Seems like everyone has a strong opinion about the kinds of fragrance and perfumes they wear. If you’ve ever dabbled in new perfumes yourself, you might have found that what worked for your friend, just didn’t appeal to you. Scents are tricky, and finding the perfect match can be a chore. To discover the right aroma for you, knowing how different scents and oils interact with your skin type is very important. Here are a few tips to know.
If you have dry skin, then you may be familiar with all the different kinds of lotions and body butters available. It can be hard to overcome dry skin, especially in the winter months. To combat this issue, and still have a signature aroma, it is best to build your scent profile by layering. Any perfumed product will last longer on moisturized skin. So, start with a body wash in your favorite scent. Then, follow up with a body butter. Finally, use a scented spritzer to keep your aroma fresh throughout the day.
When you use this layering method, you can really make nearly any scent work. Recently, plumeria has made a comeback and this would make a wonderful base scent for someone with dry skin who wants to invoke a tropical vibe. Persian galbanum combined with violet has also been trending recently.
Oily skin might be a problem to combat, especially on your face, but it can be attributed to a diet rich in good oils, which benefits the rest of the body. Citrus scents often work well with oily skin because it has holding power. Adding a little mint to those orange or lemon scents gives it some spice as well. These scents have year-round appeal and can be made on your own with natural essential oil blends, or found pre-made in many kinds of perfumes.
When you have sensitive skin, choosing a signature aroma can be risky. It may be best for you to look for your best aroma from nature. Choosing essential oils for their purity can protect your sensitive skin from harsh chemicals sometimes used in commercial beauty products. Basil and lavender are both useful for soothing irritated skin, but remember these should be diluted if you have sensitive skin or if using on kids. You should never put full strength essential oils on your body.
Knowing how different scents interact with different skin type makes choosing a scent easier. Layering, essential oils, and diet all have an impact on what the best aroma for your skin type will be. Oily, dry, and sensitive skin all have unique needs, but they can also work with just about scent if you choose the right delivery method.