If you have oily skin, you probably never wanted to put more oil on your skin. But that is not quite the best solution. If you choose the oils you will use on your skin well, the benefits they will have are priceless. The same applies to all other skin types. Oils are not to be feared at all. So why not make a skin serum with essential oils that will only help your skin?
The preparation of the skin serum is very simple. The only ingredients you need are a carrier oil (or oils) and an essential oil (or oils).
In the article, I have selected some carrier oils for you and explained what their effects are so that you can orient yourself better 🙂
Carrier oils and properties
Grape seed oil: This oil is very light, non-greasy, and easily absorbed. It is odorless, which is a plus when mixed with essential oils. It has mild astringent effects, which means that it helps in smoothing and toning the skin. Grape seed oil is suitable for all skin types.
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Sweet almond oil: This oil helps relieve itching and swelling and perfectly moisturizes even the driest skin. Because it is very oily, it is not easily absorbed into the skin. However, you should not use it if you have a nut allergy; otherwise, this oil is suitable for all skin types.
Aloe vera oil: Aloe vera oil penetrates deep into the skin, where it helps natural cell renewal. It is also a natural anesthetic, so it is also suitable for treating minor injuries and swellings caused by acne.
Jojoba oil: Deep hydration and nourishment of the skin are self-evident with this oil. This oil forms a protective barrier on your skin, so all pollutants from the air have a much harder time reaching your skin and damaging it. If you’re not sure which oil to start with, I recommend this one; it’s great for all skin types.
Rosehip Oil: This oil is also very moisturizing. It contains substances that help in the treatment of scars, minor injuries, eczema, and even burns.
Avocado Oil: If you have dry and aging skin, this is the oil for you. Excellent moisturizing effects in combination with fatty acids and minerals can repair damaged skin. Skin that has been burned in the sun also reacts very well to this oil.
Sesame oil: This oil is used in the oil-pulling method. It is excellent for skin that has frequent acne problems. It is also wonderful for soothing irritated or inflamed skin. If you struggle with acne and are still without success, this oil is right for you. There are many oils that you can choose for this purpose.
Don’t be afraid to experiment with mixing more than one oil if you think your skin needs it. If you don’t want to add essential oils, you don’t have to; you can use carrier oils on their own. Now let’s move on to essential oils. It is important to remember one thing with these oils: they are enough if you use very little of them.
Essential oils and their effects
Tea tree: used for acne problems. But it can irritate your skin if you add a lot of it. I recommend a maximum of 5 drops per 30 ml. You will be surprised at how quickly it will help you heal acne.
Eucalyptus: Eucalyptus has the same effects as the tea tree but is gentler.
Ylang Ylang: This oil is extremely soothing. If you have irritated skin due to pimples or get sunburned, you have to try this oil. With this oil, you can use 6-7 drops per 30 ml.
Rosemary: A very good all-round oil indeed. If you are not sure or just want to test how your skin will behave if you make a skin serum, this is a great start. It has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects, so it is also suitable for fighting acne. It is also very helpful for uneven skin tone and anti-aging.
Lavender: This oil is perfect for fighting scars and acne.
Carrot seed: If you suffer from eczema, this oil will help you a lot. It is also great for aging skin. Are you inspired to make your own skin serum at home? Do you have any questions about how to mix essential oils? Ask under the article, and I will try to help and advise you!