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Essential oils are a wonderful way to keep your face looking healthy and hydrated because they give your skin exactly what it wants: healthy oils.  Natural oils seep easily into the skin because they do not contain any added fillers or chemicals and protect the skin’s lipid barrier. Also, it helps in preventing moisture from evaporating out of the skin. The top layer of your skin, called the stratum corneum, is composed of dead skin cells held together by lipids (or oils. Keeping this layer constantly supplied with healthy oils will protect your skin from the elements and will help your skin to have a beautiful healthy, moisturized glow.

Finding the best oil combination for your skin type can help balance oil production, improve the texture of your skin, and help reduce the signs of aging. With the correct oil for your skin type, clogged pores and oily skin is not an issue.  Clogged pores are a result of synthetic oils or oils that are too heavy for your skin (comedogenic).

How to choose carrier oils?

Starting with a base of jojoba oil and adding another oil that is best suited for all skin type.  For example, if someone has dry skin so adding Argan and Rose Hip Seed oils will help to get normal skin.  If you have acne-prone skin, you could create a combination of jojoba and tamanu oil. For a combination of oils for the skin try jojoba and argan.  It’s all about finding what works for your skin.

  • Healing oils for balanced skin:

Healing oils have been used for beauty for thousands of years. The benefits of using oil on your skin instead of moisturizers are:

  • Applying oil to your skin can actually trick it into thinking that it doesn’t need to produce more oil.
    • Reduces clogged pores by dissolving “plugs”, blackheads, and whiteheads
    • Reduces the formation of fine lines and wrinkles
    • No harsh chemicals
    • Clears acne
  • For oily skin:

Oily skin is characterized by the overproduction of sebum, creating a greasy feel and shine to the skin. People with oily skin usually have acne prone and sensitive complexions.The best oils to use for this skin type are oils that are light and contain a high amount of linoleic acid, a polyunsaturated fatty acid found in many light nourishing oils that can be used for oily skin types. Oils that contain the highest amounts of linoleic acid are:

  • Safflower Oil – 74.62%
  • Evening primrose oil – 73%
  • Grape Seed Oil – 69.6%
  • Sunflower Oil – 65.7%
  • Hemp oil – 60%
  • Wheat Germ Oil – 60%
  • Apricot Kernel Oil – 50.3%
  • Sesame Oil – 50%
  • Rosehip Seed Oil – 45.5%
  • Tamanu Oil – 38%

Be sure to keep these oils in the fridge to prevent them from going rancid.

  • Dry Skin:

Dry skin is characterized by tight, irritated, itchy, flaky skin. People with dry skin types are usually prone to acne due to “sticky” skin cells clogging pores.The best oils to use for dry skin are oils that contain high amounts of oleic acid which is known to reduce inflammation.Oils that contain the highest amounts of oleic acids are:

  • Olive Oil – 55-85% depending on quality (cold pressed is best)
  • Macadamia nut oil – 85%
  • Avocado Oil – 75%
  • Canola Oil – 57%
  • Neem oil – 54%
  • Hazelnut oil – 66%
  • Almond Oil – 68%
  • Argan oil – 42.8%

For all skin types: Following oils should be used for all skin types:

  • Lemon Oil – to brighten skin tone
  • Rose Oil – for oily skin
  • Chamomile Oil – for combination skin

And quality does matter. Your skin is your biggest organ, and everything you put on it absorbs directly into your bloodstream. The best oils are cold-pressed, pure, and unrefined oil with no additives.Essential oils have been used on the skin for centuries for their regenerating and toning properties. They absorb easily into the skin, helping to improve the feel, texture, and look of the skin. 


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