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For the Love of Oils: 6 Oils Your Redhead Skin Needs

Redhead Friendlyfacial oils do wonders to enhance natural beauty and provides a fabulous glow — even makeup highlighter cannot achieve skin oil dewiness. It’s a matter of finding out what type of oil best fits your skin type and how to apply them for optimal results.

You can opt to use oils in a blended formula or by themselves. My favorite way to incorporate oils into my skincare regimen (without looking greasy) is to add them to my moisturizer to boost the healing properties.

Two key tips to keep in mind:

  1. Try to always look for cold-pressed oils as these will deliver the most benefits.
  2. Be sure do a spot test with the oil on your neck to make sure they will be right for you.

Here are seven oils every redhead needs to know about. Each one is low on the comedogenic rating scale –– which means they will not clog pores or cause acne.

1. Rosehip Oil: 

This oil is well known to be one of the best for anti-aging and dry skin. Its high content of antioxidants helps to minimize wrinkles and fine lines. In addition, rosehip oil helps to improve skin texture and overall pigmentation (dark circles and scaring).

READ: Collagen 101 for Redheads: Here’s What You Need to Know

2. Argan Oil: 

Choose this oil if you need something light, non-greasy and struggle with acne and blemishes. It contains high levels of Vitamin E which help increase cell turnover and promote healthy skin. It is rich in omega 6 and linolenic acid which both prevent redness and inflammation. Argan oil also works to reduce sebum/oil levels in the skin which can in turn help prevent acne and clogged pores. When applied regularly it will help to heal scars left by acne or spots. 

3. Seabuckthorn Oil: 

With summer around the corner, the unfortunate reality of sunburns come into play. This oil is great for sunburn relief both for face and body. It can also increase elasticity in the skin which is what keeps it looking youthful and plump. Seabuckthorn oil is good for every skin type and also contains antibacterial properties that help to naturally cleanse the pores. 

4. Hempseed Oil:

A relatively new oil to hit the shelves. If your skin is thirsty you need to get your hands on some of this oil. Due to its very high levels of omega 3,6 and 9, it provides great moisture and locks it in. Hempseed oil helps to lower inflammation levels which help with acne, eczema, rosacea and dermatitis and can accommodate a wide range of skin types.  

5. Carrot Seed Oil: 

This is by far my absolute favorite oil. It has very high antioxidant properties and helps to repair sun damage. This oil also has a natural SPF but is not a substitute for a good facial sunscreen. It can help to tighten and tone skin and is great for your neck, as this area can show early signs of aging. I add carrot seed oil to both my body and facial moisturizers to reap the benefits. All skin types can use this oil but it is ideal for extremely dull complexions. 

6. Castor Oil:

This oil is not intended for all over face application. However, it can promote growth and thickness when applied to eyelashes and eyebrows. Have yours been a little sparse lately? Well, this simple trick will reverse that problem within a few weeks. Apply a dab of castor oil to a Q-tip and apply to eyelashes/eyebrows at night for a few weeks. 

Do you incorporate oils into your daily skincare routine? Rock it like a Redhead!