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The Best Facial Oil For Your Skin Type

by Michele Griffiths |

Did you know there is a perfect oil for every skin type, in fact even oily skin can benefit from the right facial oil.  As we age our skin produces less oil and becomes drier.  Facial oils are also an amazing source of concentrated vitamins, minerals and omegas that truly help maintain moisture in the skin while protecting it from environmental damage.  Here are some suggestions based on your skin type:

 

Dry / Mature Skin

The best oils for dry skin have a high proportion of oleic acid, a monounsaturated fatty acid found in heavier slow drying oils. These oils are excellent deep moisturizers and work by penetrating deep into the skin to replenish the moisture we lose naturally as we age. This group of oils help repair sun damage and fight inflammation both internally and externally.

Olive Oil

Apricot Kernel

Camellia Oil

Avocado Oil

Almond Oil

 

Oily Skin

A high percentage of linoleic acid makes an oil lighter and is good for oily and acne prone types. These light oils absorb quickly and provide just enough moisture while at the same time unclogging pores and preventing the overproduction of sebum. Not only is it a great moisturizer it also treats inflammation, hyperpigmentation and promotes healing.

Evening Primrose Oil

Grapeseed Oil

Rosehip Oil

Sunflower Oil

Safflower Oil

 

All Skin Types

Jojoba Oil is actually a liquid wax with an amazing property in that it closely resembles our skin’s natural sebum. Because of this it is very effective at treating acne based on the “like dissolves like” principle.  By applying jojoba to the skin sebum production can be reduced.  It is also an excellent moisturizer and can have a positive effect on a variety of conditions including inflammation, eczema, and psoriasis.