There are many commercial skincare products available in the market today. But most of these formulas are expensive and may contain potentially harmful chemicals which can damage your skin.
But did you know that you can get naturally flawless skin minus the toxins?
The only ingredient in moisturizers that does work is oil. Plant-based oil is effective in bringing back moisture to the skin. Plant oils are similar to the oils that the skin produces.
So which oils can give you naturally flawless and great-looking skin? Here are 7 skincare oils that you can add to your beauty arsenal:
1. Argan Oil
Argan oil has been around for a very long time. Moroccans have been using this liquid gold for smoother complexion.
Argan oil can help clear up acne and protect the skin from infection. Women with dry skin can benefit from argan oil’s ability to alleviate inflammation due to psoriasis or eczema and smoothen dry patches. Also, argan oil also works well with oily skin.
1. Wash your face using a gentle cleanser.
2. Place a drop of argan oil onto your palm and rub together to warm.
3. Apply it on your face and neck.
4. Wait until it is fully absorbed before putting on makeup.
To use as a leave-in conditioner, apply 1-3 drops of the oil to the ends of your hair.
2. Avocado Oil
Avocado oil is a very thick oil, but it is one of the healthiest carrier oils for skin. It is rich with vitamins A, E, and other collagen-boosting plant sterolins.
Because avocado oil is so thick, it is recommended to use only serums with this carrier at night or when you are going to stay home for the day. Also, it is recommended that you useavocado oil in combination with another carrier, if your anti-aging serum is too sticky.
3. Grape Seed Oil
Grape seed oil is great for the skin. It is best used cosmetically due to its anti-inflammatory and skin-smoothing benefits.
Grape seed oil contains high levels of linoleic acid, which makes cell membranes stronger. Also, it is rich in antioxidants, which helps in the reduction of wrinkles.
Grape seed oil is also high in polyphenols, for the prevention of acne. If you have oily skin, grape seed oil can be use as a light moisturizer, that will not leave your skin greasy.
1. Put a few drops of grape seed oil onto wrinkles and fine lines.
2. Massage well until it is fully absorbed. You can also use it all over your neck and as a daily moisturizer.
4. Jojoba Oil
Jojoba oil comes from the Simmondsia chinensis shrub that grows in the United States and Mexico. Before it became a well-loved facial oil, jojoba oil was used as replacement for whale oil.
Jojoba oil is perfect as an everyday moisturizer for all skin types. It locks in moisture without making your skin greasy.
It has anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties that prevent bacterial growth on skin and help reduce inflammation. Also, it helps to balance oil levels, therefore it would not make your face greasy.
1. To use as a facial cleanser, place a few drops of jojoba oil on your fingers and apply to the face.
2. Wash off using a gentle cleanser and water.
To use as a moisturizer, you can apply 2-3 drops to damp skin to seal-in moisture.
5. Moringa Oil
Moringa is considered to be a superfood but aside from this, it is known for one of its by-products called moringa oil. Moringa oil is extracted from the seeds of the tree and is use in the treatment of various skin conditions.
The antioxidant-rich oil is known for its ability to slow down aging. It helps purify the skin by removing acne, blackheads and dark spots.
1. To use as a moisturizer, place 1-2 drops of moringa oil on your fingertips.
2. Massage onto your face and neck. You can also combine it with brown sugar to exfoliate the skin.
To treat burns, insect bites and scrapes, apply a drop of moringa oil to the affected area and massage well.
6. Rose Hip Oil
Rose hip oil or rose-hip seed oil is a dry oil extracted from the hip or the the hem or haw of the Rosa rubiginosa, a species of rose that grows wild on the Andes. There are many rose varieties, but true rose hip oil comes only from Rosa rubiginosa. It is different from rose petal oil, which is used in fragrances.
Rose hip oil is loaded with linoleic acid, which is essential to the cell regeneration process. Also it contains retinoic acid that helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles and help brighten your complexion, with its Vitamin C content.
1. Apply 2-3 drops of organic rose hip oil to the affected area.
2. Massage the oil onto your skin until fully absorbed.
Dark spots will lighten within 2 weeks of use. You can also use rose hip oil on your entire face after cleansing. This is to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and smoothen dry patches of skin.
7. Tea Tree Essential Oil
Tea tree essential oil is perfect for acne-prone skin. It’s antibacterial properties can help fight acne-causing bacteria and assist in wound healing. Also it helps in regulating oil production, which can decrease the severity and incidence of breakouts.