A Guide on the Best Oils for the Skin

More and more people are going organic when it comes to skin care, and are starting to use beauty oils for most of their beauty needs. Find out more about the best oils for your skin and why they work.

Looking for the perfect addition to your skin care regime may be extremely difficult, and with tens thousands of skin care products available in the market, it’s not hard to understand why. Even with many modern options, many people are revisiting the simple and the natural, and are looking at the wonder of oils for the skin.

Natural oils are becoming one of the main staples in women’s beauty regimes worldwide. Here are some popular natural oils that might hit the jackpot on your “looking for” list.

A Quick Detour: Why Beauty Oils?

Beautifying your skin and ridding it of blemishes and imperfections are one of women’s main goals, and natural oils are here to help. Natural oils are (mostly) sourced from plants, and are cold pressed to retain all their important nutrients.

Natural oils contain antioxidants, fatty acids and Vitamin E, which are essential in the production of healthy collagen, sloughing off dead skin cells and replacing them with new ones regularly, and reduction of inflammation and swelling. Antioxidants are also essential in beautifying yourself from within, speeding up the production of healthy cells. Vitamin E is also a must when it comes to preventing damage from free-radicals and UV light exposures.

Most of these oils are generally organic and natural, thus being more friendly for any skin type. Thus, it’s rare for people to develop allergic reactions to natural oils, since these are organic and free from synthetic ingredients. Here are a few natural oils for your skin that you’ll hopefully enjoy:

#1 Argan Oil

Oils for the Skin

Argan oil gained popularity all around the world because of its effectiveness and versatility. You can use it on your face, body and hair. It comes from the Argan tree, which is endemic to a small area in Morocco. It comes from the kernels of the Argan fruit, which only blooms twice every year, making it a highly coveted product that also comes with a high price tag.

Argan oil contains Vitamins A and E, as well as Omega 6 and 9, which are essential fatty acids that speed up the production of collagen and new skin cells. It can be used as facial moisturizer, which you can wear even under direct sunlight because of its high stability. It can also be used to treat skin problems such as psoriasis, eczema, acne and scars.

#2 Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)

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While popular in the kitchen extra virgin olive oil is also perfect for growing better hair and skin. Extra-virgin olive oil contains anti-inflammatory properties that effectively shrink those angry red spots, as well as prevent the growth of dandruff. You can also use EVOO as your moisturizer – it effectively speeds up cell regeneration and produces soft and supple skin. In order to reap the full effects of EVOO, and apply it to the driest areas of your body right after a shower.

Overall, EVOO is perfect for those with sensitive skin because of its non-allergenic properties. Lose those wrinkles and age spots healthy, glowing skin that’s free from blackheads, pimples and signs of aging.

#3 Virgin Coconut Oil

Best Oils for the Skin

Virgin coconut oil may be used as a moisturizer which can be used either on your face or on your body. It stops your skin from flaking and dryness because of its moisturizing properties. Also, it delays the signs of aging due to its antioxidant properties. Virgin coconut oil has natural anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties. It fosters the healing of wounds and other skin infections. It is also recommended for those who suffer from psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis or other skin infections, you may want to give coconut oil a go. Virgin coconut oil is great as a tanning oil – giving you that even, soft and golden glow.

Coconut oil has so many uses and, aside from the more obvious health benefits, it also has environmental benefits and cuts down on waste. Plus, it has a great aroma,you daily and does not contain any toxic chemicals!

#4 Emu Oil

Coming all the way from Australia, Emu Oil is also on the radar as one of the world’s best natural oils. Emu oil is almost 100% triglyceride (fatty compounds), which are also abundant in human skin. This makes emu oil easily absorbable by the skin. It is hypoallergenic in nature, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and non-comedogenic. Use it to serve as cure for dry, parched skin or sunburns because of its natural ingredients.

#5 Avocado Oil

Avocado and avocado oil are also popular ingredients in many of the beauty products that you’ll find on stores shelves. Also many anti-aging and smoothing products feature them as the main ingredient and selling point of the product.

It’s a nutritional powerhouse, so naturally using pure avocado oil would be equally beneficial to your skin and hair and economical in comparison to expensive beauty products. Here’s how you can use avocado oil in your beauty regimen.

These oils are just a few of the many natural oils that you may use for your skin, and they are all great options, so all you have to do is choose the best one for you. Have you tried natural oils before? What do you recommend?

About the author

Justine R

On an eternal quest for happiness, Justine tries to lead a positive lifestyle by giving back to the universe and following natural approaches to parenting, health, food and beauty. When she's not on the beach, she keeps herself fit (and sane) by running and doing yoga.

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