Essential oils can do wonders to our skin, just like the beauty serums and other skin care products. Essential oils come with plenty of benefits when it comes to skin’s health with no side effects. However, you must make sure that the essential oil you choose, suits your skin type, as some blend well with oily skin only and some with dry skin.
Essential oils are simply superb for skin. They have plenty of benefits apart from skin-lightening. Before we get started to talk about oils, let’s see the benefits you can derive from these products:
Benefits of Essential Oils:
- Help in removing hyper pigmentation: Hyper pigmentation leads to a change in the tone and color of the skin. Dark spots are a byproduct. Pigmentation is caused because of allergies and pimples, and in case they are not treated in the nascent stage, can alter your appearance completely.
- Stretch marks on face and on body can be completely eradicated using these oils.
- It nourishes your skin with the vital nutrients and restores the moisture content of your skin, effectively.
- Essential oils also hides suppresses the wrinkle formation, fine lines and crow’s feet.
- Certain oils also take us out of extreme depression.
- Oils also cure stress and fatigue, all thanks to the aroma.
Wouldn’t you want to extract the benefits of oils? Here are the best essential oils for skin which you can use.
List of Top 11 Essential Oils for Skin Brightening & Whitening
1. Argan Essential Oil
Argan oil or Moroccan oil is also known as Liquid gold because of its appearance. This is a product of Morocco. And it is available online in India as well. Apart from its numerous benefits on skin and hair , this essential oil can be used for anti aging purposes as well. You can apply few drops of this oil, massage your face and neck. Then you just leave it over night. Argan oil has anti inflammatory properties; which is why it reduces the appearance of wrinkles and blemishes. You use it on your dry skin. It cleans the skin and arrests melanin growth. It is a skin whitening ingredient and enhances the natural glow.
This oil acts as a skin care product and a moisturizer. In case you suffer from eczema, you can apply Argan oil. Argan oil is also effective in treatment of rashes, bruises and cuts . Argan oil can also stop the growth of pimples. Wash your oily face with water and face wash, apply few drops of Argan oil and pat the face for best results.
If you don’t have time,you can just put some drops in your oil diffuser in you bed room. The effect is also amazing.
The following is the oil diffuser that I use in my bed room. You can click the picture to check details.
2. Blackcurrant Seed Essential Oil
Munakka, as it is popularly known as, is a great remedy for dry skin. It helps in healing scars, retards formation of wrinkles and maintains the radiance. It is effective because of Omega 3 and Omega 6 which keeps the skin supple. You can apply a drop or two on your tips and then massage gently on your face. It can be used during daytime. It makes the skin brighter and even tone.
3. Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender or Chameli Oil is suited for dry and normal skin types. Its good for oily skin whitening. It heals the skin, soothes the nerves and curbs hyper pigmentation. You should apply this essential oil at night only.
4. Grape Seed Essential Oil
Obtained from grapes, this oil suits oily skin really well. It reduces the formation of acne and absorbs excess amount of oil from our face. Grape Seed Oil is also effective for whitening the skin and curbing blemishes. So it can also be used for skin brightening purposes as it lightens the complexion of your skin in no time.
5. Almond Essential Oil
Almond Essential Oil actually works well. Almond oil is extremely effective in treating under eye circles other than making the skin brighter. It nourishes the skin by delicately peeling off the dead cells, thereby giving you a fresh and sparkling look.
You can also mix this oil with Sandalwood Oil and apply on your face for effective whitening skin. This can be used on normal skin. You can use this oil for body massage also. This will also help you in getting rid of tanning and other benefits like clear, flawless and glowing skin.
6. Rose Essential Oil
Have you ever used Rose Water? If yes, then you know what I am talking about. Rose Essential Oil is a complete product in its own. You do not have to add it to another ingredient. Just apply this oil on your face, massage lightly and go off to sleep. It is also good for whitening of oily to combination skin. This product helps in lightening dark spots, eliminating pimples and keeping your skin tight as well.
7. Olive Essential Oil
Olive Oil has Vitamin E, thereby making it an excellent product for nourishing skin as it gives skin brightening and lightening results. It helps in treating fine lines and Crow’s feet, and is known for curing Skin Cancer.
For regular use, use 2tsps of Olive Oil to half a cup of Yogurt and 3 spoons honey. Mix them well. Apply it on your face once a week for best results. This is extremely effective in getting rid of pigments and uneven skin tone. You can also use Olive Oil in removing make up. It can also make the skin lighter. You will see a brighter skin within a few days.
8. Sandalwood Essential Oil
It can be used as a Toner. Regular usage of Sandalwood Oil is suitable for brightening and whitening of skin and helps in eradicating blemishes and blackheads. It is the ultimate remedy for dry skin. Use it as astringent, oil, face pack, anti inflammatory agent and a skin whitening product. Apply it at night only. Sandalwood Oil also cures rashes, swelling and rashes.
9. Coconut Essential Oil
You can use it for lightening skin patches. Not ideal for applying on the face though. Any burns, rashes and patches are cured as Coconut Oil cools the skin immediately.
I had rashes on my arms, and these rashes were cured by Coconut Oil. My face had become extremely patchy after my son’s birth, and I always used a drop of Coconut Oil to get rid of blemishes. It can be used as a Toner as well.
10. Marula Essential Oil
Marula Oil, is found in Africa, and has Oleic Acid, which is required for healthy skin. It hydrates the skin naturally and has anti aging properties. If you travel a lot and your skin is constantly exposed to pollution, apply this oil every night for best results. Who wouldn’t like to try for brighter and fairer looking skin
11. Castor Essential Oil
It reduces acne, fights aging and keeps your skin hydrated. It is also good for skin whitening. Apart from all these benefits, Castor Oil is effective in reducing pigments and removing oil present inside open pores. This oil can be used by people with normal skin.