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Blog 27: Teenage skin care with Aromatherapy

Written by Ananya Lahiri

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Posted on August 30 2017

teenage skin care with aromatherapy

A little care taken for your skin during teenage can go a long way, giving you a flawless skin that can be a treasure for whole life. Teenagers really need not to opt for a complicated skin care routine, keeping it simple is always the key.

Teenage skin care with aromatherapy

Another important point that teens need to keep in mind is that, it is the time when you should keep your skin care routine free from harsh chemicals. Chemicals might give quick results, but in the long run they can ruin your skin. Teenage skin care with Aromatherapy is simple & effective, moreover it will only make your skin even more beautiful & problem free in the long run.

Daily skin care routine with aromatherapy

Cleansing & moisturizing your face twice daily is the key to keep your skin at its best during teenage & after. Follow the next routine,

Step 1: Cleansing

aromatherapy teenage skin care

Instead of soap or face wash use an essential oil enriched, homemade cleansing milk. Follow the below mentioned formula to make your own cleansing milk,

You will need

Preparing the cleansing milk

Mix 1 drop each of the three essential oils in 30ml of a base lotion without artificial fragrance & chemicals. Blend well with a spatula.

How to use

Apply the cleansing milk on to your face & neck. Massage lightly for 2-3 minutes in circular motion & then rinse off with cold water. 

Step 2: Purifying Mask

aromatherapy teenage skin care

Prepare a gentle purifying cream based mask at home & use it once daily to ensure maximum natural nourishment of the skin. This mask will also promote a clear skin tone.  

You will need

  • Cedarwood essential oil
  • Juniper essential oil
  • Lemon essential oil
  • Base cream

Making the mask

Mix 2 drops each of the essential oils to 30 ml base cream with a spatula. The base cream should be free from artificial fragrance & preservatives.

How to use

Apply the prepared cream on to your face & neck like a face mask & leave on for 10 minutes. Wash off thoroughly with cold water.

Step 3: Skin tonic

skin tonic with essential oils

A skin tonic prepared with essential oils will keep your skin healthy & glowing. Prepare an aromatherapy skin tonic for your skin at home following the next process,

You will need

  • Lemon essential oil
  • Geranium essential oil
  • Distilled water

Prepairing the tonic

Add 3 drops of each lemon & geranium essential oil to 50 ml of distilled water & blend properly. The distilled water should be in room temperature.

How to use

Soak the prepared tonic in a cotton pad and wipe over your face & neck. Let it get dry naturally, do not rub.    

Step 4: Moisturizing     

moisturizer for teenage skin

Use any good quality, chemical free moisturizing lotion to complete your skin care regime. Add 2 drops of hazelnut oil with 50ml of the lotion to make it more hydrating.

Treating teenage acne with Aromatherapy  

teenage acne

Acne is a common skin problem in adolescent girls & boys. The hormonal changes during puberty results into increased sebum production. Enlarged pores & oily T-zone are some other common teenage skin problems.

Open skin pores & excess sebum results into blocked pores, blackheads & whiteheads. When these blocked pores are infected with bacteria they cause pimple & acne. Apart from keeping your skin clean, using the following remedy can reduce the problem of teenage acne to a great extent by clearing the pores.

Facial steaming with essential oil

teenage skin care with facial steaming

Boil 3 glasses of water in a wide mouthed pan and remove it from the flame. Now add 3-4 drops of juniper essential oil in the water and take the steam on your face covering your head with a towel. You should take the steam for 5-8 minutes. It will help clear the blocked pores which will naturally control acne.  

For hair care guide read 'How to use essential Oils for Teenage Hair Care'. 

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