Tamanu oil is a skincare ingredient we’ve previously focused on and raved about the impressive amount of skin benefits its able to deliver. This multi-talented oil provides benefits ranging from health, hair, and skin rejuvenation.
Today we will be taking a closer look into how to use tamanu oil for rosacea and any mild signs of redness, so let’s find out more!
Does tamanu oil help with rosacea?
Tamanu oil contains several benefits including anti-inflammatory, and this is because it contains calophyllolide. It’s this molecule that delivers the anti-inflammatory effects and has had several studies carried out resulting in the molecule proving to be a vital role in tamanu oil’s wound healing abilities. This then leads to this ancient oil being considered an effective ingredient to include into your daily routine, specifically those prone to skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, and rosacea.
One important point to remember is the fact that is claim has not been proven completely, so ensure you don’t have any side effects or negative reaction. As we always suggest, before introducing a new skincare product or ingredient to the skin ensure you have consulted with your doctor or dermatologist. You should then perform a patch test for 24 hours to be completely certain there won’t be any unwanted irritation or reaction.
Which oil is best for rosacea?
As I have already mentioned, tamanu oil, also known as ‘green gold ’, is an effective oil apply onto the skin when you’re experiencing a flare-up in rosacea. There is however with the slight lack of scientific proving how it can treat rosacea, there is another essential oil that provides calming relief and that is lavender essential oil. For instant soothing to the skin apply diluted drops of lavender oil into your moisturiser and gently massage onto the face.
How do you use tamanu oil on your face?
The versatility of tamanu oil is one of its many advantages when introduced to your skincare routine. This can be said when using it in its raw form or blended into any skincare product, such as serum, moisturiser, or face mask.
When used in its raw form you can apply a few drops directly onto the skin or mixed into your favourite moisturiser, this will not only allow the oil to absorb quickly but can also result in your skin barrier remaining fully functioning enabling it to protect itself from exposure to free radical damage.
How do you calm down a rosacea flare up?
There are many ways of combating rosacea at home, below are some of the easiest ways to soothe and calm the skin that has shown signs of a flare-up.
- Use a gentle cleanser that doesn’t contain any active ingredients, such as glycolic acid.
- Avoid drying the skin after cleansing, keeping your skin a little damp for the following steps
- Use a cold compress to calm the skin and reduce any inflammation
- Lock in moisturise with a serum enriched in hyaluronic acid
- Gently massage your tamanu oil onto the skin
- Don’t forget a SPF of 50 that has been formulated for sensitive skin types
- For further camouflage apply a green tinted primer onto the face before foundation to counteract any redness.
Can you mix tamanu oil with moisturiser?
Absolutely, in fact what you may find is tamanu oil can be teamed with almost all skincare ingredients. By teaming it with moisturisers, especially ones containing hydrating ingredients such as hyaluronic acid or niacinamide you are enabling your rosacea flare-up to be reduced a lot quicker. You’ll also find free radical damage that are a result of UV exposure, pollution and other environmental aggressors are kept at bay and the complexion remains healthy and happy.
Does tamanu oil fade dark spots?
It isn’t just rosacea that tamanu oil can benefit, hyperpigmentation is another skin concern that can counteracted with products enriched in this clever oil. As I have already mentioned, the molecule calophyllolide found in the formula can calm inflammations from redness and rosacea, as well as dark spots, post-acne scarring and other breakouts.
When it comes to hyperpigmentation caused by exposure to UV rays the two potent antioxidants found in tamanu oil can help keep cells healthy and strong enough to reduce any signs of damage caused from UVA and UVB sun rays.
Don’t forget if you want to find out more about this, check out our dedicated blog post about how tamanu oil can help with hyperpigmentation.
Does tamanu oil really work?
Tamanu oil is by no means a new skincare ingredient, in fact it has been used for thousands of years for all manner of skin and hair concerns. First discovered and used by the Polynesian people who considered this oil a gift from the gods themselves and found its way into everyday life. Regularly used for soothing freshly tattooed skin, ensuring surface wounds heal more rapidly and even massaged onto babies to prevent mosquito bites. Now, if you don’t see that as enough evidence to prove the fact tamanu oil really works, it has made its way into a huge number of products without us even realising. With its potent, powerful blend of antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and nourishing properties you’ll be amazed at the results you can expect to see once tamanu oil is introduced into your everyday skincare routine.
What does tamanu oil smell like?
When it comes to discussing tamanu oil, its distinctive scent cannot be ignored. The deep, earthy notes of this hard-working oil is considered the skincare equivalent of marmite, you either love it or hate it. Whichever camp you reside in there’s no denying how strong the tamanu oil scent. Many experts feel this is due to the fact we have become accustomed over the years to expect our skincare products to carry a more floral, fresh, or even botanical fragrance making the deep rooty scent of tamanu oil a bit of a shock at first, but many say it doesn’t take long to get used to it when used on a regular basis.
There you have a little more information about how to use tamanu oil for rosacea. Don’t forget you can find out more about this ancient oil on our blog post all about tamanu oil and its skin benefits. If you have any questions, you can find me over on Procoal’s Instagram, so do come and give us a follow and for all things skin there’s our YouTube channel, The Green Sofa!
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