I’ve always had this philosophy that if something’s natural, then it can’t be bad for your skin. Suffering with dry skin and hair is a byproduct of Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. In the past, this often left my skin and hair feeling lifeless and limp, but with the discovery of essential oils, both my hair and skin have been brought back to life. I’ve used many in the past, including Jojoba and Coconut Oil, but in this post, I intend to share with you my 3 absolute musts for glowing, healthy skin and hair.
- Rosehip Oil:
I’ve tried numerous creams claiming to be “moisturising”, and been left with dry patches at the end of the day. And those that did work always seemed to have a horrifying list of chemicals I could barely even pronounce, let alone know what they were doing to my skin. It was actually my grandma who recommended rosehip oil after my skin reacted particularly badly to a face cream. I purchased it on a whim on one of my many spending sprees on Amazon and let it sit in my bathroom cupboard for a good month before I opened it. Originally, I was put off by the scent, not unpleasant but quite strong and not pleasing either. However, as my pricey Lancome Hydra Zen Nuit cream had run out and I couldn’t quite bring myself to buy a new one, I found myself using it one night after a shower. The results were almost instantaneous! My skin felt softer, smoother and fuller. It’s been about two months since I’ve started using it bidaily and my skin has not had a dry patch since. My skin is more even and I haven’t had a single breakout, not even during my incredibly stressful exam period.
So how is Rosehip Oil such a miracle?
It’s a natural source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Essential Fatty Acids, and Lycopene which all work to prevent aging and sun damage as well as nourishing skin.
2. Tea Tree Oil
Tea Tree is often a label found on many products, claiming to purify and get rid of anything from acne to ulcers. I use pure Tea Tree Oil to rid my hair of dandruff and on the odd occasion to get rid of a particularly pulsating whitehead. Although the scent is almost eye watering, it has an immediate effect in instantly getting rid of dandruff.
To get rid of a persistent pimple, drop 2 drops of Tea Tree Oil onto the problem area and watch it disappear within 24 hours.
For a moisturising hair mask for dandruff-free hair and glowing, shiny, thick hair, mix a couple of drops of tea tree oil, a tablespoon of yoghurt and an egg together and lather on your hair for two hours before washing off.
Argan Oil has recently become very on trend when it comes to haircare. Why is this? It makes your hair shine, it prevents split ends and it makes it easier to style by reducing frizz. I apply a pump onto my hands and massage it into my ends after washing my hair and I don’t think I’ll ever go back. If that wasn’t enough, the scent is possibly the most scrumptious aroma in the world and it lingers- I get constant compliments on how good my hair smells. The fatty acids and Vitamin E in Moroccan oil are what give this oil its antioxidant properties, making it an ideal natural product for use on hair.
If I’ve got time before an event, I like to massage it into my scalp and leave it in for a few hours before washing it off to give me silky, shiny hair.
Hope you enjoyed these!
Question Time: Have you used any essential oils, and if so, which ones are your favourites?
Bye for now,