Natural oils are an amazing alternative to store-bought moisturizers that can contain a whole host of chemicals that could end up doing more harm than good. The great thing about these oils is that they’re less expensive than most moisturizers on the market and that they’re all natural- what you see is what you get! With that being said, it’s important to know which oils will work the best for your skin, and which oils to avoid. As we all have different skin types, defining your problem areas is the first step into finding out which oil you should be incorporating into your skin care routine.
Grapseed Oil is high in anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatories. This oil is also high in Vitamin F which helps to reduce scarring and to lock in moisture. Grapeseed oil is also known to help tighten your skin and minimize your pores, making your skin appear more youthful!
Tea Tree Oil
Tea Tree Oil is best known for treating acne and the results can be compared to that of benzoyl peroxide (without all of the harmful chemicals.) Apply a small amount of Tea Tree Oil to your blemishes using a cotton ball or cotton swab before bed, and rinse it off in the morning.
Argan Oil is extremely beneficial for those with naturally oily skin. While it may seem bizarre to apply a natural oil to the oil your skin is already producing, Argan Oil actually contains elements that help to control and reduce your natural production of oil (sebum.)
Jojoba Oil is an incredibly soothing oil, this is especially beneficial to those with problem skin and acne. Jojoba Oil also helps to treat skin infections and neutralizes the pH balance of your skin. As Jojoba Oil is a natural anti-bacterial using the oil on a regular basis will help to prevent breakouts and will reduce the effects of acne long-term.
Lavender Oil can be distinguished from other natural oils because of it’s immense healing properties. Another benefit of Lavender Oil that differentiates it from other oils is that it’s scent can help with relaxation which will benefit your skin long-term. When we’re relaxed and stress-free we see the results externally.
Olive Oil is the most common oil found in skin care practices because it’s very moisturizing and helps to combat dry skin. Olive Oil is a very well-rounded beauty oil with a host of skin care benefits including anti-aging properties. Olive Oil can be used as a moisturizer, makeup remover, cuticle oil, shaving cream, etc. Another benefit of Olive Oil is that it doesn’t clog your pores like other oils can (like coconut oil.)