In recent years, it’s become more and more obvious that oils are a necessary addition to anyone’s skincare and hair routine. Even if you deal with oily skin, you should be using beauty oils, it’s all a matter of finding the right one for you. Oils can combat dryness, protect your skin, make you look younger and keep skin healthy and vibrant. As for hair, it can keep it hydrated, healthy, shiny and more. Read on to learn about beauty oils and find your perfect match:
Almond oil is easily found in many bath and body products. It hydrates skin and can actually help with discoloration. Mix some into your bathwater, the nutty smell is intoxicating and will moisturize your skin will you soak and relax.
Arguably the most famous of the beauty oils, Argan oil is quite the multi-tasker. It’s lightweight, incredibly hydrating and it’s safe to use on all skin types, even the most sensitive. Plus, it can treat everything from dry skin to split ends to dry cuticles.
Avocado oil is insanely moisturizing. With tons of omega-3, fatty acids and vitamins, it feels like heaven on your face. Stay away if you have oily skin; as one of the heavier oils, it can clog your pores.
Coconut oil is having a moment right now. Scroll through any beauty blog and you’ll see mentions of this miracle product. What’s so special about it? It can really do it all. Moisturize skin, whiten teeth (oil pulling), deep condition hair, fight frizz, nourish cuticles, remove makeup and more.
Packed with essential fatty acids, look to flaxseed oil to nourish your hair like no other. If you have an itchy scalp, massage a little bit into your roots and run it through to your ends. Keep it in your hair overnight, like a mask, and wash it out in the morning.
Grapeseed oil can do wonders for those with oily complexions. It can regulate and slow down your skin’s oil production, so you won’t need those blotting papers as often. It’s also packed with vitamin C, which will leave your skin radiating.
Jasmine is commonly associated with being “calming” and that applies to how it works with your skin too. Ideal for anyone who has very oily, irritated or sensitive skin with its balancing properties. When it comes to hair, it can make hair thicker, boost shine and eliminate frizz.
Jojoba oil is fantastic for those with oily skin, and the science behind it is fascinating. Essentially, it is very similar to the oils in your own skin, so your body is “tricked” into thinking it’s produced enough. Antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, this oil can do everything from moisturize skin to hydrate hair.
This treatment oil firms, tones, brightens and evens skin. Add a few drops to your foundation or apply to a clean face, your skin will thank you.
Soothing marula oil is a great option for anyone with irritated skin (perfect after any type of hair removal). This oil has an unbelievably high concentrate of antioxidants and EFAs, so it sinks into skin quickly and moisturizes just as well as a cream. Mix a bit of marula oil into your cleanser and your face will feel hydrated post-wash.
Olive oil has plenty of beauty benefits. It’s full of nourishing antioxidants and it won’t clog your pores. Apply it to dry elbows and knees to moisturize. You can also use it as a non-drying makeup remover; it will even get rid of stubborn waterproof mascara.
Rosehip Seed Oil
Extremely lightweight, rosehip oil is a natural acne and eczema treatment. The EFAs found in the oil target tons of concerns from dry scalp to skin discoloration.
If you love a fresh minty scent, add a few drops of peppermint oil to your shampoo or body oil. It calms irritated skin, hydrates hair and makes it shiny. You can even add a little to your lip gloss, instant lip plumper!
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is well-known for treating acne because it really works! Use it as a spot treatment on blemishes. Studies have shown that it’s just as effective in treating acne as benzoyl peroxide; use it as a natural alternative.
Are there any other beauty oils you swear by? Let us know in the comments below and until next time, be happy, healthy and beautiful!