Summer is almost here and that means lots of sun and lots of exposed skin. Did you know that some essential oils can can cause your skin to be super sensitive to the sun? If you use these oils before heading outdoors, you can easily burn or develop a rash. You may love the smell of those citrus oils, but they are not going to love your skin when you step outside.
You can still use your favorite oils, but take some precautions. Don't apply these oils to your face at all and limit their use on other exposed areas. If you can't think of a good unexposed area for your oils, try your feet. Apply the oils as you normally would to the bottom of your feet. All the benefits with very little exposure.
It's not just the sun you need to worry about either. UV exposure of any kind can react with the oils on your skin. That means tanning beds and sunlamps too.
The generally accepted recommendation is to avoid sunlight and UV rays for at least 12 hours, but pay attention to your skin when outside. You may find 12 hours isn't long enough.
Using essential oils in your home can be a healthy alternative to chemicals. We strongly recommend you use essential oils which are therapeutic grade such as Young Living Essential Oils. To learn more about how to get your own Young Living essential oils, click here.
None of these health benefits have been evaluated or approved by the FDA. They should not be used in place of personal judgment or medical treatment when needed, nor is it intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. (Only your doctor can diagnose and treat disease.)
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