3 Oils Good for Sensitive Skin
Oils and Sensitive Skin
Oils, unlike creams are rather better for sensitive skin. Oils have minimal ingredients and they can be just as nourishing as creams.
However, you have sensitive skin. Which oils are right for you?
Actually, what’s important about using oils in skincare is the ratio of oleic : linoleic acid contained in the oil. Oils rich in linoleic acids are usually lighter, and they are more suitable for acne prone skins. Oils high in oleic acids, however, are usually more nourishing and suitable for sensitive skins.
Three Oils Good For Sensitive Skin
- Sweet Almond Oil
Sweet almond oil contains a high level of fatty acids, including oleic acid and linoleic acid. Such a balance makes sweet almond oil good for sensitive skins.
Oils such as argan, jojoba, tamanu, and avocado are balanced in oleic : linoleic ratio.
Oils such as rosehip, hemp, grapeseed and prickly pear are high in linoleic acid.
Oils to avoid
People react differently to oils, however, so test them carefully. Comedogenic oils, or those that cause break outs and blackheads, should be avoided. Hemp seed oil is a supposedly non-comedogenic oil but it goes rancid quickly. Coconut oil and wheat germ oil however are highly comedogenic, so tread very carefully when testing them on your skin.
Oil cleaners, such as Teddy's Eczema Bar's 10 Oil Cleanser is rich in non-comedogenic oils and has a balance oleic: linoleic ratio. Infused with ingredients such as grapeseed, jojoba, argan, sweet almond, moringa, and rosephip oil, the 10 Oil Cleanser would be a good add to your morning or nighttime skincare routine.