As you have read in my previous post, I have recently detoxed my beauty routine and switched to organic skin care. Real, natural products that are actually good for your skin. And man, has it changed my life. My skin is clearing, the dark marks on my face are fading, my skin is more bright and glowy.
*Insert sigh of relief here*
So now I am going to tell about a little obsession I have.
Amazing, glorious, skin changing oil.
Just hear me out.
I know many of us (I use to do this do) scan the beauty isles for all things “oil-free”. Face lotions. Face washes. Toners with alcohol in them. Anything just to get rid of the oil on our face. But what we don’t realize is that our skin needs oil to maintain its youthfulness. When using the proper oils, you can obtain that flawless, perfect skin. Acne free. Dark mark free. Wrinkle Free. Glowing.
Not all oils are created equally
The oils I am going to speak of are oils that rate 0-2 on the “poor clogging” scale. I bet you didn’t know there was one of those! Well, there is. That rating being very low and in the range of not poor clogging. Weeee!
So.. here we go!
First stop, Carrier Oils…
It is important to understand that essential oils that are not diluted can cause serious irritation and make problems worse. Carrier oils are oils that carry the essential oil to the skin. Some examples of carrier oils are Almond oil, Jojoba Oil, and Hempseed Oil. A few of my favorites. Remember when applying essential oils like tea tree, lavender, or whatever else, they need to be diluted with a carrier oil!
Okay, on to my favorites…
Rosehip oil is my new found love. It regenerates your skin cells, at the deepest layer, injecting powerful antioxidants like Vitamin C, Fatty Acids, and Retinoic Acid. All of these powerhouses help heal scar tissue (fade acne marks) and erase those pesky fine lines and wrinkles, creating a beautiful, even skin tone!
I like to mix my Rosehip oil (because it is a drying oil) with Jojoba Oil, a beauty secret my mom introduced me to when I was eighteen. If you have dreamed of waking up with clear, smooth skin, this is the oil for you. It mimics the sebum your pores produce, tricking it to create less. It is easily absorbed and when combined with the fabulous Rosehip Oil, creates one of the best beauty DIY’s out there.
Tea Tree Oil
If you have extra oily, acne-prone skin, I recommend adding a little Tea Tree Oil to a carrier oil (like Jojoba) to ward off acne causing bacteria.
The oil that works in so many different ways! Now, this is a super THICK oil, so blending it with a thinner oil, like Jojoba or Hempseed, is highly recommended when applying on your skin. Castor oil is antibacterial and has anti-inflammatory properties. It contains proteins, minerals, is high in Vitamin E, and fatty acids. It makes a wonderful moisturizer that delays and treats fine lines and wrinkles, and stimulates collagen production- a great anti-ager! It also treats scars and stretch marks. Bonus: If you dream of long lashes or want to grow out your eyebrows, apply this oil near the lash line and on brows to stimulate hair growth!
This oil is for those who have sun damage (like myself) or acne scarring. Apply this little wonder to the affected areas, and watch your skin regenerate!
Hemp Seed Oil
Now, I have just found this oil. And simply put, I love it. This oil is a drying oil, like Rosehip Oil, and helps minimize the appearance of pores by getting rid of those pesky blackheads and fighting acne causing bacteria. If you have skin issues such as psoriasis or eczema, apply Hemp Seed to these problem areas as a remedy! Note: You must refrigerate Hemp Seed Oil after opening
Do you use essential oils?
What are your thoughts?
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