We thought you might appreciate a few renegade beauty tips for zit-busting, scar-soothing and other delicate matters of the skin.
“When it comes to scars, new or old, especially if they’re on the face, we want to clear up and prevent the formation of keloids. Essential oils actually can heal old scars and new scars. If you have a new scar from a mole being removed for example, or if you’ve had a surgery of some kind; essential oils are really amazing for aiding the healing of these scars.
Healing Wounds and Scars
“For the past four or five years, a lot of work has been done on various anti-cancer, anti-tumorous oils. Essential oils like frankincense and sandalwood are very good at inhibiting the malevolent pathways of the skin cell. Which means they can stop a skin cell that thinks it wants to go down a cancerous path and turn it into a healthy, normal cell. That’s pretty exciting.
“You could apply essential oils directly to an area of your skin that you want to heal. If you’ve had minor skin surgery to have something removed, then post surgery you could apply the frankincense and sandalwood undiluted for a couple of days until the skin is dried and healed up. Continue to apply the oils until there’s no more incision.
“Then after it has healed, you will want to move to a concentrated dilution of about 50/50–one drop of frankincense to one drop of jojoba or virgin coconut oil.
That will heal the scar and prevent any of the thick keloid scar tissue from forming. You can also do this for other scars as well, using the essential oils of lavender, frankincense or immortelle. Dew Dab, which has all of those oils in it and can also be used for anointing blemishes on the face.
“As for old scars, you should take a similar approach. With the exception that you will miss that initial stage of putting the essential oils on the open wound undiluted. You’ll just use that same 50/50 dilution, and that will start breaking down the keloid scar tissue and getting the skin softer, with the skin cells regenerating. It’s bringing new life force to that area.”
Mystery Blemishes that Appear Overnight
Have you ever woken up in the morning and thought: “What grew on my face in the middle of the night?” “When I first started using infrared saunas I would get strange one off little things appearing on my skin. I’d see it when I woke up the next day and I’d think it’s just part of the detoxing process. When that happened I I would immediately apply some Vitamin E or Bio-Oil.
When you want to dry little pimples and blemishes out, Bio‐Oil is a specialist moisturizing oil that smooths and tones scars, stretch marks and uneven skin tone. It is also effective for aging and dehydrated skin. Bio‐Oil has won 85 skincare awards since its global launch in 2002. It is America’s #1 selling multi use skincare oil (IRI Total US FDMx for the year ending 4 September 2011).that’s also when you use Bio-Oil . Depending on what’s happening with your skin; you can also use it diluted with a carrier oil (Carrier oil, also known as base oil or vegetable oil, is used to dilute essential oils and absolutes before they are applied to the skin...) to anoint the whole face.
How to Heal and Recover Damaged Skin
“The skin condition Melasma is when the discoloring of the skin on the face can occur. It’s often hormonal and sometimes women get it during pregnancy.
Many women think their skin is okay, but then the sun comes out and they start getting these browner patches on their face.
So if you have that skin condition and you’re heading out in the sun be sure to protect that discoloring patch of skin with zinc oxide, cause you don’t want to get sun on that patch!!
A lot of women have also had good results with the Bio-Oil used on patches of discoloration like this. It takes two or three months of consistent application to see a patch fading so it’s good to be aware of that. When there is a hormonal condition behind the skin discoloration, you also have to then sort out what the underlying cause is.”
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