Facial Oils – The route to my clear skin

January 29, 2015
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Using a facial oil has probably been the best thing I’ve ever done for my skin.
I still hear lots of people say my skins oily I don’t want to add more. Well people listen up….

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Your skin is only oily because your skin is over producing your natural sebum why…?  You’re possibly using harsh products (without knowing) to remove the oiliness and combat any blemishes then not replacing lost moisture afterwards, properly thinking you shouldn’t. What has actually happened is you’ve stripped the skin of all if it’s natural oils, which means the skin produces more oil to combat this loss hench why your still oily and producing more blemishes its a viscous circle.

What you actually need to do is help balance your skin, by stopping the over production of oil, and as natural oils, (we are talking carrier oils like grapeseed, almond, jojoba {this oil is the closet you can get to skins natural oil} and essential oils like lavender, ylang-ylang, lemon, neroli, rose, geranium, etc which are all natural derived from plants. NO MINERAL OIL which is a by product of petroleum you Petrol it’s not even good enough to go into your car so don’t put it on your face or skin…. It’s used as cheap carrier oil by cosmetic companies and has no benefit to your skin what so ever and as far as am concerned should be banned from use! OK rant over…),
are absorbed quicker into your skin and don’t contain pore blocked ingredients a facial oil is a much better way of doing so. I was told this year’s ago by a great skincare specialist from the ‘Sk:n Clinic’ and after trying it out and reading other skin gurus blogs ie Caroline Hirons and Sali Hughes,  I totally agree. I no longer have acne or any oil slick. Happy days!

I used Facial Oils that contain essentials oils like ylang-ylang, bergamot, lavender(sensitive to some), neroli, lemon all of which are good for balancing and reducing oily skin. Most companies or product ranges have a selection of facial oils aimed at different skin types, others may just have just one that is for all types.

HERE’S A FEW ESSENTIAL OILS FOR
DRY SKIN
Rose
Sandalwood

SENSITIVE SKIN
Jasmine

OILY & NON-CYSTIC ACNE
Lemon
Lavender

TO HELP SCARING
Rosehip

One of the wonderful things about essential oils are that they can do several jobs at one time. This means you can see say a rose oil in products suitable across all akin types.

I am currently using Clairns Lotus Oil, £32 for 30ml in a glass bottle with dropper.

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It is for oily/combination skin and contains,  Rosewood, Geranium, Lotus extracts and Hazelnut oil. These help to purify and balance the skin while keeping it smooth, soft and hydrated.
It also has no parabens, sulphates  and contains 100 percent pure plant extracts and no preservatives for those that are bothered I use products that do and don’t contain them and am happy with that.

Another Facial oil I really liked was Jane Scervier Skin Elixir, £29 for 30ml in a plastic tube with pump.

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This really made a big difference to the overall look of my skin. It was clear and glowed.
It contains mainly organic Jojoba Oil and then
essential oils of Ylang Ylang, Elemi, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Lemongrass, Lavender, Myrrh, Sandalwood and Sweet Orange.
I found it sank in super quick, maybe due to the Jojoba oil base.  The reason I had such great results was possibly due to the fact that all the essential oils where good for my skin.
* Sensitive skin types might want to avoid it as the Eucalyptus and Lavender might cause irritation, always ask for a sample.

I also used up a full tube of Delceor’s Aroma Night Balm, £35 for 15ml stored in a glass tub.

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This is the same as a facial oil only it starts out as a balm and changes to an oil with the heat of your finger tips.
It is 100% natural and contains Basil essential oil for purifying and balancing. As well as Neroli, Camomile, Tonka Bean, Avocado and Hazelnut oils which soften and brighten the skin.
Its an over night balm and I have to say although I loved using it because of the amazing smell, I didn’t see much difference in my skin to being with. I did wake up hydrated skin and it didn’t look so lack luster than it normal does. As its so expensive I won’t be repurchasing. I’ll try another instead. 

*Remember some essential oils if don’t diluted with a carrier oil correctly could cause skin sensitivity and/or irritation.