Lighten Your Skin With Essential Oils

Essential oils are highly concentrated oils that are extracted from plants. Even Cleopatra is believed to have used them to obtain and maintain her famed flawless and glowing skin. Find out which essential oils you can use for skin lightening and brightening and how to use them.

General Precaution

Essential oils are highly concentrated and can cause allergic reactions sometimes. So before using any essential oil, it is strictly recommended to do a patch test.

  • Rose Essential Oil

Rose oil has a pleasant fragrance and it makes your skin supple and soft. Apart from its skin lightening properties, it can also reduce acne, scars, and wrinkles.

What You Will Need

  • 1 cup of chilled milk.
  • 10 drops of rose oil.

What You Have to Do

  1. Mix the rose oil and milk.
    2. Apply this mix all over your body and let it be there for a few minutes.
    3. Wash with just water.

How Often You Need to Do This

You need to use it for a couple of days.

Best Suited For

All skin types

  • Orange Essential Oil

Orange oil promotes the production of collagen, which fights signs of aging such as wrinkles and dark spots. It also protects the skin from the damage caused by ultraviolet rays.

What You Will Need

  • 3-4 drops of orange essential oil
  • 3-4 drops of coconut or jojoba oil

What You Need to Do

  1. Mix the two oils together and massage the affected area for five minutes.
    2. Leave it for a few minutes and wash the area with warm water.

How Often You Need to Do This

You need to do this every day for a week or two.

Best Suited For

This method is suited for all skin types.

 

  • Lemon Essential Oil

Lemon oil is extracted from lemon and is multipurpose due to its properties. It has antiseptic, antibacterial, and antioxidant qualities.

What You Will Need

  • 3-4 drops of lemon essential oil
  • A tablespoon of jojoba oil or water

What You Need to Do

  1. Mix the oil with the carrier oil or water and apply on the skin.
    2. Massage for few minutes and wash the skin with water.
    3. A damp cotton pad can be used to wipe it off.

How Often You Need to Do This

You need to apply this mix every day for a week.

Best Suited For

This method is suited for all skin types.

Caution

Going out immediately into the sun after applying lemon essential oil can cause sunburn.

  • Neroli Essential Oil

Neroli oil works well especially for people with oily skin. Apart from making your skin brighter, it will also treat aging signs like wrinkles and fine lines.

What You Will Need

  • Few drops of neroli oil
  • A tablespoon of carrier oil

What You Need to Do

  1. Blend the oils and apply it on your skin.
    2. Massage it on your skin for a few minutes and leave it on for 15-20 minutes.
    3. Wipe it with a damp cloth or cotton pad.

How Often You Need to Do This

You need to repeat this for a couple of days.

Best Suited For

This method is suited for all skin types.

Use the above-mentioned remedies diligently for the prescribed number of days, and you will notice a great difference in your skin tone, texture, and health.

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