Applying beauty oils to the face has been frowned upon throughout our whole teenage years. The mere thought of adding literal oil to the fire (the fire being a flaming hot pimple sprinkled complexion) gave us more acne, bacne, and chestne. However, some oils have a more astringent rather than hydrating effect, meaning they would have been ideal for our complicated oily complexions!
For everyone with dry skin, the relationship with beauty oils may have always been a good and stable one. Especially for women (and men of course) of more mature age beauty oils can be a powerful wonder weapon to improve elasticity and collagen production and therefore slow down the inevitable skin aging process.
Furthermore, our skin itself produces oils and is therefore more readily able to absorb beauty oils, rather than an emulsified product (aka lotion). So basically this means that the beneficial properties in your skin care regimen can penetrate deeper into your skin and therefore act more efficiently.
Ready to jump on the beauty oil bandwagon? Here’s an introduction to 4 of the most popular beauty oils:
Unlike most oils that are extracted from the seed of the plant, avocado oil is gained from the flesh of the fruit. It contains a gargantuan amount of fatty acids and these play a key role in enhancing your skin’s collagen production to come forth with more and healthier cells. These characteristics make the beauty oil from the “alligator pear” the ideal secret tool for more mature skin. The vitamin E, potassium, and lecithin in this beauty oil can be easily absorbed by the skin and will gift you with healthy, glowy complexion.
Some people swear by avocado beauty oil to help them with their dark under eye area. The high vitamin and fatty acid content help to lighten up dark circles after a rough night and the moisturizing properties soften the delicate skin.
Even if you’ve stayed under the sun for a bit too long the avocado beauty oil can help you! Thanks to its powerful anti-inflammatory properties it heals sun damaged skin and soothes the pain.
The jack of all trades when it comes to oily ointments is the (in)famous coconut oil. It apparently can do anything from calming down frizzy dried out hair tips, to protect and moisturize your skin, to provide the perfect slippery canvas for your razor.
If you have already good, unproblematic skin you are part of the lucky elite who can use coconut oil on their face. Benefit from its antioxidant characteristics that help to prevent skin aging and stop wrinkles and skin irritations.If you suffer from “fall skin” and the change of the weather is taking a toll on your skin, adding a beauty oil can be a skin-saving ritual for your skin care regime. Read up on this tip and others here!
Its antimicrobial properties protect your gut from potential infections and irritations caused by Candida. Talking about ingesting coconut oil: it also makes for a brilliant cooking oil and adorns your dishes with a hint of tropical island feel.
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One of the MVPs when it comes to more astringent oils is the lovely smelling hazelnut beauty oil. The high contents of catechins and tannins (healthy flavonoids) make it more of a „dry“ beauty oil. It feels smooth on the skin and almost has a toning effect that helps minimize the appearance of pores.
But even though the hazelnut beauty oil helps to absorb and balance oily skin it also contains moisturizing properties. Packed with vitamin E and antioxidants it leaves your skin soft and plump, while remaining lightweight.
Furthermore, it is one of the most gentle beauty oils and can therefore even be used on very sensitive skins.
Check out this marvelously simple beauty oil pulling recipe for your face. (Even though castor oil is used in this video, this can be easily replaced with hazelnut oil.)
And last but most certainly not least is a beauty oil that usually makes us think of shiny, bouncy hair: argan oil. Packed with antioxidants, vitamin E, linoleic acids, and essential omega fatty acids it helps to protect your skin and basically acts like a superfood for your face. It plumps up your complexion, restores elasticity, and softens your skin. Since it improves the skin’s elasticity it is also ideal to apply to skin before and during a pregnancy. Like that stretch marks and sagging skin afterwards can be reduced.
Putting on argan beauty oil can balance out our sebum levels (the oil your own skin produces) and therefore prevent breakouts and clogged pores. The high linoleic acid content also helps to reduce inflammation caused by acne, as well as rashes, infections, and bug bites. At the same time, it helps to restore damaged skin cells.
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Now, all these beauty oils sound amazing. So which one should you get? As always, this depends on your skin. Get coconut oil as a heavy duty moisturizer for dry, maybe even cracked skin. An argan beauty oil is your best bet if you are in the inevitable battle against fine lines and first wrinkles. Choose avocado to smooth out your skin and hazelnut beauty oil is ideal for more acne prone and oily skin.
Of course, a colorful combination of all the introduced beauty oils is highly recommended if you cannot make your mind up. Mix and match them, try out which beauty oil fits your needs the best, and let us know about your experiences in the comments below!