Good oils for your skin
Hello I am Alyssa Grogan, I am the current Miss Caithy Organics 2018 and I have just been doing some research I’d like to share with you.
We are often told that oily skin causes acne, blemishes and enlarged pores. The science behind it is sebum (from the oil making gland) mixes with dead skin cells and other debris to plug pores and cause bacteria to thrive causing acne. Oily skin may look glossy, almost sweaty, which is not always something we want either. But there are good oils for your skin.
Good oils are usually ones from natural resources such as fruit, flowers and nuts. These applied to your skin can actually repair and protect your skin cells. Oils can protect your skin from free radicals, also they can repair broken or damaged skin, and give you a smooth, glowing look. Not all oils will suit everyone though, and it is important that if you have sensitive skin to spot-test.
If you have dry skin your best option may be argan oil which has high levels of vitamin E, omega-3, fatty acids and antioxidants. The fatty acids in the oil help to reduce inflammation and produce healthy collagen. Olive oil isn’t just an oil for cooking anymore, it is becoming common place to use it on your skin especially if you have dryness. The fatty acids in olive oil are very similar to those already found in the skin which makes it easier to absorb, this should not be used on acne prone skin, but it is good with sensitive skin as it doesn’t normally cause allergies. Much like olive oil, jojoba oil has a structure similar to our skins natural oils, so it can be absorbed easily. It also contains vitamins B and E which help to strengthen the skin.
For sensitive skin there are many options including lavender oil which is best for acne-prone or irritated skin. The lavender helps control sebum production and helps soothe irritation, it also has natural antiseptic and disinfectant properties. Although we know coconut oil is great in smoothing down the ends of our hair, because of its large fatty acid structure, it is also good on the skin to create flexibility and strength.
For oily skin rosehip oil is said to be best for those who have uneven pigment scars, fine lines and acne-prone skin. Because rosehip oil is rich in omega-6, essential fatty acids and vitamins A and C, when applied, rosehip oil works to increase cell turnover. Aging skin will also benefit with its collagen like effects.
By using the right kind of oils for your skin type you will help your skins natural oils to rehydrate your skin. The oils will appear glossy at first, but will seep into your skin to give you a glossy finish which is a trending look for 2018.