Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil is one of the most effective ingredients found in natural skin care, especially for those who are concerned with aging skin. If you haven’t heard of pelargonium Graveolens flower oil before, you probably know it by the name geranium oil. It has powerful anti-aging properties for the skin but, like all essential oils, it is necessary to make sure that you are using it in a way that will improve your skin rather than causing additional damage.
Why Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil?
Pelargonium Graveolens flower oil, otherwise known as geranium oil, is a safe and natural option for managing some of the most common signs of aging skin. For example, it naturally tightens the skin, which reduces the appearance of wrinkles. It does this through topical application, without the need for any invasive and potentially dangerous procedures. It is also a powerful moisturizer and we all know that keeping skin properly hydrated is the key to avoiding some of the most common signs of aging, such as sagging skin and fine lines. However, it is important to use it in a way that is safe as well as effective.
Use a Carrier Oil
Many people are under the impression that, because essential oils are all natural, they are inherently safe to use in any way you wish. They certainly are a safer option than the chemical alternatives on the market but some of them are actually very strong and can cause an adverse reaction if they are applied directly to the skin. For that reason, your geranium oil should be combined with a carrier oil, such as olive oil or avocado oil, to slightly dilute it before you apply it to your skin.
Do a Patch Test
Everyone’s skin is different and, even if you have diluted your oil with a carrier oil, there is always a slim chance that your skin might react to it in a way that is less than favorable. To avoid a major breakout and serious discomfort, do a patch test before using the oil over your entire body. Choose a small area on your arm and apply the diluted oil. Wait for twenty-four hours and make sure that no reaction is evident before you use the oil anywhere else.
Geranium oil is very effective in reducing the appearance of wrinkles and giving skin an overall more youthful appearance, which is why we use it in some of our Genovo Skincare products. For more information about these products or to start an order, please click here.
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