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Best Carrier Oils For Your Skin

Updated on February 7, 2016

The Best Carrier Oils For Aging Skin

Carrier oils are natural, plant and vegetable based oils that carry the essential oils and other skin care ingredients to your skin. They are easily absorbed and that is an important factor when you want the best skin care results. You have to determine which oils will work best with your skin type and this article will help you to discover which oil you need to provide your skin with great anti-aging results.

Avocado Oil

Avocado oil is easily absorbed by the skin, and it is able to deeply penetrate your skin cells. That makes it a first-rate carrier oil. It can increase the amounts of collagen which is beneficial in supporting the structural foundation of your skin. Avocado oil contains a large amount of sterolins. Sterolins can help to reduce your sun or age spots your skin may have. They also promote the healing of scar tissue. Avocado isn't a thin oil, it tends to be thick and heavy, so it's best to combine it with a lighter oils when you use it in your skin care recipes.


Avocado Oil
Avocado Oil

Borage Oil

If you have dry or mature skin, choose Borage oil. This carrier oil is rich in gamma linoleic, a friendly essential fatty acid that helps to maintain and restore the moisture in your skin. Another benefit of using essential fatty acids is they will keep the membranes of your cells supple and they will slow the amount of water loss in your skin. Borage oil contains tannins and they keep cell membranes flexible and slow water loss from skin cells. The tannins also provide your skin with a tightening and a toning effect since they act like an astringent. Borage oil is known to promote the production of prostaglandin, a powerful anti-inflammatory which can soothe irritated skin.


Borage Oil
Borage Oil

Evening Primrose Oil

Evening primrose oil has huge amounts of a very effective antioxidant, linoleic acid. This tells us the Evening Primrose oil will fight and destroy free radicals and they will protect your skin from free radical damage. Evening Primrose oil also will stimulate your skins production of collagen and that in turn will increase cell production. It has anti-inflammatory properties and is a wonderful moisturizer. It’s these benefits to your skin that make Evening Primrose oil an effective carrier oil.

Evening Primrose Oil
Evening Primrose Oil

Rosehip Seed Oil


Rosehip seed oil is a strong oil that has benefits for mature skin. It works in several ways to fight the signs of aging that show themselves as fine lines and wrinkles. Rosehip oil is high in Vitamin C and it contains retinols, both of which have potent antioxidant properties. Those antioxidants will fight free radicals, and as you know this will help boost the collagen production, increase new cell production, and fight fine lines and wrinkles on your face.

Rosehip seed oil works well as a moisturizer to soften tough, dry skin. It increases cell production which aids in fading age spots, scars, UV damage caused by the sun and will also minimize the appearance of wrinkles. The Rosehip oil is a great carrier oil since it is easily absorbed into the skin and it penetrates deeply into the skin helping to hydrate and moisturize. Just use it right from the bottle and spread it on your skin

Rosehip Seed Oil
Rosehip Seed Oil

Sweet Almond Oil

Sweet Almond Oil is thought by many to be the ideal carrier oil. It is an almost clear oil with an aroma that is light but sweet. This carrier oil is hypoallergenic and that is just one reason why I think it is the best oil I can use. It is a rich source of antioxidants, vitamin A, and E, and contains the essential fatty acids, oleic and linoleic acid. It is easily absorbed into the skin. It can deeply penetrate your tissues and that can help to boost your collagen production.

The Sweet Almond oil can soften and moisturize your skin, reverse the effects of free radicals, it will not clog your pores. The anti-inflammatory properties in the oil will help skin problems like eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis. Put it around your eyes to soften those fine lines, reduce dark circles, and relieve any puffiness.

The Almond Tree
The Almond Tree

Now you know five of the best carrier oils you can use to make your skin look younger, glowing, and supple. These oils will soothe your skin, soften it, and protect your aging skin from further damage.

You can use these oils alone or you can combine them with other ingredients to make moisturizers and natural face creams. You can find some easy to make recipes on my other pages.

Find out about some great essential oils here.

The List Of Essential Oils

How To Make Skin Cleanser

How To Dilute Carrier Oils

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