Healthy, naturally smooth skin is every girl’s dream. However, that dream is not easily achieved. A host of different factors like oil, pollution and one’s diet can make that dream skin quite unattainable. Recently, the skin care oil trend has blown up, though, and every make-up artist agrees that the idea of putting oils on your face is definitely more than just a trend!
Despite the popularity of face oils, we realize that there are still plenty of people who are as intimidated as we were. Here’s the key: you have to figure out which face oil is right for your skin, and start slowly with just a drop or two. These 6 skin care oils are some of the most popular ones that come highly recommended by experts. Read on to find out which one you should try. Whether you have morena acne-proned skin or oily fair skin, here’s your skin type. Go on, get that kutis artista!
The coconut tree is considered the tree of life. Every part of this illustrious tree has a great use, and the oil derived from it is no exception. Coconut oil is actually considered one of the healthiest oils among the natural oils with high amounts of lauric, capric acids and contains various proteins that are necessary for healthy skin. It is also one of the best sources of medium-chain fatty acids, which give good strengthening and moisturizing effects to the skin. Treat your normal to kinda-dry skin with a few drops of coconut oil, pat it, and see the magic.
A lot of experts agree that one of the best and most affordable oils for your skin and hair has merely been sitting in the dark recesses of your cupboard! Chock-full of antioxidants and moisturizing properties, olive oil is another healthy oil for our skin, ladies. In addition to its already-mentioned amazing qualities, it also has a healthy amount of lactic acid, which promotes cell turnover and exfoliation. Olive oil is the most convenient and cost-effective one, too. So, if your skin needs that extra kick of moisture, olive oil might just be what you need.
Grapeseed oil is love, love, love! Iris (one of the writers of this wonderful article) personally attests to the beauty that is Grapeseed Oil. This wonderful oil contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory qualities that are great for regulating acne! It also has astringent qualities that help tighten skin and close up the pores, thus helping avoid clogging of the skin that leads to pimples. Oily skin can especially benefit from this.
When applied daily for a few weeks, grapeseed oil can also relieve dark circles and naturally moisturize the skin. This very light oil can even be used by those with sensitive skin and works as an excellent moisturizer. The oil can also help hasten healing of problems, such as minor abrasions or pimples. If you are not comfortable with putting oil directly to your skin, though, just mix a few drops of it with your normal moisturizer. You cannot go wrong with grapeseed oil.
Are the fine lines around your eye area starting to show up? We Modern Filipinas don’t let age get the better of us and castor oil is one healthy oil that can help us with that! Apply castor oil to those fine lines and wrinkles every day after washing your face with warm water, keep it overnight, wash your face the next morning with cold water and see the effect weeks after!
Castor oil is ideal for oily or combination skin because it acts as a natural astringent, which helps deal with impurities of the skin. Don’t use undiluted castor oil on the skin, though. Instead, apply twice the amount of another oil with castor oil and you’re good to go. Other than helping you deal with wrinkles and fine lines, castor oil is also the perfect remedy for every girl’s mortal enemy: stretch marks! Just rub castor oil over the stretch marks on your stomach and thighs at least twice a day to treat, as well as ward off, stretch marks.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is a healthy oil that is good for you from the neck up. So, if you have stubborn acne, then tea tree oil would be worth a shot. In fact, studies show that tea tree oil can be just as effective as benzoyl peroxide, minus the peeling and the redness. Use the diluted solution, though, or use a few drops of tea tree oil for every tablespoon of water or other ingredients before applying it to your pimples and blemishes to make sure your skin doesn’t dry out. Let it stay on your skin for 15 minutes and then wash it off with water. Also, if you’re applying tea tree oil to your face, make sure that you stay out of the sun as it can make you more sensitive to UV rays.
We might have found natural botox and the fountain of youth in the healthy oil that is argan oil! The vitamin E content of argan oil is so high that argan oil is used as a skin moisturizer for softening and hydrating the skin. Also, because it is made up of 80% essential fatty acids, argan oil reduces the visibility of wrinkles, which makes it the perfect anti-aging product.
Argan oil might be the best friend of Modern Filipinas out there who are expecting a baby, too. After all, it’s always best to go with natural products for your skin if you’re carrying a baby. Argan oil is perfect for preventing sagging and stretch marks after birth, too. Just rub a few drops of it onto thighs, bottom, stomach and breasts during pregnancy to reduce the likelihood of getting stretch marks later on down the line.