Essential oils have roots in ancient beauty rituals & they have been around for a millennial of time and their popularity continues to skyrocket—especially for those seeking natural skincare ingredients. Many come bearing bold claims, too: From soothing dry skin to reducing signs of aging, but even though they are natural it doesn't mean you can just plaster them over your face.
Don't assume that all essential oils will help your skin either. Everyone is individual when it comes to skin type, so if in doubt stick to tried-and-true oils that have been clinically studied, and when in doubt, ask your dermatologist before using.
In other words: Do your homework. Many essential oils have been shown to be beneficial to skin, but it’s important to dilute them in a carrier oil such as argan oil or coconut oil so they’re safe to apply. (Or, alternatively, use only products that are pre-blended for use on skin to further decrease risk of irritation.) Read labels carefully, too.
Ok, now I've scared the living crap out of you let me walk you through 7 of my fav oils which I use that have potential skin benefits.
The 7 Wonders
1. Sweet Almond Oil: This little oil is packed with skin loving goodness - Vitamin A( The retinol in vitamin A is said to have the ability to stimulate the production of new skin cells and smooth fine lines.) Vitamin E, Omega-3 fatty acids (helping prevent premature aging and safeguard against sun damage) & Zinc. PLUS its said to reduces puffiness and under-eye circles as almond oil is an anti-inflammatory.
Almond oil is generally considered safe to use on your skin. However, If you’re allergic to nuts, avoid using almond oil on your skin.
2. Grapeseed Oil: The oil is pressed from the seeds of grapes and is a by-product of the process of making wine. It’s known for its anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial & antioxidant properties.
These properties, along with the high amounts of omega chain fatty acids and vitamin Econtained in grapeseed oil, have made it a popular topical treatment for skin. It's said to soften skin & even out skin tone.
3. Frankincense Essential Oil: Considered the King of Royal Oils, Frankincense contains antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antifungal properties. When used on the skin it’s known to reduce the appearance of fine lines and even out skin discolorations (think age spots). It also stimulates the growth of new skin cells and tightens pores.
4. Sage Essential Oil: Sage is loaded with antioxidants which help fight bacteria and free radicals on the skin. Sage essential oil can reduce the signs of aging, balance out skin tone, and help reduce excess oil production.
5. Coconut Oil: An all time fave! Whether it be in your food or on your face this master oil should be in every home! It is packed full of vitamin E & can be used as a traditional moisturizer. Because it is full of fatty acids, coconut oil acts as a sort of barrier on the skin, keeping moisture locked in meaning more hydrated skin.
6. Argon Oil: Its packed with vitamin E, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids. It’s light enough to use as an everyday, nongreasy moisturizer, but it can also be used to treat those with more severe skin conditions, such as eczema or rosacea. Thanks to its antioxidant properties, argan oil works to improve skin’s elasticity by fending off free radical damage, leaving skin radiant.
7. Rosehip Seed Oil: This oil is rich in essential fatty acids and contains vitamins E, C, D, and beta carotene. Chock-full of goodness, it helps to protect and hydrate skin, fight free radical damage, and reduce wrinkles. But that’s not all! The vitamins and antioxidants rejuvenate the skin to restore elasticity, help to correct dark spots, and reduce the appearance of scars.
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