Sep 21 , 2018

What Oils Should I Use in my Face Masks?

I’m a face mask junkie and powdered face masks are my preference. I’m all about the all natural and liquid face masks contain preservatives and who knows what else so I avoid them. My skin goes through enough just dealing with nature on a day-to-day basis.


Mixing a face mask is an experience and you can customize it based on what’s going on with your skin. You can create a number of combinations of face masks with Botanicals Beauty Clay Face Mask powders by simply altering the liquid and oils in your mask. Check out this blog post on what liquids are good for your face mask by your skin type. Now it’s time to learn more about what oils you should use in your face masks.


A few oils that you can add to your face mask:

 For Oily Skin  For Acne  For Dry Skin For Mature Skin For Hyperpigmentation
Argan

Evening Primrose

Grapeseed

Jojoba

Safflower
Grapeseed

Jojoba

Safflower

Coconut Oil
Apricot Kernel

Argan

Avocado

Evening Primrose

Jojoba

Macadamia

Olive (extra virgin)

Sunflower

Coconut Oil
Apricot Kernel

Avocado

Jojoba

Macadamia

Olive (extra virgin)

Sunflower
Argan

Evening Primrose
  • Apricot Kernel Oil: high in oleic and linoleic fatty acids, which has emollient properties that makes skin softer and controls water loss; rich in Vitamins A & E
  • Argan Oil: non-greasy, and won’t create a build-up; can penetrate the skin; contains Vitamin E, Omega 3 and 9 fatty acids, protein, and antioxidants; rich in linoleic and oleic acid that helps to hydrate and moisturize; contains Zinc, which help lock in moisture
  • Avocado Oil: a strong penetrative oil; high in monosaturated fatty acids, lecithin, protein, magnesium, iron, copper, folic acid, and amino acids; Vitamins A, D, E, B6 help protect the skin; amino acids promote healthy cell growth 
  • Coconut Oil: rich in Vitamin E and Lauric Acid; contains protein, Vitamin K, and minerals such as iron; has amazing antimicrobial powers to alleviate skin infections
  • Evening Primrose Oil: combats inflammation; contains omega-6 fatty acids and gamma-linolenic acid 
  • Grapeseed Oil: is a light, odorless, non-greasy oil; helps restore natural of oil balance; rich in Vitamin E and linoleic acid
  • Jojoba Oil: colorless, odorless, non-greasy oil; oil that is most similar to the skin’s sebum; balances oil production; anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory; high in monounsaturated fatty acids 
  • Macadamia Oil: contains antioxidants and fats necessary to help your skin repair itself
  • Olive Oil: full of antioxidants, Vitamins A, and E; ideal for dry skin because of its moisturizing properties.
  • Safflower Oil: contains monosaturated oil comprised of oleic acid; high in omega-6 fatty acids and is is able to penetrate the skin
  • Sunflower Oil: a light oil comprised of gamma linolenic acid, an omega-6 fatty acid; highly emollient oil that has the ability to condition the skin 


Don’t be afraid to experiment. There are no wrong answers – it’s not a test. But some oils may be more beneficial to you than others. Or be like me and take experimentation to another level and mix a few oils together – ooohhh rebel.


Happy mixing!

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