There is a reason behind all those beauty commercials and ads with women covered in oil enjoying a Thai massage in a hut at the beach… yes, sometimes there is a piece of truth in beauty commercials. And although the idea of relaxing on a Maldivian beach is starting a positive reaction in your brain at this very moment, we actually want to talk about the best natural oils you need to add to your skincare instead.
A Few Words About Natural Oils…
One of the most notable reasons for using natural oils in your beauty routine is that they don’t contain chemicals and ingredients you can’t even pronounce. While there are many of those on the labels of cosmetic products, the ingredient list is very simple with natural oils.
They are not packed in another country in unknown conditions, it isn’t hard to get your hands on them… in fact, most of the skincare oils we’ll be talking about here can be found in the nearest grocery store. They never cause allergic reactions (unless your skin is sensitive to the very source of the oil), and they are usually all-in-in-one products – effective for all types of skin and all ages.
Natural oils pump vitamins and acids that nurture and treat your skin. In fact, you don’t even have to apply them topically to get an effect; some oils work better when they are steamed, added to your cleansing water or bath. You will have to find your favorite form on your own.
But if you are committed to keeping your skin healthy and beautiful, we are happy to present these top 8 natural oils for skincare that have incredible powers you need.
1. Coconut Oil
Your skin will literally smell of the tropical beach, an adventurous island or a top-rated resort in Maldives. It will nourish and moisturize your skin from your head to toes. Lauric acid fights the bacteria, viruses and fungi feasting on your body. In fact, its cleansing properties allow you to use the oil even for removing makeup.
Don’t limit its use only to your skin; let your hair into the experiment. Coconut oil is known for removing the electrified hair that keeps flying in the air photobombing you in every selfie. Make sure your hair is clean, apply the oil from the middle to the tips and wait for the incredible result.
2. Tea Tree Oil
A product that sells out very fast in a drugstore, so you’d better hurry up to get that last bottle! Why is it so popular? Maybe because this oil can make wonders overnight.
Unless you have a really severe case of acne, in which case it’s more reasonable to visit a doctor or use a magic spell, tea tree oil can reduce redness, puffiness and sometimes even get rid of acne in a matter of hours. Make sure to get correct concentration not to burn your skin, 5% concentration is usually perfect for acne on your skin.
It’s very strong, so keep a measure of how much you’re using it. Otherwise, you might end up with an extremely dry skin. To avoid this, use moisturizing creams during the period of using tea tree oil. This will keep your skin soft while the oil gets rid of acne.
3. Jojoba Oil
Besides a fun name to cheer you up in the morning, Jojoba oil can also cheer up your skin with a pack of Vitamin A, B and E. A cool moisturizing effect will ensure oxygen delivery to your skin and an elegant healthy glow that can beat your entire makeup bag.
4. Hemp Oil
If you’re using too much makeup on a daily basis and just can’t find a good enough product to cleanse your sensitive skin without making it break out even more, you’re in luck! Hemp oil is great for treating acne, as well as removing any redness and scarring that might be caused by it.
This product does, however, require home use, because it has to be stored in cool and dark places to work its magic. Unless you can take a mini cooler with you when traveling, keep this for your after-work nights at home.
5. Macadamia Oil
Boost your metabolism and oxidation with the Vitamins B and E that Macadamia oil provides. This oil can be an essential if you spend hours in an environmentally dirty location like big cities or traffic jams. Its list of healthy ingredients includes calcium, zinc, phosphorus and potassium.
Use it after your wax session or shaving, it’s great for covering cuts and scarves, keeping your skin smooth and protected.
6. Hazelnut Oil
Another gift for sensitive skin; hazelnut oil tightens your pores and eliminates the unwanted fat that keeps shining on your face. The best part of this product is that it’s not messy and if you don’t usually wear a lot of makeup (foundation or contouring), you can quickly cleanse your skin in the bathroom at a restaurant or in the car before an important date. Definitely a new must-have product in a woman’s purse!
7. Castor Oil
No wonder why squirrels hunt ruthlessly for its source! Castor oil should be the next on your hunt-list too, if you want to grow your eyelashes, make them chic and irresistible. You can also apply some on your eyebrows. Do the beauty ritual before going to bed. It will do its magic overnight. Keep in mind to wash it off the morning after.
8. Avocado Oil
A powerful moisturizer and possibly the secret for an everlasting youthful look. It boosts the production of collagen and elastin in your skin and stimulates the oxygen exchange. It also penetrates into the deeper levels of your skin and supports the creation of new layers that will make you look refreshed and energized.
If you feel the oil itself is too much as a daily moisturizer, you can mix it up with your night cream or a face mask.
This is your list of the best natural oils for skincare that will substitute the harmful chemicals of suspicious cosmetic products you might be using now. Remember that your skin is a lovely gift from nature, pay back by taking care of it by keeping your skincare routine as natural as you can. If you knew how many substances the nature has created for you, you would never even bother a visit to the store.
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