There was a time when we used to shudder at the idea of applying oils or oil-based products to our skin. We literally went out of our way to purchase “oil-free” products, because we simply couldn’t tolerate the thought of applying oils to our skin. And ironically enough, we saw oil as our biggest enemy when it came to things like acne breakouts and blackheads. However, as we became aware of the kind of benefits that oils actually offer to our skin, we became more and more open to the idea of adding oils into our skin care regimen, albeit red faced from the shame of having ignored them all these years. Vine Vera reviews some of the best oils for skin care to help you make the right oil choices, given your current skin issues.
Lavender oil allows your body to handle stress better and also helps in de-stressing your mind. This automatically offers amazing benefits to your skin. Lavender oil also helps in regenerating your skin cells, which makes it an ideal fit for people with issues like scarring and sun spots or people with mature skin. Better yet, it smells amazing.
Jojoba oil is one of the most powerful oils that you can add into your skin care routine. It always lets you wake up to clear looking skin and it easily gets absorbed as well. Jojoba oil basically mimics the sebum, thereby tricking the skin to produce less oil.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is very famous among people having acne-prone skin. It is also known to work wonders on your cuticles. The anti-bacterial properties of tea tree oil help in preventing the acne-causing bacteria and regulating the production of oil, which in turn decreases the incidence and severity of breakouts. The oil resembles an astringent in its smell, so it doesn’t have the same icky factor that we usually associate with oils.
Grapeseed Oil is known to be an ideal option for people with oily skin because it can help to regulate the production of oil. Moreover, grapeseed oil is also known to be full of antioxidants, including the all important vitamin C. The ideal way to start believing in grapeseed oil is to use it on your body and wait for the results before putting it onto the face. And you don’t even need to directly apply the oil on your face. There are all sorts of products in the market that contain many of the essential oils mentioned in this list.
Chamomile oil is known to be very popular among people with sensitive skin because of its ability to calm and soothe the skin. Applying chamomile oil on your skin lets you reduce your irritation and redness within seconds. The oil also boasts of some amazing anti-inflammatory properties that make it ideal for people suffering from rosacea. Just make sure that you apply some chamomile oil on your wrist for a patch test before applying it all over your skin.
Rosehip oil is more like the new kid on the block. It has been around for years, but it has become an obsession among skin care enthusiasts of late. Rosehip oil penetrates the deepest layers of your skin and regenerates your cells by increasing the production of collagen. It is extremely rich in vitamin c and omega-3 fatty acids. Moreover, it is also known to have a high content of retinoic acid, something that reduces the appearance of wrinkles.
The use of argan oil in skin care actually dates all the way back to traditional Morocco. Argan oil beautifully absorbs into your skin and leaves it with a satin finish. Its qualities make it an ideal option for people wanting anti-aging solutions. The molecular proteins contained in the oil give your skin a tightening effect and help to restore the water-lipid layer of the skin.
Olive oil is one of the scariest oils to use on anything, but your salad or your food. That being said, it really does work wonders for people suffering from dry skin. The oil is extremely rich in antioxidants and it is famous as one of the best moisturizing oils in the world. Olive oil is also rich in fatty acids, polyphenols and squalene, all of which are compounds that fight aging and nourish the skin.