With thousands of skin care creams and regimens to choose from, one may wonder how to start a basic skin care regimen to see what works and what does not. 

People of all ages benefit from good skin care regimens. If you want to try your hand at making your own skin creams and oil blends, have a look at the list below to get started.

**Always use a carrier oil when using essential oils as some oils can irritate your skin.

Lavender essential oil is good for a lot and is a staple my essential oil collection can’t do without. Lavender regenerates skin cells and aid in hydrating mature skin.

Carrot Seed essential oil tones and assists with cell regeneration.

Lemon essential oil is an astringent as well as antibacterial. It also tones the skin and reduces the appearance of pores.

Geranium essential oil reduces acne and regulates oil production in the skin. Geranium improves skin elasticity, tightens skin, and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Frankincense essential oil can be used for antibacterial and anti-inflammatory benefits. It’s a natural toner and aids in evening out skin tones.

Ylang Ylang essential oil controls your skin’s oil production, minimizes breakouts, and smooths fine lines and wrinkles.

Patchouli essential oil reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Myrrh essential oil is a strong anti-inflammatory that reduces fine lines, wrinkles and improves skin elasticity.

Neroli essential oil is amazing for oily and mature skin as it smooths away fine lines and regenerates skin cells. This essential oil isn’t so much hard to find but also cost a little more per ounce than most essential oils due to availability. You can buy it here less than $20 for .34oz.

Tea Tree essential oil is one of the most well-known antibacterial essential oils. It keeps bacteria at bay and regulates oil production in the skin, perfect for treating acne.

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