Essential Oils have earned their spot as friendly and healthy alternatives to cosmetic and household products in celebrities’ habits. Whether loved for their wellness benefits (sleep, relaxation, mood enhancers), beauty purposes (anti-acne, anti-dandruff, anti-aging, scars reduction, improve skin and hair texture), house cleaning, home diffusing, insect repellants – the essential and carrier oils have gained much popularity wordwide, as more people swear by them and their amazing benefits.
There are many celebrities and health experts who endorse essential oils and incorporate them in their daily routines, as well as an increasing number of studies that explore the positive correlations between various essential oils and their wellness benefits.
Essential oils properties range from fighting the signs of aging, increasing skin elasticity, reduce the effects of skin aging, improve complexion appearance, fighting acne, create a smooth skin effect and reduce wrinkles, reduce scarring related to acne, smoothen and brighten skin appearance, improve skin vitality. Some essential oils are indicated even for more serious skin concerns like aging, eczema, psoriasis, acne.
Who are some of the celebrities that swear by essential oils?
Victoria Beckham, Gwyneth Paltrow and Miranda Kerr use coconut and rosehip oil as body moisturizers and they are delighted by their emolient and hydrating properties. Kerry Washington, Kelly Clarkson, Nicole Richie and Tia Mowry are other celebrities who like to incorporate essential oils into their routines.
Gwyneth Paltrow loves aromatherapy and uses essential oils especially in her bath for relaxation. She believes that oils such as jojoba, chamomile, lavender and clary sage are ideal to help relax.
Miranda Kerr uses lavender oil to sleep and relax and likes to carry essential oils even in her bag. One of her favorite mixes is made of rose, cedarwood, sandalwood and ylang-ylang essential oils.
The Dutchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, also uses (Trilogy) rosehip oil in her skincare regimen. With 80% essential fatty acids (omegas 6 and 9), rosehip oil is super moisturizing for the skin and has high anti-aging potential, due to the high levels of vitamin A.
Cara Delevingne’s beauty secret is supposed to lie in using organic rosehip oil. She uses it twice a day, before the morning moisturizing and after the cleansing in the evening. The secret behind the model’s radiant complexion is unknown, but it may be partly attributed to using the natural rosehip oil.
Victoria Beckham is known for having problems with her complexion in her youth, however with proper nutrition and skincare, she managed to reverse the signs of acne and now has a beautiful, firm skin. Among other natural products, besides coconut oil, she uses rosehip seed oil. According to her instagram stories, Victoria also uses Osea’s Body Oil. For best results, she advises to use it right after getting out of the shower, when the skin is stil wet.
Jenna Dewan has been a fan of Young Living essential oils for 16 years and she uses them daily. She diffuses oils, puts them in her bath and applies them topically on skin on the pressure points. She uses different combinations according to her needs and mood, for example she smells lavender when she’s stressed or peppermint / eucalyptus / frankincense when she needs to feel energized. She especially likes to make DIY recipes with coconut oil and a blend of essential oils according to her mood and apply them topically, on wet skin, after getting out of the shower. When traveling, to boost her immune system, she rubs eucalyptus and peppermint essential oil on her skin or use them as air purifiers. One of her favorite essential oils blends is called White Angelica and it’s a mix of 10 essential oils that help create a spa-like experience when diffused at home; or when applied as a perfume on skin, it spreads a warm, floral fragrance.
Catherine Zeta-Jones uses argan oil for clear, flawless skin and for the beautiful look and feel of her hair.
Emma Stone is a fan of olive oil. It has antibacterial properties, hydrates the skin and protects it against UV-radiations and pollution.
Helena Christensen uses Lumity Facial Oil, a blend of 32 essential oils, each packed with different nutritional properties that aim to cover most of the skin’s needs. It’s stated that 73% of users noticed a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles after only 4 weeks of using Lumity Facial Oil. It contains some exotic ingredients such as baobab seed oil, marula oil, kukui seed oil, buruti fruit oil, pink pepper, may chang, yuzu and others, and it’s a powerhouse of antioxidants and active ingredients that enhances the complexion and defies the signs of aging. Helena loves the product so much that she is also a brand ambassador. Find out more about the ingredients and benefits of Lumity Facial Oil.
We hope you found inspiration in the beauty rituals of celebrities and you will steal some of their beauty secrets and incorporate them in your beauty routine.
How to use the essential oils in your skincare regimen? Basically, apply them at night on clean skin and leave them overnight to nourish your face and neck. To find out more information about the best essential oils and carrier oils by skin type, as well as some basic DIY recipes, read Best Essential Oils for Skin and Hair.
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