask. Treat your skin with the resulting concoction. It will ensure that your skin stays breakout-free and smooth at all times.

5. Flax Seed Essential Oil

This is another remarkable essential oil that can help your skin stay healthy during the winter season by ensuring that it stays well-moisturized and hydrated at all times.

How To Use:

Create a concoction of flax seed essential oil and a carrier oil like olive oil. Once a week, treat your skin to this blend to ward off dryness.

6. Geranium Essential Oil

Geranium essential oil can come in handy for imparting a nice glow on an otherwise dull-looking skin during the winter days.

How To Use:

Add 2-3 drops of this essential oil to your moisturizer and apply it all over your skin. This method can be tried twice a week for getting a glowing skin.

7. Rosewood Essential Oil

Be it treating various unsightly skin conditions or providing your skin with the much-needed moisture, rosewood essential oil can do it all.

How To Use:

Add 2-3 drops of this essential oil to your facial mask and treat your skin with the resulting blend to ensure that it stays healthy and looks pretty throughout the season.

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    Story first published: Thursday, December 28, 2017, 17:00 [IST]
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