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3 Possible Side Effects Of Essential Oils On Your Skin

Dry skin is an extremely common issue, especially during winter. Other than seasonal change, it can also occur due to ageing or reduced sebaceous glands activity. These essential oils can help revive dry and dull skin.

A few essential oils may cause allergies or phototoxicity, leading to skin reactions or burns. Phototoxic essential oils (like citruses and bergamot) must be used in very small amounts on skin that will be exposed to sunlight.

Essential oils may irritate the skin or cause rashes. Make sure to use them after proper dilution. It is also recommended to carry out a patch test first.

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, it is advised to consult your doctor before using essential oils.

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