(by Jackie Edwards, 6/10/18)
Wondering if putting oils on your face can lead to intense breakouts? Well, think again. According to Dr. Rachel Nazarian, a dermatologist at Schweiger Dermatology Group, botanical facial oils are a natural way to improve the skin with intense hydration without a greasy residue. While oils often tend to get a bad rap when it comes to beauty and skincare, facial oils are growing in popularity and for good reason. In fact, ancient Egyptians kept their skin flawless and vibrant with Moringa Oil, despite the hot weather climate.
Today, oils are commonly used in daily moisturizers, reducing scars, healthy cuticles, preventing split ends, massages, and all things beauty. In fact, using facial oils can help nourish and moisturize the skin without making it look shiny or causing acne. So, what exactly makes these worldly oils desirable to the beauty industry? Here’s why you should bring the spa to you by adding oils to your skincare routine.
Fight age with frankincense
Originally given as an offering to the gods, Frankincense has been found to carry tons of beneficial properties. As a skincare product, Frankincense works wonders on various skin types, especially in fighting wrinkles in aging skin. It can be used in your daily moisturizer to improve the skin’s health, reduce scarring, treating blemishes, as well as a spot treatment for acne. With its stress-reducing ability, Frankincense could also be used in a daily massage to remove toxins and stimulate blood flow.
Strengthen skin with chia
Chia seeds contain high amounts of omega-3 and -6 fatty acids, making chia oil is the perfect addition to your beauty care routine. According to Dr. Oscar Hevia, a cosmetic dermatology and founder of The Hevia Center of Research, the omega-3 oil can provide many benefits, such as outer layer protection, wound healing promotion, and moisture retention. Applying chia oil will not only hydrate the skin, it also improves the functions of the skin’s barrier. That means that as skin weakens with age, chia oil can help rebuild the epidermis and make it feel more youthful and stronger with every use.
Mask it up with carrot seed
Nicknamed as “Queen Anne’s Lace,” Carrot seed oil offers plenty of benefits for beautiful skin and hair. One of the major benefits of carrot seed oil is its ability to rejuvenate the skin due to its Vitamin A, Beta-carotene, and high carotol content. Carrot seed oil also carries anti-aging properties, which prevents fine lines and premature wrinkles. To create a mask, you can mix 5-6 drops of carrot seed oil to 1/4 cup of aloe vera gel to hydrate and give your skin a refreshing glow.
While we are not all blessed with spa trips every month, you can still treat your skin with a natural luxury of organic oils. All it takes is a couple of drops of oil to turn your basic skincare products into an essential part of your beauty routine.