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5 Incredible Ways to Use Beauty Oils

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Beauty OilsFor the longest time I was curious about beauty oils. They always seemed like precious little treasures in beautiful apothecary bottles. I honestly had no idea how to use them and if they would actually be beneficial for my beauty routine.

A little history of my skin, I was always on the dry/oily combination side of things, but after having two little ones, my skin has gotten SO dry, and I’m constantly dealing with texture issues and frustrations with getting a flawless application in my foundation routine. My skin was drinking in moisturizers like it was nothing and the idea of using beauty oils, specifically for my skin care routine really started to sound like a good idea. When I purchased my first oil over a year ago, I fell in LOVE. I couldn’t remember the last time my skin felt so soft and my foundation looked so good. I soon realized ALL of the incredible ways I could regularly use oils, and they have been a game changer! Seriously!

So today I’m going to jump into a few amazing ways to use beauty oils, a few neat-o benefits, and what oils you might want to try. Are you excited?! Cause I’m totally geeking out. 😉

Let’s go ahead and start with some of my favorite ways to use oils and practical tips for using them in your everyday beauty routine.

Beauty Oils 1. Face Care Routine – This was the golden ticket for me. My face never feels so smooth or as moisturized as when I use beauty oils. I notice an incredible difference in the quality of my skin right away. To use oils as a moisturizer, I suggest pressing the oils into your skin, not rubbing. Also, apply your skin care in the order of thickness, using the thinner products first… so serum, oil and then moisturizer. Usually after cleansing my face, I’ll just apply oil as my moisturizer and sometimes I’ll include the moisturizer if my skin needs some extra hydration. I can’t sing the praises of this method enough! Oils really help retain the moisture in your skin and keep it happy and hydrated. Not only does it make my skin feel so so soft, but it’s also a great prep for applying makeup, which brings me to my next tip…

A Beauty Side Note:
To my oily skinned friends, don’t be afraid to try oils! Oils really leave a beautiful glow as opposed to a greasy look/feel. Try out a lighter oil like Argan oil. Also take a look at some of the natural beauty shops. They often create beauty oils specifically for certain skin types!

2. THE Foundation Trick – If you’re looking for a great finish to your foundation and you want it to be moisturizing, add just a drop of oil to your foundation, mix it up, and then apply it to your face. Bam! Since I tend to deal with textured skin, this little trick has really come in handy. It not only makes my foundation look beautiful, but it makes my skin feel happy too. I usually put my foundation on the back of my hand, add in one drop and mix it around with a Beauty Blender, then apply. I especially love using this or this oil for this trick.

A Beauty Side Note: Since oils are filled with amazing antioxidants, they can also help fight signs of aging, fine lines and wrinkles. Yes please!

Beauty Oils 3. Getting Rid of All That Makeup – Using a cleansing oil is an amazing way to remove all the makeup and dirt from a long day and detox your skin. I love doing this, especially when I wear a full face of makeup and want to make sure I get everything off before going to bed. To do this method, apply a quarter size amount of oil to your hand and gently massage it into your dry skin for one minute. Soak a washcloth in super warm water, and then lay it on your face for 1-2 minutes or until the cloth is cool. I like to just lay back during this time and enjoy the mini steam facial. 🙂 Use the washcloth to slowly wipe away the oils, and then go into your skincare routine as normal.

A Beauty Side Note: When initially doing this method, you might find that you break out a little at first. Since it’s helping to get all those nasties out of your pores and detoxing your skin, it can sometimes causes breakouts, just a heads up!

I’ve really been enjoying the cleansing oils from Primally Pure lately. They have ones for specific skin types too!

4. Mani Monday – Crusty (ew) and dry cuticles can definitely ruin a cute mani. Use oils on your cuticles before pushing them back to moisturize and make your mani look flawless. You can also put a little over your entire nail after your manicure dries to help seal everything in and add a little shine.

5. Major Skin Help – For those of you that suffer from rough patches on your feet, elbows… anywhere, just add a few drops to your favorite body lotion to give it an extra boost of moisture power and happiness for those dry areas.

Beauty Oils There are so many types of beauty oils you can find. When searching for your right oil, keep a few things in mind – be sure to look for oils that are natural and organic. Although oils can be a little more pricey, I’ve definitely found that you get what you pay for when it comes to oils. If there is an oil you really want to try, a lot of shops offer samples or smaller “travel size” options. Give those a try to find what works best for you! Lastly, when looking for a good oil, check out the ingredients to find beauty oils that will work best for your skin. Here is a handy guide to reference…

Anti-Aging Oils: Argan, Acai, Flaxseed and Sea-Buckthorn
Moisturizing: Olive, Coconut, Brazil Nut, Rose and Avocado
Good for Problem Skin: Tea Tree, Rose Hip Seed, Grape Seed, Peppermint, Lavender and Jojoba
Repairing: Chamomile, Black Current, Evening Primrose and Carrot Seed

A few of my personal favorites are Josie Maran Argan Oil. They also have a “Light” version for those that have skin on the oily side. Herbivore Botanicals has beautiful face oils for every skin type and I kinda die over their packaging. Primally Pure has great cleansing oils, and this little miracle gem from Leanne Grace Beauty has serious WOW factor, so many great ingredients!

Thanks so much for chatting beauty oils with me! I hope you find this helpful and that you feel excited about trying them out for yourself or incorporating them in new ways! I would totally love to hear your favorite beauty oils/ways to use them, so please feel free to share!

Lots of love to you, friends, Sav.

 

Credits//Author and Photography: Savannah Wallace.

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4 Easy DIY Cuticle Oils to Make at Home

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Whether you are simply bored at home or prefer to make your own beauty products, these are the best DIY cuticle oils to make at home for both the ease in making them and the benefits you’ll reap by using them.

The lovely thing about making things for yourself at home is that you know what is in the product, you can share – if you feel like it – and you are able to make it again whenever you wish without worrying that the store will run out! Therefore, we decided to include some of our favorite homemade cuticle oil recipes, along with extra details, so you know everything about making your own revitalizing cuticle oils at home after finishing this article.

In this article:

Why Make Your Own Cuticle Oil?

If you’ve followed our beauty reports for a while, then you know that we don’t often advise people to go off and randomly make (or even purchase) products that we don’t know much about. However, like our article on DIY body butters, cuticle oil has met our DIY stamp of approval! Made with nothing but nourishing oils and helpful essential oils, mixing up your own cuticle serum is relatively simple.

Of course, the essential oils aren’t even that mandatory if all you are seeking is to hydrate your cuticles. Therefore, you can just pop open an empty bottle (roll-ons would be best in this situation) and add in a bit of avocado, olive, almond, or vitamin E oil to take care of your nails.


How Long Does Homemade Cuticle Oil Last?

The lovely thing about oils is that they don’t need preservatives to stay intact for a while, and thus it is rare for them to spoil. However, cuticle oils – particularly ones that you make at home – can go rancid after a while. When this occurs, you’ll notice that the smell of the essential oil will no longer be there, and properties of it will be lost, such as nail growth or strengthening.

Your homemade cuticle oil will normally last around a year; only make sure to store it in a cool, dark, dry place since light can oxidize the essential oils contained. 


Top 4 DIY Cuticle Oils That Work

From the basic moisturizing product to the perfect one for nail growth, find the best DIY cuticle oil recipes below!

Moisturizing Homemade Cuticle Oil

This mixture should last for 2-3 months.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp of argan oil
  • 1 tbsp of another oil (we recommend sweet almond, jojoba, coconut, or avocado oil)
  • 4 drops of vitamin E oil
  • 4 drops of an essential oil of your choice (our personal favorites for this recipe are Frankincense, lavender, or lemon) 
  • An empty amber bottle with a dropper or an empty nail polish bottle

Process:

  • Add all the ingredients into a small bowl and mix until well combined.
  • Pour into the empty bottle you chose.
  • Massage 2 to 3 drops onto the nails and cuticles as needed. We recommend doing so at least once a day.
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Homemade Cuticle Oil for Nail Growth

This mixture will have a shelf life of 3-6 months.

Ingredients:

  • 4 ounces of jojoba oil
  • 1 ounce of vitamin E oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon of tea tree oil
  • An empty amber bottle with a dropper or an empty nail polish bottle

Process:

  • Mix together the jojoba and vitamin E oil in a small bowl until they are completely blended together.
  • Next, add your tea tree oil into the mixture and combine it thoroughly.
  • Finally, you will add it into the bottle you chose and enjoy the benefits of rapid nail growth if you apply it regularly.

Nail-Strengthening Cuticle Oil Recipe

This mixture will last 2-3 months.

Ingredients:

  • 3 tsp of olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp of avocado oil
  • 1 tsp of jojoba oil
  • 4 drops of lavender essential oil
  • 4 drops of rosemary essential oil
  • 4 drops of lemon essential oil
  • Amber bottle or empty nail polish bottle

Process:

  • Mix together the avocado oil and jojoba oil until well combined.
  • Slowly add drops of essential oils and mix them together.
  • Pour into your choice of bottle and apply daily for best results.

DIY Scented Cuticle Oil

This DIY oil will last 2-3 months.

Ingredients:

  • ½ tbsp of almond oil
  • ½ tbsp of jojoba oil
  • ½ tsp of rice bran oil
  • 2 drops of vitamin E oil
  • 1 drop of lavender essential oil
  • 1 drop of chamomile essential oil
  • Amber bottle or empty nail polish bottle

Process:

  • Mix the almond, jojoba, rice bran, and vitamin E oils together in one bowl.
  • Slowly add the drops of essential oils into the bowl and mix well to combine.
  • Pour into the container of your choice.

Photos via @irina_rain, @opi, Instagram

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When it comes to my nails, I’m pretty bad about leaving hangnails (those little pieces of ripped skin near your cuticles) alone. It’s like a compulsion that I have to peel them back or try and rip them off instead of just waiting until I can get to a cuticle trimmer to cut them off instead. One of my favorite things about getting an occasional manicure is when they add a coat of nail oil at the end of the session to nourish and moisturize the skin around your cuticles to prevent those annoying hangnails in the first place, and each time I think, “Oh wait, I forget I can do that at home, too!” Making your own nail oil is super easy and I added in some lavender and rose geranium essential oils since they are both anti-inflammatory (which is great for skin), and geranium has cellular-rejuvenation properties as well. Supplies:
–sweet almond oil
–vitamin E (optional)
–lavender essential oil
–rose geranium essential oil
–empty nail polish bottle
–small funnel (I used the smallest one from this set)

Pour 1 tablespoon of sweet almond oil into your nail polish bottle using your small funnel and add a few drops of vitamin E oil as well.Keep the funnel in and add 4 drops of lavender oil and 4 drops of rose geranium oil.

Screw your cap back on and shake well to combine. Store your oil in a cabinet or somewhere away from light to keep your oils effective for the longest period of time.To use, swipe the polish brush with the oil in a “U” shape around your cuticles and allow the oil to sit on the skin for a few minutes if possible before rubbing it in gently with your fingers. A good way to keep your cuticles nourished is to do a coat of oil at the end each time you paint your nails (which if you are like me can be 2-3 times a week). Adding this oil into your nail routine will make you less likely to forget this important step and you’ll thank yourself by avoiding all those painful hangnails later on. Make a few bottles at once to give out as gifts or have a girl’s night to make your own while you do some mani/pedis together and try a gold star or hologram manicure (and you can also go for an oil like this if you want a ready made one). Have fun! xo. Laura

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Credits // Author and Photography: Laura Gummerman. Photos edited with A Color Story Desktop.
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Essential oils can be an excellent remedy to make your skin glowing and bright. Here are 15 essential oils for skin lightening that you can try.

What is an Essential Oil?

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Essential oil is a concentrated liquid that is extracted from its plant. This oil has all the essence and qualities of a flora. It’s also called; Volatile oil or Ethereal oil or Aetherolea oil. It has active ingredients and helpful compounds, that’s why it’s best for aromatherapy and naturopathy. Essential oils have different uses in industrial products like in beauty care, hair care, and skincare.

Essential oil is best for skin lightening because it evens out skin tone, cleaning skin impurities, removing dark circles, and dark spots. There are different methods to extract the essential oil from a plant; namely – distillation, steaming, cold pressing, solvent extraction, absolute oil extraction, and wax embedding. Around 1188–1248 century, the extraction of essential oils was first introduced by a famous ‘Andalusian’ botanist and scientist named ‘Ibn al-Baitar.’

15 Essential Oil For Skin Lightening

Below are some essential oils that can help in skin lightening, skin bleaching, and skin whitening-

1. Black Currant Seed Essential Oil

Black Currant Seed Oil

Black Currant Seed essential oil is best for skin lightening for its richness in Omega 3 & Omega 6 acids, working as a shield against dark spots, dark complexion, and skin pigmentation. Excess production of Melanin (a type of pigment) can cause hyperpigmentation on the skin. This essential oil has antioxidant properties that fight against free radicals, triggering Melanin production. It helps to even out your skin tone and radiance.

2. Almond Essential Oil

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Almond essential oil is an amazing combo of unsaturated fatty acids and antioxidants that gives your skin a fair complexion, removes dark circles, and skin tanning. This essential oil is a rich source of vitamins A, E, B2, and B6, which is helpful in skin bleaching. It also peels off the dead cells from the skin, thereby making your skin glow.

3. Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender Oil

Lavender essential oil is ideal for all skin types. It’s an extract of the lavender plant. It has beta-caryophyllene, which has anti-inflammatory properties that reduce skin inflammation. Lavender essential oil prevents skin pigmentation, sunburn, and it soothes your skin too. It’s best for sensitive skin for its calming effects. If you use the oil especially at night, it can give you the best results.

4. Rose Essential Oil

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Rose essential oil is widely used and famous for its fragrance & benefits. This essential oil is the extract of many rose petals, and it has amazing skin healing properties. It rejuvenates the skin and improves your skin complexion, as well. Furthermore, this oil has natural antioxidants and anti-aging properties that even outs your skin tone. Rose Essential oil is suitable for all types of skin conditions. It helps remove under dark eye circles, pimples, skin pigmentation, and acne.

5. Sandalwood Essential Oil

Sandalwood Oil

Sandalwood essential oil is suitable for the lightening and moisturizing of the skin. It’s an important ingredient of different types of skincare products. This oil has anti-aging properties that help in removing the dark spots, skin blemishes, and blackheads. It’s an exotic oil with long-lasting fragrance also helpful in skin discoloration.

6. Lemon Essential Oil

Lemon Oil For Skin Lightening

Lemon essential oil is a rich source of ‘Limonene,’ which prevents hyperpigmentation. It’s a natural detoxifier that revitalizes your skin. It contains Vitamin C and Citric acid, giving you relief from dark spots and dark circles. This essential oil has Alpha-hydroxy acids, which prevent skin blemishes. It also controls the excessive production of oil on the skin and gives it a vibrant look.

7. Turmeric Essential Oil

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Turmeric essential oil is used in many skincare and hair care products. It’s one of the healthiest and beneficial essential oil available in the market. It contains anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, which helps in skin lightening. This essential oil is best for sensitive skin without any side effects.

8. Saffron Essential Oil

Saffron Essential Oil

Saffron essential oil has Vitamin A, B, C, preventing your skin from hyperpigmentation, dark spots, and dark circles. It’s a skin lightening agent helpful in removing the dead cells and impurities from the skin. It also has anti-bacterial properties that prevent acne.

9. Carrot Seed Essential Oil

Carrot Seed Oil

Carrot seed essential oil is rich in Vitamin A, E, C, and Beta-carotene, which has healing properties. This oil is suitable for all types of skin. It controls the Melanin production by inhabiting the Tyrosinase, responsible for skin pigmentation. This oil helps remove the pregnancy stretch marks and skin tanning as well. Carrot Seed Essential oil has antibacterial properties that kill the bacteria responsible for acne. To prolong its life, store in an airtight and dark bottle.

10. Neroli Essential Oil

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Neroli essential oil extracts from the blooms of the bitter orange tree. It’s the best option for bleaching of oily and sensitive skin, and also helpful in unclogging the blocked skin pores. Furthermore, this essential oil regenerates your skin cells, thereby making your skin vibrant and younger. You can mix Neroli Essential oil with Jojoba oil to enhance its effects.

11. Geranium Essential Oil

Geranium Oil

Geranium essential oil is famous for its flowery scent in Aromatherapy. This oil is best to even out skin tone, dark spots, and skin blemishes. It has anti-inflammatory properties that prevent skin pigmentation. It’s also helpful in removing the dead skin cells and impurities of skin pores.

12. Cedar Essential Oil

Cedar Oil

Cedar essential oil can be applied to all skin types. It’s used in bleaching and lightening of oily skin. It has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties that prevent acne, dark complexion, and it soothes the skin too. Cedar Essential Oil is best in Aromatherapy. You can mix this oil with a carrier like Argan oil to use it on your skin.

13. Bergamot Essential Oil

Bergamot Essential Oil

Bergamot essential oil is an extract of the Bergamot orange. Its daily use will help in preventing oily skin, uneven skin tone, and dry complexion. It’s also known for its flowery scent in Aromatherapy. Bergamot Essential Oil is a natural cleanser, because of its astringent properties, removing dead skin cells and excessive oil from clogged skin pores. This essential oil regulates the natural skin pigments, which prevents skin pigmentation.

14. Rosemary Essential Oil

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Rosemary essential oil is a rich source of calcium, vitamin, and antioxidants that prevents hyperpigmentation, dark circles, and dark spots. Furthermore, it regulates skin blood circulation, which gives you healthy and glowing skin. This essential oil has anti-inflammatory properties, giving you relief from the inflammation of acne.

15. Tea Tree Essential Oil

Tea Tree Essential Oil For Skin Lightening

Tea tree essential oil has skin bleaching and skin lightening properties, that gives you a healthy and glowing skin. It’s beneficial for both dry and oily skin. Tea Tree oil is a rich source of anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties, giving you relief from itchy skin. Furthermore, it helps your skin to fight against acne and excessive production of sebum on the skin.

Tip: Before using the above essential oils for skin lightening, it is necessary to dilute it with a carrier oil. 

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Here’s a detailed article about 10 Essential Oils For Chapped Lips, that rejuvenates your cragged and fissured lips more naturally and comfortably!

Why Do Lips Get Chapped?

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Chapped or Split lips are also known as Cheilitis Simplex or Common Cheilitis. In this condition, the lips become cracked, irritating, and painful. It’s caused by cold weather, excessive licking of lips, frequent sun exposure, dehydration, infection, allergy, and due to certain medications. Like other skin areas, lips don’t have ‘Sebaceous glands’ (Oil glands); that’s why they require proper self-care to maintain moisture. This condition becomes more severe if left untreated.

Essential Oils For Chapped Lips

Direct application of essential oil on your skin can irritate. That’s why it’s necessary to dilute it with a suitable carrier oil to prevent any side effects. Here are some essential oils for chapped lips, that’ll heal the inflammation and dryness in no time!

1. Rose Geranium Oil

Rose Geranium Oil

Rose Geranium Essential oil is the essence of stems and leaves of the rose geranium plant. It has anti-inflammatory and healing properties that give you complete relief from split lips.

2. Lavender Oil

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Lavender Essential oil is the best way to treat your dry and chapped lips. It’s extracted from the lavender plant (Lavandula angustifolia). It has soothing and anti-inflammatory properties, that heals your cracked lips in no time. Combine a few drops of lavender oil with a carrier oil like coconut oil and apply it on your lips four times a day to relieve cracked lips.

3. Jasmine Essential Oil

Jasmine Essential Oil

Jasmine oil has cicatrizant and moisturizing properties that soothes & heals your peeled lips. Furthermore, it’s a natural disinfectant, working as a shield against infection on chapped lips. Dilute jasmine essential oil with a carrier like sweet almond or Jojoba oil to enhance its benefits.

4. Carrot Seed Oil

Carrot Seed Oil

Carrot Seed Essential oil is obtained from the seeds of the ‘Daucus carota’ plant by steam distillation method. It has a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of 35-40, which works as a shield against the harmful UV rays, thereby preventing your lips from becoming cracked and itchy. The carrot seed oil has antifungal properties, which protect your chapped lips from yeast infection. Furthermore, this oil has vitamin E and vitamin C properties.

5. Frankincense Essential Oil

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Frankincense Essential oil is a rich source of Limonene, that has anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal properties, giving you relief from split and itchy lips. Furthermore, it stimulates the growth of new cells, thanks to its cytophylactic quality. This essential oil is a natural lip moisturizer and conditioner, as well.

6. Chamomile Essential Oil

Chamomile Essential Oil

Chamomile Essential oil is extracted from the flowers of the Chamomile plant. It has anti-oxidants, helpful in eradicating free radicals, which causes split lips. Chamomile essential oil is known for its soothing and calming abilities. Furthermore, it has skin repairing, regenerating, and strengthening qualities, that’s helpful in split lips.

7. Mustard Essential Oil

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Mustard Essential oil contains Linoleic fatty acid, which has moisture retention and anti-inflammatory properties, giving you chapped free lips. It’s a rich source of vitamin E that blocks harmful UV rays, thereby preventing dry and peeling lips.

8. Peppermint Essential Oil

Peppermint Essential Oil

Peppermint Essential oil contains L-menthol, which gives cooling effect & improves the lips’ blood circulation, making it soft and plumpy. It has analgesic property, giving you ease from split lips. Besides, this essential oil naturally moisturizes your lips because of its richness in omega-three fatty acids. Peppermint essential oil has vitamin C, protecting your lips’ skin from sunlight damage.

9. Red Mandarin Essential Oil

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Red Mandarin oil is the essence of the fresh rind of the ripe mandarin fruit. It’s a citrus oil that heals your dry and fissured lips. This essential oil is a natural disinfectant, preventing your chapped lips from harmful germs and bacteria.

10. Blue Tansy Essential Oil

Blue Tansy Essential Oil

Blue Tansy Essential oil is beneficial for split lips. It has antibacterial & antifungal qualities that protect your lips from any infection. Also, this oil has anti-inflammatory components like sabinene and camphor, giving you complete ease from chapped lips.

Notes:

  • To dilute the above essential oils, always mix one-two drops of preferred essential oil with one teaspoon of carrier oil like jojoba, almond, and avocado oil.
  • Before trying the above essential oils, first, test it on an inconspicuous part of your body, to see if you are allergic to it or not.

We hope after reading the above Essential Oil For Chapped Lips, you’ll easily deter the split lips in this winter season. Essential oils can even do wonders with skin lightening too!

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Her true love of the earth, plants and elements of nature can be seen and felt in each of her magnificent oils. She is a woman of depth and substance, and her drive is to make women feel powerful, cared for and beautiful without the conventional ideas of skincare and makeup. Her line is called Feather Eagle Sky (named after her three children) and includes face, body and meditative oils. Jessika lives the existence that she promotes, as she has created a family home in New Mexico with all the symbols of a simple, well-lived life. Organic eating, exercise, style centered around artisan-made clothing and jewelry and a spiritual practice are all elements of this – along with traveling to places such as France, where she harvests some of her most-loved ingredients including lavender and immortelle.

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One drop of the bestselling Beauty Face Oil is a fully transformative sensory experience. The delicate scent of Rose Essential Oil, mixed with hints of Sandalwood and balancing Germanium is healing to the skin and deeply calming to the mind. It’s amazing how one product can create an impact and inspire you to bring more elements of purity and nature into your life – and her oils do just that. After delicate drops of amber-colored oil are patted onto skin, the softness and glow are immediate. The idea of caring for yourself can have an almost negative, indulgent quality, but self-care is a deeply powerful practice that enhances every element of life. Compelling women throughout history have practiced a form of self-care; from Cleopatra’s skin softening milk baths, to the new wave of modern women who are integrating elements of self-care like a yoga practice or a simple green juice each day to bring a centering and nourishing element into their lives. With Feather Eagle Sky oils, there is an undeniable element of nourishment that is taking place, a moment of pureness and centering beauty that resonates through each luxurious drop.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hickeys are slightly painful but could be a major problem for one’s self-confidence. Get rid of them by using any of these essential oils for hickeys!

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Hickey or love bite is a form of bruise that appears when your partner nibbles your skin in an intensive way, rupturing small veins present beneath the skin, creating a blood clot. The average healing period of a hickey is 1-2 weeks, depends on its severity. If you wish to cure them faster and with natural ingredients then try these essential oils for hickeys!

Essential Oils for Hickeys

If you want to know, how to make a hickey go away, then below are some essential oils that can help you out.

1. Arnica Essential Oil

Arnica essential oil

Arnica oil is derived from the arnica herb, also known by the name mountain daisy. It’s rich in anti-inflammatory properties, making it a well-known herbal remedy to speed up the healing process of hickeys. Furthermore, it treats the hair and its related conditions as well.

Remedy

Pour 2-3 drops of arnica essential oil with 12-14 drops of a carrier like almond oil into a mixing bowl and stir them well. Now, dab the cotton ball into the mixture and rub it on the hickey affected area for a few seconds.

2. Peppermint Essential Oil

Peppermint essential oil

Peppermint oil is another versatile oil, having soothing and calming qualities that ease out the pain of a love bite. Furthermore, it enhances the blood circulation under the skin, which eventually lessens the appearance of it in no time.

Remedy

First, pour 4-5 drops of peppermint essential oil into a bowl along with 15-16 drops of jojoba oil and mix them well. Now, soak the cotton pad into the liquid, then massage it gently all over the love bite influenced area for about 1-2 minutes.

3. Rosemary Essential Oil

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Rosemary essential oil is the essence of the aromatic herb ‘Salvia Rosmarinus.’ It enhances the healing process thanks to its antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, and antiseptic qualities. Besides this, rosemary oil is used in aromatherapy because of the soothing fragrance.

Remedy

Add 3-5 drops of rosemary essential oil along with 10-12 drops of coconut oil into a small container and fuse them well. Dab the cotton swab into the mixture and rub it gently on the bruise for a few seconds.

4. Turmeric Essential Oil

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Turmeric essential oil is a well-known home remedy to get relief from the pain and swelling of a hickey instantly, probably because of its soothing and anti-inflammatory characteristics.

Remedy

Mix 4-5 drops of turmeric essential oil and 1 tablespoon of water into the bowl. Apply it firmly on the bruise affected area with a cotton ball in a circular motion.

5. Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender Essential oil

Lavender oil has a profound history of therapeutic uses to treat various health conditions. It reduces the appearance and pain of the hickey simultaneously, thanks to its analgesic qualities. Furthermore, the lavender essential oil is also used in aromatherapy because of its comforting and stress-relieving aroma.

Remedy

Lavender oil can be applied without dilution. Pour some drops of lavender essential oil on the cotton ball and massage it generously on the love bite for about 2-3 minutes.

6. Frankincense Essential Oil

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Frankincense essential oil is extracted from the Boswellia serrata. It’s a rich source of the component, namely, Boswellic acid, which decreases the pain and swelling of the love bite in no time.

Remedy

Combine 2-5 drops of frankincense oil with 10-12 drops of avocado oil into a bowl. Put the cotton ball into the bowl and place it on the hickey using a tape, leaving it overnight.

Notes:

  • Keep in mind, always dilutes the essential oil with a carrier oil to avoid skin irritation.
  • Before using the above diluted essential oils, make a patch test on an inconspicuous area of the body to see its response.
  • Repeat the above applications, twice a day, for better results.
  • Never use the essential oil on any open wounds or consume orally.
  • If you feel any irritation after applying the essential oil, then contact your dermatologist immediately.

The above essential oils for hickeys remedies can speed up the healing, without the use of any conventional drug. In the meantime, you can cover it by any clothing accessories or makeup. Besides this, you can also use essential oil to get rid of stink bugs instantly at home.

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Face oils are a great alternative to lotions and moisturizers if you are looking for something that feels lighter and less heavy on the skin. It may sound counterproductive, but if you have oily, acne-prone skin, face oil may be the way to go. Using face oil tricks your skin into thinking it already has enough oil-producing naturally, so your skin will actually begin to produce less of its natural oils.

The 5 Best Selling Natural and Organic Face Oils:

This is a real-time updating list of the 5 best selling natural and organic face oils.

For you, this means less greasy and oily skin, which can lead to less sebum production and acne! Face oils are great to use in the extreme months like winter and summer. They will keep your skin from drying out, but won’t way down delicate skin on the face.

However, many face oils on the market are filled with harsh chemical ingredients, artificial fragrances, and alcohols. These are often irritating on your skin and can do much more hard than good. The skin on your face is thin and sensitive, so you must make sure you are treating yours properly. Sticking to pure, natural formulas will leave your skin and body healthy and give you more confidence you’re doing the right thing for your health. Plus, using natural products may even be easier on your wallet.

You may have to invest a bit more money in the product itself, but staying clear from harsh and irritating chemicals can save you from tireless and expensive trips to your dermatologist.

The Dangers of Most Face Oils

Mineral oil

is a very common ingredient in many face oils. Mineral oil can create a film over your skin that prevents your skin from naturally releasing any toxin buildup. Of course, this will lead to clogged pores, acne, oil buildup, and even some unsightly rashes if you have skin that is sensitive. If you are having a hard to keeping your acne at bay, check the ingredient labels on your face products.

Mineral oil is one of the most common ingredients in face care products and maybe the culprit of your clogged pores and acne. Additionally, mineral oil is a byproduct of petroleum, which is not something you want to be absorbed into your body and bloodstream.

Fragrance/parfum

The fragrance is another ingredient that should be avoided when choosing a face oil. Fragrance is where many companies like to hide an abundance of chemicals and artificial ingredients. Companies are not required to disclose what is included in the term “fragrance,” so they can put whatever they want into that category even if it is not related to fragrance at all. Additionally, most fragrances are stabilized with phthalates, which a chemical linked to reproductive issues and birth defects when tested on animals.

How to Find a Natural Face Oil

Products that only have a small or limited amount of ingredients are always the best. The fewer ingredients, the less room there is for anything concerning or that can be irritating to the skin. Stick with ingredients you can pronounce and actually know what they are – usually, this means they are naturally derived, although there are a few exceptions to this rule. If you are ever unsure about the safety of a product or a particular ingredient, crosscheck each ingredient or product of concern on the EWG Skin Deep database.

When you search an ingredient it will give you a score (1-10) and break down the ingredient into the biggest areas of concern (like cancer, organ system toxicity, etc.) and overall concern. This website is a great tool to use whether you are a seasoned natural beauty enthusiast or just starting your journey to natural skincare.

Look for labels like cruelty-free, USDA Certified Organic, Non-GMO project verified seal, no parabens, no petroleum, no sulfates, SLS-free, etc. These are often key phrases that can help you narrow down the search for a great natural face oil. Never trust brands and packages that say “natural” or “made with natural and organic ingredients,” as they can still contain a massive amount of chemicals and toxic ingredients. These vague labels do not guarantee they are healthy, natural, or organic in any way.

The 10 Best Natural and Organic Face Oils:

Now that you have an understanding of the dangers of many face oils and some key factors to look for, here are the 10 best natural and/or organic face oils!

1. Burt’s Bees Complete Nourishment Facial Oil

Burt's Bees Complete Nourishment Facial Oil

Burt’s Bees is such a well-known and popular brand. We wanted to include a face oil that is not just easy to find pretty much anywhere, but also a face oil that is super affordable as well. Even though it is less pricy than many of our other options it is still made with natural and better for you ingredients.

It helps with moisturizing the skin, is anti-aging, and dermatologist tested for safety and effectiveness. Ingredients in this face oil include healthy and skin-loving ingredients like rosehip oil, evening primrose, jojoba oil, vitamins, antioxidants, and more. 

2. Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses® Moroccan Organic Beauty Oil

Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses® Moroccan Organic Beauty Oil

Andalou Naturals is the perfect face oil for those of you who struggle with dry, delicate, and sensitive skin. This face oil is ultra-lightweight so your skin won’t feel sticky and weighed down. It’s a super silky formula that will glide over your skin, making it feel softer than ever before. The formula includes alpine rose stem cells to help soothe and nourish your skin. Argan and pomegranate oils are rich in tannins and polyphenols, which help moisturize the skin and even out skin tone.

This face oil is 100% naturally derives Non-GMO Project verified, vegan, and gluten-free. The Non-GMO Project verification is an extra reason to love this face oil and the Andalou Naturals brand in general.

3. Akar Skin Desert Rescue Organic Face Oil

Akar Skin Desert Rescue

The price of this face oil isn’t for the faint of heart, but it may be worth the price tag depending on your needs. This oil features baobab oil, which is high in oleic acid to seal in moisture on the skin. It has a high concentration of antioxidants and vitamins A, E, and D. Akar also makes all of its products in small batches to ensure the absolute freshest and highest-quality product possible.

Small batches also mean the product is not being produced on a massive scale to be bottled into thousands of containers that will sit on store shelves for months. None of their products contain any water or other fillers so you can feel confident that the price justifies the actual contents of the product. Furthermore, you won’t get an end product that is watered down, literally with water so your skin will receive ultimate hydration and moisture.

Akar also“source[s] the highest-grade natural ingredients that are organic, wild-harvested or gathered from the Tibetan plateau to ensure ingredient efficacy and limit exposure to pesticides and toxins from farming and harvesting.

You will never find mineral oil, synthetic fragrances and colorants, sulfates, parabens, phenoxyethanol, silicones, PEGs, PPGs, DEA, TEA, phthalates, GMO ingredients, and artificial preservatives in any of our products.” They make a great and healthy product, and despite the steep price, this product may change your skin forever if you give it a try.

4. Graydon All Over Elixir Smoothing Organic Face + Body Oil

Graydon All Over Elixir Smoothing Organic Face + Body Oil

Graydon’s All Over Elixir Oil infuses nutrient-rich oils with a100% natural fragrance blend of Australian Sandalwood, Rich Moroccan Chamomile & Soothing French Lavender. When looking for a face oil that has fragrance, make sure those fragrances are coming from essential oils and essential oil blends to ensure you are not getting artificial and chemical fragrances.

What is great about this oil is that you don’t just have to use it on your face, you can use it on the entire body as well if you like it that much. There are no parabens or sulfates and it’s produced without gluten and animal testing.

This oil’s ingredient list only includes sunflower oil, rice bran oil, camelina seed oil, grape seed oil and vitamin E, and essential oil blend – simple, pure, and wholesome ingredients.

5. 100% Pure Organic Argan Face Oil

100% Pure Organic Argan Oil

Argan oil is fantastic for the skin and 100% Pure’s organic Argan oil will make your skin happy and radiant. This oil is filled with vitamin E, phenols, carotenes, squalene, and tons of essential fatty acids. These ingredients provide the ultimate moisture to soften and repair dry and damaged skin. This is a perfect option to use in the winter when the air is cold and dry and your skin gets dry/crackly.

And the best part about this face oil? It has one ingredient – yes, only one! You cannot get much cleaner than that. It is purely 100% pure certified organic Argan oil with no other fillers or anything gross.

6. Badger Argan Organic Face Oil

Badger Argan Face Oil

Badger Argan Face Oil is USDA Certified Organic, 100% natural, and includes a delicious blend or great smelling essential oils. This organic face oil:

  • Balances and hydrates all skin types
  • Protects skin from free radicals
  • Helps maintain skin’s natural moisture balance
  • Leaves skin feeling smooth and looking radiant
  • Clinically tested non-comedogenic

7. Aspen Kay Naturals Glow – Turmeric & Rosehip Face Oil

Aspen Kay Glow - Turmeric & Rosehip Face Oil

This super gentle and natural face oil needs to be on your radar and you need to give it a try…we are telling you! It contains powerful natural ingredients like turmeric, rosehip, and chamomile that help soothe and repair your skin. It is also made with organic cold-pressed oils like olive oil, sunflower oil, and jojoba oil. The combo of ingredients in their face oils helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, deeply moisturizes and smooths out your complexion, so you are left with the healthiest and most radiant skin possible. 

8. Foxbrim Naturals Blue Tansy Facial Oil

Foxbrim Naturals Blue Tansy Facial Oil

This blue tansy face oil has a beautiful blue hue from the blue tansy essential oil – it could seriously not be any prettier. Aside from the brilliant blue color, this face oil helps fight signs of aging, helps reduce redness, reduces acne breakouts, balances your skin, tones your skin, and helps build up the natural collagen in your skin as well. Other ingredients like chamomile extract, carrot seed oil, coconut oil, almond oil, argan oil, jojoba oil, and so much more nourish your skin in the most efficient and effective way possible. 

9. Cutis Sanus 100% Organic Oily Skin Face Oil

100% Organic Oily Skin Face Oil

If you have oily skin that you are looking to control, this oily skin face oil will help control the oil your skin produces. Although it may sound counterintuitive to apply oil to your face to control oil, that is not exactly the case.

This oil is able to manage the amount of oil and sebum your skin produces which creates excess oil and acne breakouts. It deeply penetrates your skin to help control oil production. There are no chemicals, no fillers, no added ingredients you don’t need, and it is so powerful you only need to use a few drops to get the results you are looking for. 

10. Earth & Elm Nourishing Face Oil

Earth & Elm Nourishing Face Oil

Earth and Elm’s certified organic face oil is great for dry skin, oily skin, fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, dark spots, and more. The face oil is super lightweight and contains highly nutritious ingredients and antioxidants like almond oil, sweet orange oil, apricot kernel oil, avocado oil, ylang-ylang, and other essential cold-pressed oils.

Conclusion

Face oils offer so many great benefits for the skin and face. They are moisturizing, hydrating and can help reduce breakouts and acne despite the common myth that putting oil on your face will actually cause your skin to breakout. It is important to keep in mind that many conventional face oils are filled with many toxic ingredients, so opt for an organic and natural face oil to prevent any future damage to your skin and body.

This article was last updated on February 10, 2021 .

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How do you stop that dreaded comedonal acne?

If you have acne-prone skin, you probably think you should stay away from oils.

That may have been true several years ago, but today, we know that many natural oils can help improve the condition of the skin while reducing acne outbreaks.

What is Comedonal Acne?

Comedonal acne is a type of acne in which most of the lesions on the skin are comedones.

So what are comedones? These are the skin-colored, small bumps (papules) that are frequently found on the forehead and chin of those with acne. They contain a plug of sebum (skin oil) inside a pore.

There are two types of comedones:

  • Open comedones: Also called blackheads, these are papules or skin bumps that appear black because of oxidation. Dead skin cells and excess oil collect in the pore, and since the pore is open, it is exposed to the air, which causes it to turn dark because of oxidation. This is similar to the same process that occurs when you slice an apple and then let the apple slice sit out on the counter. It turns brown because of the same oxidation effect.
  • Closed comedones: Also called whiteheads, these have a lighter color and indicate that the pore is or hair follicle is completely blocked. Because the inside of the pore is not exposed to the air, it remains white.

This type of acne is non-inflammatory, meaning that the papules are not red and inflamed. The lesions don’t usually contain pus and they are usually smaller than with other types of acne.

Comedonal acne can affect anyone, but it is most common in adolescents. Other types of acne include:

  • Inflammatory acne: In this type of acne, the lesions became red and/or tender and are filled with pus. The pimples in inflammatory acne typically start as comedones.
  • Nodular acne: The lesions become larger and more tender until they are termed nodules.
  • Nodulocystic acne: The lesions grow to become deep and filled with fluid.

Individuals may have more than one type of acne at any one time.

What Causes Comedonal Acne?

Comedones form in the skin when excess oil and dead skin cells block the oil-producing glands in the skin (the pores). This causes those pores to bulge out, which creates pimples or bumps.

As to what causes these blockages in the first place, there are a few potential factors:

  • Hormonal changes: When we go through puberty, pregnancy, or menopause, hormonal changes can trigger excess oil production in the skin.
  • Harsh treatment: Harsh cleansers, chemical peels, scratchy exfoliating products, and other similar products that irritate the skin can cause comedones to form.
  • Smoking: People who smoke are more likely to have comedonal acne.
  • Diet: In some sensitive people, eating too much milk, sugar, or high-glycemic foods can trigger comedonal acne.
  • The buildup of dead skin cells: Without regular exfoliation, dead skin cells can build up on the surface of the skin, causing comedones to form.
  • Genes: Comedonal acne tends to occur in families. If your parents had it, you are more likely to have it too.
  • Stress: Stress causes hormonal changes in the body that can trigger comedonal acne.

Why Use Oils to Treat Comedonal Acne?

When looking for skin products that will not make your acne worse, it’s good to search for the words “noncomedogenic,” as that indicates the product will not block the pores or cause excess oil production.

After all, to avoid whiteheads and blackheads forming, you want to make sure the skin doesn’t produce too much oil. It’s no wonder, then, that it can be confusing to imagine using oils on skin that is prone to acne!

There are several oils, however, that will not clog your pores or lead to excess sebum production. These oils often have natural anti-inflammatory properties to help keep the skin from allowing comedones to become inflamed. This protects you from those red, pus-filled pimples that are a lot harder to hide.

You can use these oils directly on the skin, or look for them when purchasing your skin-care products.

7 Oils that Help Fight Comedonal Acne

Sunflower Oil1. Sunflower Seed Oil

This is a highly beneficial skin oil that will not clog your pores. It’s a natural source of vitamin E and fatty acids that promote skin barrier repair. It also has beta-carotene, which is a natural form of vitamin A that can help prevent premature aging.

Like most natural oils, sunflower oil has anti-inflammatory properties that help lower skin redness and roughness. It also moisturizes your skin, which is good, as even acne-prone skin needs moisture.

2. Sweet Almond Oil

You’ll get vitamin E, vitamin A, essential fatty acids, and proteins with this oil—all wonderfully protective ingredients for the skin. A mild, hypoallergenic oil, it is safe for all skin types, including sensitive, dry, and oily.

Almond oil has a light texture and absorbs quickly into the skin. That means it can balance the moisture in your skin without creating too much oil. Almond oil also has a reputation for helping to rejuvenate scar tissue.

3. Rosehip Seed Oil

Rich in vitamin C, this lightweight and non-clogging oil helps reduce redness, calm rosacea, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It also has natural antimicrobial properties, which means it helps to kill bacteria on the skin, preventing inflammatory acne.

Rosehip oil has a high concentration of linoleic acid, a type of omega-6 fatty acid, which studies show could be helpful for acne.

4. Squalane

Squalane is a derivative of squalene. Let’s look at the difference between the two:

  • Squalene is found naturally in some plants and in human sebum (skin oil) where it helps to lubricate and protect the skin.
  • Squalane is a derivative of squalene and is much lighter—which makes it better for acne-prone skin. It also has a longer shelf-life.

Squalane is commonly harvested from plant sources like olives, wheat germ oil, and rice bran. Historically, it’s been used to treat skin wounds as it has a natural soothing quality that helps prevent irritation. It serves as a lightweight moisturizer, softening the skin’s texture while helping to prevent premature aging.

Because squalene mimics our skin’s natural sebum, it can help control oil production, making it a great ingredient for those with acne-prone skin.

5. Jojoba Oil

Though a popular skin oil, jojoba oil isn’t technically an oil—it’s a wax ester. That means it’s similar to skin’s natural sebum and therefore, will help balance oil production. At the same time, it provides lasting hydration that won’t evaporate away, keeping skin supple and soft.

Jojoba provides vitamin E and B, as well as antioxidants that protect from environmental assaults. It’s a wonderful oil to help nurture sensitive and acne-prone skin.

6. Shea Nut Oil

Shea nut oil is a by-product of cold-pressed shea butter. It has a higher level of oleic and linoleic acids, which is one of the reasons it’s a good option when it comes to treating comedonal acne.

Shea nut oil helps moisturize oily skin without causing buildup and enhances the production of collagen, helping to keep skin strong and resistant to wrinkles and sagging. It has natural anti-inflammatory properties and will block water loss from the outer layer of the skin.

7. Hemp Seed Oil

Boasting a “0” on the comedogenic scale, hemp seed oil is suitable for all skin types. Its high content of omega fatty acids makes it a good choice if you’re trying to repair damaged skin and delay the appearance of aging. It won’t clog your pores but will balance out oily skin while soothing inflammation.

If you struggle with dermatitis as well as acne, this is a good oil for you. It’s been found in studies to help reduce the symptoms of atopic dermatitis.

CV Skinlabs AcneTwo Products to Try for Comedonal Acne

If you’d like to try some products that contain these non-comedogenic oils, we invite you to check out these CV Skinlabs options:

  • Rescue + Relief Spray: This oil-free mist works great for acne-prone skin. It’s lightweight but hydrating and contains anti-inflammatory ingredients. It also doubles wonderfully as a skin toner.
  • Calming Moisture: This antioxidant-rich moisturizer hydrates without being heavy, leaving skin soft, moist, and glowing.

How do you manage comedonal acne?

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Olive oil is a wonderful staple because of its various benefits for health as well as skin, but is olive oil comedogenic? Find out!

Olive oil is made by pressing whole olives, which is the fruit of Olea europaea. It’s used as a cooking ingredient in almost every household these days. Olive oil is a popular ingredient in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, soaps, fuel for traditional lamps, etc. But despite its beneficial properties, is olive oil comedogenic? If it happens to be comedogenic, people with oily skin might want to spare the natural ingredient.

What Does Comedogenic Mean?

Is Olive Oil Comedogenic1

The word ‘Comedogenic’ means tending to cause blackheads by blocking the pores of the skin. It’s the capacity of a food or product to clog the pores on your skin and causing skin damage. Clogged pore, in turn, leads to acne breakouts and other skin problems to arise due to imbalanced oil content in the skin.

Is Olive Oil Comedogenic?

Is Olive Oil Comedogenic2

Olive Oil is moderately Comedogenic; hence, it might enhance the taste and feel of your food, but it is not great for your skin, especially if you’ve oily skin.

This undiluted vegetable oil can clog your pores, and the dead skin cells will be trapped in your skin instead of being shed. Clogged pores can cause several skin problems, especially blackheads, whiteheads, zits, and acne. In its pure form, Olive oil is graded two on the Comedogenic Scale, which is not the worst for your skin but is not the best either.

What Is Comedogenic Scale?

A comedogenic scale shows the rating, which ranges from 0 to 5 to depict the ability of the oil to clog your pores.

Scale Break down

Grade 0: Safest for the Skin

The oils with grade 0 on the list are safe and healthy for the skin. The chances of them clogging the pores almost don’t exist. Example – Hemp Seed Oil, Abyssinian Seed Oil, etc.

Grade 1: Minor to Almost No Risk

Oils with grade 1 on the list have minimal chance of causing any skin problems. There are several oils with grade 1, which are great to heal multiple skin problems. Scroll down to learn more about these Non-Comedogenic oils.

Grade 2: Can Cause Impurities

Oils having grade 2, such as Olive oil, are moderately harmful. These oils can clog the pores and cause impurities in the form of acne and blackheads. Thus, it’s wise if you use them in moderation and avoid altogether if you have oily skin.

Grade 3: High Risk of Affecting the Skin

All oils that fall under grade 3 can put your skin at high risk. These oils have a decent chance of causing inflammation. Example – Carrot Seed Oil

Grade 4: Harmful for skin

Higher the grade, the higher the chances of skin damage. Oils that have a rating of 4 are extremely toxic for your skin. Example – Flax Seed Oil (Linseed)

Grade 5: Dangerous to Use

These oils are the most dangerous for your skin and have almost a 100% chance of causing a breakout.

Note: The effect of the oil depends upon additional factors like the type of your skin, whether it is oily, dry, combination, or sensitive. It also depends upon the quantity of the oil you use on your skin.

Non-Comedogenic Oils

1. Almond Oil

Almond Oil

Excellent for hair and skin, Almond oil is a promising ingredient for fighting dandruff and boosting the growth of your hair. Enriched with Vitamin A and E, the oil helps in providing the right nourishment to chapped lips, dry hands, and cracked heels.

2. Argan Oil

Argan oil can eliminate acne, acne scars, stretch marks, and dry skin. This oil comprises properties that moisturize your skin and improves skin elasticity. Furthermore, argan oil is a good source of nutrition not only for your skin but for nails and hair as well.

3. Castor Oil

Castor Oil

Castor oil is an excellent non-comedogenic oil for skin and is a popular ingredient in many household products. It helps in treating acne and acne scar. Organic castor oil also has the potential to repair sunburned skin. It’s also useful to minimize the appearance of wrinkles.

4. Sunflower Seed Oil

This non-comedogenic oil is considered promising for all skin types. Rich in Vitamin E, Sunflower seed oil protects the skin by helping it retain moisture. The anti-inflammatory properties make the oil especially beneficial for dry skin.

5. Safflower Oil

Is Olive Oil Comedogenic3

Great for eczema, Safflower Oil is rated low on the comedogenic scale. Under grade one, this oil works tremendously on acne-prone skin and skin irritations. It heals inflamed skin as well.

6. Grapeseed Oil

Grapeseed Oil works excellent for acne-prone skin and treats the breakouts. It also gives you soft and supple skin. This oil can be used to heal wounds and for lightening skin tone.

7. Rosehip Seed Oil

Rosehip Seed Oil

The rosehip seed oil has rating one on the comedogenic scale. It’s great for hydrating and moisturizing the skin. The anti-inflammatory properties of oil reduce redness and calm irritation. Rosehip oil can fade the appearance of post-surgical scars.

Conclusion

Olive oil is a wonderful addition to your kitchen. It has numerous health benefits but is not going to do much good for your skin. It is moderately comedogenic, so it might not be the best for your skin but can be highly beneficial if used wisely.

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