Keeping your skin clear and beautiful can be a challenge. This is especially true if you have skin that is covered in acne due to hormones. Your skin may be oily but did you know that an oil=based regimen could be the best thing that ever happened to your skin?
The base for most oil-based skin treatments is castor oil. Castor oil and castor seeds may not be the best for your skin. Castor seeds have ricin in them which is a protein but this protein is rendered inactive during the processing of the oil which uses excessive heat. It can cause many different problems such as nerve damage. It is best to stay away from castor oils. Some great alternatives are hazelnut and almond oils.
When you make an oil compound the amount of oils that you should use depends on what type of skin you have. If you have dry skin you should us 10% base oil and 90% secondary oils. For combination skin you would use 20% as the base and 80% for secondary. For oily skin you should use 30% for the base and 70% for the secondary.
The secondary oils can be a combination of many different oils or just one secondary oil depending on your skin and what you are looking to get out of the treatment. Some of the options for a secondary oil are jojoba, olive (which makes a good base too), argan, rosehip, and tamanu. Argan oil is great if you have combination skin because it helps with acne. It helps with wrinkles as well.
When you make your own oil treatment make a small amount at first to see how it works for you. You want to make sure that you are using the right treatment. Experiment with different oils to see what is the best for you!