Which Oils Are Most Easily Absorbed by Skin?

Benefits of Facial Oils

With oily skin being such a common problem, you might think that oil would be bad for the skin, but this is not the case. Contrary to their name, the right face oils will not leave your face oily. Not all facial oils are made the same, but when you seek out regular professional skincare like what Novopelle Med Spa provides, you can experience the following benefits:

  • Wrinkle reduction

Oils are rich in antioxidants, which means they fight free radical damage to cells and prevent aging. Castor oil in particular smooths out wrinkles, protects the skin, and repairs it. Castor oil has also been known to prevent conditions like dermatitis. Castor oil promotes the production of elastin and collagen to delay signs of aging, help skin look younger, and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

  • Moisturizing effects

The antioxidants in oils make powerful skin moisturizers. If you are suffering from dry skin, the best options are argan oil and coconut oil, which are high in vitamin E content and fatty acids. Furthermore, coconut oil reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles by keeping the connective tissues strong.

  • Primer for makeup

If you cannot seem to find the right primer for your skin, you might want to consider facial oils. There are specific priming oils that are designed to provide skin with the hydration it needs to be prepared for a successful makeup application.

  • Healing from rashes

Specific oils can be a great way to heal a rash and refresh the skin underneath. Specifically, olive oil has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties that can help heal irritant dermatitis and other skin irritations. Lavender, cinnamon, and geranium have also proven to be useful in healing rashes.

  • Acne prevention

It is a common misconception that face oils make your skin break out. The right face oil can treat blemishes, soothe irritated skin, and even reduce the appearance of acne scars.

Best Carrier Oils for the Skin

If you want to reap the full benefits of facial oils, it is important to use oils that your skin will be able to absorb successfully. Mineral oils do not absorb into the skin because its molecular structure does not create this. Mineral oils form a barrier on the skin that keeps water locked in, preventing the skin from absorbing it.

To encourage your skin to absorb the oils you have selected, carrier oils are a great way to do this. A carrier oil is an oil that is used to dilute essential oils, “carrying” them to your skin. It is important to use a carrier oil because essential oils by themselves are potent and can cause irritation when applied directly. Carrier oils are derived from natural sources like seeds, kernels, nuts, and plants. Because they do not evaporate or have a strong scent, they are ideal for diluting essential oils. Carrier oils will reduce the concentration of essential oils without taking away from their benefits. Some of the best carrier oils include:

  • Fractionated coconut oil

Fractionated coconut oil is a great carrier because of its long shelf life and its odorless. The process of fractionating coconut oil makes the fatty acid chains separate and create a liquid consistency. These properties make it a non-greasy, light, and great for absorption.

  • Sweet almond oil

Sweet almond oil is lightweight, easy for the skin to absorb, and makes a great moisturizer. High levels of antioxidants, vitamin D, vitamin E, protein, glucosides, and minerals make sweet almond oil one of the most popular carrier oils.

  • Jojoba Oil

Jojoba oil is not technically an oil, but a wax with powerful moisturizing properties. Jojoba oil mimics sebum, which is the skin’s natural oil. Because jojoba oil absorbs easily and does not clog the pores, it is a great carrier option. Plus, it leaves the skin hydrated without an undesirable shiny effect.

  • Olive oil

Olive oil is high in plenty of essential vitamins and minerals. Not only is it a great carrier oil, but it can decrease acne by killing off bacteria.

  • Grapeseed oil

Grapeseed oil is high in linoleic acid, which is an essential building block for ceramides, one of the skin’s moisturizing elements. Linoleic acids helps make the barrier of the skin stronger and allows it to retain water and keep out irritants. Its beneficial but gentle components make for a great carrier oil.

If you would like more skincare treatment tips, call the professional skincare experts at Novopelle Med Spa at (888) 429-7055 or contact us online.