Unless you have very dry skin, putting oil directly on the delicate skin of your face may seem counterintuitive. Won’t oil clog pores and cause complexion problems? Yes, that is the most common question. In fact, we also asked that.
But actually, the best oils for your face do just the opposite. The right oils can reduce acne and help erase acne scars, prevent breakouts, and ease inflammatory conditions. They also improve the texture of your skin, lighten dark spots, soften wrinkles and tighten skin. Perhaps no single oil can do all of those things.
Then again, combining the best oils for your specific skin issues can create something one-of-a-kind. It is a moisturizer that leaves your face looking healthy and glowing.
The Best Oils for Your Face May Surprise You!
At this point, you might be wondering which oils work best for your face. Well, search n more. We already listed four of them below. Wait, be sure to take note. If you know how to use them properly, your face will thank you.
1. Jojoba Oil
Jojoba oil is extracted from the jojoba plant, found in the deserts of Arizona, Mexico and California. An odorless liquid wax with a light golden color is first extracted. When further refined, it becomes colorless. On a molecular level, this oil is very similar to the natural sebum (oil) in our skin and hair.
Here’s something you might want to know about jojoba oil. Using it regularly can actually discourage the production of sebum. The reason behind is that the skin is “tricked” into thinking it already has enough. As a result, complexion problems caused by oily skin are reduced. It is not surprising why jojoba oil is often used to treat eczema and rosacea.
2. Rosehip Oil
Rosehip oil is a relatively new kid on the skin-care block. As the name indicates, it’s produced by pressing the seeds found inside rosehips. Any fan of rosehip tea already knows this part of a rose is the swelling from which a flower blooms. Basically, it’s the fruit that is left behind after the petals fall.
Like rosehips themselves, the oil is rich in vitamin C and omega fatty acids. It is also high in retinoic acid. Studies on retinoic acid show it can help brighten the tone of skin and soften wrinkles. Rosehip oil is considered a “dry oil”. That means it absorbs quickly into the skin, penetrating at the cellular level to help increase collagen production.
3. Pomegranate Seed Oil
Oil pressed from pomegranate seeds is gaining popularity in all types of cosmetic products. Since it is clear and odorless, it makes a great carrier for essential oils. Pomegranate seed oil is rich in polyphenols (plant micronutrients). Also, it has a unique type of fatty acid known as punicic acid.
Punicic acid aids in cell renewal and helps repair skin that’s been damaged by age and environmental exposure. Preliminary studies on mice have even shown that pomegranate seed oil may have potential as a skin-cancer preventative.
4. Coconut Oil
It comes to no surprise why many think coconut oil is the king of all skin treatments. Especially our organic, extra-virgin coconut oil which retains all the goodness coconut oil is meant to have. Coconut oil is high in vitamin E. This vitamin is known as an important antioxidant that keeps skin healthy and protected from UV-induced damage. The Lauric acid found in coconut oil provides natural protection from inflammation and bacteria. That means it helps protect against eczema, acne, psoriasis, and other skin irritations.
Studies on Lauric acid also show it lightens dark spots on the skin, including dark eye circles. Coconut oil absorbs quickly into the skin, moisturizing and softening almost immediately. Coconut oil has one big advantage over most cosmetic oils. And that is affordability. You can purchase a 16-ounce jar of Coco Treasure Organics Extra Virgin Coconut Oil if you want. And the price? The same with two ounces of good-quality pomegranate seed oil.
Summing It All Up
Combining one or two of the suggestions from this list with coconut oil is a wonderful way to use oils for your face every day. Simply mix a few drops of jojoba, rosehip, or pomegranate seed oil into a tablespoon of solid coconut oil. With that, you can create a personalized facial moisturizer to address your specific complexion needs. Always purchase unrefined, organic oils—for eating or for cosmetic use. That way, you can ensure you’re actually getting the nutrients and benefits the oil is known to provide.
Though there are many other oils for the face out there, it is important that you carefully examine what you are getting. Some oils out there are mixed with other chemicals that affect the hair. Others won’t do any good at all. Thus, again and again, make sure you know you are getting what you pay for. After all, you don’t want to suffer the consequences. Right?
Before we end up this article, we will leave you one tip that will save you several bucks. When using pure, coconut oils for skin care remember that a little goes a long way. You might also need a dime-sized dollop of your favorite commercial moisturizer. But just one or two drops of pure oil will be enough to help your skin look its healthiest.