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Aromatherapy Skin Care Advice for Oily Skin

Essential oils help cleanse and tone oily skin and make it feel fresh and invigorated.

The oils used for oily skin care are similar to those used for acne.  After applying the oils, use a warm flannel over the face as a hot compress to open pores.

50ml apricot oil
10 drops lemon oil
10 drops cypress oil
5 drops bergamot oil

Before applying the oils, spray your skin with a toner such as witch hazel, then dab on a few drops of the oil mixture.

Facial steam

Fill a large bowl with hot water and add a few drops of camomile for a soothing facial. Or try lavender, peppermint, thyme or rosemary for a stimulating facial steam. 

Put a towel over your head and let the vapors penetrate your pores for about 5 minutes.  Then cleanse, tone and moisturize.

We have included valuable information on the use of essential oils to heal and soothe various skin conditions:



Calm down an angry red blemish by holding an ice cube over it for a few seconds, then apply medicated concealer.