Putting oils on the face sounds very unusual and people usually turn to oil-free products thinking that oil will make the skin greasy and blemished. However, it was proven that using natural oil based skincare products is basically the best thing you can do when it comes to beautiful skin. The oil has the ability to soothe and nourish the skin, allowing the active ingredients in the skincare to penetrate deeper into the skin, boosting their beneficial properties. Who would have though!
There various amazing oils out there, but the following are one of the best due to their proven skin-loving benefits:
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
This oil is best for dry and dehydrated skin. It serves as a great moisturizes thanks to its vitamin A, vitamin E, and fatty acids content. It resembles the oils naturally produced by our skin, allowing it to be easily absorbing. This characteristic contributes to boosting the skin`s elasticity. The antioxidants in this oil may even prevent skin cancer. On the other hand, people with acne prone skin are not recommended to use extra virgin olive oil, as it is heavier type of oil and can cause blemishes. It can be applied prior taking a shower or be added to luscious bath. The warm water contributes to better absorption of moisture from the oil, and the towel dries off the excess. Amazing!
- Rosehip Oil
The rosehip oil is best for acne-prone skin, fine lines, anti-aging, and uneven scars. It is capable of deep penetration into the skin, which in turn helps in the regeneration of the cells and increase of collagen production. It is high in omega-3 fatty acids, omega-6 fatty acids, and vitamin C, known to reduce inflammation and heal scar tissue. It also contains retinoic acid, the main ingredient in retinol products, which helps in the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles. It offers a whole range of anti-aging properties.
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Besides its ability to prevent signs of premature aging, it can help repair acne-probe skin with mild scares and blemishes and it can also prevent more breakouts. This is due to the linoleic acid it contains, which when combined with other potent ingredients becomes an amazing remedy. Hello clear, radiant skin!
- Sesame Oil
This oil is ideal for wound-prone skin as well as for sun lovers. Apart from being one of the most commonly used cooking oils; the sesame oil has a significant part in the skincare world. As a matter of fact, this golden toned oil is a skin`s secret weapon. It resembles the sunscreens we normally use, as it protects the skin from sun damage, resisting up to 30 percent of UV rays. Moreover, it can help you a lot in case you`ve cut yourself. Just apply some sesame oil on cuts or wounds, and thanks to its antibacterial properties, it can help them heal faster. It is beneficial for skin conditions, such as eczema and psoriasis as well, because it provides anti-inflammatory properties, it nourishes the skin, and it gives the necessary moisture. It is rich in potent antioxidants, sesamol, and vitamin E. This content allows the oil to fight off free radical damage as well as to repair and nourish damaged skin cells, thanks to the high viscosity.
- Coconut Oil
It is best for eczema, normal, sensitive and/or dry skin. However, it is perfect for extra sensitive skin. It provides anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, and anti-bacterial properties. It also contains a small molecular structure, allowing easier absorption and giving the skin a smooth and soft texture. What contributes to its ability to treat skin conditions like eczema is the medium chain fatty acids which helps to retain the moisture content of the skin. This oil can be used all year round because it replenishes moisture after a direct sun exposure and it soothes the skin in the cold, windy months. Finally, it contains lauric acid content which protects the skin`s surface and it serves as an amazing remedy for rough and dry skin.