Who hasn’t heard of the miraculous beauty oils? Any skin care messiah would vouch for the amazing beauty benefits of these natural oils that could indeed turn your skin from nay to yay! Here is a comprehensive guide to the different beauty oils that exist, and a list of their magical benefits.
At the outset, there are three kinds of oils. First, the base oils that should comprise most of your recipe, as they have all the hydrating properties. Next, you could add the treatment oils that target a specific issue like swelling or dry skin. Follow this with essential oils that have concentrated, potent beauty benefits, and are also extremely fragrant.
A little word of caution -ensure that you do a patch test, especially if you are making these beauty oils yourself at home. You need to make sure your skin does not react to any of these oils adversely, and it is quite possible that these oils, especially the essential oils, can cause allergic reactions.
Read on to know how these oils help you get smooth skin and shiny hair.
Base Oils & Beauty Benefits
These oils are usually plant-based oils that are extracted from kernels, seeds, shrubs, trees, or flowers. Almost always, these oils act as carrier oils for the more potent essential oils. But, when they stand alone, they are extremely therapeutic, nourishing, and could also work against aging. From time immemorial, they are considered to be symbols of purity and extremely vital to hair and skin beauty regimes. They protect, moisturize, and invoke inner radiance for your skin and hair. But, it is extremely essential that you use the best quality oils.
1. Argan Oil:
Packed with fatty acids and vitamin E, Argan oil makes a great moisturizing agent for hair, skin, and nails. It helps reduce acne, and is also used during pregnancy to reduce stretch marks. You can use this oil for your lips and feet to keep them well hydrated. This oil is natural, and has a lovely nutty smell that makes it a perfect base for any DIY hair recipe.
2. Avocado Oil:
The fruit has amazing taste and offers many health benefits, and the oil is not too far behind. Using this oil for your hair or face will enrich your skin, making the cells stronger and also help increase hair growth, owing to the benefits of the omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E.
3. Coconut Oil:
This one is probably one of the most versatile oils known to mankind. Packed with vitamin E, fatty acids, and proteins, this oil, owing to its texture and antibacterial properties, is used for a range of different things. Be it as a makeup remover, a breath freshener, a remedy for lice in the hair, a moisturizer, or to address all your hair problems, coconut oil is a natural solution for all your beauty needs.
4. Grapeseed Oil:
Owing to its astringent properties, this amazing oil boldly addresses acne problems. Apart from this, this oil contains linoleic acid that has anti–inflammatory properties, as well as a whole lot of healing properties. Like the other base oils, this oil is a great moisturizing agent and is also known for its ability to enforce skin tightening. It also combats dandruff and enhances hair growth.
5. Jojoba Oil:
This oil has amazing moisturizing and nourishing benefits. It is also quite similar to sebum. Therefore, women who have oily skin and hair can safely use this oil. Jojoba oil will regulate the natural production of oil by the epidermis. It has antifungal, anti-aging, and moisturizing properties. It is also used to relieve sunburns, and to combat stretch marks. This oil can be used as a shaving gel and a facial cleanser as well.
6. Olive Oil:
This antioxidant-rich oil contains generous amounts of vitamins A and E that help you combat all eczema and dry skin problems. It is embedded with anti-aging antioxidants, and helps to heal and nourish skin and hair. Just like coconut oil, olive oil is a must-have oil in a skin and hair care enthusiast’s closet.
7. Sesame Oil:
Being well recognized as an antibacterial by Ayurveda, this base oil is a perfect remedy for all kinds of skin irritation like sunburn, acne, etc. It helps remove blemishes from the skin. Sesame oil also helps improve skin texture and elasticity. Being rich in vitamin E, it nourishes the hair and promotes hair growth. It treats and clears a flaky scalp and also helps to darken hair.
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