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5 Tips & Tricks for Creating Your At-Home Spa



Tips & Tricks for Creating Your At-Home Spa

There is nothing nicer than taking the time to pamper yourself now and again with an at-home spa.

It is great for your body, in obvious ways, but also really relaxing for the psyche.

This is why many women opt for regular spa treatments – massages, facials, saunas, and what have you.

However, in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, hitting the spa can be a bit difficult, depending on where you live.

Another big argument against regular spa visits is that they can leave a serious hole in your wallet. But worry not, because, by the end of this article, you’ll know how to make your very own at-home spa in only a few, easy steps.

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It might be a good idea to involve someone else in your at-home spa experience, either one of your girlfriends or even your significant other. This can be a great chance to bond!

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     1. Start by getting comfy

Just like you would in a regular spa, start your at-home relaxing experience by getting comfy.

This can mean sweatpants, a fluffy robe, or anything else that might inspire comfort and relaxation.

     2. Run yourself a nice, relaxing bath

Honestly, is there anything nicer than just soaking in the tub, reading, or just listening to your favorite musical artist?

This is why no at-home spa experience is complete without a properly hot and relaxing bath.

This will help by loosening up your muscles and putting you in the right frame of mind for some much-needed me-time.

It will also get you properly cleansed so that you can enjoy the rest of your spa treatments.

What you’ll need for a nice, relaxing bath:

  • Bath bombs – these give off a nice smell and fun color, spicing up your bathroom;
  • Scented candles/sticks – again, these contribute to the relaxing vibe in the room, and also make it feel a little more special than just another regular bath.
  • Special soap barsfor cleanse and skin balance (or perhaps liquid body soap, if that’s what you prefer).
  • Salts – some people find it’s not only stimulating but actually beneficial for their health to throw in some healthy, revitalizing salts (or think Epsom). This helps detoxify the body and is a great way to start your care day.
  • Relaxation Accessories – this can be tailored to your personal preference. You might take chocolates, a nice mug of tea or hot cocoa, books, music, and so on. Basically, include anything that might get you in a happy mood!

     3. Mask up!

No, we’re not talking about surgical masks, for once.

Now that you’re all cleaned and dried, it’s time for a nice, relaxing face mask. This can be, depending on your particular needs, rejuvenating, hydrating, zit drying, etc.

A nourishing face mask once a week is one of the best treats for your skin. It’s a fantastic way to cleanse the skin of impurities, leaving the face beautifully clean, soft, and refreshed.

Try this soothing  homemade face mask:

  • one small ripe banana (preferably organic);
  • 5ml runny natural/organic honey;
  • 25g finely ground oatmeal.

How to apply…

At home spa

  • Mash the banana thoroughly in a small bowl until you get a smooth paste;
  • Add in the honey and oatmeal and mix together;
  • Apply to freshly cleansed skin on face and neck;
  • Relax for 20 minutes before rinsing it off with warm water.

For a special treat, apply the mask while you’re relaxing in a warm bath. The steam from the water vapor will soften your skin and allow the mask to work its magic.

Additionally, you might also take those 15 minutes to do a hair mask, and pamper your locks, as well as your visage.

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     4. Massage time

This is where a friend or partner comes in really handy.

You can take turns giving each other relaxing, restful massages.

If you’re not sure how to start, there are loads of great articles and videos online giving you massage tips, so maybe check one or two out before you begin.

You can either go for a general, full-body massage or focus on one key problem area.

For example, some people will have a tense lower back area, while others (runners, for instance) might have really tight leg muscles that would benefit from massage.

This feels extra special for the one getting the massage, and it will help the one giving the massage glide better over the skin.

Always use a nice, quality, massaging oil like this or a natural premium aromatic oil for total pleasure and relaxation.

How to give yourself a body massage

Tips & Tricks for Creating Your At-Home Spa

Follow these simple steps:

  • Pour a little oil into the palm of your hand and warm it gently by rubbing your hands together;
  • Using long, sweeping strokes, massage the oil into your legs and arms – working towards your heart;
  • When you get to your knees and elbows, give them special attention with small, firm, circular movements;
  • Work up over your tummy and chest in gentle circular movements;
  • When you get to your breast, massage around each breast towards the armpit in an upward movement, then around the breast;
  • Massage your neck – start at the bottom of your neck, where it meets your shoulders, and work around the sides and up to the base of the scalp;
  • Stop at any sore spots and work with your fingers to ease any tightness;
  • Rotate your shoulders forwards, then backwards a few times, then shake your arms to relieve any tension;
  • Add a little more oil on the palm of your hands and sweep them up the front of your neck;
  • Finish with a good massage along the jawline and ending at the ears.

       5. Treat your hands and feet

A nice extra to add to your at-home spa experience is doing your own manicure and pedicure.

Many of us lavish attention on our face and body but forget our hands and feet. They deserve our loving care too, especially as they often work so hard.

It’s nice to treat yourself to a salon pedicure and manicure to keep your feet and hands in tip-top condition, but it can be so much enjoyable to give yourself a foot treatment at home too.

After your massage, soak your feet (and optionally, your hands), and then go to town.

Depending on your level of expertise, this can involve the full deal (e.g. cuticle removal, cutting, polishing, etc.) or it can just be painting your nails a fun color!

One thing we do stress is, don’t attempt to remove cuticles if you’ve never done it before, as you can easily end up hurting yourself or even causing infection.

     How to do a home pedicure in 4 steps:

First step:

  • Remove any nail varnish with an acetone-free remover, and soak your feet in a bowl of warm water for 5-10 minutes.
  • If you have any kind of fungal infection, add a bit of tea tree oil to the water.
  • Use a nail brush to give toenails a good scrub, and a foot file to get rid of dry skin.
  • You can add some marbles into the bowl and roll your feet over them to massage the soles.

Second step:

  • When you feel you had enough time in the water, dry your feet very well, especially between your toes (dampness here can lead to infections).
  • Trim your nails using scissors or a clipper, then smooth the edges with an emery board.

Third step:

  • Rub a dab of cuticle cream or plant oil into your nails.
  • With a rubber hoof stick or wooden orange stick, gently push back the cuticles.
  • Trim the hardened cuticle excess with cuticle nippers, carefully not to nick the skin.

Fourth step:

  • Give your feet a good massage with some body cream or foot cream and rub a little oil into your toenails to nourish them.
  • If you’re enjoying the home treatment at night, slip on some cotton socks and leave the cream and oils to soak in overnight.

How to have a home manicure the right way

Our hands work hard all the time. They’re exposed to the sun, wind, and cold, constantly dipping in and out of the water, dealing with all kinds of detergents, cleaning products, and so on.

Once a week, try to give your hands the special care they deserve to keep them looking soft and smooth.

  • Start by washing your hands well in warm soapy water and give your nails a good scrub;
  • Remove any nail polish just as you did on your pedicure;
  • Trim your nails and smooth them with a natural emery board or glass file (not metal);
  • Always file in one direction rather than saving back and forth and rinse your fingers in warm water;
  • Dry them well;
  • Massage a little cream onto the nails rubbing well into the cuticles;
  • Leave it on for a few minutes then following the same procedure from the pedicure, push them back with a rubber hoof or an orange stick wrapped with a little cotton wool;
  • Use a generous dollop of hand cream and massage it well, working all over the hands, up to your wrists and lower arms.
  • Rub your knuckles well, massaging and pulling them to relieve stiffness. This can be very relaxing so take your time and enjoy!
  • If you want to apply nail varnish, make sure you have wiped away any remaining cream or oils.
  • Otherwise, add a little more oil to your nails to make them look healthier and shiny, and then buff with a soft cotton cloth or a nail buffer.

Give your hands special care with a  blend of omega fatty acids found in this French lavender hand serum

That’s it!

You’ve got yourself the full at-home spa experience, and it ended up costing you much less money and time than the real thing would have!

And if you’re not sure what products to use to boost your at-home spa to a professional level, read on…

We’re big fans of the monthly Front Range Soaps Bath & Spa crates from CrateJoy.

How it works is each month, you receive a specially-assembled crate, related to that month’s theme.

Tips & Tricks for Creating Your At-Home Spa


Inside, you will find everything you need for the ultimate spa experience. Although crates vary from month to month, each crate is bound to include:

  • Silky Long Lasting Bubble Bath 4 oz – let’s face it. It really doesn’t matter how old we get, we all go crazy at the sight of a nice, big bath covered in soapy bubbles.
  • Skin Nourishing Skin Oil 4 oz – frankly, this is by far our favorite massage oil. It feels yummy and rich on the skin, has a lovely sweep, and glides easily. What’s more, it will leave your skin feeling hydrated and nurtured a long time after using it.
  • 2 heart-shaped bath bombs – that’s two spa bath sessions, right there!
  • 4 heart-shaped small soaps – to get you all clean and prepped for your massage.
  • Artisan Soap Bar – to keep your skin cleansed and nurtured, even when you don’t have the time for the full-on spa experience.
  • Scented Candle – nothing says relax like a soothing scented candle.
  • Chocolates / Other Snacks – yep, they actually send you chocolatey goodies to devour while you’re chilling in your bathtub.

Do we need to say more?

As we mentioned, you can order the crates every month, without the products getting repetitive.

CrateJoy alternates the contents of each shipment. Sometimes, you’ll get whipped body butter, lotion bars, so in case you have massage oil or bubble bath gel leftover from the month before, they won’t overlap.

So for those of you looking for organic, vegan products to use in your at-home spa, this particular spa crate is the way to go, in our opinion.

Happy At-Home Spa Day!

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Self Care

5 Skin Benefits of Using These Beauty Devices in Your Skincare Routine – Julie’s Lindh Beauty Wands



Beauty Devices in Your Skincare Routine – Julie’s Lindh Beauty Wands

Beauty is, as they say, in the eye of the beholder.

All women are beautiful, yet it’s natural that, as we age, we begin to perceive ourselves as such less and less.

Every morning, we look in the mirror and become despondent at the sight of wrinkles, fine lines, dark circles, and saggy skin. But rather than losing hope, what we ought to do in such moments is figure out a solution.

Nowadays, there are numerous excellent skincare and beauty devices that can perk up the skin, and get you looking your best.

So why not try one?

In this article, we’ll be looking through the Julie Lindh Ageless System Beauty collection of skincare devices, and how they might be incorporated into your skincare routine.

The collection involves three different devices: the Skin Magic Pen with Sonic and LED lights and the two Beauty Wands.

Rather than addressing each product, we’ll be looking at their benefits as a whole, and hopefully helping you decide which one’s ideal for you.

1. Rebuilding collagen

Collagen is something that our body naturally produces on its own, and it is responsible (together with elastin) for keeping our skin bouncy and tight.

It is one of the main proteins inside our body, and also a large component of skin and hair.

However, its production rate naturally decreases as we age, causing our skin to sag and wrinkles to form. This is why, past a certain age, you want to boost the production of collagen by using such devices as the SkinMagic Pen.

Targeting the lip and eye areas, in particular, the Pen accelerates collagen production, thus minimizing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines (1).

As you probably know by now, it’s common to get more wrinkles around these areas, since the skin is thinner, and the muscles more heavily used than in other areas of the face.

Julie's Lindh Beauty Wands

2. Stimulating the blood flow

Nobody wants poor circulation, since that is associated with lots of health problems, in general. But did you know that poor blood flow also accounts for skin ailments, such as excessive dryness and dull, saggy skin?

The way that works is poor blood flow forces the production of new, “glowing”, healthy skin cells to slow down.

It also prevents a healthy skin cell turnover, which causes the skin to appear dull and lackluster (since it’s clogged by dead skin cells). This also leads to dryness of the skin, since the dead cells are not able to absorb moisture properly.

This is what Julie’s Lindh Beauty Wands aim to avoid.

The Beauty Wand 1.0 uses four little rollers that gently massage the skin of the face, thus discreetly stimulating blood flow (2).

Julie's Lindh Beauty Wands

The Beauty Wand 2.0 goes one step further. While still incorporating four massaging rollers, these are also dotted by tiny spikes, thus also mimicking a micro-needling effect.

Microneedling is the practice of using tiny needles to puncture the skin and give your body the impression of an active wound.

In order to repair said wound, the body will flow more blood to the area, and flood it with collagen, to recreate the skin that’s been damaged.

This is a popular beauty practice, as it can improve the appearance of wrinkles, acne, and scarring (3).

Julie's Lindh Beauty Wands

3. Helps product absorption

It’s all good and well to use the right skincare products, and often, these can indeed make an impressive difference in the appearance of your skin.

However, you first need to ensure that the product is being absorbed into your skin, and not just sitting on top of it.

What can cause it to not get absorbed properly? Dead skin cells, usually.

This is where the LED light from the Skin Magic Pen can really help a lot.

The red LED light targets the outermost layer of skin, also known as the epidermis, and practically forces the pores to open, in order to absorb the light itself.

This also creates a smoother channel for skincare products to penetrate the skin and work their magic as they should.

4. Stimulates lymphatic drainage

The lymphatic drainage is a big component of your immune system, and as with any other part of your body, you want it to be in proper working order, to enjoy a healthy existence.

While the evidence for its aesthetic benefits is somewhat lacking, some studies have found (4) that lymphatic drainage can lead to a smoother appearance.

How does that happen?

Whenever the lymphatic fluid begins to accumulate in one part of the body, you begin to experience swelling and puffiness, including in the facial area.

While the study targeted the thighs, it brought forth evidence that stimulating the lymphatic system can reduce swelling, which also applies to the face.

Both the SkinMagic Pen and the BeautyWand 2.0 boast an ability to stimulate the lymphatic system which may, in time, give you tighter skin and reduce puffiness in the neck and face area.

5. Tightens the muscles

Just like any other part of the body, the facial muscles begin to loosen up and sag the more they remain “dormant”.

This promotes sagginess and fat accumulation which, of course, isn’t something anyone wishes for. So you need to come at the problem as you would any other muscle – you need to start stimulating it.

And while we also recommend incorporating some facial exercises and stretches to help with that, facial massage can also be a great way to get there.

  • The SkinMagic Pen uses blue LED light to give your muscles a relaxing, yet stimulating massage. As in the earlier point, this stimulates the blood flow and helps keep the muscles (and implicitly the skin) taut.
  • The Beauty Wand 1.0 also stimulates the facial muscles through a similar technique, so really, the difference in this case between the two devices is that one targets the eye/lip areas, whereas the other is more general.
  • Lastly, the Beauty Wand 2.0 uses a micro-current that vibrates into the muscles and has a powerful toning effect, thus leading to tighter, more lifted cheeks and jawline.

Take outs

The benefits of these beauty skincare devices go on and on and on.

Which one you choose depends heavily on what precise effects you’re looking for. But if you want our advice, investing in an at-home beauty device, such as these ones from Julie Lindh, while pricy at first, will turn out to be a hugely smart investment in the long run!


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Midlife Relatives

5 Essentials Midlife Neck And Décolleté Skincare Routine



Neck And Décolleté Skincare Routine
Your Midlife Neck and Decollete Skincare Routine


Most women out there understand the importance of developing and sticking to the right skincare routine.

This is important throughout your life, but it becomes even more so as you get older, and your skin begins feeling the passage of time.

And while most women in their 40s and 50s probably already have favored face and body creams, few bother with their neck and decollete.

Why do the neck and decollete skincare areas matter?

It’s quite common to assume you can just smear any old lotion on your chest and neck – it’s just skin, right?

Well, that’s where most of us make mistakes.

While the neck and the decollete area are, indeed, made up of skin, like the rest of the body, it’s much more sensitive than the rest.

Often, your regular body moisturizer is simply too heavy and clogging for your decollete, and fails to achieve the desired effect.

Understanding this, some women ditch that and begin using their face cream on the chest area, as well.

What you do, really, is up to you.

But for now, let us run you through the perfect care routine for your chest and neck.

What type of products should you use on this skin area?

As we just mentioned, you might be tempted to use your everyday body products on the neck, chest, and shoulders, but honestly, you shouldn’t.

Your skin in this area is a lot thinner than in other parts of the body, so it risks getting clogged by improper, heavy creams and products.

So really, you have two options here: you either use the products you’re already using on your face, or you invest in dedicated products.

The reason why facial products work better in this area is that they’re designed for thinner, more sensitive skin.

They can be more easily absorbed, and are more gentle on the skin while cleansing and hydrating.

Similarly, you can choose between using commercial products, or if you’d rather opt for a more natural alternative.

For example, a lot of women going through this stage in their life turn to essential oils, such as jojoba oil, known for its moisturizing properties (1).

Lemon oil, on the other hand, may help lighten (2) hyperpigmentation and reduce wrinkles in your decollete area.

Whichever way you go, here are the steps we urge you to follow in caring for your neck, decollete, and shoulder area.

What should your neck and decollete skin care routine look like?

So, caring for your skin is all good and fun, but it’s also important to do things in the proper order, to maximize their effects.

For example, you wouldn’t put on moisturizer before cleansing your skin, would you?

Step 1. Cleanse

How thoroughly you cleanse will depend on what you’ve applied to that portion of skin.

Are you wearing any type of make-up?

Then you’ll probably want to use your make-up remover on the neck/decollete area, as well, to remove any traces of the stuff.

Left on the skin too long, make-up can seriously clog the pores, lead to breakouts and other unfortunate skin issues.

If you don’t need to remove any make-up, we still recommend using a gentle cleanser.

Also, try to avoid harsh scrubbing motions, as the skin in this area is delicate, and tears easily.

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Step 2. Exfoliate

While hard scrubbing isn’t usually indicated, that doesn’t mean you just want to leave dead skin cells to sit atop your decolletage.

Exfoliation has a myriad of benefits, at any age, and is an important part of your weekly skincare regimen.

Careful, the reason we say weakly instead of daily is that too much exfoliation has never helped anyone.

So try to exfoliate the skin of the decolletage once or twice a week, to get rid of dead skin cells and stimulate the blood flow and collagen production (3).

By getting your skin to produce more collagen, and the blood to flow, you’re inviting the production of new, healthy, and more elastic skin cells.

More collagen implies a better-looking decollete, so don’t forget to exfoliate!

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Step 3. Consider retinoids

Retinoids are a big favorite in the anti-aging skincare game.

Why? Retinoids are derived from the naturally-occurring Vitamin A, which also has the excellent benefits(4) of boosting collagen production.

What this means for your decolletage is that in time, retinoids may improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

The neck and chest area is among the most prone to wrinkles, age, and sun damage, which is why topical retinoids may prove particularly beneficial for it.

However, retinoids can be quite aggressive, which is why we think it’s a smart idea to always consult a dermatologist before adding them to your skincare routine!

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Step 4. Moisturize

You should never skip out on this step, and particularly not during this stage of your life.

Why? Well, as time progresses, your body’s production of collagen (again) and elastin decreases.

This, in turn, makes skin looser and dryer, which in turn leads to more wrinkles and that unsightly, crepey look.

This is why you need to look for a good, potent moisturizer and use it religiously in your routine.

Our suggestion would be to look for the right products, such as hyaluronic acid, which binds moisture to the skin (5) and helps with the natural skin barrier in the long term.

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Step 5. Protect

Lastly, one major element that contributes to skin aging is, of course, sun exposure.

It can cause spots, wrinkles, and infinitely more serious skin melanomas, so you want to lather on some sun protection before you go out.

What sort of SPF you opt for is, again, up to you, but remember that a lot of the sun’s rays hit you right on the chest, so protecting this part of the body is just as important as protecting your face.

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All these care steps for your decolletage may seem complicated and time-consuming at first, but fear not – before you know it, you’ll just be doing them as part of your regular skincare routine!

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Natural Remedies & Essential Oils

Look for These 7 Essential Oils in Your Next Skincare Haul to Calm Skin Inflammation as Eczema and Rosacea



Calm Skin Inflammation as Eczema and Rosacea
7 Essential Oils to Calm Eczema and Rosacea

Eczema and rosacea are some of the most tedious skin conditions to live with. They cause visible damage to your appearance, and that, in turn, can harm your self-esteem.

Depending on where your eczema and rosacea crop up, you may be embarrassed to bare your arms, hands, legs, or even your neck and face.

There’s no need for you to live like that.

While unpleasant, both of these conditions are manageable and can be lived with.

In this article, we’ll talk a bit about what essential oils may be useful for reducing redness and calm skin inflammation as eczema and rosacea.

Related: Dull, Dry, or Acne-Prone Skin? These Natural Remedies Will Help Repair Your Skin

Eczema & Rosacea: What’s the difference?

Before we go any further, let’s take a moment to clear up this distinction, since some people don’t seem to know the difference between the two conditions.


Eczema is a chronic inflammation that stems from an internal problem. It’s usually a lifelong condition, but people can go months without a flare-up (it’s often worsened by harsh chemical agents, fragrances, and harsh weather).

It is worth mentioning that eczema is a non-contagious skin condition and it’s characterized by redness, dry patches, itchiness, and scaly skin which can appear anywhere on the body, yet is most common in particularly sweaty areas.

The skin may produce weeping blisters and discharge, and if scratching may become raw and bleed.

Besides the help of essential oils, we will mention down below, there is, though, a great deal you can do to help reduce and calm eczema skin inflammation.

Please also note that it’s important to mention that if you’re suffering from severe eczema you must seek professional advice for medical treatment.

  • Check the ingredients in the products you use on your skin;
  • Use unfragranced toiletries avoiding anything that contains Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulphate (SLS);
  • Don’t use too hot water when bathing or showering and use a natural, chemical-free emollient wash instead of soap or foaming gel;
  • Do not spray perfume on the skin – spray it on your hair or your clothes;
  • Consider getting screening for food allergies that are common triggers for eczema;
  • Add plenty of plant oils and essential fatty acids (EFAs) to your diet. Excellent sources are evening primrose oil, flaxseed oil, hemp seed oil, and borage seed oil. EFAs are natural anti-inflammatories that help to restore lipid levels in the outer cells of the skin, and so prevent flaking and dryness;
  • Choose creams that are properly preserved to avoid bacteria contamination as this can make the skin condition become worse. Phenoxyethanol can irritate those with eczema skin;
  • Use gentle chemical-free household cleaners, avoid dust, wash bedding weekly on a hot wash cycle, and air daily.


Rosacea is also an inflammation that stems from an internal issue and is characterized by redness and sensitivity.

However, rosacea is most likely to appear on the face and neck area. So if you have a dry, red patch on your elbow, it’s more likely to be eczema, rather than rosacea.

Rosacea is more common in women than men and often appears in people who experienced acne rosacea during puberty.

Similar to eczema, rosacea is a non-contagious skin condition, which causes the face to flush and turn red, sometimes with small red spots and a burning, itching sensation.

No one yet understands quite what causes rosacea, but triggers include exposure to extreme weather, hot sun, alcohol, spicy food, stress, and heavy exercise.

There’s no permanent cure but natural remedies and treatment, where severe condition, can help to control the problem, and your GP can prescribe antibiotics or gels and creams if necessary that will help to ease symptoms.

There are also a few other ways you can help yourself.

  • Pay attention to the environment around you – try to identify triggers and avoid them where possible;
  • Probiotics, such as Acidophilus in live yogurt, can help boost good bacteria in the gut, helping the body to get rid of compounds that may cause inflammation;
  • Avoid face exfoliators as they can make the skin more sensitive;
  • High temperatures from sauna and steam rooms will aggravate your skin condition. If your face feels hot, splash it with cool water or use a cool flannel;
  • Sun is a common trigger for rosacea so use a good mineral-based sunscreen made with minerals such as Zinc or Titanium Dioxide with an SPF of 15 or higher and protected against both UVA and UVB rays;
  • Always look for skincare products that contain natural skin-calming ingredients.

Related: 4 Incredible Benefits of Using a Plant-Based Facial Serum

Essential oils that might help to calm skin inflammation as eczema and rosacea

If you’re someone who prefers alternative medicine, or if other treatments have failed to provide a result, you may want to look for aid from essential oil.

These plant-based products have the immense benefit of being organic, and thus have a smaller risk of aggravating either eczema or rosacea.

As is the case with many organic products, however, the research that supports these oils’ efficiency is limited.

Also, always do a patch test first, before applying to the entire affected area. Leave for 24 hours, and only continue using if you haven’t experienced any adverse reactions.

1. Tea Tree Oil

Calm Skin Inflammation as Eczema and Rosacea

Tea tree oil is a potent anti-inflammatory and astringent essential oil that is recommended in treating a wide array of skin issues, from acne to athlete’s foot.

It’s also sometimes used on eczema patches with moderate success (1).

Because of these findings, it’s also sometimes recommended for rosacea, although there isn’t any direct research on its efficiency for that particular issue so we highly recommend it to better avoid the use of tea tree oil on rosacea skin.

Pro Tip:

Tea tree oil is a very strong oil, and so, should not be used in raw form on the skin, as it may worsen both of these conditions.

Instead, dilute it with a carrier oil, such as coconut or jojoba oil (also wonderful moisturizers, which may help alleviate the dry skin caused by eczema).

2. Calendula Oil

Calm Skin Inflammation as Eczema and Rosacea

Extracted from the marigold flower, calendula oil is often praised for its soothing, anti-inflammatory properties (2), which may alleviate certain skin ailments.

It’s also believed to reduce pain, which is a common symptom both in eczema and rosacea.

However, since there are no direct studies to link calendula to either eczema or rosacea, we recommend taking this with a grain of salt.

3. Lavender Oil

Calm Skin Inflammation as Eczema and Rosacea

We’re all familiar with lavender oil for its relaxing, soothing effect. And that’s exactly why it is sometimes used to calm skin ailments such as rosacea.

There has been some research (3) to suggest lavender oil may soothe rosacea skin, while also having a gently moisturizing effect.

As far as we know, there aren’t any studies supporting the benefits of lavender oil for eczema, though.

4. Peppermint Oil

Calm Skin Inflammation as Eczema and Rosacea

As you probably already know by now, peppermint has that soothing, cooling effect. This is why it’s often used for clogged sinuses, internal issues, but also for aggravated skin issues, such as eczema.

It’s quite a popular alternative remedy for soothing eczema-related itchiness, which is why we’re including it in this article, despite the lack of scientific evidence.

However, peppermint oil may be too aggressive for the face (since it’s more sensitive skin), so avoid using it on the face!

5. Borage Oil

Calm Skin Inflammation as Eczema and Rosacea

Borage oil has also been used to soothe eczema-caused itchiness and redness.

It contains a fatty acid that is then absorbed by the skin and works as a potent anti-inflammatory agent (4), offering relief for eczema. However, as with the other essential oils in this list, the evidence is limited.

6. Chamomile Oil

Calm Skin Inflammation as Eczema and Rosacea

Much like tea, chamomile oil has a relaxing and soothing effect when applied to the skin.

This is why chamomile is often recommended as natural, topical cream for dry skin, as well as some skin ailments.

It is believed to be a good soother and moisturizer for both eczema and rosacea. In fact, a 2010 study even found that chamomile oil worked to soothe irritation (5) from atopic dermatitis (aka eczema).

On top of that, it has also been linked to wound healing (6), which may help cases of angry or serious eczema breakouts. So it’s definitely worth looking into!

7. Geranium Oil

Calm Skin Inflammation as Eczema and Rosacea

Last, on our list, geranium oil is often recommended for its anti-inflammatory effect (7).

It’s an easy-to-use essential oil that is not overly aggressive on the skin and may offer some relief to inflamed cases of eczema and rosacea.

It’s also believed to deter bacteria growth on the skin, and thus facilitate healing.

Related: Use These 9 Essential Oils to Give Yourself a Calming Facial Massage 

Final words

Rosacea and eczema can be highly bothersome skin afflictions, and treatment will differ from person to person.

An essential oil that works for another might only irritate you, and vice-versa.

Also read: How to Choose the Right Facial Serum Based on Your Skin Type

If you can’t seem to get your eczema and/or rosacea under control, we highly recommend visiting a dermatologist, as they can help work with you to create an efficient, yet the organic course of treatment.

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