Carrier Oils For Skin Types. Which one are you?
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Carrier oils contain vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids (EFA), and many of them soften and improve the condition of the skin. Some of them are also highly effective in treating irritated, sensitive conditions such as eczema and psoriasis as well as helping to reduce wrinkles and scar tissue.

What EFA’s

Oleic acid is a monounsaturated fatty acid or omega-9

Linoleic acid (LA) is a polyunsaturated omega-6 fatty acid. Important for cell membranes.

Linolenic acid. There are two forms:

Alpha linolenic acid (ALA) is an omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid

Gamma linolenic acid (GLA) is an omega-6 unsaturated fatty acid. These are closely related to omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil, which are called eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Helps to reduce plaque build up in arteries.

For Oily, Acne Prone Skin

-Grapeseed

This oil is highly moisturising and is light for use in skin care. Contains Linoleic acid. Ideal for acne or oily skin. Suitable for those with nut allergies.

-Jojoba

A liquid wax which resembles the skins sebum. It will not block pores. Excellent rejuvenating and anti-wrinkle properties, known for treating ageing and inflamed skin. High in Vitamin E.

For Sensitive Skin

-Apricot Kernel

Easily absorbed by the skin without leaving it feeling oily. Rich in both oleic acid and linoleic acid. Good for all skin types, especially sensitive, dry and dehydrated skin.

For Combination Skin

-Sunflower

It’s main components are linoleic acid and oleic acids with high amounts of Vitamins A, D, and E, also has beneficial amounts of lecithin and Carotenoids. Rich in nutrients and antioxidants.  Also, an important source of gamma alpha linolenic acid (GLA) which helps in preventing thinning of hair and alopecia.

For Normal Skin

-Sweet Almond

High in oleic and linoleic acid. Sweet Almond is an excellent massage oil, and is especially suited to dry, sensitive and irritated skin. It is softening and nourishing to the skin.

For Dry, Mature Skin

-Avocado

Rich in essential fatty acids and very nourishing for dry, ageing skin.

-Olive

Composed mainly of oleic acid and palmitic acid. Olive oil has the exceptional ability to penetrate the skin and lock in the natural moisture of the skin.

For Scars and Damaged Skin

-Rosehip Seed

Excellent for treating tissue regeneration and many skin conditions including scars, burns, stretch marks, eczema and psoriasis.

-Calendula

A valuable infused oil from the marigold flower, used for treating wounds, scars, burns, inflammation and other injuries as it aids in tissue regeneration.

Carrier oils contain vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids (EFA), and many of them soften and improve the condition of the skin

 

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Johann is the owner of Therapeutic Healing and the formulator of LEAH Aromatherapy Skincare. Johann is a qualified Aromatherapist, Holistic Therapist and Energy Therapist. She received her certifications from OBUS School of Wellness Centre, Martinstown Holistic Centre and Robbi Zeck (Aromatic Kinesiology TM). She is Accredited by International Training Education Committee (ITEC) and by International Federation of Professional Aromatherapy (IFPA). She continues her Professional Development with Pat Slattery International. She is a Professional Member with IFPA. Johann's clinic is based in the Healthy Living Centre, Athy, Co Kildare. Johann also runs a variety of online Aromatherapy and Holistic Healing online courses. Like Therapeutic Healing on Facebook or sign up for email updates to stay up to date with all my posts. Ph: 085-2271704.