Aromatherapy Skin Care Can Provide Profound Skin Therapy
Many people may scoff at the idea of smelling their way to soft skin, but aromatherapy skin care has been used for hundreds of years. Many of the fragrances from essential oils used in aromatherapy also have significant healing effects when used in skin creams and lotions, while providing the aromatherapy that benefits the user in other ways. Unfortunately, manufacturers have found using chemicals can replicate the aroma of natural botanicals and while they may smell similar, they usually lack the therapeutic properties of the real thing.
Many have heard of the benefits of aromatherapy in healing a variety of health issues, as well as reducing stress and overall muscle relaxation. The fact is that many of these essential oils can provide great skin benefits if applied directly to the skin. Many combine aromatherapy with massages utilizing essential oils for a holistic approach to skin care, as the scent enters the body through the olfactory system and through the skin through an aromatherapy massage.
Also using aromatherapy bath products that help permeate the skin while soaking in a tub can be complimented with the burning of an aromatherapy candle, improving a person’s well-being while offering relaxation techniques.
Soft, Smooth Skin Is Main Goal
For most, having soft, smooth looking and feeling skin is the primary reason for their skin care regiment. However, using aromatherapy skin care massages can also help treat deeper problems such as tired muscles. They may also aid in the recovery of skin tone, so that the skin not only looks good but also retains its elasticity and firmness. Finding the right aromatherapy skin care that works for you can be done by trail and error or by consulting an aromatherapy expert.
Care must be taken when trusting your body to aromatherapy as some of the scents used for a calming effect, may make a person fall into slumber, forgetting there they are and end up with raisin skin. Additionally, after bathing in aromatherapy scented waters, instead of towel drying, lightly pat dry and use aromatherapy skin care products to replace moisturizers in the skin.
While piling rose pedals on top of a tub filled with warm water may look appealing, unless the water is filled with aromatherapy skin care products containing quality essential oils, the benefits will not be the same. Soaking in essential oils followed by massage of essential oil laden moisturizers can provide the ideal aromatherapy skin care experience.