Benefits of Facial Oils
About six months ago, I became interested understanding facial oils. Particularly DIY Facial Oil mixes. Many brands sell their own facial oils, but I wanted to learn more about the benefits of the ingredients and what worked well on my dry, dehydrated, dull skin. There is a ton of research out there on facial oils. Below, is my understanding of the benefits of each oil based on loads of research by people much smarter than me.These are my current favorites:
Rosehip seed oil is intensely nourishing and aids in improving texture, tone, firmness, and skin regeneration. It also helps with redness and inflammation. This is hands down my favorite oil! Helpful Hint: It is important to get cold-pressed oil because Rosehip Seed Oil is rich in linoleic acid, linolenic acid and pro-vitamin A, all of which degrades during heat extraction.
Frankincense oil improves skin tone by helping to heal scars and sun damage, and improves the appearance fine lines. Also, it is full of antioxidants which act as a protectant by limiting your skin’s damage from free radicals.
Myrrh oil promotes tissue repair and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, particularly when used daily. It also has antioxidant properties which is a great anti-aging benefit.
Geranium oil purges toxins and dead cells from the surface of the skin. It also aids in lightening scars and blemishes, and reducing inflammation.
Vitamin E oil is also an antioxidant and it acts as a preservative in your blend since Rosehip oil especially can quickly go rancid.
Look for my post tomorrow on my own DIY Winter Facial Oil recipe.