Besides the famous olive oil we use with such pleasure for masks, hair and body treatments and not only, there is a large variety of highly beneficial oils for beauty, skin and also for your health.
Argan oil, almonds or sesame are great as moisturizers, anti-wrinkles treatment, even hair shine. But let’s see why these are great and how to use them. Discover their benefits and how do they help in cosmetic treatments, but also remember that you can include these oils in your daily diet for attaining an inner beauty as well.
Top 5 Best Natural Oils for Skin Care
Let’s check out top 5 best natural oils that you should use to take care of your skin:
1. Grape seed oil
Grape seed oil is an astringent oil and can be successfully used in skin cleansing and toning. It is also an excellent treatment for acne due to its high concentration of linoleic acid – a fat acid important to skin cells membranes. It has an excellent antioxidant power which helps preventing premature skin aging. Studies have demonstrated that grape seed oil is 50 times more powerful then vitamin E and 20 times more powerful then vitamin C when it comes to antioxidant features it delivers.
2. Coconut oil
Although it’s consistency is high and fat, coconut oil is quickly absorbed into the skin. Just because it is so creamy, this oil is ideal for very dry skin usage and especially for areas such as elbows, heels and knees. Coconut oil is solid at room temperature but melts quickly when it comes in contact with the skin. It is a great ally against stretch marks (pregnant ladies, keep this in mind!) if applied frequently. Moreover, add a few vitamin E caplsules in melted coconut oil and you’ve just got a very nourishing treatment for dry skin.
This is also an ingredient used in hair care products, however coconut oil can be applied directy on the hair and scalp, once a week. Massage the scalp and the entire hair, in lenght, let it act for at least 15 minutes than wash your head.
3. Sesame oil
The most important compound of sesame oil which makes it so beneficial and hydrating for skin is the vitamin E. In addition, sesame oil contains also vitamin A and B and other nutrients like phosphorus, copper, calcium, zinc and magnesium. It is a very powerful antioxidant as well. As coconut oil, altough this is greasy and dense, sesame oil is fully absorbed into the skin, especially when combined with an intensive massage. Sesame oil is also a great treatment for sunburns, after staying too long at the beach.
4. Argan oil
Argan oil is a beauty secred used for centuries by Moroccan women. With a high concentration of fat acids and a large amount of vitamin C, Argan oil is successfully used for treating skin problems like acne, psoriasis and eczema, and also skin wrinkles, dry skin or scars. Being manually extracted from Argan tree, its price is quite high, but just because it is very rich in active substances for moisturizing skin a few drops of this oil are sufficient.
5. Almond oil
Almond oil is among the most used types of oils in the beauty industry. It contains vitamin E and many nutrients that nourish skin, but in the same time it contains a formula that makes it appliable on the entire body, including face. It is an ideal base for oil massage that can be done in house, all you have to do is add a few drops of essential oils such as lavender, rosemary and so on. Also, it can be used successfully as hair mask, just like olive oil.