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Best Oils for Skin Care and DIY Essential Oil Blends for Face

Nov 18

While smiling will most certainly make your face shine, if you truly want to get “that glow”... it’s all about using the power of natural beauty products.

Carrier oils are a beautiful choice when it comes to increasing the value and quality of your skin. Each carrier oil has a different combination of health benefits and therapeutic properties. Depending on the benefit or characteristic being sought will determine the choice of carrier oil.

Many people are interested in learning about the best oils for skin care. Oils can be used to nourish, moisturize and protect your skin. Whether you have dry or oily skin, there are certain oils that will work better than others depending on what you are looking for.

What is a Comedogenic Rating?

Every carrier oil has a comedogenic rating, which indicates how likely any given oil is to clog your pores:

Comedogenic Rating of Oils

The first step in choosing the perfect carrier oil for your face is to familiarize yourself with comedogenic ratings.

0 = No risk; Will not clog your pores

1 = Low risk; Slight chance of clogging pores

2 = Moderately low risk; Will not clog pores for MOST people. May cause clogged pores of a “purge” in some.

3 = Moderate risk; Breakouts depend on skin stype. Many people will break out.

4 = Fairly high risk; Most people will break out, but depends on skin type.

5 = High risk; Will cause breakouts. Few people can tolerate this type of oil

The best oils for skin care are those that will give you the most benefits. We have compiled a list of oils that can be used in your daily routine to help restore, moisturize and protect your skin.

Shea butter is an excellent choice as it helps heal sunburns, reduces scarring and doesn't leave behind an oily residue on the surface of your skin.

Jojoba oil is another great option because it mimics natural sebum production which allows it to deeply penetrate into the pores without clogging them up with debris or dirt from other products.

Olive oil is great if you're looking to cleanse and soften your pores due to its astringent properties which helps tighten pores. It also contains antioxidants which help prevent free radical damage from environmental pollutants like cigarette smoke and smog . This means olive oil may help reduce early signs of aging!

Best Essential Oils for Creating DIY Blends

The following are some popular choices of oil for different types of goals when it comes to caring for your skin. We recommend starting with jojoba oil as your base oil and then using the following carrier oil guidelines for face oil to find the oil blend that will give you that glow.

The next ingredient to consider when making your own DIY blends is which essential oils to add. Essential oils boost the healing properties of your skin oil and have regenerating and toning properties. Not only are they easily absorbed into your skin, but they also improve the texture, feel, AND look of your skin!

Use a few drops of the following essentials oil to rev up the benefits of your DIY oils:

  • Lavender
  • Geranium
  • Patchouli
  • Bergamot
  • Melaleuca
  • Lemon
  • Frankincense

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