6 best oils for dry skin: Make your skin glow

6 best oils for dry skin

Do you suffer from dry sensitive skin? Have you tried various skin care products, but still never find the right one for you? I’ve been there, done that. But then I discovered the magic of natural oils! I would like to share with you 6 the best oils for dry skin.

You got me! I’m literally obsessed with facial oils!

Living on the Sydney beach is amazing, but not as great for my skin. Thanks to strong sun lights and salty water my skin suffers from dryness. After 2 years of non-successful attempts with a various range of conventional cosmetics products, I felt desperate.  Then I was lucky enough to spend two months in Bali. When I visited local markets I bought an organic coconut oil to give it a try. I was amazed by the result! It worked perfectly for me so I started to experiment with all types of oils. And I was hooked!

Here are my 6 the most favorite facial oils for dry and sensitive skin:

 Avocado oil

avocado oil for dry skin

Who doesn’t love avocado, one of our the healthiest fat? But have you know that you can spread avocado not only on the slice of bread but also on your skin? More precisely, avocado oil is extracted from the avocado tree that is native to Central Mexico. It supports skin regenerating and hydrating and makes the skin and hair more supple. It is quite thick and rich in vitamin A and E.  Avocado oil provides perfect protection and aftercare when your skin is exposed to the sun or the wind. There three different types available in the market: bright green (made from fresh pulp), dark green – almost brown (made from dried pulps) and pale yellow (has been refined, obtained from dried pulp). It absorbs easily and doesn’t leave a greasy film.

Evening Primrose oil

evening primrose oil for dry skin

This regenerating and softening oil, which is extracted from seeds of the primrose plant, is great for dry, wrinkled or damaged skin. It has yellow to pale green color and is thick and rich in vitamin E.

Jojoba oil

jojoba oil for dry skin

Currently my the most favorite oil, which is extracted from seeds of the jojoba shrub. Interestingly its composition is very close to that of human sebum (the natural oil which our skin produces). It helps to control the production of sebum, regenerate, calm, soften, and protect the skin. It also has anti-inflammatory properties. As a bonus, it contains a natural sunscreen. Jojoba oil has a yellow color and is actually a wax that is liquid at room temperate. It absorbs very easily. This oil is my first choice in hot Australian summer.


Olive oil

olive oil for dry skin

We all know that extra virgin olive oil is perfect for our favorite salad, but have you know, that is the perfect treatment for your dry and sensitive skin too?  The olive oil is extracted from the ripe fruit of the olive tree and it contains vitamins A and E. It nourishes and moisturizes the skin. It comes in various shades of light green has an aroma that is more or less pronounced. When using olive oil for skin care, avoid an overly fruity scent.

Tip: Put a few tablespoons of olive oil to the bath water. Your skin will be smooth, soft and glowing.

Sunflower oil

sunflower oil for dry skin

This oil extracted from the seeds of sunflower is perfect for dry and very dry skin. It has softening and nourishing properties. It has a yellow color and a fruity aroma similar to that of sunflower seeds. The sunflower oil absorbs very well and is rich in skin soothing vitamin E.

Sweet almond oil

almond oil for dry skin

It is extracted from the kernel of sweet almonds and it helps to soothe, tone and soften the skin. The sweet almond oil may also help to treat minor burns. It has a pale yellow color and a very discreet scent, is rich in vitamins A and E. The sweet almond oil absorbs very quickly without leaving oily appearance.

Well, now you know my top 6 facial oils for dry skin. Now it is time to start experimenting and find the best one for you.

Can’t wait to hear about your favorite ones :).






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    Hello and thanks for sharing this post on these oils that is good for dry skin. I know exactly what because I myself have had and issue with dry skin, but that what you are recommending seems to be to of the line. It is amazing what these oil can do. Nothing like good healthy skin.

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      Hi, Vicki, I also suffer from dry skin and I’m currently using sweet almond milk. It’s an amazing oil! I don’t know how I could live it without before! 🙂

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    This is an awesome article! My face isn’t dry, but my arms, legs and elbows are horrible! I wonder how any of these would work on them? I am going to try a couple of them and see what happens. Menopause is not being nice and my skin just keeps getting drier 🙁

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    I’m obsessed with olive oil on my skin and jojoba on my face! I made a face roll-on with frankincense, lavender, lemon and jojoba for winter. Love it! I need to tweak it for summer and take out the lemon. Any suggestions?

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    I still haven’t used a lot of oil on my skin because I always seem to run the risk of getting my skin too oily? haha. I do have really dry skin because of the climate in which I live. The Dry new mexican climate is a tough thing to tackle and thick lotions infused with oils have always been a go-to for me. This is a great list of really helpful oils that I’ll have to try and make a conscious effort to look for in my skincare products!

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    Wow I didn’t know about the benefits of some of these! I too love Jojoba oil, I have combination skin but suffer from hormonal outbreaks pretty badly, I find it helps calm down my skin amazingly!!

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    Oh wow! i’d heard of most of these, but no idea you could (and should!) get avocado oil for your face! 🙂 I learnt a lot from your blog post, thank you for sharing! 🙂 I used to use a rosehip oil but stopped for pregnancy and breastfeeding – I was going to replace it but I’ll look into these other oils instead! 🙂

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