Carrier Oils For Dry Skin
This blog is to promote some of the best Carrier Oils for dry skin. With the long winter months or the hot sunny summers the human skin is put under a lot of pressure to preform at it’s best all the time. Using Carrier & Essential Oils give the skin that little help to keep it at it’s best all year round.
The epidermis is the outermost layer of the skin. It forms the protective wrap over the body’s surface.
Sebaceous glands are found in the skin of mammals. They secrete an oily substance called sebum that is made of fat (lipid). The role of sebum is to protect & waterproof hair & skin, & keep them from becoming dry, brittle & cracked. While some may curse sebum when it overproduces (typically during adolescence….but sometimes beyond…), over time less & less is produced by skin. At this point, many effects of aging become noticeable. Because the skin is more vulnerable at this time, it is subject to the effects of climate, stress, cellular breakdown, slow cell regeneration, & general aging.
If you are beginning to notice the effects of drying skin, looking for products that contain the following oils will be highly beneficial for you :
Avocado Oil : This oil is rich in the following nutrients – Vitamins A&D, lecithin & potassium, as well as chlorophyll. Lecithin is a naturally sourced antioxidant, found in foods such as soy bean. Antioxidants work on our skin, just as they do on our internal organs – they combat free radicals which contribute to the aging process. Along with vitamins A&D, Chlorophyll is considered to help neutralize free radicals that do damage the healthy cells. Chlorophyll is also helpful in repairing damaged tissues, & boosting oxygen delivery to red blood cells. The healing properties of these ingredients make avocado oil highly soothing to rashes & eczema, a fantastic oil for sensitive, irritated skin, as well as maturing skin types.
Evening Primrose Oil : Much like Avocado oil, this oil is a great remedy for dry, maturing, sensitive skin types. It contains high levels of linoleic acid (an Omega-6 fatty acid), which converts to gamma linolenic acid (GLA) in the body. Fatty acids help to maintain & repair cell membranes in the body. In the case of skin, the overall appearance of skin is improved. GLA specifically helps to stimulate skin cell regeneration. Borage oil is another excellent source of GLA.
Jojoba Oil : A favourite for all skin care types – from the oiliest to the driest & most sensitive. This oil has an unusual ability to mimic the skin’s production of sebum, & therefore serves to help regulate that production. So, if skin is oily, it slows the sebum production. if skin is dry, jojoba boosts sebum production.
Macadamia Oil : Contains a high level of palmitoleic acid, another essential fatty acid (Omega-7) & antioxidant. This particular acid is found naturally in the skin’s sebum. As skin matures with age, & produces less sebum, macadamia oil becomes more valuable as an emollient sebum supplement.
Rosehip Oil : Because rosehip oil contains very high levels of linoleic fatty acids (similar to evening primrose oil), it is believed to perform an important function in terms of skin repair & cell regeneration. Rosehip Oil also contains retinoic acid (Retin A) which also benefits the appearance of skin over time.
All these oils can be used as Carrier Oils, You can add a variety of Essential Oils that can boost the skin’s vitality. Feel free to refer to my previous blogs about Essential Oils to discover which ones may work best for you.
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