Ahh the beauty of facial oils. If you haven’t already, incorporating oils into your skincare routine is a MUST. And yes, if you have oily skin, you should still use a facial oil.
I’ll make this quick because I’m pretty positive I’ve said it before. If you have oily skin, your glands are over producing. If you strip your skin of the oil, those glands will continue to over produce. But if you work oils INTO your routine, the glands can go back to a balanced production, and therefore help contain the lovely greasy shine.
But the question soon becomes, what oil should I use?! You can buy one from most drugstores, beauty stores (Sephora and Ulta), and really anywhere skincare is sold. But those can get pretty pricey, and can have some not-so-nice ingredients for the sake of fragrance and preservation.
Facial oils are one of those super effective products that can easily be made at home with just a couple ingredients! This will cut your spending significantly, and give you peace of mind knowing exactly what you’re putting on your skin.
I wanted to share my #1 go-to recipe for a facial oil. I use this for so many things including facial massages such as Guasha or just with my fingers, post exfoliation moisturizer, overnight treatment, or as a general moisturizer when I’m around the house and need a boost.
As per usual, let’s breakdown the ingredients and their purpose…
🍍Sweet Almond Oil🍍
This is my base oil. Sweet Almond Oil is jammed packed with Vitamin E, which is very well known for its skin saving benefits. The Vitamin E feeds your skin cells with healthy antioxidants that fight wrinkles, protects from UV damage, and helps the skin retain moisture giving it that youthful plump.
🍍Lavender Essential Oil🍍
Besides smelling amazingggg, lavender oil has so many benefits when it comes to skincare. First, it’s antibacterial, helping your skin in fighting acne. Second, it’s got tons of anti-inflamamtory properties that helps reduce redness and irritation. And third, it’s filled with those anti-aging antioxidants.
🍍Frankincense Essential Oil🍍
A superstar in my book, Frankincense has been shown to help tone the skin, giving it a firmer, lifted look. A review published in the Journal of Traditional and Complimentary Medicine says Frankincense has been shown to reduce redness and irritation, and can even out uneven skin tones.
Creating this oil is super simple. You can make it in batches and keep it in a pretty bottle, but I tend to just mix the ingredients in my palm whenever I need it.
Just mix 2-3 drops of the lavender and frankincense in your palm with about a quarter size amount of sweet almond oil. Maybe a dollar coin amount. You know, slightly bigger than a quarter but not your entire palm.
And there you have it! Now enjoy the spa like aromas while you pamper your skin with this combination.