Applying Fir Essential Oil to the Face
Fir oil is an inexpensive and affordable natural product that is used in medicine and cosmetology. It is made from young branches and needles, as well as fir cones. The oily liquid has a pleasant aroma and many useful qualities.
Fir Oil Composition
Fir oil has a liquid structure and a light consistency.
The smell is pleasant, with notes of mint and lemon, the color is from yellow to green. The composition is enriched with camphor, cadinene, myrcene, volatile and other organic components. All of them, as a result of proper application, can provide one or another benefit to the human body. Store the product in a dry, dark and out of reach of children.
Did you know? Fir needles do not crumble even from dry branches of a tree. Therefore, this coniferous plant is so popular as an attribute of the New Year holidays.
The use of fir oil in cosmetology
The secret of the benefits of using the product for cosmetic purposes is based on its unique natural composition. The drug is used for the quickest healing of wounds, the destruction of corns and corns. A large number of masks for face, body and hair incorporate fir oil, often it is added to cosmetic baths in combination with sea salt. It has a positive effect on the skin and prevents its aging. With the help of the drug, you can get rid of bumps and scars.
Useful properties for facial skin
The beneficial properties of the natural preparation are due to the high content of vitamins E and C, flavonoids and tannins.
Oil is used to reduce inflammation on the skin.. Masks using a fir product relieve dryness and tightness, which appear with the onset of cold weather.
Did you know? Fir — long-lived plant. Some species survive to 700 years.
Fir oil is effective in the treatment of cold sores on the lips. For this, a cotton swab is applied to the affected areas. It is best to do this at night so that the remedy remains on the affected areas for as long as possible. The result will be visible in the morning - inflammation will decrease significantly.
When is it used for the face
Fir oil slows down the aging process. It is effective in the treatment of dermatitis, acne, psoriasis. The application brings particular benefit to the skin on which the first wrinkles have just begun to appear. The composition of the masks may be different.
The most popular of them:
- One chicken yolk, 1 tsp. fresh aloe juice, a few drops of the essential component of fir - mix. Keep on skin for up to 20 minutes, then rinse thoroughly with non-hot water.
- A mixture of 1 tbsp. honey and 5 drops of oil will help to make rashes and redness on the face invisible.
- Grape seed and fir oils must be mixed in equal parts. Apply the composition to the face, hold for 15 minutes, then rinse with water at room temperature.
There are many ways to use the drug. Each is effective in its own way. The most relevant option for using the drug for cosmetic purposes is its combination with a caring (basic) product. It can be cream, coconut or olive oil. Mixing is carried out in a proportion: 10 ml of the base and 10 drops of oil. For dry skin, it is allowed to add the drug to caring cosmetics, for example, cream or balm. Such use will help to quickly get rid of wounds and acne, regenerate and moisturize the skin.
Important! Before using preparations based on plant materials, it is necessary to consult a dermatologist or cosmetologist.
For a massage, just take 7-10 drops of the drug and mix it with cream or massage oil. Rubbing should be carried out within 40 minutes. If you apply this procedure once every two days, then after 2 weeks you can observe how the skin becomes smooth and toned.
Natural raw materials can be used for inhalation in inflammatory diseases of the respiratory tract. To do this, 5 drops of the product must be diluted in one liter of hot water. You need to breathe healing steam for 5-10 minutes
A face mask for wrinkles is prepared from the following components:
- 1 part liquid honey
- 1 part of a fatty base (olive, linseed and other oils),
- 5 parts - fir.
If the skin is oily and suffers from acne and rashes, it is recommended to use clay instead of honey. Before proceeding to the procedure, you need to make a steam bath so that the pores open. Next, apply the composition to the face, avoiding areas around the eyes. After 10-15 minutes, carefully remove the mask with cotton swabs soaked in water.
With oatmeal and salt
Mask with salt and oatmeal effective for oily skin. It is made from 2-3 drops of fir oil, 1 teaspoon of oatmeal, 1 teaspoon of salt and warm milk. All ingredients must be mixed and applied to the face. After keeping the mixture for 15 minutes, the mask must be washed off. The result can be seen after the first application.
With egg white
Oily and combination skin requires care with an egg white mask. To prepare it, you need to beat the protein well, add 5 drops of fir oil to it. The mask must be applied for 15 minutes, then rinse off with warm water. Immediately after application, the oily sheen on the face disappears.
The recipe for a mask with clay is very simple. Usually, the mineral component is diluted with warm water or milk to the consistency of sour cream, adding a few drops of fir preparation. A mask with green clay is useful for hair. To prepare it, it is enough to dilute the clay with warm water and pour 5 drops of fir oil. The resulting composition must be gently rubbed into the scalp, wrap hair with a towel for 40 minutes. Wash off the product with warm water without using shampoo.
Limitations and contraindications
The main contraindication to the use of fir oil is individual intolerance to the components, including allergic reactions. A sign of an allergy to the external use of the drug is considered redness, itching, rashes on the skin. Reactions may be accompanied by rhinitis and tearing.
Important! If the use of fir essence causes irritation on the skin, a rash or itching, it is necessary to rinse the affected area with warm water and refuse to use the drug in the future.
High-quality fir oil is a real natural wealth. It has a unique smell and many useful substances in its composition. With the help of rational, competent use of the product, you can achieve the maximum cosmetic and medicinal effect.