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Essential Oils for Dry Skin

NOTE: This page is great for general guidance, but if you have a particular health condition you should always consult a practicing professional. When you consult your dermatologist, you may want to talk with them about the following options.

Dry Skin Dry skin may occur at certain times of the year (when the air contains least moisture), naturally from age, or when there is reduced activity in the oil glands in your pores. People often use creams and moisturizers, but some essential oils may provide relief. Lavender Not just for sleep and relaxation, Lavender is traditionally used as a cure all remedy. This multi-purpose oil may help balance out moisture levels in your skin. Anti-inflammatory properties can reduce redness and help with natural hydration that can repair dry skin without making it too greasy.

Sandalwood Compounds in Sandalwood are known for reducing inflammation and promoting moisture in the skin.

Chamomile Azulene in Chamomile oil, is known to increase moisture and reduce inflammation. Those who suffer from ragweed allergies may want to avoid using this oil, as it may be a trigger for ragweed allergies.

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