The key to using face oils and actually getting benefits from them is choosing the correct (or blend of oils) for you. Here are some of my picks for the best seedand fruit oils for aging, dry, oily and sensitive skin types. We have linked them to our website for easy shopping!

Aging Skin

As you age, your skin produces less oil, which means you get drier out more easily. This, for many women, exaggerates the look of wrinkles. Facial oils can “reduce your wrinkles because they contain essential ingredients like antioxidants” and pass through the skin quickly, preventing water loss and keeping the skin plump. Antioxidants boost collagen production and strengthen skin elasticity, thus reducing fine lines. 

Best oils for aging skin:  cranberry seed, pomegranate, marula, borage, and baobab

Dry/Dehydrated Skin

Whether your dry, parched skin is weather dependent or a year-round concern, face oils can be part of the remedy. Quick-absorbing, nutrient-rich face oils help to deeply moisturize and smooth your skin. For dehydrated skin, you may want to use a hydrating serum first, followed by a moisturizing oil to lock in all of the benefits of the serum.

Best oils for dry skin: avocado fruit, rose hip, meadowfoam seed pomegranate seed

Oily/Acne-Prone Skin

Overly stripping oily skin in an attempt to get rid of oily shine actually causes your skin to produce more oil to compensate, creating a vicious cycle. Certain oils can actually help balance your skin’s oil production, get rid of excess oil on your face and minimize the appearance of pores. these oils can also dissolve excess sebum and remove grime and fats from pores, thus minimizing their appearance.

Oil cleansing is also benificial. It helps to rid your skin of makeup, pollutants, dead skin cells and other impurities. 

Best oils for oily/acne-prone skin: tamanu, carrot seed, cucumber seed, 

Sensitive/Damaged Skin

Free radical–fighting antioxidants also protect your skin and combat future damage by reducing cellular oxidation, one of the processes by which skin ages. By tackling free radicals and reduce damage from the sun. (But, no, they don’t block UV rays.) Be sure to apply sunscreen after massaging a few drops of face oil onto your skin in the morning. Face oils have anti-inflammatory properties, which means they can calm the skin and reduce rashes. 

Best oils for sensitive/damaged skin:  Seabuckthorne fruit, black current seed and red raspberry seed

Want to learn more about what base oils are the best for your skin, or if you have any questions, leave us a comment!

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