ESSENTIAL OILS AND BOTOX
Although Botox might be the solution for some people, if you are looking for a “Natural” way to combat aging, essential oils and the products made from them can not only make your skin look younger and healthier, but you assuredly won’t end up looking like you are made out of plastic.
A QUICK OVERVIEW OF BOTOX
To put it simply, every time you laugh, smile, frown, or for that matter do just about anything with your facial muscles, wrinkles are caused by the underlying contractions of these muscles. After years of making these expressions the wear and tear on your face begins to be noticeable and the lines start to become permanent. That’s where Botox comes in. After being injected into the effected area, botox temporarily paralyzes these muscles so that you can’t make these expressions. That’s why people who have had botox injections may begin to look like mannequins.
You’ll still have enough movement to look semi human but not enough to cause the wrinkles. So in fact by taking these botox injections they make you look younger. Botox is not cheap and the average cost of just one Botox injection in the United States is about $350. This also depends on what area of your face is getting the injections. The area near the eyes is more expensive, costing between $400 and $900 per injection. For large surface areas such as the forehead, botox injections can be between $600 and $1300 a pop.
Essential Oils are much different than botox in every way. They are not only a natural alternative to botox, they are a powerful alternative. The right essential oils can be used for toning, spot treatment of acne, scars and blemishes, smoothing wrinkles and age marks, creating a healthy glow and bringing skin back to life.
*Please make sure you are using therapeutic-grade, organic essential oils. The therapeutic-grade essential oils can be put directly onto your skin, or diluted with a carrier oil for easier application.
4 OF THE MOST POPULAR ESSENTIAL OILS TO RESTORE SKIN’S HEALTH AND BEAUTY
Sandalwood has a mild fragrance and is extremely moisturizing. One of the ancient healing oils used for the skin in Biblical times, it is helpful for removing wrinkles and scars and renewing tired skin.
Lavender is often called the “universal oil”. It is good for everything and harmful to none. (Unless you’re using hybrid lavender or an artificial substitute.) *Real Lavender is very difficult to find and labels can be misleading. Lavender is good for the skin, soothing and calming, and extraordinarily healing for burns and blemishes, but can be drying.
Both Frankincense and Myrrh essential oils are wonderful for the skin. Myrrh was well-known in the ancient world as a balm and was used to treat almost everything. This thick, resinous oil is often considered invaluable for treating rashes and blemishes caused by warts, eczema, and bacteria. (But be careful of your source – inferior quality myrrh, processed from the resin, can contain solvents and chemicals that make it unsafe to use directly on the skin.)
TEA TREE OR MELALEUCA
Melaleuca is another one of the essential oils that has many usages. When it comes to the skin, it is useful for cleaning and soothing blotchy skin or acne. It also helps heal blemishes and relieves congestion in the skin.
In the last few years several high quality products, which include essential oils as part of their ingredients, have been developed by reputable and forward thinking companies. Our experience with DoTERRA Essential Oils and Young Living Essential Oils have given us huge confidence in these companies and their products. Both have skin care lines and DoTERRA has a full anti-aging skin care regimen…
By integrating Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils with cutting-edge technologies, Essential Skin Care products offer revolutionary anti-aging benefits. They can reduce the visible signs of aging in the immediate future, and for years to come. Here is what the skin care regimen can do if implemented daily:
• Stimulates collagen production
• Smooths skin texture
• Reduces appearance of wrinkles
• Minimizes mechanical creasing
• Minimizes pore appearance
• Evens tone, reduces discoloration
• Protects against further damage
• Improves skin hydration and nutrition