FACIAL OILS

Everyone’s heard of the many uses and benefits of coconut oil for what seems like forever now. You can use it to moisturize your face and body, make your hair silky smooth, and even cook with it. I’d always just used it for cooking or if it was in a hair mask. They’ve since come out with many other kinds of oils, but I was always scared of putting oil on my face because the thought of adding it to my already oily face just seemed counterintuitive. Then one day, I fell in love with face oil by accident. I bought this mask from Ulta and when I washed it off my face was so ridiculously soft that I went to the trash and dug out the wrapper so I could see what was in it: argan oil. I was so surprised that the argan oil had left my skin super soft, brighter, and more importantly not greasy at all. I started doing research on argan oil and discovered you could buy it in pure form so now I love to put it on after my serum and before my moisturizer at night. I always wake up with a beautiful glow and soft skin. Since there are so many different oils out there now, I’ve made a list of some the best oils for each skin type.

 

DRY SKIN

Coconut Oil

  • Made up of large molecules so it’s thicker and more moisturizing.
  • Rich in fatty acids
  • Can clog pores so careful if you have acne-prone skin
  • Good for extremely dry skin

Shea Oil

  • Contains vitamin E
  • Super moisturizing
  • Stimulates collagen production
  • Good for extremely dry skin

Olive Oil

  • Rich in fatty acids, polyphenols, and squalene
  • Look for extra virgin and “first cold press” on bottle

Avocado Oil (also good for sensitive skin)

  • Rich in vitamin E and fatty acids
  • Restores look of skin and hair
  • Softens skin and reduces age spots
  • Good for mature skin

 

OILY SKIN

Argan Oil (also good for combination skin)

  • Has smaller molecules so it’s lighter and absorbs quicker.
  • Contains antioxidants, vitamin E and fatty acids that are good for anti aging, moisturizing and brightening skin.
  • Fights frizzy hair and gives it shine.
  • Regulates oil production
  • Good for mature skin

Rosehip Seed Oil (also good for combination skin)

  • Rich in vitamin C, antioxidants, and has a natural retinol
  • Helps brighten and fade dark spots
  • Good for fading scars
  • Drying effect that’s good for oily skin
  • Good for mature skin

Tea Tree Oil

  • Good for treating acne

Grapeseed Oil (also good for combination skin)

  • Helps regular oil production.
  • Has antioxidants and vitamin C
  • Good for acne-prone skin
  • Reduces dark under eye circles

Jojoba Oil (also good for combination skin)

  • Shrinks pores
  • Reduces oil production
  • Long shelf life

Castor Oil

  • Promotes hair growth
  • Disinfectant and antibacterial
  • Good for acne-prone skin

Hemp Seed Oil (also good for sensitive skin)

  • Natural SPF
  • Aids absorption of Vitamin D
  • Rich in Omega 6 and 3
  • Helps rebuild your natural skin barrier

 

COMBINATION SKIN

Marula Oil

  • Anti-bacterial properties that are great for acne-prone skin
  • Lighter oil and absorbs quicker
  • Hydrates the dry parts of your skin and doesn’t irritate the oily parts
  • Protects against UV rays and pollution

 

SENSITIVE SKIN

Chamomile Oil

  • Soothes redness and irritation
  • Anti-inflammatory properties that would be good for anyone with rosacea.
  • Put a little on your wrist for a day to make sure you’re not allergic.

Almond  Oil (also good for combination and dry skin)

  • Contains omega-3 fatty acids
  • Contains vitamin E and magnesium
  • Seals in moisture
  • Anti-inflammatory properties good for psoriasis and eczema

 

ALL SKIN TYPES

Maracuja Oil

  • High in vitamin C and fatty acids
  • Good for reparing damaged skin and brightening
  • Fights insomnia, stress, and anxiety

 

These are just some oils I’ve been seeing and hearing about lately, but there’s so many more out there. I like to use my oils at first by themselves in pure form so I know exactly what ingredient is working, but there are a lot of products that combine several of them so you can get many different benefits at once.

-V-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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