The Best Essential Oils for Face Care

by Kristie Jernigan ; Updated August 14, 2017

Rosemary oil helps those with dry skin.

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Essential oils have been a part of the beauty regimen of women for centuries. There are numerous benefits to using essential oils on your facial skin that can include diminishing wrinkles and lessening the appearance of age. However, some essential oils are better than others for the sensitive facial area because these oils offer multiple beauty treatments in one.

Frankincense Oil

Frankincense oil is one of the best essential oils for your face, as it helps to keep your skin looking youthful and firm. According to the Organic Facts website, frankincense oil tones and lifts facial skin. It helps to contract the muscles in the face, helping it to appear smooth and lessen the appearance of wrinkles. In addition, Frankincense oil has antiseptic properties that can be helpful in killing bacteria that might grow on the face and cause acne. Frankincense oil was used by ancient people as a beauty aid and continues to be used to this day.

Juniper Oil

Juniper oil is an essential oil derived from the Juniper tree and has many surprising qualities that are beneficial as beauty aids. According to Organic Facts, juniper oil, when applied as an astringent helps to firm and tighten the facial skin. It gives a feeling of fitness and youth to its wearer. It also has long been used as an antiseptic. In fact, juniper oil can help to kill bacteria that grow on the skin and causes skin infections such as cystic acne.

Rosemary Oil

The rosemary bush belongs to the mint family and also has numerous benefits for the facial skin. For example, according to the Organic Facts, if you suffer from dry skin on the face, massaging a few drops of rosemary oil can help alleviate the dry skin. In addition, rosemary oil can help wake up tired or mature skin and help it appear healthier and younger looking. It also helps to improve circulation and has mild antiseptic properties that can help to kill bacteria.

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About the Author

Kristie Jernigan is a health writer with over 17 years of experience as a medical social worker. She has worked mainly with the elderly population and with children. She holds a Bachelor of Science in psychology and early childhood from East Tennessee State University and a Master of Science in health care administration and gerontology from the University of Phoenix.