3 Reasons Why Natural Oils Deserve A Place In Your Beauty Routine
The demand for natural oils is increasing with each passing year and the reason for this is very simple – they work. Natural oils are truly miraculous as far as their positive effect on the human skin is concerned – they deliver outstanding results if you have the patience to let them do their magic. What’s even better is that, unlike their synthetic alternatives, they do not contain traces of impurities and are not suspected to cause any health issues. Let me tell you a bit more about the magical, skin-healing properties of natural oils, and why they are a better alternative to mainstream chemical loaded products.
Natural Oils Reduce Inflammations & Irritations
Since most plan oils are non-fragrant, they carry a very low risk of irritations and are ideal for sensitive skin. Apart from that, they contain phytochemicals that possess anti-inflammatory properties. This can be of great help for those who battle with acne and breakout.
For example - avocado oil, camellia oil, apricot kernel oil and argan oil have a calming and soothing effect on the skin and can alleviate itchiness, tightness and burning sensation with ease.
If you have hyper-sensitive, dry skin you are probably constantly looking for gentle, non-irritating cleansers. If you want something extra-gentle, try cleansing your skin with oils – they are amazing for removing impurities, dissolving makeup and preserving the hydro-lipid balance of our skin (even if the water where you live is hard, which, as we all know, can be a huge problem)
Natural Oils Protect Your Skin From Free Radical
Almost all plant oils available on the market contain vitamins and phytochemicals with high antioxidant activity. These bio-active molecules protect your cells from oxidative stress, reducing the risk of premature aging. What’s even more impressive is that usually, each natural oil contains various bio-active ingredients that can target more than one skin concern at the same time.
Talking about anti-ageing and natural oils, have you tried La Mav’s Antioxidant Rich Nightly Repair Nectar?
The Antioxidant Rich Nightly Repair Nectar is a beautiful blend of natural oils and bio-active ingredients that nourish the skin and help it heal from the inside out.
Eight Bio-Active organic flower nectars including Rose, Ylang Ylang and Neroli provide dry and dehydrated skin a powerful shield to lock in moisture and restore glowing softness, comfort and radiance while Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids boost skin tone and firmness.
Natural Oils Maintain Your Skin’s Lipid Barrier
The high essential fatty acid content makes natural oils the best choice for repairing the lipid barrier of the skin + keeping its integrity. As you probably know, your skin has its own biological protective barrier made of skin lipids. With the age and due to external factors, the integrity of this barrier gets disrupted, making your skin more prone to infections and damage. Thanks to their unique composition, plant oils rebuild the lipid barrier and help it sustain its normal function.
How To Choose & Use Natural Plant Oils?
If someone is trying to convince you that plant oil X is The Best Oil Out There – don’t trust this! Every oil has its own unique composition and properties, thus there are number of thing you have to consider before choosing oil for your skin – the fatty acid ratio, how fast it is being absorbed, the oil’s texture, etc. And yes, you might have to go through trial and error but once you find “your natural elixir”, your skin will pay you off with a nice healthy glow!
Always look for 100% pure, organic oils! This is the ultimate guarantee their incredible properties are fully preserved! Your skin will appreciate it.
How about the application?
Using oils is pretty simple. You can apply a few drops directly onto the skin or mix them with your favourite moisturizer, for an extra hint of hydration and nourishment. For best results apply the oil on damp skin - this way you’ll lock the moisture in. Exfoliate your skin regularly (2-3 times a week), in order to facilitate absorption. Last but not least, start with 1-2 drops and if necessary increase to 3-4, depending on the needs of your skin – overdoing oils (just like overdoing anything else) can have negative effect on your skin, so make sure to use them in moderation.