Hi guys! Welcome back to the blog!
It’s been quite a while since I did a Face Friday. So, it is long overdue.
It is easy to get lost in aisle after aisle of skincare products claiming to be the best for your skin. Sometimes it is better to go back to basics and see what 100% natural oils can do for you. This month I want to talk about a few of my favorite natural oils that you can use on your face…
Honestly, if you have never heard of using coconut oil for your skin, what have you been doing? Coconut oil is THE Holy Grail of all the natural oils. It is amazing for the skin.
This is my original oil cleansing balm to remove my makeup. I love it because, unlike my manufactured oil cleansers, I could use it to remove my eye makeup (be careful though- you don’t want oil in your eyes). It also smells fantastic and really moisturizes the skin to make it soft and supple.
I would slather it all over my face at the end of the day and get into a steamy shower to let it get into my open pores. When I cleansed my skin after a few minutes, it would have really pulled the dirt and grime out of my face.
Pro-tip: Mix sugar with coconut oil to may your own lip scrub.
This is not an oil. I get it. In my mind, it is a solidified oil. Coconut oil is also solid at room temperature, though. Am I wrong?
Honestly, coco butter is one of my OG’s that was introduced to me by my mother as a child. With this winter’s brutal cold, my skin has been drier than I’ve ever experienced it to be. Coco butter has been wonderful to add an extra layer of moisture. As an added benefit, it magically works to reduce hyper pigmentation. (You can also use this on the body to prevent and reduce stretch marks.)
Tea Tree Oil
I’ve been keeping this tucked away in my back pocket for a while now. I wanted to really put it to the test for a few months to see. Now that I am sure, here’s the secret— tea tree oil is AMAZING for clearing up acne.
I have very acne-prone skin. Honestly, I feel like it has become more of an issue in the past few years. Wearing a bunch of makeup everyday doesn’t help, but since I realistically won’t be giving that up anytime soon, I needed to find something that didn’t involve a subscription to ProActiv.
I already knew the tea tree oil has anti-bacterial, anti-septic, anti-fungal (and the list goes on) because I use it (diluted in a carrier oil) on my scalp to treat my seborrheic dermatitis. One day I decided to see if those same properties would help my face.
DISCLAIMER: Pure tea tree oil is VERY potent. You want to dilute it before putting it on your face.
My favorite way to use it when my skin is going crazy is to mix two drops in with my night cream. By the morning, I already see a reduction in the size of the breakouts, and after a few days it clears up. I have also put one drop on a cotton swab and used it as a spot treatment, but again, it is extremely potent so please be careful.
Well there you have it, folks. Those are three of my favorite natural oils that you can use on your face. I am not a dermatologist or esthetician. These are just tips that I have found work for me.
I like using natural products sometimes because you know what’s in them. You don’t have to worry about added chemicals at all. And best of all, they are often WAY less expensive than buying skincare products from beauty brands. You can get them all from your local health food store, such as Whole Foods.
Let me know if you have any natural oils that you use on your face! I’d love to give some of them a try.
Thanks for reading!