This is going to be a lengthy post but you might learn something new!
I’m back with another skin related post, but I find that using oils on a daily basis is key to any skincare routine and, over time, will improve the appearance and quality of my skin. I do have oily skin and a lot of people think that addin more oils to oily skin just makes everything worse BUT it is the complete opposite! I like to think of it as combating oils with MORE oils.
If you have oil my skin already, this just means that you have excess skin oil (also called sebum). By applying oils into your skin, it kind of works as a trade off and your skin will start to produce less oils naturally.
1. The first oil is pretty common and one that everyone raves about. Yup, it’s coconut oil. As you already know, coconut oil has an endless amount of uses that are not just related to cooking. The main ways that I use coconut oil in skincare are as an eye makeup remover and as an under eye cream. Eye creams can be crazy expensive and a lot of people do not realize that the best eye cream money can buy is coconut oil! I apply this every night to the under eye area and I notice a difference almost immediately.
2. Next is another oil that is quite popular. Argan oil. Aragon oil is a fantastic natural moisturizer and is also great for your hair. You might have noticed that a lot of makeup and hair care products are advertised as containing Argan oil because of its natural hydrating and smoothing properties. These products can be a little pricey and nothing is as good as just using the real thing in its natural form! I like the Josie Maran Argan Oil but you can find this oil at any health food store or Ulta for way cheaper.
3. Next is tea tree oil. This oil is a dream come true for anyone with acne prone skin. Again, tea tree oil is advertised a lot in different beauty products that can be expensive. Purchasing tea tree oil itself is actually way cheaper and you get a much more concentrated, natural product when you buy the real thing. This oil is known for its acne fighting properties and can be used as a spot treatment that will work wonders! You can also add a few drops into your facial cleanser to help clear up your skin. ALSO you can add a few drops into your shampoo, focusing it on your scalp, and you will definitely notice how clean your hair feels and that there is none of that “residue” of product left in your hair. Be careful with this oil though because too much can dry out your skin and cause it to produce more oils!
4. Next, rose hip seed oil. Rose hip oil is known for containing essential fatty acids that helps to reduce dark spots and scars while being very hydrating. I find that this oily absorbs into the skin easily and is not greasy. Rose hip oil is amazing for anti-aging purposes as well. I know I am young and do not need to be worrying about anti-aging, but I know I will benefit from this in the future. I apply this oil every night after my moisturizer and focus on pressing it into my skin rather than rubbing it. This is my favorite facial oil to use, but it can be used anywhere on the body and gives the same results.
5. Last but not least, Vitamin E oil. This oil is packed with antioxidants that your skin loves. I like to use this as a body oil when I get out of the shower (I mix a little in with a body lotion). It makes my skin really soft and is great if you have dry skin. This oils is great for achieving naturally brighter and glowing skin.
And that’s it for this skincare post! Hopefully this was helpful and you learned something new!