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Serums can hugely benefit oily, blemished skin as well as helping to clear complexions and calm the skin. This is because Serums can penetrate the skin more effectively than standard moisturisers. This gives the naturally effective ingredients an even better chance to get to work right at the base of the skin and so produce great results by working from within.
Oily skin can really benefit from using a serum, especially if antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and balancing essential oils are added. Using oils with these properties, you can create an all-natural blend to help clear and calm unhappy skin.
Pure essential oils of Tea Tree and Bergamot both have great antibacterial properties that can help fight breakouts and clear skin and Juniperberry can help cleanse and detox the skin.
Blemished Skin Facial Serum:
30mls Hazelnut Oil
5 Drops Tea Tree Essential Oil
3 Drops Juniperberry Essential Oil
2 Drops Bergamot Essential Oil
Add the oils to a dark glass bottle. You will need to shake your blend well before each use. Start with a small amount of the oils to blend, 30mls is a good amount to start.
If you find this blend is right for your skin and you are achieving your desired results you can double the measurements above.
If the oils I have suggested do not suit your skin or you are not keen on them, there are lots of essential oils with great antibacterial properties that can help blemished skins.
Manuka is a great alternative to Tea Tree and Lemongrass is a lovely citrusy fresh oil with antibacterial properties. Use instead of the Juniperberry or the Bergamot.
How to apply your serum:
Once you have cleansed and toned your skin, apply a small amount of the serum to the tip of your fingertips and gently massage over the entire face.
Always carry out a patch test when trying any new skincare and ingredients. Simply apply a small amount of the blend to the inside of your elbow and keep an eye on the area for the next 24 hours. If any irritation occurs, rinse the area well. You may need to test each ingredient individually to establish which is causing the reaction.
Thank you for reading! My next blog will be focusing on a lovely serum blend for dry and sensitive skins.
Don’t forget to check out my other blogs – just click here for a host of all-natural skincare blends. And my colleague Eugèny Couture also has plenty of fantastic Aromatherapy tips and blends too – click here to see her blogs.