We adore essential oils, but we’ve never really studied the ins and outs for them. We know they smell great, we know they’re good for the skin, but which specific ones are best?
Living the Nourished Life has given us a little insight in which ones we should be looking for to implement into our skincare.
For Oily Skin:
These oils have properties that tend to regulate and normalise oil production:
For Breakouts and Blemishes:
These oils can be added to your moisturizer to calm and prevent breakouts, and can also be applied neat (undiluted) as a spot treatment:
- Melaleuca Alternifolia (tea tree)
For Dry, Chapped Skin:
If your skin tends to be dry and chapped, a deeply moisturizing oil like shea butter or cocoa butter is a good base. Argan oil and rose hip oil are also good facial oils for deep moisture.
Here are the essential oils that are best for dry skin types:
- Roman or German Chamomile
For Aging Skin:
Argan oil and rose hip oil are some of the best oils for aging skin that tends to be prone to wrinkles and sagging. Use them as a carrier oil and then add these essential oils to nourish aging skin:
For Combination Skin:
These are some of the best essential oils for skin that tends to be both dry and oily (sounds impossible, but I’ve been there!):
For this I would recommend a base of jojoba oil, since it is nourishing for dry skin but still tends to be friendly to oily skin.
For Red Marks and Dark Spots:
Some of the best essential oils for skin with red marks or dark spots are:
This is just one of the reasons why we love Guinot Masque Essentiel Nutrition Confort — Instant Comfort Mask which drenches the skin in an instant bath of nutrition, with essential oils.
- The energy of essential oils boosts radiance.
- Natural oils nourish the epidermis.
- Immediately restoring radiance and comfort.
Apply in a fine layer to the face, twice a week. Remove with damp cotton pads and then finish using a toner.
- Essential and nourishing oils: The energy of essential oils revives the vital functions of undernourished skin.