Beauty oils became more popular in the last few years, but they truly add some great benefits to your skin. Some of you may be thinking “why should I use more oil when my skin is already oily?!”.
It’s counter intuitive, but beauty oils can help control oil production. Our skin naturally needs oil to keep moisture in. It keeps producing oil to compensate for dryness, so applying oils help to reduce excess oil production. They can be used anywhere, not just the face.
There are different types of oils with their individual benefits too. Here is a list of common oils linked to their primary benefit, but there are so many more out there. Keep in mind that this is just a general list that I’ve compiled for my own knowledge as well. I am no expert and there may be some that are not suitable for certain conditions.
- Anti-microbial – tea tree oil
- Hydration – squalane, coconut oil, passion flower seed oil, argan oil
- Evening skin tone – rose hip oil, hibiscus oil
- Anti-aging – marula oil, jojoba oil
Most beauty oils are a mixture of different oils, but they still pack lots of nutrients and hydration into the skin. Some of the ones that I have used and recommend are:
- Poetic Blend The Timeless Oil or The Ghost Oil
- I massage 4 drops all over the face daily
- I apply this to my hands (on the cuticles or between fingers) if it’s extra dry in those areas
- Thursday Plantation Tea Tree Essential Oil*
- I apply this over pimples with a Q-tip to soothe the pain and minimize redness
- I rub a few drops over insect bites
- Kosmea Rose Hip Oil*
- I use this when I feel like my face needs extra revitalization since it’s packed with vitamins
- Laneige Dual Layer Face Oil*
- I massage 4 drops all over the face, I mainly use this in the fall and winter for deep hydration
My skin is more supple and has had fewer flare ups since I began incorporating beauty oils into my skincare regimen. I use them mainly on the face, but I would use it to help any particularly dry or concerned areas elsewhere on the body. If you are interested in trying out beauty oils, you can do a patch test on your arm to make sure you don’t have any reactions to it.
What are your thoughts on beauty oils? Do you have one that you use regularly? Let me know in the comments below!
*These products were received as PR samples for editorial consideration. All thoughts and opinions are my own and genuine.
Until next time,