It’s time we talk aboutnaturaloils. While they have been adopted by manyskincare andhaircare buffs already, a lot of us are still reluctant to useoil on our hair or face from fear of over-oiling skin or resulting in a thick, sticky residue finale. As this can be true if you’re not using the right oils in the right way, we created a breakdown of thebenefits from incorporating different natural oils in yourroutine and the different ways in which to use them.
Why Natural Oils?
Oils are tailored to work with your natural oils to help keep your skin balanced and help complement the natural oils our skin produces. They help strengthen the outer layer of your skin by softening and sealingmoisture in.Face oils are mostlyplant-based, offeringsolutions for a variety of purposes, such asmoisturizing,healing and complementing youranti-aging oranti-blemishes routine.
Even if you usemoisturizer, and you should, it’s best practice to seal the deal with a face oil of your choice. Commonly extracted from a seed oil such as sunflower oil,Vitamin E is a natural preservative andantioxidant. It can help tame frizzy, damaged, hair while helping reduce free radical damage on skin and hair + balances oil production. This is a great oil to use on both your hair and skin in combination with other oils as it is meant to replicate and supplement the natural oils that our bodies already make, resulting in that dewy, healthy look for your face and shiny hair we’re all looking to achieve.
Apricot Kernel Oil is a great oil to use on your hair as it containsVitamin A, C, E andOmega-9 Oleic Fatty Acidwhichmoisturize hair while increasingmoisture level andreducing dryness. It helps improve skin tone, nourishing the skin and lowering the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and blemishes. You can top off your skincare routine with it or use it as ahighlighter for cheekbones and cupid’s bow, dabbing a bit more product on those areas.
Sweet Almond Oilcontains proteins and vitamins A, B, and E that help boostshine to dull, dry hair. Rich inFatty Acids and Omega 9, 6 and 3, it makes a perfect choice for sensitive skin. It helps to deflect damaging UV rays and protecting hair from sun and heat. Since Almond Oil can reach a 216°C smoking point, it’s a perfect heat protector. Its natural moisture-sealing propertiesreplenish hair’s moisture and when used on the skinclears your complexion and adds a warmglow to the skin, making it smoother and softer.
Being thatGrapeseed Oil hasanti-inflammatory properties, contains high levels ofLinoleic Acid, and doesn't clog pores, it is a commonly used moisturizer for acne-prone and sensitive skin which can also help reduce the appearance of blemishes.. It helps restore your hair’s strength and shine, locking in moisture and preventing frizz and split ends. What makes it even better is that Grapeseed Oil can reach a 216°C smoking point, making it the ultimate heat protector.
Rosehip Oil is rich in Essential Fatty Acids andantioxidants, which are integral for tissue andcell regeneration in the skin. This oil helps combat signs of aging and improving the overall appearance of the skin. It is filled with vitamins A, E, and C which are allactive ingredients that helpnourish andstrengthen hair. Use in combination with a carrier oil on stretch marks, wrinkles or scars to improve their appearance, or apply to hair for a healthy shine.
Rich in Vitamins C, B, E along with Copper and Zinc,Jojoba Oil nourishes hair by working as aconditioner, addingshine, elasticity and softness. Jojoba Oil has soothing anti-inflammatory agents, healing properties and is a natural moisturizer and antimicrobial. These properties suggest that Jojoba Oil could help you avoid breakouts as well as promote healing for mild acne while nourishing the skin and not stripping it away of natural oil. It is perfect for all skin types, including skin that tends to get oily, as it doesn’t clog pores and helps minimize oiliness.
Essential Oils can be used for various purposes and have healing properties while used topically or in aromatherapy.OAKEI’sTLC Dry Oil includeshigh-quality Essential Oils such as Furocoumarin-freeBergamot which can treatPsoriasis andEczema and it is considered to relieve anxiety and stress, and Geranium, known for its astringent effect, helping in tightening and minimizing pore appearance while balancing the hair and skin’s natural oil production, making it a great essential oil to be used on all skin and hair types, dry and oily alike.Itstherapeutic properties include combating insomnia and depression.
The Bottom Line
You can always add a few drops of oil to your facialmoisturizer orserum according to what you’re looking to achieve. You can do a simple research online to figure out what oils you should be using and choosing yourskincare products accordingly. Facial oils can also be added as the finishing touch of yourroutine as they lock in moisture on the top layer of the skinwhileprotecting it. Oils can penetrate though the other products applied beforehand as they will most likely bewater-based, and oil penetrates water, not the other way around.
Face oils can be applied either in the morning or evening or can be used as aspot treatment to tackle skin issues likedark spotsanddryness.
You should consider what ‘problem’ you’re aiming to solve in order to choose the right individual or mix of oil. Our TLC Dry Oil offers a blend of nourishing oils that serve a variety of purposes and can be used on the face, body and hair alike, without clogging your pores nor leaving a greasy feeling behind.