Great post treatment after dermabrasion, chemical peel or collagen induction therapy
There are many healthy oils for skin that are great for using after dermabrasion, chemical peel treatment, or collagen induction treatment. My favorites are grapeseed, sweet almond, and on occasion jojoba oil. I often use a mixture oil that has lotus oil too. One thing you will find is that these oils can easily migrate into your eyes. You should help them to stay put by using a face lotion too. This keeps them in place better. I like using vitamin E cream, which you can get for just a few dollars. Vitamin E replenishes skin lipids.
Since the oil that you apply will absorb better and more deeply after these treatments, make sure that you keep the oil and face cream very simple. You do not want deep absorption of unwanted chemicals, perfumes, etc. The best post treatment moisturizer I have ever used was a night-time White Lotus face cream. It was the best thing that I ever used for soothing and healing my skin extremely fast. I know from this that Lotus oil has fantastic benefits. I also came to realize that face creams often have perfume and other ingredients that I didn’t want.
When you have a very pure oil…
The best way to keep oil that has no chemicals and preservatives long term is to refrigerate it.
I have used coconut oil for a long continuous period of time
Having used coconut oil, I found that there was a period of adjustment for it. It made me more prone to break outs for a short time, but this was easy to combat with Proactiv Purifying mask (which I really love) or if you don’t have that use egg on your skin. The Purifying mask fixes the problem really fast, the egg is not as fast, but works just as well. I really enjoyed the healthy appearance that coconut oil gave to my skin. I have had no issue with the other oils I use.
Practical products that you can find
There are many more types of oils other than what I have in this list. These are the ones that are easy to find, inexpensive, and still very beneficial to your skin.
Fatty acids can fight free-radical damage in skin and can help improve collagen synthesis. Fatty acids act as building blocks for the cells, strengthen the skin barrier, add elasticity, reduce the signs of aging, and retain moisture. Linoleic acid and vitamin E strengthen skin barrier and hold moisture. Vitamin A and C have anti-oxidant and anti-aging benefits.
Carrier oils are the more gentle oil used to “carry” benefits to your skin from what is blended into it (usually essential oils). These are only lightly scented or free of scent.
Anti-aging benefits of reducing wrinkles and firming the skin
Provides vitamin E and C to fight free radical damage
Offers polyphenols (anti-oxidants)
Linoleic acid and vitamin E to strengthen skin barrier and hold moisture
Anti-oxidant proanthocyanidin evens the skin tone
Natural astringent properties
Sweet almond oil
Good for sensitive, irritated skin
Vitamin E and it’s anti-oxidant benefits of fighting free radical damage and improving the skin
Has omega 3s
Wonderful nutty scent
Good for sensitive, dry skin
Able to get down to the cuticle on hair and can give flexibility and strength there
High in medium-chain fatty acids
Give deep conditioning that reduces water loss for skin cells
Good for sensitive, easily irritated, dry skin
Has beta carotene, protein, lecithin, vitamin A, D, E, and omega 3.
High in oleic acid which penetrates deeply and restores oil – great for dry skin
This may stimulate sebum production
Stimulates collagen production
Helps cell function
This is a heavy oil
Good for minor wrinkles and dry skin
Has vitamin A and E, omega 3, proteins, and anti-oxidants
Anti-inflammatory and helps increase collagen
Helps the skin cells make healthy membranes
Derived from the seeds of the fruit of the Argan tree native to Morocco
Rosehip seed oil
Has anti-aging benefits, good for blotchy skin, scars, fine lines and acne
Has omega 6, linoleic acid, vitamin A and C (anti-oxidants)
Helps to increase collagen and elastin production
Increases the cell turnover rate for skin
Derived from the seeds of the Rosa rubiginosa bush or the Rosa moschata bush – no roses involved and nutty scent
Is great for dry skin
Has minerals, vitamin B and E
Imitates the natural oils for skin and is easily absorbed because of that
There is an idea that this is so close to sebum that it might reduce sebum production
Helps strengthen the skin
Vitamin E to provide anti-oxidant free radical help
Flaxseed oil (Linseed oil)
Is good for sensitive, easily irritated skin
Has omega 3 and omega 6
High in a-linolenic acid (ALA) as a good anti-oxidant for skin
Is very good for really dry skin
Has fatty acids omega 3 and 6, and vitamin A, D, E, and K
Similar to the oils produced by our skin
Antibacterial and antifungal
Heavier oil that is not good if you are prone to acne
Is great for inflamed and dry skin
Contains omega-6 and linoleic acid present in this that helps in the building of ceramides that help the skin hold onto water and keep hydrated
Has anti-inflammatory benefits
Derived from the seeds of the safflower plant
This can be both a carrier oil and an essential oil (when the flowers are used as well as the seeds)
Tea tree oil
Kills bacteria in the pores, good for acne and blackheads
Works great in chemical peels
Can be an irritant for some peoples’ skin
Mild disinfectant properties, yet non-drying
Is great for skin more prone to acne and irritation
Antiseptic and soothing, controls sebum production
Sometimes carrier and essential oils can be consumed… but the FDA does not allow the simultaneous labeling of these oils for cosmetic and dietary consumption. This is an easy judgement though. If it is safe to eat, it is certainly safe to put on your skin.
These are my personal favorite oils that I use, all very highly rated:
Grapeseed oil, Sweet Almond oil, Lotus oil
These are other oils from the list that are best sellers on Amazon:
Tea tree oil, Rosehip oil, Lavender oil, Coconut oil
These are great oil sets that you might like to try:
1st kit has Grapeseed oil, Coconut oil, Avocado oil, Sweet almond oil
2nd kit has Jojoba oil, Avocado oil, Sweet almond oil
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