Dark spots are the worst thing that can happen on your face. The major reason behind dark spots is pigmentation that occurs on the face and leaves it with scars and spots that are caused due to hormonal imbalance, sunburns, Chemical based beauty products, Skin inflammation and excess of oil on the face which hampers your face beauty.
Essential oils are the hottest selling and highly demanded natural healing products for getting rid of these dark spots due to their medicinal and therapeutic properties. These are anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and antiseptic in nature and are used since ancient times to heal skin problems. But you need to be aware of which essential oil would be best to battle against these spots. Essential oil is natural products that act as wonderful tonic to repair your skin tissues, restore skin complexion, preserve skin cells and fade away dark spots. Here you have a list of best 7 essential oils to overcome dark spots to get flawless, glowing and healthy skin.
FRANKINCENSE – Frankincense is extracted from the resins of frankincense plan It is one of the great oil that promotes cell generation, tightens loosened skin, overcomes the appearance of scars and dark spots on face. It has powerful antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties that can heal skin inflammation, brighten up dull skin, treats hyper-pigmentation with its active constituents.
SANDALWOOD – Sandalwood essential oil is extracted from the sandalwood tree when it grows until 30-40 years. It is one of the ancient oil which is highly demanded due to its numerous benefits that helps to fight against skin infections, scars, acne, skin irritation, rashes, dark spots, itchy skin. It has anti-bacterial, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent and anti-aging properties that can heal skin problems like blemishes, uneven skin tone, tanning, skin inflammation rapidly to make your face look absolutely flawless.
TEA-TREE – Tea –Tree essential oil is extracted from the tea tree plant. It has potential ant-microbial, antiviral, anti-bacterial and anti-oxidant properties that can heal acne, pimples, scars and dark spots. It has the wonderful ability to prevent the formation of pigments, rapidly cures blemishes that hampers your face beauty. Tea-tree oil helps to fight against skin issues faster making it scar free and spotless.
LAVENDER – Lavender essential oil is one of the best soothing oil that helps in reducing skin inflammation that is caused due to pigments and gives a calming and soothing effect on the skin. It has antibiotic and antiseptic properties that work wonderfully in curing redness and diminish dark spots on face. Lavender oil is effective in healing the skin tissues, rashes and helps repair damaged skin.
LEMON – Lemon essential oil is extracted the lemon peel that carries unique chemical compound limonene in it which gives wonderful skin lightening effect making it scar and spot free. It has the ability to remove dead skin cells that lightens and brightens skin by healing uneven skin tone to give your face flawless and glowing look.
TURMERIC – Turmeric essential is extracted from the rhizomes of Curcuma Longa L. It has special constituent the curcumin that is very effective in treating the excess melanin which is formed on the face and cause the appearance of dark spots. Turmeric oil is widely used for ayurvedic medicinal practices and act as a tonic to heal skin problems, fade away scars, redness, acne, pigmentation, blemishes, repair damaged skin, and clears skin complexion that enhances your face beauty.
CARROT SEED – Carrot seed essential oil is extracted from the carrot seeds of wild carrot plant and has anti-fungal and anti-microbial properties that can battle against old scars. It carrier chemical constituent beta carotene which is very effective in skin lightening by reducing the appearance of dark spots and scars by overcoming the formation of pigmentation.
BEST CARRIER OILS TO BLEND WITH ESSENTIAL OIL FOR DARK SPOTS- Jojoba oil, Sweet Almond oil, Grapeseed oil, Pomegranate oil, Avocado oil, Apricot Kernel oil.
IMPORTANT POINT TO REMEMBER ALWAYS: When you apply Essential oil on your face, always blend them with carrier oil and never go out in sun to avoid any kind of skin irritation or sensation that could happen if you use essential oil directly without blending them as they are highly concentrated oils and a Patch-test should be done before using. If used properly by diluting with carrier oils will surely help to clear off dark spots and scars making your face look clean, clear and attractive.
Author: Ms. Supriya Arora, A Professional trainer for Essential Oils & Aroma Therapy at KHADI INDIA