Carrier oils contain a range of beneficial components including vitamins, minerals, nutrients, antioxidants and other fat-soluble vitamins. They can be used for a variety of different reasons and can help with hydration, collagen production, skin tone, soothing irritated skin and repairing sun damage. The type of carrier oil you choose will depend on what your desired outcome is.
Knowing which carrier oil to use for your skin type can be a daunting prospect. That’s why the health & wellness team at Loxa Beauty have done the hard work for you. They’ve completed an extensive review of the 15 most common carrier oils and how they can benefit your skin.
Anastasia Filipenko, a health & wellness psychologist & dermatologist states that “Carrier oils are one of the main ingredients used in facial cleansers, exfoliators, balms, lotions, serums and face oils. When you use the right carrier oil for your particular skin tone you can expect to see amazing results.”
Commonly used carrier oils include coconut oil, jojoba oil, rosehip oil and sweet almond oil. Each oil has different benefits for your skin so it’s important to do your research before you start using a new oil. For example Coconut oil is great for stimulating collagen production and healing wounds whilst Jojoba oil can help to balance out excessive oil production, giving you a more even skin tone.
Anastasia recommends finding carrier oils that are high in oleic. “Oils that have a high oleic content absorb faster into your skin which means your skin won’t feel oily after you apply it.”
As well as choosing the right oil for your skin it’s also important to buy quality oils. “Aim to buy carrier oils that are unbleached, unrefined and unfiltered as these types of oils retain more of their nutrients from the original source such as the seed or nut.” says relationship and health & wellness psychologist, Kristina Shafarenko.
When used correctly, carrier oils can be a great addition to your daily skincare routine. The full carrier oils infographic and blog can be found here and was created by Loxa Beauty.
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