So you’ve made the decision to add an oil into your skin care routine, but there’s just one problem…
How on earth are you supposed to choose from the vast array of oils available?
There’s coconut, argan, avocado, pomegranate, we could go on and on. While all oils have potent antioxidant properties, every oil is unique and some are richer and better for dry skin, while others are more lightweight and better suited for oilier skin types.
In this article we’ll help you’ll choose the perfect oil for your skin type based on your dosha.
Before you dive in we urge you to take this test to figure out your skin type so you can be sure you’ll find the perfect oil for you.
Kapha: Oily skin, enlarged pores, prone to breakouts
Kaphas tend to have oilier complexions with large pores and a higher incidence of blackheads and blemishes. The good news is that oily skin ages slower than dry skin so try and remember this next time you’re dealing with a pesky breakout!
For kapha we love tea tree oil as a natural alternative to harsh conventional acne ingredients like benzoyl peroxide. Tea tree will work just as effectively, helping to reduce acne, dry out whiteheads and unblock the pores without causing the irritating side effects of conventional ingredients.
Argan oil is also excellent for this skin type as it helps to regulate sebum production and reduce further breakouts.
Our Kapha Face Oil contains a blend of skin loving ingredients to calm and soothe your inflamed skin. It also contains jojoba oil, an excellent lightweight oil that will leave your skin silky soft, but never greasy and it also has wonderful antibacterial properties to stop acne in its tracks.
Vata: Dry/Dehydrated Skin
This skin type is characterized by dry, rough and often scaly skin. Dry skin has a higher incidence of wrinkles so you need deeply nourishing oils to help put hydration back into your skin.
Grapeseed oil is a powerhouse of potent antioxidants to fight off free radicals that may contribute
to aging skin.
Tamanu can help to protect against oxidative stress as well as aid in healing by stimulating the growth of new, healthy tissue.
Our Vata Face Oil is brimming in fatty acids and antioxidants, including these oils, to combat dryness and leave your skin glowing and youthful.
Pitta: Combination Skin
This skin type is usually oily on the t-zone (forehead, nose and chin) and drier on the cheeks. You may get occasional breakouts, especially on areas where there is more sebum.
Camellia oil is non-greasy, yet will provide the ideal balance of hydration while helping to soothe sensitive skin and calm down redness.
Pomegranate oil will help to fight free radicals, rejuvenate the skin and reduce inflammation in the skin.
Our Pitta Face Oil is just what you need to nurture and balance sensitive and combination skin.