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Weekend beauty tips | A healthy glow with 4 amazing essential oils

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Beauty experts have been promoting the regular application of essential oils like jojoba oil and Calendula extract, owing to the miraculous effects they can make on your skin. Now there is one more reason to apply them regularly. According to an expert, these oils have some impressive health benefits if applied religiously. Ghazal Alagh, co-founder of MamaEarth, lists the benefits of essential oil.

Calendula extract

Calendula oil

» Some of the most impressive health benefits of Calendula include its ability to speed heal and improve the appearance of the skin.

» It also boosts vision and reduces inflammation.

Lavender essential oil

Lavendar oil

» Lavender oil is a soother and helps one sleep better.

» It is also used to disinfect scalp and skin. It has anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties.

» It also supports hair growth and treats various hair problems like hair loss, dandruff etc.

Jojoba oil

Jojoba oil

» Jojoba oil is very effective at balancing skin condition, preventing it from becoming too dry or too oily.

» It also has some antibacterial properties. It can function as an anti-inflammatory agent, soothing the irritated skin.

» It also acts as a moisturizer, relieving itching and dryness. When applied, Jojoba oil forms a protective layer over the skin, forming a barrier to external irritants, which can be an advantage in the case of eczema.

Chamomile oil

Chamomile oil

» Roman chamomile helps making the skin smooth and healthy. It has been used as a natural remedy for eczema, wounds, ulcers, skin irritations, bruises, burns and even skin conditions like cracked nipples and diaper rash.

» It has anti-spasmodic properties which allow soothing menstrual cramps and body aches that are commonly associated with premenstrual syndrome.

Lemon eucalyptus oil

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» Eucalyptus helps cleanse your body of toxins and harmful micro-organisms that can make you sick.

» Eucalyptus essential oil is highly effective for treating respiratory problems, such as asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia and even tuberculosis.

» Eucalyptus oil has anti-microbial and antiseptic properties that are effective at treating wounds, burns, cuts, abrasions, sores and scrapes. It also heals bug bites and stings.

Note: It is important to dilute the essential oil in any carrier oil before using it as undiluted essential oil can cause redness and irritation on the skin.

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