The Sabon Scoop
Choosing Oils That Are Good For Your Skin
As part of your perfect daily ritual, you want to use products that make you feel healthier and more beautiful. Essential oils can make a big difference to your skin, body and sense of wellbeing. How are we supposed to know which oils are good for your skin? And what their benefits are? Here is a brief guide to some of the common oils used in various skin treatments.
Almond Oil is great for dry, ageing or sensitive skin. High in protein, it nourishes and softens without clogging your pores. If you are looking for an oil to apply directly to your skin or as part of a skin treatment product, and you want it to absorb easily, sweet almond oil does the trick. Look for it in creamy body scrubs or body oils.
Avocado Oil is one of the most moisturizing oils and it is great for ageing skin. If you want glowing, radiant skin that feels very supple, this oil can do wonders.
Coconut Oil is immediately hydrating and protective. Its small properties are easily absorbed into skin. When it comes to body scrubs, creams and lotions, think coconut oil for skin that wants to be soft and moisturized. And, if you are looking for oils that protect against free radicals, this tropical treat is a good choice.Eucalyptus Oil is cooling and is known to have antiseptic properties. Among the essential oils for skin, eucalyptus oil is of the stronger kind so moderation is advised. When bath or skin products contain eucalyptus they often have wonderful effects on breathing and sinuses, as they open up airways and refresh your mind.
Grape Seed Oil is a strong, nurturing force when used in skin products. Packed with antioxidants and not very greasy, it is ideal for everyday use – even on oily skins. It is popular for use in massage oils or sunscreen products that need to be absorbed without leaving greasy residue. A great example of a product that uses grape seed oil is Sabon’s massage oil; splash some in your bath water or apply it directly to your skin and feel your skin get stronger by the minute.
Jojoba Oil is very similar to our own skin’s sebum, which means that it is easily absorbed without breakouts or other reactions. It is technically not an oil but in fact a liquid wax. Because it is so light and easily absorbed, it is a favorite among sensitive skins.
Macadamia Oil contains palmitoleic acid, also found in our skin’s sebum. It is a great essential oil for skin that wants to prevent from aging. Look for it in natural sugar body scrubs and in body creams.
Olive Oil is a wonderful treat for dry skin. It dries slower than many other oils, but is packed with antioxidants and Vitamin E. Choose products with extra virgin olive oil for skin that wants to be supple and radiant.
Rose Hip Oil is known for its healing properties. Whether you have been in the sun or need something to repair very dry skin, this is one of the essential oils to try.
Wheat Germ Oil is thick and very rich in Vitamin A, D and E, making it one of the most healing essential oils around. People with dry or even cracked skin often turn to wheat germ oil to soothe, soften and heal skin.