Despite the popularity of natural skin oils, there are still a lot of people with sensitive, acne prone and/or super oily skin who cringe at the idea of using "natural oils" to cleanse, heal and protect their skin these days.
However if you can find the right natural oil for your skin type and tone, slowly incorporating a natural oil or two into your skincare regimen could do your skin a lot of good.
Highly recommended by holistic and natural skin specialists, the most popular and effective skin oils for a multitude of skin issues and imperfections are listed below.
AMAZING NATURAL OIL SKIN BENEFITS
Perfect For: OILY SKIN
If you suffer with super oily skin (with or without acne) and need to blot your skin one or more times before lunchtime, Grapeseed Oil can control and regulate your skin's natural oil production without leaving your skin dehydrated and flaky.
Grapeseed Oil is also a great antioxidant and contains Vitamin C for skin brightening effects so we recommend using a few drops once or twice a day to moisturize and/or prep skin prior to makeup application to control excess facial oil production and give your skin a healthy glow.
TEA TREE OIL
BEST FOR: ACNE PRONE
Skin specialists consider Tea Tree Oil safe, gentle and effective for treating acneic skin and skin blemishes and can be applied directly to the skin on a daily basis if needed.
Although you can apply Tea Tree Oil to the skin without irritation in its purest form, it can also be diluted for use with pure almond or olive oil. You can apply it directly to pimples for a natural "spot treatment" or add it to a face mask or homemade facial scrub.
You can also apply Tea Tree Oil as a hair growth treatment by mixing it with any other natural carrier oil (such as almond, coconut or jojoba oil) and massaging it into the scalp followed by a warm water rinse.
Tea Tree Oil has disinfecting antibacterial, anti-inflmmatory and skin soothing properties that won't strip your skin of its natural oils or cause irritation.
Make sure that you are using 100% pure Tea Tree Oil with no other additives and mix a few drops with a couple of teaspoons of aloe vera gel and apply directly to pimples and blemishes. Allow the mixture to sit on the skin for a few hours or you can sleep in it and wash off with warm water when you awake.
If you feel that pure Tea Tree Oil is a little too strong for your skin (as some people find pure Tea Tree Oil a little irritating) you can find tea tree based products like cleansers, moisturizers and spot treatments that will also do the trick.
BEST FOR: ANTI-AGING
Argan Oil is a high concentrated of Vitamin E and healthy fatty acids and tends to be a much more stable antioxidant in sunlight. Argan Oil is also pretty expensive which is why it's good that you only need to use a tiny amount for it to be extremely effective.
Argan oils that sell for less than $12 to $15 an ounce are usually mixed with other inactive ingredients which make them less effective so it's best to go ahead and splurge for the 100% pure version.
Use Argan Oil daily to treat and moisture the skin and scalp to keep wrinkles and fine lines at bay and for treating acne prone skin. It will hydrate your skin and hair which will result in a healthy, more youthful appearance.
Argan Oil will not clog your pores and will absorb quickly into the skin and it's non-greasy non-irritating which makes it a great skin moisturizer.
When Argan Oil is applied 2-3 times a week to the scalp after shampooing and towel drying, it will promote hair growth and volume by unclogging hair follicles and exfoliating the scalp.
ROSEHIP SEED OIL
BEST FOR: SKIN DISCOLORATION
Rosehip Seed Oil is a pressed seed oil which is extracted from the seeds of the wild rose bush in the southern Andes and from the rose canina which grows in many regions of the world including Europe and South Africa. It contains essential and healthy fatty acids, Vitamin C and a natural form of Retinol (Vitamin A).
It's perfect for protecting your skin and increasing the rate of cell turnover. A few drops of Rosehip Seed Oil can really boost your basic nighttime skin moisturizer as it is easily absorbed into the skin, and leaves no greasy residue.
You can apply Rosehip Seed Oil twice a day to the body and face to effectively treat scars, dermatitis, sun damage, stretch marks and skin discoloration. You can also use undiluted pure Rosehip Seed Oil to as a daily face and body moisturizer to combat severe dryness.
Pure Rosehip Seed Oil has also been proven to reduce scars, wrinkles, fine lines and regenerate the skin whichs helps to regain your skin's natural color and tone. Pure Rosehip Seed Oil can also be used as a "carrier oil" to a few drops of essential oils which are healing essences extracted from plants.
Antioxidants found in Rosehip Seed Oil can help to prevent sun damage and its concentration of natural Vitamin A combined with its fatty acid content can improve skin texture, skin tone and pigmentation.
Experts say its best apply Rosehip Seed Oil to the face after a daily or nightime moisturizer as it will absorb right into the skin and lock in moisture from your moisturizing creams and serums.
In addition, it's great for its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties that treat acne prone skin and its anti-inflammatory properties that treat redness, swelling and other inflammation. Just massage a few drops of Rosehip Seed Oil into the skin until it's fully absorbed.
BEST FOR: DRY SKIN
"Cold Pressed" Olive Oil is super moisturizing and it's very rich in antioxidants, and compounds like polyphenols, squalene, and natural fatty acids, all of which are super nourishing, help to fight skin aging and provide many health benefits.
Olive Oil absorbs into the skin quickly while providing a cleansing and moisturizing effect. Vitamins and minerals in Olive Oil can help to regenerate skin cells and helps to fade scars and stretch marks.
Massage a few drops of pure "cold pressed" Olive Oil onto scars and leave on for about 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, gently wipe off with a soft and damp cloth.
If you want to use Olive Oil as a skin moisturizer, apply a few drops to dampened skin as water will reduce any feeling of greasiness. Olive Oil can help to fade acne scars and brighten the skin by helping to exfoliate dead skin cells in addition to acting as a skin pore de-clogger.
You can add a few drops of Olive Oil and sea salt together to create a natural exfoliant for your face to heal dry, scaly skin. This concoction works extremely well to get rid of old and dead skin cells to reveal new and younger looking skin beneath.