Apr 28 , 2021
One of the biggest game changers in skincare is definitely using essential oils. If you have sensitive skin that breaks out every time the temperature changes, the right essential oil can help calm your skin and improve other problem areas as well! Today we’ll be discussing how to find the right oil for your skin, the benefits of each and the dos and don’ts to get the best results. Let’s dive in!
An amazingly effective option for dry skin, experts recommend using about a tablespoon of virgin coconut oil as a natural moisturising option. It is so gentle that you can even use it on your lips and dabbing a little under your eyes can offer instant relief from irritation. Some research however, shows that prolonged use of coconut oil can cause clogged pores and worsen skin – so, here our dos and don’ts:
- DO use coconut oil if you have dry skin, on your face and on dry areas of your body. Mixing in a little Vitamin E oil can give you even better results!
- DON’T use coconut oil if you have oily or acne-prone skin, as it can clog your pores and actually cause breakouts
- DO use it once a week, at night. As it has a very thick texture, you must remove the excess oil from your skin
- DON’T use a cotton ball to remove excess oil, as you’ll end up with fluff stuck to your face – rather use a tissue.
For fully-moisturised skin without worrying about clogging your pores, we recommend Vhi’s Skin Refine Serum, which uses a blend of coconut oil and other natural actives to give your skin a glow!
This oil is having a MOMENT in the skincare world right now. It is gentle enough that it can be used on your skin directly, forming a protective barrier that prevents loss of moisture and helps prevent bacterial infections. Jojoba oil is recommended for its anti-ageing benefits, hyper-pigmentation and even to help prevent hair loss! But, as with everything, there are some dos and don’ts:
- DO use jojoba oil if you have acne-prone skin, as it’s anti-bacterial and non-comedogenic properties help soothe inflamed skin.
- DON’T forget to do a patch test on the inside of your elbow first and check after 48 hours, as it can cause an allergic reaction in the form of a rash
- DO use if you have oily skin, as jojoba helps control sebum production. Experts say that the oil is so similar to the sebum your body produces that it “sends a signal” to your sweat and hair follicles that there is no need for extra hydration, giving you a moisturised glow without looking greasy.
Tea Tree Oil
The OG essential oil that started the craze, Tea Tree Oil has long been lauded for its many benefits for all types of skin. From its anti-bacterial properties that help with wound healing to lightening scars, tea tree oil is a must-have in any bathroom cabinet. However, if you’re using it incorrectly, it can do more harm and good – here are the dos and don’ts:
- DO dilute the oil before use. Tea tree oil is extremely strong and can sting when applied directly onto skin. Experts recommend mixing one drop of tea tree with 10 drops of another essential oil before application, e.g., coconut, olive or almond oil.
- DON’T apply tea tree oil around your delicate eye area as it can cause redness and irritation
- DO use tea tree (mixed with a carrier oil) for oily and acne-prone skin, as its anti-septic properties are effective in combatting excess sebum production.
- DON’T continue use if skin becomes itchy, red or swollen. You may not be diluting it properly or having an unknown reaction – if you have sensitive skin, you may want to do a patch test beforehand.
When it comes to skincare, natural ingredients are still one of the best ways to guarantee a youthful glow, however, when it seems like nothing is working you’ll want to trust the experts and professionals, so please don’t hesitate to send us your questions and queries – we’re happy to help!