The Rundown on Natural Oils

by | Jun 6, 2017 | Blog, Cosmetic, Eczema, Hair, Hives

Oils have been the latest natural product everyone is going crazy over. Skin care enthusiasts have incorporated natural and essential oils into a variety of recipes. While oils have their fair share of benefits for the body, determining which one is right for your skin can be a challenge.

 

Determining What Your Skin Needs

Depending on the consistency and property, different kinds of oils can be utilized to moisturize the skin, combat acne, or heal hyperpigmentation. This is how to achieve flawless skin–know what oils to use on your type of skin!

Knowledge of the various oils and their healing properties can be utilized to combat certain skin problems.

Oily Skin

If you have oily skin or acne prone skin, opt for dry, thin oils. Oils with thinner consistency are often high in linoleic fatty acids. Linoleic fatty acids are composed of omega-6, a property that acne-prone skin often lacks. While oils may seem like the last thing someone with acne may want to put on their face, the right type of oil can help dilute thick, pore-clogging sebum and regulate its production as well.

Dry Skin

For those who have dry skin, heavier oils are a better option. Oils with thicker consistencies are composed of oleic acid, which contains omega-9. Oils in high oleic fatty acid contents work wonderfully to moisturize the skin, also combatting aging and brightening the skin.

Combination Skin

Of course there are oils that have more of a balance between linoleic and oleic acid for those with combination skin. Combination skin type is when there’s an excess of oil production in certain regions (like the t-zone) and normal or dry skin in other regions of the face.

Need more insight on addressing a skin concern? Ask a board-certified dermatologist!

 

Choose Your Oils

Oils High in Linoleic Acid (for oily/acne-prone skin):

  • Rosehip Oil
  • Hemp Seed Oil
  • Pumpkin Seed Oil
  • Maracuja Oil
  • Jojoba Oil
  • Tamanu Oil
  • Grapeseed Oil

Rosehip Oil

Rosehip Oil for Face, Nails, Hair and Skin From Majestic Pure – 100% Pure, Organic Cold Pressed Premium Rose Hip Seed Oil, 4 oz

 

Castor Oil

Desert Essence 100% Pure Jojoba Oil, 4-Ounce, Bottle

 

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Oils High in Oleic Acid (for dry skin)

  • Avocado Oil
  • Olive Oil
  • Macadamia Nut Oil
  • Sea Buckthorn Oil
  • Green Tea Seed Oil
  • Chia Seed Oil
  • Coconut Oil

 

Avocado Oil

NOW Foods Avocado Oil

 

Coconut Oil

Viva Naturals Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, 16 Ounce

 

Oils with a Balance of Linoleic and Oleic Acid:

  • Castor Oil
  • Pomegranate Oil

 

Castor Oil

Organic Castor Oil – 100% USDA Certified Pure Cold Pressed Hexane free – Boost Growth For Eyelashes, Hair, Eyebrows. Fortify Nails, Skin, and Face with Treatment Applicator Kit, 1oz (30ml)

 

The oils listed above are very easy to attain; you can find them online or even at your local grocery store!

 

If you need help further help or specific recommendations, download our app to ask a board-certified dermatologist directly about what will work best for you!

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