10 Oils that are Essential for your Winter Skin

During the long, warm days of summer, your skin seems to need no help to look radiant.  The sunshine gives it a natural glow, but come winter this inevitably fades, leaving it looking dull, dry and less healthy.  Oil could be the answer to your prayers, and the right one can help to keep your skin smooth, moisturised and glowing through the long winter months.

Here, we look at 10 Essential Oils that you might want to try ........

Argan Oil - Filled with natural fatty acids and packed full of vitamin E and antioxidants, this oil helps to reduce inflammation and promote healthy collagen, making it perfect for lessening those fine lines and repairing dry, cracked skin.

Avocado Oil - shares much in common with Argan as it is high in vitamin E and omega acids.  It is ideal if you have dry, dull or itchy skin, helping to reduce inflammation.

Baobab Oil - this oil is one of the unsung hero's of the oil world.  It is good for damaged skin because it contains many nutrients and vitamins, including plenty of vitamin C. It is absorbed by the skin without clogging pores and gives a smoothness to the skin without leaving a greasy residue.

Camelina Oil - high in omega 3 and 6 as well as vitamin E, it is also an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.   This is a good all rounder, and when used on the skin it helps prevent free radical damage. 

Coconut Oil - this is one of the best options on the list if you suffer from sensitive skin or are plagued by dry skin.  It is incredibly moisturising, and leaves skin soft, radiant and glowing.

Hemp Oil - Hemp oil is perfect for most skin types as it can moisturise without clogging your pores. It can even help to balance out oily skin, hydrating it and regulating the skin's oil production. 

Lavender Oil - If you suffer from acne you can be sensitive to oily products, however, lavender oil tends not to pose any problems.  It helps to soothe irritation as well as reducing the everyday stresses that can be behind your worst breakouts.  It also has the added boon of being a natural antiseptic.

Peppermint Oil - Peppermint oil creates a sensation that can make you feel energised and active. By promoting better circulation, it stimulates the skin and gives it back its glow.  Burns, skin rashes and dry skin can be relieved with the cooling and soothing effects of peppermint. 

Rosemary Oil - is naturally anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and antiseptic, so it makes an excellent preservative in natural skin care products and it also makes an excellent skin tonic for any kind of skin conditions that are caused from excess bacteria or congested pores.

Tea Tree Oil - well known for its anti-fungal and antibacterial properties, it's ideal for oily and sensitive skin and for anyone suffering with acne, as it helps to naturally repair skin and gently soothes and cleanses to restore your lost glow.