Oily skin is notorious for shiny foreheads and clogged pores. But with the right essential oils and carrier oils you can bring balance to your oily skin and tackle some of the biggest issues you face on a daily basis. Inspired by my favorite facial oil recipe, I wanted to talk about the different carrier oils and essential oils that are perfect for different skin types. With knowledge of these different oils, you can begin to craft different skin care products and use them for multiple different purposes in your routine.
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Carrier Oils for Oily Skin
Jojoba is actually a liquid wax instead of an oil. It’s known for being incredibly similar to the sebum our skin naturally produces which helps our skin balance the production of said oil. It’s waxy nature also adds a protective layer than helps skin retain moisture. This oil would be the perfect makeup remover for it’s ability to dissolve dirt and oil that clogs pores. It has an indefinite shelf life if you keep it in a cool dry place. My favorite brand when purchasing jojoba oil is Leven Rose and you can buy it from Amazon Prime (holla 2 day shipping!)
This is a light odorless and crazy affordable oil that can be used for lots of beauty purposes from massage to skin care. It’s high in antioxidants (like the grapes it comes from) and leaves the skin with a satiny finish. This non-allergenic oil is suitable for people who can’t use nut oils. It also has astringent properties which makes it effective in balancing oily acne-prone skin. Grapeseed has a short shelf life of around six months if kept in a cool dry place. You can purchase this oil on Amazon Prime as well, but I’d recommend purchasing a smaller amount that you can use up in 6 months before it goes bad.
Essential Oils for Oily Skin
Tea Tree Essential Oil
This oil is steam-distilled from leaves of the tea tree and has a medicinal scent. This oil is one of my favorites for oily skin for it’s powerful antiseptic properties. If you struggle with constantly clogged pores, this is the perfect choice for you. I often combine this oil with a carrier oil and use it as an effective spot treatment. I’d recommend using a small amount of tea tree until you get used to it.
Geranium Essential Oil
This oil is steam-distilled from the glands found in the leaves and from the green steams of the plant. It has a powerful, sweet floral aroma with distinct minty undertones. Known for it’s ability to balance emotions and skin, geranium is the perfect addition to any facial oil blend. While helping control acne, it’s also cooling for dry, inflamed skin. I’d recommend this oil for anyone who’s looking to bring some balance to their skin.
Chamomile Essential Oil
Steam-distilled from chamomile flowers, this essential oil is a deep ink blue color with a herbaceous, sweet smell. Just like the tea of the same name, this oil has calming properties that are perfect for any skin that’s overwhelmed. It’s perfect for sensitive skin and provides toning for uneven skin. This oil is perfect for oily skin that needs a gentle solution.
Lemongrass Essential Oil
Steam-distilled from the grass of the lemongrass plant, this oil has a fresh, herbaceous, lemony aroma. It’s well known for it’s toning properties. This oil would provide the perfect support for your pores and balance the tone of your skin. If you suffer from clogged pores or blackheads, I’d recommend using this oil in your DIYs or just by adding them to your existing skincare products.
These oils are the perfect collection to start with if you have oily skin and are hoping to create your own skin care products. This is by no means the full list of oils that would be helpful. There is a whole world of essential oils that would be effective for oily skin. But this is the perfect list of oils to start with. Have fun and be sure to check out my recipe for a custom facial oil blend to make your own!
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