Have you used a face or body oil on your skin? Once you have, there’s no going back!
While many think adding oil to their skin will cause breakouts, these natural oils absorb nicely and don’t clog pores. They are also full of nutrients and antioxidants that can help your skin not only up its hydration levels, but also help heal many skin ailments.
How to use oils:
- Add a few drops of oil mixed into your moisturizer or serum.
- Apply a few drops directly on damp face.
- Mix a couple drops of oil into your facial toner
Almond oil contains large amounts of vitamins E and K which helps to skin maintain elasticity. Almond oil is an excellent emollient. It locks moisture inside the skin.. It also helps to cure incredibly dry skin especially if you’re prone to eczema or psoriasis. It can also be used on the face to treat wrinkles, sagging skin and know to be the best agent in fighting dark circles.
TIP: Apply a good amount of oil all over body right after a shower for maximum absorption and benefits.
Organic Virgin Coconut Oil is full of anti-oxidant vitamin E, making it an excellent remedy for dry skin. Coconut oil not only helps to reduce signs of aging, it’s also great for strengthening the epidermis against cellulite, stretch marks, and eliminating dead skin cells. TIP: Use coconut oil as a hot oil hair treatment. Warm some oil and gently rub into scalp and hair. Wrap and let sit for 20 minutes. Rinse off with cold water. This treatment helps hair regain protein, thickness and strength.
Argan oil has gained popularity for maintaining healthy hair but it’s also a great oil for skin hydration. Because it is comprised of 80% fatty acids, which work to hydrate skin, it also restores skin’s elasticity, and helps to diminish fine lines and wrinkles on the face. TIP: Dip a sugar cube in the oil and rub on the lips for super hydrating, smooth and soft lips.
Rosehip Seed Oil
This oil has been touted as “the miracle skincare oil,” and for good reason. It’s fast becoming on the top oils to use on your face for it’s amazing healing and skin rejuvenating properties. It’s tremendously rich in essential fatty acids and contains one of the highest concentrations of vitamin A, all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA), which helps to protect and hydrate skin, fight free radical damage, and reduce wrinkles. The vitamins and antioxidants rejuvenate the skin to restore elasticity, help to correct dark spots, help regenerate new cells and increase collagen production. TIP: Use Rosehip oil on sunburns for a soothing and healing effect, while reducing inflammation.
Jojoba Oil (pronounced ho-ho-ba) is generally known as one of the best moisturizers. Why? This plant oil has a chemical structure that’s very similar to our skin’s natural oils, so it’s easily absorbed in the skin and helps to balance skin’s natural moisture levels. Dermatologists recommend it because it also contains such minerals as zinc and copper, and vitamins B and E, which help strengthen the skin. TIP: Can be used directly on the scalp to help treat dandruff.
Pomegranate Seed Oil
Pomegranate Seed oil contains very high concentrations of antioxidants which help to prevent free radical damage and helps to slow down the aging process. Punicic and ellagic acids contained in this essential oil help to nourish skin, enhance elasticity, and promote cell regeneration. It also protects and heals dry, irritated, or damaged skin affected by eczema or psoriasis. TIP: Add a few drops to your favourite, light moisturizer for added punch.
Harvested from the nut of the African marula fruit, this oil is fast becoming a favourite for skincare due to its light texture and benefits. It’s super rich in fatty acids and contains approximately 60 percent more antioxidants than most other oils. It packs a powerful punch against redness and improving the skin’s elasticity. TIP: Slather a thin layer onto face before makeup for a beautiful glow.
Not just for toast! Avocado oil is rich in antioxidants, making it useful for healing sun-damaged or irritated skin. Antioxidants like vitamins A, D and E in avocado boost skin hydration, making it plumper and younger looking. It also helps to increase collagen production therefore acting as a hard-hitting anti-aging fighter.
This oil is best for those with acne-prone or irritated, sensitive skin. Collected from the flowering tops of lavender, lavender oil may be especially beneficial for those with acne and general skin irritation because of its ability to help control sebum production. It also helps to soothe skin, decrease inflammation and heal skin.
Sea Buckthorn oil contains an omega fatty acids that rejuvenates and helps to regenerate. It treats dryness, redness, eczema, and redness due to rosacea. It’s also moisturizing, soothing, and anti-aging. High in vitamins C and E it also nourishes the skin, repairing inflammation and boosting elasticity.