Tackle acne and other summer skin ailments with essential oils

Essential oils have antioxidant and antiseptic properties that solve a lot of the usual summer skin troubles.

Neighbourhood Lifestyle Desk/Avi Arya: Skin care routines are never easy, and with the current weather conditions, things tend to get sticky. Clogged pores, sunburn, and acne are some of the most common problems brought on by the summer heat. It might sound strange, but one can counter oily skin woes with more oils. We’re talking about essential oils.

Quick fixes

For oily skin: To 200ml of distilled or mineral water, add 5 drops lavender essential oil and apply with the help of cotton pads. It has antimicrobial and antioxidant properties.

For normal to dry skin: Make a concoction with 200ml mineral water, 5 drops of rose essential oil and 1/2 tsp pure glycerin. It contains antiseptic and astringent properties.

For acne prone skin: Add 3 drops of tea tree oil to 10 drops mineral water and apply. It helps disinfect pores and dries out blackheads.

For acne spots: Add 2-3 drops of geranium oil to a moisturizer and apply on the face. It balances sebum production, helps reduce inflammation and heals scars.

Match the oil to your skin

•Lavender oils is for normal to oily and acne prone skin

•Rose oil has a cooling effect and is suited to all skin types

•Lavender also suits normal to oily skin

•Geranium suits normal to dry skin

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