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Rose Oil

Want hydration? Rose essential oil should be your go-to — it helps your skin to retain water, Chwalek says. This makes it a great essential oil to add to any DIY lotions, especially if you’re dealing with dry or chapped skin. Even better: When applied to the face, rose oil can improve skin texture and fine lines and wrinkles, she says. It’s one of the best oils for youthful skin.

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Argan Oil

You’ve likely heard of argan oil hair products, but the oil is also a great skin moisturizer, thanks to high levels of omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E, says Gohara. Apply a few drops to your face or body for instant hydration and to help restore your skin’s elasticity, and fade fine lines and wrinkles. (Argan oil also makes for a great carrier oil to dilute other essential oils before using on the skin.)

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Tea Tree Oil

Known for its antibacterial and antimicrobial effects, tea tree oil has been studied for its ability to treat bacterial and fungal infections. Paired with its anti-inflammatory properties, it can also help with conditions like acne and rosacea, says Chwalek. Tea tree oil has wound-healing properties, too, making it helpful for managing certain skin conditions, such as Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS).

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Oil Up

There isn’t a woman out there who doesn’t want her skin to look and feel smoother, softer, and scale-free. And if you have sensitive skin or a skin condition, it’s even more important to find the products that’ll help you score healthier skin.

Enter: the world of skin oils, which have hydrating, anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, and antimicrobial properties, explains dermatologist Jennifer Chwalek, M.D. of Union Square Laser Dermatology. “Despite the fact that some essential oils have been around for hundreds of thousands of years, we’re just scraping the surfaces of all the uses.”

Not to mention, even if you’re not actually applying them to your skin, the aromatherapy benefits of certain essential oils can decrease stress levels, in turn helping stress-triggered skin conditions like psoriasis, acne, and eczema at bay, says dermatologist Mona Gohara, M.D., an associate clinical professor at Yale School of Medicine.

Word to the wise: While essential oils can sometimes be used without dilution for an acute, short-term skin issue (i.e. a bug bite or burn), derms almost always recommend diluting essential oils for every day skin care to protect from irritation and sensitivity. (It will also allow the essential oil to absorb over a larger surface of your skin!)

A good rule of thumb for the average adult is two percent dilution. Simply add two drops of essential oil per teaspoon of a carrier oil, such as Argan oil, coconut oil, or grapeseed oil (more on the benefits of these oils on their own below!).

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Khloé Kardashian Claps Back at Trolls Who Body-Shamed Her for Wearing Baggy Clothes

You can try to talk smack about Khloé Kardashian's body, but you won't get far. The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star recently proved that she's got no time for haters after firing back at trolls who accused her of gaining weight. What sparked the harsh comments, you might ask? A few pictures of the TV personality wearing baggy clothes as she was headed to a laser hair removal appointment. (Insert eye-roll here.)