We all want good quality skin and with the organic skincare trend, everyone wants to invest in essential oils and organic products without adequate knowledge. Most of the organic products and essential oils are known to have amazing health and skin benefits but no one talks about how they could harm your skin. Essential oils contain highly concentrated ingredient and even though they’re natural they can damage your skin and cause irritation. Most of us think that essential oils are soothing and have great benefits but everything has side effects and we fail to look at the other side of the coin.
Here are some essential oils that can have a harmful impact on your skin-
1. Mint Oil
Peppermint oil is known to have health benefits and it helps cure problems like cold and inflammation and pain and other such things. But this oil can also have a negative impact on your skin. It can cause an allergic reaction and also lead to a rash or irritate skin and cause redness.
2. Bergamot Oil
Bergamot is known to have numerous health benefits both mental and physical. It can help reduce blood pressure problem and it also has antibacterial properties. It is also known to relieve anxiety and stress and it helps release the happy hormones in the body but this very oil can also have a major negative impact on your skin. It is a citrus oil and can have a phototoxic impact on your skin. If your skin is exposed to the sunlight after applying bergamot oil it can cause redness and irritation. You need to avoid the sunlight for up to 12 hours after applying this oil which is nearly impossible.
3. Cinnamon Oil
Cinnamon oil has a very nice spicy and sweet scent and it has antidiabetic and antifungal and antibacterial properties. It also has other health benefits but it also has side effects that can be dangerous. It is a very strong oil and can cause a lot of skin irritation and it can also burn your skin.
4. Oregano Oil
Oregano oil has antibacterial and antiviral properties. It helps treat infections and mild bacterial infections like E. coli. It can also treat problems like cough and asthma and dandruff and acne but it also has certain side effects. Oregano can be dangerous for your health. It can irritate your skin and cause a rash and a burning sensation as well but that’s not all, it can also be corrosive to the skin.
5. Lemon Oil
It is known to reduce anxiety and soothe your skin. It can kill the bacteria on your skin and it also helps reduce pigmentation and scars. It can also lighten your skin but it is a citrus oil and can harm your skin as well. If you use lemon oil on your skin and expose it to the sun it may cause redness and sunburns. Lemon oil makes your skin more sensitive to the ultraviolet rays and can easily cause your skin to burn and get irritated.