Does the mere thought of using facial oils make you cringe? Ever thought about using a facial oil but were afraid of waking up to a grease-slicked face or a face full of pimples? Although there are quite a number of facial oils available for the skin, I actually looked at 79. No, really… I did look at 79 facial oils! So I narrowed it down to several factors. Although there are a lot of beneficial facial oils out there, I am actually going to focus on some that are not quite as common as the ones that you hear. And how I based it on was, number one, an oil that you could use for dry, aging skin, all the way down to the other end of the spectrum for Acne skin – or breakout-prone skin — as well as the availability — how available it was to be able to purchase this — and the longer the shelf-life. So a lot of oils, especially nut-based oils, they don’t last as long, they go rancid very quickly. So I looked at the shelf-life as well as the pricing of them. And I wanted everyone who used a facial oil, if you decided to use a facial oil, to get the most BANG for your buck.
Meaning, that it had a whole array of more beneficial ingredients into the oil. Now if you’re wondering what the difference is between a facial OIL and a SERUM, serums are always going to be penetrated a lot quicker because the serums, they can make the delivery system more efficient and more concentrated. But natural oils a natural way of delivering some of the benefits of what the oil can bring to your face. So in this blog we are going to be talking about some of the best facial oils for dry and aging skin. So if you think you’re going to be addressing dehydration of the skin by just adding oils, oils do NOT help with hydrating the skin. So make sure you catch our blog on how to treat DRY versus DEHYDRATED skin on the “i” link below, as well as we’ll put a link in the description below so you can watch that after this blog.
So generally speaking, oils are higher in Oleic Acid and they are better to treat DRY skin. So if you’re not sure whether you actually have dehydrated skin or dry skin, then again, make sure you catch that blog on how to treat dry versus dehydrated skin. Now oils that are higher in Oleic Acid tend to be a little bit heavier, they tend to be thicker. Now they are OCCLUSIVE. So they DON’T add moisture to the skin. “Occlusive” means that it prevents-, it sits on top of the skin and it prevents moisture that you already have in your skin from escaping or evaporating. So if you already have skin that doesn’t have enough moisture, it is NOT going to add more moisture to your skin. Because it does tend to have an occlusive benefit to the skin, it does tend to clog pores in some skin types. So this is better for, again, people who tend to have dry skin and they don’t produce enough oil.
They also tend to have a longer shelf-life than oils that are higher in Linoleic Acid but the oils that are higher in Oleic Acid, they tend to have more anti-inflammatory properties and they have more skin-softening properties. Now people with oilier skin and breakout- prone skin, for those of you who CAN use a facial oil — because there are some of you who can’t use it at all — they tend to do better with oils that are higher in Linoleic Acid, and that is because the consistency of that is a lot thinner, it’s a lot smoother, and how it can help the skin is it actually helps restore it-, the skin’s own natural barrier function –so it prevents scaling of the skin. So if you’re finding this information helpful, or you watched our other blogs and you haven’t subscribed yet, please go ahead and hit the SUBSCRIBE button, and don’t forget to hit the notification bell so you will be notified of our next blog, which will be HOME REMEDIES that you can do to treat dry and dehydrated skin. Okay, so the first one is Sea Buck thorn Berry oil. It rates really low on the comedogenic scale — so what that means it’s really, really low in causing clogged pores — it also has a longer shelf-life and it is easier to acquire. It also has a really high absorption rate, so it’s really good for skin conditions, whether you have a really, really dry skin, itchy skin, Eczema skin, as well as Acne-prone skin.
It’s also great for wrinkles because it’s really high in anti-oxidants, Flavonoids, and Keratins. So it has Vitamin A, C, and E as well as Lycopene. Which, as you know, if you’ve been watching my blogs, the anti-oxidants will improve skin metabolism, which then helps the wrinkles, as well as the skin-, the skin’s ability to renew its own brand new skin cells. And it is the only known plant source that has the COMPLETE Omega family – meaning Omega 3, 6, 7, and 9. And again, if you’ve been watching our blogs on this, it also prevents GLYCATION, it helps neutralize Glycation. and Glycation is an aging product-, or aging PROCESS that breaks down Collagen and Elastin. So if you don’t know what Glycation, is make sure you check out our blogs on ant-, the Anti-Aging Series. So it actually neutralizes Glycation, which is great for a natural oil. Now here is our PRO TIP: You can use this oil as an oil-infusion treatment. And click the link to SUBSCRIBE and get the notification because that blog will be coming out afterwards on how to do HOME treatments for remedies to treat dry and aging skin. So you can use this oil for an oil-infusion treatment.
Now the next one is Tomato Seed oil. So this one also has a longer shelf-life, it has a high absorption rate, rates really low on the comedogenic scale as well, and it is best used for skin conditions such as: Eczema, Psoriasis, dry skin, aging skin, and age spots. It’s also loaded with anti-oxidants, such as — here’s the mouthful — Carotenoids, Phytosterols, and Flavonoids. And these all help neutralize the free radicals that age your skin. So this last one is Prickly Pear Seed oil or Barbary Fig oil. This also has a longer shelf-life, it is lower in the comedogenic scale — not as low as the other two that I mentioned but it’s still fairly low on that — and it’s great for aging skin as well as Acne, because, again, it’s filled with a lot of anti-oxidants. Now this seed oil has 150% MORE of Vitamin E than Argan oil, and again, this also is filled with Carotenoids and Flavonoids, and Vitamin C. So it is great oil for aging.
Now why this is great for those of you who tend to have oilier skin or breakout-prone skin is this oil actually helps MINIMIZE the appearance of larger pores — so it actually tightens up the pores. It actually helps with hydration and… when I say “helps with hydration” it actually helps INCREASE your skin’s ability to hold in the moisture. So remember, if you have a serious hyperpigmentation, or age spots, or some pretty serious Acne, serums are always going to be better because they have better delivery systems and they also have a higher amount of performance ingredients versus natural facial oils. But I did want to go ahead and offer you the option of these three oils.