For a long time people have shied away from facial oils including myself because of my supposed oily skin, but as it turns out not all oils are the pimple causing bad guys we think they are. There are some oils that will actually help normalise your skin and make it less prone to oily breakouts. However, not all oils are created equal so please make sure you do your research and stay far away from pore clogging oils like coconut and wheat germ.
Rosehip oil on the other hand contains Vitamin A which makes it a grea choice if you have oily skin; it is considered one of the ‘dry’ oils. It also has Vitamin C and E which together can help improve signs of photo-ageing (from the sun), helps cell regeneration and can also increase the levels of collagen and elastin in the skin.
Jojoba oil is fantastic for use on the face and body as it mimics sebum or skin oil more than any other natural compound. It has antibacterial properties which help balance your skin’s pH level and is a natural antioxidant which will help fight free radicals in your skin. I am a big fan of the Jojoba Company 100% Natural Australian Jojoba.
Sandalwood oil scores top marks for its antifungal, antibacterial acne fighting capabilities, while Sage oil is popular with the experts because it helps normalise surface oil production. Chamomile oil is another top skin oil candidate for its ability to relax and soften the skin, while Lavender oil wins points for its antibacterial, antifungal and antiseptic properties aka it’s awesome at zapping zits and healing wounds.
When applying your facial oil it is important to make sure that your hands are dry, and then use between one and two drops and apply directly onto your dry face and massage it in. Remember that oil and water don’t mix, they actually repel one another.
I’ve been using the Trilogy Certified Organic Rosehip Oil on my face for a few months now, and it’s given my skin a much needed boost of hydration. I swear I also have this amazing ‘pregnancy glow’ going on now too. And if it is good enough for Miranda Kerr, it is good enough for me.