DIY Skin Brightening Recipes
Essential oils are widely used in skin care products. They contain properties to deal with different types of skin problems, such as acne, blemishes, pigmentation, wrinkles and dark spots etc. Certain essential oils are especially useful for treating dark and dull skin. They help to lighten and brighten the skin tone.
To enhance the brightness of the skin there is no need to go to the beauty salon and spend a good amount of money there which may create some extra pressure on your pocket. You can do it of your own. Buy some essentials oils and use them according to the tips. Essential oils work excellent in the long run.
Lemon Essential Oil
Lemon essential oil has anti bacterial, antiseptic and astringent qualities. It is refreshing and soothing for the skin. It brightens a dull looking skin almost instantly. It is detoxifying and it helps to lighten the skin tone, thus improving complexion and texture of the skin. Avoid going out in the sun immediately after using lemon essential oil as it can cause sun burn. Since lemon essential oil is highly concentrated, it should not be applied directly on the skin. Jojoba oil and Grape seed oil make the best oils to mix with lemon essential oil.
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Sandalwood Essential Oil
Sandalwood essential oil works wonders for skin brightening. It is the most popular oil that is used in various types of skin care products. Sandalwood essential oil has anti aging properties; it rejuvenates dull and dry skin. It moisturises dehydrated skin and it has a soothing effect on the skin. Sandalwood essential oil has astringent properties, thus it is used as a skin tightening agent. It removes excessive oil from the skin to make it look brighter and softer.
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Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender essential oil is being used to solve the various skin problems from times immemorial.
Like sandalwood oil, lavender oil also has antiseptic and antifungal properties which help to cure various skin problems like sun burn, blemishes, acne scars, hot rashes, etc.
Massage lavender oil on your skin to overcome these skin problems and to get a brighter skin enhancing the natural glow of it. But before using the lavender oil, you have to mix it in either base oil or in water. Take ½ cup warm water and add 5-6 drops lavender oil in it. Massage it on your skin. Or you can mix this lavender oil with coconut oil, pine oil or chamomile oil.
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Cedarwood Essential Oil
Cedarwood essential oil is obtained from the cedar tree. It has many beneficial effects on the skin. It is antiseptic, astringent and a good skin tonic. It suits all skin types. It regulates the secretion of sebum and prevents acne problem thus it helps to maintain a bright and clear skin. Cedarwood essential oil blends well with Bergamot Essential Oil.
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Jasmine essential oil
Jasmine essential oil is extracted from the flowers. It has a pleasing and sweet smell which uplifts your mood.
Antiseptic quality of jasmine also cures acne scars and other fungal infections very effectively. Regular massage of jasmine oil brightens your skin and makes it flawless. Mix jasmine oil in pure water before massaging it on your skin. Jasmine oil also blends well in orange juice, watermelon juice, green coconut water, etc.
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