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Fall in love with facial oils

Organic oils

When I was a teenager I was taught that oil was the enemy and yes I scrubbed my face and applied on my skin all those harsh medicated face washes and pimple creams all in the name for keeping my skin oil-free and hopefully pimple-free. Do you remember those days too? It didn’t always work out that way, and I had some stressful times with acne as a teen and young adult.

Oil is a healthy secretion that helps lubricate the skin, just as the oils that your scalp secretes are beneficial to your hair; the sebum that your skin secretes is beneficial to your skin. But when your skin’s natural oils are removed, our bodies often compensate by producing more oil, and if your natural oils have been stripped away your skin feels dry and dehydrated.

Organic oils in cleansers contain different type of oils and these are very effective cleansing ingredients. They naturally and gently remove makeup and dirt and replace the oils in your skin with nourishing, beneficial ones. Organic cleansers also help balance sebaceous activity without depleting the skin of its natural oils. Below is a list of these super hero organic oils.

Jojoba (all skin types, but very desirable for acne-prone skin) It is suitable as a light and gentle alternative to moisturiser for extra-sensitive, oily or problem skin, having a remarkable balancing effect upon skin, helping oily skin to become less oily and dry skin to become less dry. Jojoba is very similar to our skin’s sebum, so can be used to replenish skin that has lost sebum lost through age, sun, wind, cold and the environment.

Sweet almond (all skin types, especially oily)
Grapeseed (all skin types, especially oily)
Avocado (dry and aging skin)
Sunflower Seed (all skin types)
Olive (all skin types)
Apricot Kernel (dry, aging, and normal skin)
Argan (all skin types, especially aging skin … very pricey)
Tamanu (all skin types)
Avocado (dry, aging and normal skin).
Safflower (all skin types)
Rosehip (all skin types)
Coconut oil (sensitive, dry skin)
Macadamia oil (all skin types).
Spelt oil (dry, aging and normal skin).

The benefits of facial oils using organic oils.

Plant oils are the closest thing to our own natural oils, so they make perfect moisturisers They also help balance skin when it gets out of wack, and unlike mineral oil won’t clog pores. Depending on your skin type, you can apply facial oil under your moisturizer for extra comfort, in place of your moisturizer, or as a supplement—just mix a few drops with your daily moisturizer. Organic facial oils are a mixture of rich carrier oils like jojoba and almond oil and added essential oils. Applying a few drops of organic facial oil into your skin every day will leave your face moisturised soft and acne-free. These formulas are light, provide your skin with a boost of hydrating nourishment, give anti-oxidant protection, and help prevent those signs of aging, fine lines and wrinkles. Certified organic facial oils are usually around 99 to 100% certified, containing no preservatives. These precious oils also acquire their unique scents by including blends of herbal and plant based essential oils. Essential oils offer various benefits for your skin and their aromas also affect your overall wellbeing and mood. Facial oils do come in small amounts but these small amounts will last you a few months as you only need two or three drops each time your massage the oil into your face.

Using organic oils for the treatment of acne/oily skin.

The more you try to get rid of the oil on your face with harsh cleansers, creams and treatments that strip your skin of its natural oils, the more your skin works to replace them. That’s when your face turns into an extra greasy inflamed mess because it overcompensates for that lost oil. Facial oils can actually restore and, if used regularly, maintain the natural balance of oil on your skin. Facial oils actually do just the opposite of what you might expect. They reduce oiliness and breakouts, while leaving your skin with a healthy glow. Some people advocate the oil cleansing method, using olive oil, sunflower seed oil, argan, avocado, jojoba and coconut oils. It may work to clear up acne; it is done by massaging the oil into your skin and using a warm steamy face cloth to wipe your face clean.

Oils for your health and wellbeing.

Healthy oils and fats we need to eat in moderation to keep our bodies functioning optimally. These supply essential fatty acids important for brain and nerve function, cardiovascular health and clear, radiant skin. Tasty items like nuts, avocado, olive oil and coconut into our diet. I have a salad dressing with a mixture of extra virgin sesame oil with apple cider vinegar and mixed herbs. I also take krill oil (not vegan) as a supplement every day, chai seeds and linseeds are also great healthy oils.

1 Mar 2013

Last Update: 7 Apr 2015

Article/Information supplied by annette christy

Disclaimer - Any general advice given in any article should not be relied upon and should not be taken as a substitute for visiting a qualified medical Doctor.