The best oils for skin are strictly vegan (seed, nut, fruit, bean). They contain vitamins (A, B, D, E), fatty acids, omegas (6 and 9)and antioxidants that benefit any type of skin from newborn, to aging, to recovering…and they are available in your natural food, health or grocery store.
I (my Co, demes) began making skincare oil blends nearly 2 years ago when a loved one had endured radiation treatment for skin cancer. This radiation left his skin so hard and damaged a needle couldn’t go through it. This sparked my need to create products that are highly absorbent, natural, and can penetrate deep into damaged skin tissue. The right blend can help moisturize even damaged skin. Its an ongoing effort to make this work.
You can buy oil blends, or you can try them in their base form – ie. Off the shelf from your natural food or grocery store. Below is a list of more common oils and what benefits they offer; some can even be blended together to provide the best solution for your skin.
Sweet Almond oil – for dry, itchy skin, scar tissue, stretchmarks.
Avocado oil – for very dry, wrinkled skin, eczema, psoriasis, sun damaged skin, skin softener absorbed into deep tissue.
Grapeseed oil – oily or acne skin, evens skin tone
Hazelnut oil – oily, combination skin, acne
Jojoba oil – All skin types, balancing, acne, blackheads, psoriasis
Macadamia nut oil – infants, babies, aging, dry skin, skin softener
Olive oil – very, very, dry skin, hair – use for cleaning face
Hemp seed oil – dry, itchy, eczema, UV protective properties
Sunflower oil – All skin types, acne, seborrhea
A little goes a long way, use sparingly. To add more benefits to the oils, add essential oils. There’s a future post.
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