No, cleaning your skin with oils will not make your skin oiler, your make-up slide off and you won’t smell like a salad! In fact, oils actually contain anti-aging properties which improve the texture and appearance of your skin.
They are an easy, inexpensive and healthy way to keep your skin looking great!
Many facial cleansers – especially oil free cleansers – strip the skin of our natural oils. They leave your skin unbalanced causing it to need to produce more oil to rebalance it. And excess production means more problems with your skin.
Oils are a natural ingredient and provide our body what it needs to stay healthy. Plus many are also antibacterial, contain vitamins and minerals and are aromatic – which in itself can help to balance you internally and externally.
There are two types of oils needed when cleansing your skin – a carrier oil and an essential oil.
Carrier oils are a vegetable oil derived from the fatty portion of a plant. Usually from the seeds, kernels or nuts. And since they contain these fatty acids, they help to deeply moisturize and plump the look of your skin. Good anti-aging properties!
Essential oils are a natural ingredient derived also from a plant. But they evaporate easily, so combining them with a carrier oil helps to preserve it and penetrate the skin. Plus because they are so concentrated, they are very powerful and may cause irritations to some people, so combining them with a carrier oil allows you to get the full benefit of both types of oils.
There are many different types of carrier and essential oils. And as with any product, you will need to find what works best for you.
Make sure to use the purest form of the oils. The purpose of cleansing with oils is to use a natural product on your skin, which is the largest organ in your body. If you are putting chemicals, synthetics and toxic ingredients on your skin, it’s going in to your body and defeating the purpose.
Here are some carrier and essential oils for different skin types:
Carrier Oils: Sweet Almond, Olive Oil, Avocado, Coconut, Sunflower, Safflower, Castor
Essential Oils: Bergamot, Chamomile, Sandalwood
Carrier Oils: Rosehip Seed, Carrot, Sweet Almond, Avocado, Coconut, Castor
Essential Oils: Geranium, Ylang Ylang, Sandalwood, Frankincense, Rose, Myrrh
Carrier Oils: Olive, Avocado, Coconut, Castor, Sweet Almond, Shea
Essential Oils: Cedarwood, Geranium, Chamomile, Sandalwood, Myrrh
Carrier Oils: Jojoba, Safflower, Grapeseed
Essential Oils: Lemon, Lime, Bergamot, Orange, Melaleuca (Tea Tree), Rosemary
Carrier Oils: Neem, Jojoba, Sweet Almond, Walnut, Rosehips
Essential Oils: Melaleuca (Tea Tree), Geranium, Vetiver, Lavender, Patchouli
Carrier Oils: Apricot, Coconut, Jojoba, Sweet Almond, Sunflower, Safflower
Essential Oils: Chamomile, Neroli, Lavender, Rose, Sandalwood
In this video, I discuss some of the more specific properties of both carrier and essential oils plus a face wash recipe I use nightly.
If you would like to earn more about essential oils, here’s a link with more information: http://livebalancednaturally.com/essential-oils/
I’d love to hear your experience using oils to clean your face or if this is something you are going to try.
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