With all the hullabaloo in the beauty products market about “oil-free” skin products, the discussion about facial oils would seem moot. Isn’t it?!
Well! It is a proven fact that oil (especially the ones derived from natural sources) can be a blessing – even for the people who shy away from oil-based products because of oily skin types. Yes! Organic facial oils can be your best friend in getting you a smooth, glowing and healthy skin, even if you happen to fall in the “oily skin” category.
Organic or natural facial oils are packed with undisputable benefits. Unlike the skin care products like creams and lotions that come loaded with chemical agents and are primarily made out of wax, organic facial oils go a long way in:
- Improving the overall skin tone and texture
- Elevating the moisture levels of the skin through deep skin penetration
- Provide antioxidant and anti-microbial properties to the skin that works against skin ageing and outbreaks, being very helpful in acne and pimple care.
On the other hand, chemical-based products often than not lead to clogging of pores, acne breakouts and rob you of essential moisture needed for a healthy skin!
The market today is overwhelmed with many organic facial oils available both as natural essential oils such as Avocado Oils or Argan Oil, as well as organic products that have a mix of two or more of these oils as their major constituents. Choose the one that best suits your skin type and make it a part of your skin care regime to enjoy an enhanced complexion with a healthy skin.
Let us make a raincheck on some of the most popular facial oils that have a profound impact on the skin and its health so that you are able to make an informed decision about the best facial oil for you!
Though among the pricey lot of organic facial oils, Rosehip oil is without doubt one of the best facial oils – especially for our friends in the “oily-skin” category. This oil is dry and is easily absorbed into the skin, penetrating the deepest layers quickly. Enriched with Vitamin C, retinoic acid and Omega 3- and 6- fatty acids, this oil has amazing healing capacity and very effectively works in removing scars. Rosehip oil helps in reducing the onset of wrinkles and improves complexion through skin regeneration and collagen production abilities.
Kumkumadi oil, or what is known as Kumkumadi tailam colloquially, is not just a concoction of over 16 extremely effective essential oils and Ayurvedic herbs, including ingredients like jasadbhasma, licorice, turmeric, saffron, lotus pollen and sandalwood oil that provides you with a readymade organic facial oil which you may include as part of your regular skin care regime. Kumkumadi oil is considered the “Miracle Oil” among the myriad facial oils.
And for all those who suffer from excessively oily skins, here’s an organic oil that helps in less oil production!
Jojoba oil, being a very light oil, almost behaves like a layer of serum on the skin, tricking it into producing less oil. However, though light it does leave an oily sheen on the face and it is always advisable to use it as a base oil, mixing it in with one of the dry oil varieties like Rosehip or Hemp Seed Oil, especially when applying during the day.
Hemp seed oil is an extremely dry oil and is known to be an oil that does not clog pores giving you a clean looking skin, without the blackheads and acne marring it. In fact, Hemp seed oil protects skin from the harmful effects of free radicals, reduces the size of the skin pores and bears high anti-inflammatory properties. It hence finds good use in treatment of skin conditions like eczema. Being highly penetrable into the skin layers, this oil has been found to improve skin elasticity, thus being a good anti-wrinkling agent.
A very heavy oil, castor oil is best used with other light oils (like Jojoba) for best results. This oil is perfect for those who are prone to regular skin outbreaks, due to its anti-inflammatory properties. Being a superb anti-bacterial agent, it has been found to alleviate skin outbreak causing bacteria. Being rich in vitamin E, Omega fatty acids and proteins, castor oil is also extensively used to healing skin discoloration and marks.
Argan oil, extracted from argan tree of African origin, is a plant oil rich in carotenes and unsaturated fatty acids. It is extensively used in the treatment of skin diseases, apart from finding use in the alleviation of rheumatic pains. It is a good anti-mark agent and is used to heal burn scars.
Thus these naturally available organic facial oils are good for the skin having unmatched anti-aging, anti-inflammatory and moisturizing properties that not just arrest signs of skin aging but also improve the skin tone and complexion, giving you a healthy, glowing skin.
For information on the skin benefits derived from the above discussed and other organic facial oils,click here.