Healthy Oils for Hair & Skin
Oils have been touted as the new ‘in thing’ for your skin and while oil may terrify you if you tend to suffer from oily skin or breakouts, don’t give up on them entirely just yet! If you use the right oil for your skin type you will begin to experience the incredible beauty benefits including anti-aging effects, adding a gorgeous glow and even preventing acne! Yes, you read correctly, some oils can actually prevent those nasty breakouts that last well beyond teenage years. I’m speaking from experience…shhh.
The other great thing about oils is that they are typically found in organic products which means that there are no harmful additives or chemicals added. Read on to find out the beauty benefits of 5 of these wonderful oils!
From luscious locks to sexy skin, this ‘magic’ oil does it all. Used by Moroccans for centuries, the rest of us are now too starting to understand the allure of this fabulous oil.
Argan Oil is packed with essential fatty acids as well as antioxidants, which when applied to your skin or hair instantly revives its appearance by providing a healthy and beautiful sheen.
Argan oil not only offers intense moisturization, but anti-aging benefits too, due to its high concentration of antioxidants. If you use argan oil regularly you will notice a definite improvement in your complexion including improved elasticity and firmness. Argan oil is the perfect choice for you if you have sensitive skin as it is very gentle as well nourishing on the skin. When using argan oil on your skin, make sure to add a few drops to your hair too! It instantly tames frizz, adds sleekness and seals split ends… Oh and did I mention an incredible
Coconut oil has fast gained a name for itself in the beauty world and it’s not just because you are transported to a tropical island every time you use it! Apart from its delicious tropical smell, coconut oil has a wide range of beauty uses that range from softer skin to sleeker hair to stronger nails! If you are suffering from extremely dry skin then you need a jar of this stuff now!
Coconut oil is also wonderful for your hair as it is one of the few oils that actually penetrates the hair follicle instead of just sitting on the surface, meaning intense hydration from the inside out. Coconut oil as a hair treatment has been proven to strengthen hair, prevent dryness and help it to grow like crazy! It is also wonderful for dry cuticles, as a natural make-up remover (it literally dissolves all dirt and impurities for a deep-down clean), and as a fantastic all-over yummy body scrub when mixed with brown sugar! I’m convinced…now where’s my Piña Colada?
Grape Seed Oil
Extracted from the seeds of grapes, this antioxidant rich oil works wonders for all skin types. Grape seed oil contains linoleic acid, which is fantastic for your skin. A few of these benefits include firming the skin, intense hydration, as well as preventing acne due to its powerful anti-inflammatory properties. Because of the high levels of antioxidants present in grape seed oil, it is wonderful for preventing and treating the signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles.
Most of us have olive oil, or EVOO oil sitting on our kitchen counters, but if you still think that cooking with it is all its good for then listen up my friends! Olive oil is finding its way into more and more beauty routines every day. If you want softer skin with a beautiful, radiant glow then make olive oil part of your beauty routine too! Closer in chemical structure to the skin’s natural oil than any other oil, it’s easy to understand why this oil is so good for your skin.
Packed with antioxidants as well as
vitamin E, olive oil is not only good for moisturizing, but has incredible regenerating properties too making this oil perfect for treating and preventing skin irritations. Make sure to warm up some of this oil next time you treat that special someone to a massage!
Jojoba oil is one of the best oils to use on your skin and here’s why. Jojoba oil is great for you if you have dry and oily, because even though it has fantastic moisturizing properties, it also regulates sebum levels, meaning balanced skin and fewer breakouts. It also has powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, which is good not just for preventing acne, but for treating skin injuries too.
Just as with olive oil and coconut oil, jojoba oil can be used as a makeup remover as well as a head to toe body moisturizer and unlike most store-bought moisturizers, jojoba oil is a natural alternative with no harmful chemicals.
Last but not least, thanks to its waxy like properties, jojoba oil works wonders as split end sealing serum (without nasty silicones!). The oil forms a thin protective layer around the hair strand, that keeps the water locked in, maintaining your locks hydrated and healthy. If you want shiny, manageable and strong hair this is your oil!