Essential and Carrier Oils for Skin Care

Essential and Carrier Oils for Skin Care
The new, not so new and frequently used buzzwords in the beauty industry are certified organic and natural. What does it mean when someone says it's certified organic? It simply means that a third party company or person is brought in to give an objective opinion about a given ingredient. These ingredients are typically made from plants that are grown on organic farms, without the use of pesticides or chemicals.

In the world of skin care, there are certain oils that are used to insure that your skin gets the best ingredients possible in order for you to get the best results. Since essential oils are diluted, there have to be what's known as carrier oils to provide the best method for penetrating into your skin.

Let's take a look at Carrier Oils:

Jojoba - this is my favorite carrier oil for skin care. It is highly regarded as a skin care oil because it closely matches the properties of your skin's protective oil. Jojoba oil is not excessively oily and it's full of nurturing vitamins like, Vitamin E.

Argan Oil - is valued for its protection that it offers from the dry desert atmosphere. Argan oil contains essential fatty acids and is great for moisturizing and nourishing your skin.

Rosehip Oil is valued as a potent skin-rejuvenator. It contain Vitamin A which is best known for replenishing and restoring your skin.

Boabab Oil 0 is regarded as a nutritious food for your skin. It's a good oil for moisturizing your skin leaving it glowing and shielded from the elements.

Macadamia Oil - is an oil known for giving your skin a long lasting sheen and protecting it from the elements.

Let's take a look at Essential oils for great skin care:

Lavender - the be all, end all essential oil, is known for its calming properties. It's also known to refresh, tone and cleanse your skin. When mixed with aloe vera, Lavender essential oil is known to effectively treat sunburns.

Rose can be used as an astringent, tonic and cleanser in skin care. It's especially good for dry and inflamed skin.

Tea Tree is one of those oils that can be applied directly to your skin. While this might be the case for some, no essential oil should be applied direct to your skin without testing on a small area first. The other oil that can be applied to your skin "neat" (without being diluted in a carrier oil) is Lavender.

This is a very small list of carrier and essential oils that are used in skin care. Not only do you get the benefit of the properties of essential oils, you get the beauty of their aromas during your treatments.

That's is for this week,

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