Your Guide To The Essential Oils For Your Skin

Natasha Patel , 23 Jan 2017

Essential oils have been all the rage off late. And if you haven’t heard or seen them around, then you’ve got to read this post because we’ve about to break it down for you!

What are facial and skin oils?

Facial oils include any fragrant plant oils a.k.a essential oils, non-fragrant plant oils (your skin will love these) or synthetic oilsAnd while most creams do give you that moisture and contain a little oil, they’re not enough to make a big difference to fix that moisture barrier.

What purpose do they serve?

Because most of the oils contain botanical oils like argan and passion fruit, they are filled with antioxidants. They decrease inflammation and improve your skin’s texture overall. These essential oils get absorbed and can pass though the lipid layer of the skin fast, so it gives off the appearance of plump and hydrated skin.

How do you use them?

Take a few drops of the oil and lightly pat it all over face in upward circular motion. Make sure to avoid the eye area. It’s preferable to use them in the mornings, pre sunscreen and foundation application.

Which ones should you use?

For dry skin:
Ingredient to look out for – Coconut Oil

Kama Ayurveda Extra Virgin Organic Coconut Oil
Kama Ayurveda Extra Virgin Organic Coconut Oil

For acne prone skin:
Ingredient to look out for – Argan Oil

Josie Maran Cosmetics 100% Pure Argan Oil
Josie Maran Cosmetics 100% Pure Argan Oil

For oily skin:
Ingredient to look out for – Jojoba Oil

MISSHA Near Skin Real Essential Oil
MISSHA Near Skin Real Essential Oil

For de-nourished skin:
Ingredient to look out for – Camellia Oil

Innisfree Jeju Camellia Oil
Innisfree Jeju Camellia Oil

For combination skin:
Ingredient to look out for – Sunflower Oil

Kiehl's Daily Reviving Concentrate
Kiehl’s Daily Reviving Concentrate

Would you trust these tiny bottles of oil that promise a you a fresh and youth-filled complexion?

Let us know in the comments below!

P.S – If you have irritated or sensitive skin, make sure you do a patch test before you commit to a particular oil

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