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Carrier Oil for Radiant Skin

Carrier oils are usually a plant-based oils extracted from a nut or a seed. In aromatherapy vegetable oils are often referred to as ‘carrier oil’. All oils are defined as lipids, and are largely composed of fatty acids – major building blocks of fat in human bodies. What does it mean for the skin? It means that vegetable oils are important in building and maintenance of healthy cells.  It can be used alone or in combination with other oils to find just the right formula for your skin type.

There are many different vegetable oils. Some are great for all skin types, others will work great only when used on oily skin. Therefore it is important to choose the right one for your skin type. Lets have a look at best vegetable oils for dry skin.

Carrier Oils To Use On Dry Skin

Evening primrose Regenerate tissue and condition the skin. Evening Primrose Seed Oil is a rich carrier oils source of gamma linoleic acid, an Omega 6 fatty acid that is needed for our cardiovascular, immune, nervous, and reproductive systems, and to maintain healthy cells and body functions.

Calendula Calendula oil is naturally rich in anti-oxidants and contains soothing and protective qualities.Calendula oil is renowned for its calming and nurishing properties on the skin.

Jojoba Rich Golden and Cold Pressed, the finest Jojoba mimics the natural sebum in the skin.The oil makes for excellent skincare products which moisturise, nourish and protect. Suitable for all skin types. Research indicated jojoba oil is beneficial in the treatment of dry scalp and and psoriasis or eczema.

Rosehip oil Contains Vitamin A that helps to delay the effects of skin aging, assists with cell carrier oils regeneration, and promotes collagen and elastin levels to increase. Rosehip seed oil also contains a high amount of essential fatty acids and Vitamin E. In particular Organic Rosehip oil is rich in linoleic and linolenic acids, which are important skin nutrients.

Argan oil Argans’ anti-aging properties, due to high levels of Vitamin E and saponins (which soften the skin) are well documented. It helps to reduce wrinkles by restoring the skin’s water lipid layer and it also cools and soothes inflammation. Its ant-oxidant properties contribute to the neutralization of free radicals, particularly useful in the polluted Western hemisphere. It helps cool skin that has been exposed to wind and the sun and also protects it in cold weather.

Baobab oil The “Tree of Life” is exactly that for your skin. The oil is uniquely profiled with carrier oils Antioxidant,s Vitamin A, D, E & F as well as Omega 3, 6 & 9 Fatty acids. Baobab oil is highly penetrating, making it perfect for intensive skin use, instantly softening dry skin.

Macademia oil The high emollients and the high quantity of omega 7 make it perfect in skincare where it is very compatible with the skin and hair.

Sesame oil Suitable for all skin types. Easily spreads across the skin, forming a light barrier which locks in moisture without giving a greasy feeling to the skin. Rich in vitamin A, E, D and B complex, linoleic acid, proteins which makes it effective enough to reduce scars and other rashes on the skin. It has an antioxidant known as sesamol that prevents the appearances of wrinkles and small pores in skin.

Sea Buckthorn oil The richest oil on earth in natural minerals and vitamins it is best skin remedy, reviving, renewing, replenishing, protecting & anti-aging oil.

Almond oil It is rich in Vitamin E, monounsaturated fatty acidcarrier oils s, proteins, potassium and zinc, besides a number of other minerals and vitamins, which explains why it is so good for our heart, skin and hair.

Apricot Kernel oil Highly nutritious, a good source of trace minerals and rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids that promote hair growth. Excellent emollient, easily absorbed. It reduces dry scalp problems.


For best results apply essential oils and carrier oils to your skin 2-3 times a day to soothe and regenerate dry skin.

Carrier Oils – How To Choose The Right One?

It takes a bit of time and experimentation to find the most appropriate oil or combination of oils for your personal skin type. Start with one oil and use it for few days. When you notice that your skin likes it, you can add to it another oil to achieve best results. In the end you can blend together several carrier oils  to get the perfect combination.

I recommend buying the best quality oils: cold-pressed, pure, and unrefined with no additives.

General advice

Drink water daily. It will hydrate the skin from the inside.

Use cold or lukewarm water to wash your face. Hot water dries the skin further.

Perform regular massage using carrier oils. This will regulate the secretion of sebum in the skin and improve blood circulation. Regular massage improves the whole health of the dry skin. Oppression should be gentle, to prevent skin irritation.

Take care of your skin daily.

Eat foods abundant in healthy fats (saturated, omega-3) and trace nutrients (B vitamins, Vitamin A, K2).

If you live in Wellington, NZ and are looking for facial treatment or massageAromatherapy and Ayurveda – contact me on (+64) 0210778203 or hello@shamamatherapy.com


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