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Welcome to the blue-ribbon circle of dry skin oils.

When using oil as a moisturizer for dry skin, three things must be considered: texture, scent, and—most importantly!—ability of the oil to nourish the cells of the skin. See below for my top 3 oils to use to nourish and repair dry skin.

3. Rosehip oil: Medium texture, virtually no odour, mimics sebum and absorbs quickly while nourishing.

2. Avocado oil: Rich texture, little odour, good nourishing properties—absorbs deep into the skin and may help strengthen collagen fibres.

1. Coconut oil: Silky texture, strong (but delicious!) odour, good nourishing properties—helps to repair cell damage and soothe weakened or sensitive skin.

Keep in mind that skin that is only moderately dry will benefit from the medium texture of rosehip oil, while those of you with very dry or aging skin, will benefit most from the rich texture and superb repairing properties of avocado or coconut oil.

My advice? Each of these oils is fantastic for dry skin—try a blend of two and add 10 drops of tamanu oil per tablespoon of the dry skin oil blend you’ve chosen for added antioxidant activity! (See my post on the wonderful skin healing properties of tamanu oil.)

Stay tuned for more Oil Olympics!

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