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How do you choose the best oil for dry skin, aging skin, oily skin, or blemish-prone skin?

Natural carrier oils can make a big impact on the health and condition of your skin. They are packed with vitamins and antioxidants essential for healthy skin. You’ve likely heard of an umpteen amount of oils for bath and body products. When it comes to the skin and especially your face they are not exactly a “one size fits all”. While many are beneficial to multiple types of skin some are “hands-off” for oily skin and others are a game-changer for aging skin.

I have learned a lot about natural carrier oils!

Did you know vitamin A is linked to increasing collagen production?

Or that vitamin C can brighten your skin tone?

Do you know that you can also trick your skin into producing less sebum?

I know I sound like the teacher’s pet, but I what I have learned has healed my eczema, Keratosis pilaris, and stopped breakouts in their tracks – Naturally! I have been in and out of dermatology offices with expensive and painful treatments.

Nothing worked until I began to throw out all the chemicals and make my own bath products. If you are in the place I was or just starting out on your Natural Bath and Body journey, I encourage you to read on and discover what natural carrier oils are best for your skin. P.S. There is a “pin-able” printable convenient chart at the end.

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Apricot Kernel Oil

Recommend Skin Types: Dry / Sensitive / Aging

Popular for its anti-aging benefits, apricot kernel oil is an extreme moisturizer. It absorbs quickly into the skin while providing deep moisturizing benefits.

  • Moisturizing and healing
  • Improves skin elasticity

Argan Oil

Recommend Skin Types: Normal / Aging

Loaded with antioxidants argan oil is known for reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It protects the skin from aging free-radical damage and increases cell regeneration.

  • Improves cracked heels
  • Diminishes scars and wrinkles
  • Improves skin elasticity
  • Rich in Vitamin E
  • High in essential fatty acids

Coconut Oil

Recommend Skin Types: Dry

Naturally, antibacterial coconut oil reduces bacteria on the skin, while providing intense moisturizing benefits.

  • Powerful Moisturizer
  • Anti-fungal
  • Antibacterial

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Avocado Oil

Recommend Skin Types: Sensitive / Dry

Brimming with vitamins and essential fatty acids avocado oil brightens and smooths skin.

  • High in essential fatty acids and fat-soluble vitamins
  • Rich in Vitamins A, B, C, and E
  • Diminishes scars and wrinkles
  • Brightens skin tone

Grapeseed Oil

Recommend Skin Types: Blemish Prone / Oily

High in linoleic acid and naturally anti-inflammatory grapeseed oil is ideal for blemish-prone skin. It is a very light, non-greasy oil that absorbs quickly into the skin making it a great choice for oily skin too.

  • Natural astringent
  • Natural anti-inflammatory
  • High in linoleic acid and antioxidants
  • Rich in Vitamin C

Jojoba Oil

Recommend Skin Types: Oily / Normal

Packed with antioxidants and essential fatty acids jojoba oil protects and moisturizes the skin. Similar to our own skin’s sebum oil, it helps to balance oil production by tricking the skin to produce less oil.

  • Clears away dirt and impurities
  • Reduces inflammation
  • High in essential fatty acids and antioxidants

Rosehip Seed Oil

Recommend Skin Types: Aging / Normal

Promoting elastin production rosehip seed oil improves the signs of aging. Rich in vitamins linked to increasing collagen production it helps to reduce the appearance of scars and wrinkles.

  • Diminishes scars and stretch marks
  • Heals blemishes
  • Improves Wrinkles
  • Rich in vitamins A, C, and E
  • Natural essential fatty acids
  • Brightens skin tone

Sweet Almond Oil

Recommend Skin Types: Dry / Sensitive

Popular for its soothing nourishing benefits sweet almond oil is a light oil that quickly moisturizes deep into the skin. Welcome to sensitive type skin as it is nearly scent-free and non-greasy.

  • Moisturizes dry inflamed skin
  • Stimulates blood circulation
  • High in vitamins A and E

No matter where you are in your Natural Bath and Body journey I hope you found this helpful. Share in the comments below your favorite natural carrier oils. Grab your printable Oils by Skin Type chart and keep it on hand when preparing your next bath and body recipe.

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Oils By Skin Type Chart

Find it and may more printables in the Life-n-Reflection Simple Living Library. 

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