Skin and Hair

The integumentary system consists of the hair, skin, nails and exocrine glands. Your skin protects you from harmful elements in the environment, and it can be negatively affected by toxins, artificial fragrances, environmental pollution and other irritants. When you take good care of your skin, hair and nails, they appear healthier, smoother and more beautiful. To keep your skin clean and healthy, use essential oils such as Melaleuca and doTERRA On Guard® Foaming Hand Soap and natural skin and hair care products from doTERRA.


The skin is the largest organ of the body, and the largest part of the integumentary system. This body system provides a protective barrier to the outside world, muffles the internal organs, gives you sensation to feel and regulates body temperature.

The skin serves as a waterproof barrier that prevents all types of unwanted threats from entering your body. The skin also protects tissues and organs from strong sunlight and injury from environmental pollutants. The skin contains blood vessels, hair follicles, lymph nodes and sweat glands.

An intricate system of nerves link the skin to the brain. The skin can sense temperature changes, pain, pressure or touch. When sensory messages are received by these nerves, they are sent to the brain. This is how we receive information about the environment.

Many factors contribute to skin, hair and nail health, including a balanced diet, regular exercise, hormonal balance, and overall health. In general, when the body is healthy internally, this shows externally through beautiful and shiny hair, smooth nails and radiant, beautiful skin. Daily supplementation with doTERRA Lifelong Vitality Pack® can support the integumentary system and promote healthy hair, skin and nails.

It is important to cleanse and moisturize regularly with products appropriate for your needs. On Guard® Foaming Hand Wash is a gentle, healthy alternative to harsh soaps that can dry out and irritate sensitive skin. If you don't have water handy, use doTERRA On Guard® Sanitizing Mist to cleanse your hands of bacteria and eliminate other germs.

Essential oils can be useful in cleaning and beautifying hair, skin and nails. To minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, you can use Immortelle Anti-Aging Blend, Rose Touch, Geranium, Frankincense, or Anti-Aging Eye Cream. HD Clear® can be applied to the skin to promote clean skin and reduce breakouts. Correct-X® ointment helps repair the skin after minor injuries.

Keep hair clean and healthy with the doTERRA Salon Essentials® Hair Care system. Each product is infused with essential oils specially chosen for their nourishing and beautifying benefits on the hair and scalp. You can encourage full, healthy hair by using the oils Eucalyptus, Thyme, Tea Tree, Cedarwood, Rosemary or Ylang Ylang, among others.

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