Natural oils have been used for skin care for centuries. They fell out of favor for a while when mattifying and astringent beauty products became the norm, but they are slowly making their way back into the mainstream. Most people think of oils as hydrators, but they can do more than just moisturize your skin. Read on to learn more about some of the best natural oils for your skin:
Sunflower seed oil is an excellent hydrator that is also rich in Vitamin E. This makes it packed with nutrients and antioxidants, so it can effectively combat common skin problems like acne, inflammation and irritation. It absorbs easily into skin and helps protect the natural skin barrier. It’s also widely available, and can be found in many organic beauty products including the Nourish + Protect Antioxidant Moisturizer and the Purify + Condition Makeup Remover by Well Within Beauty.
Sea Buckthorn Oil
Many people may not be familiar with sea buckthorn oil, but it has actually been used as a natural remedy for various ailments for thousands of years. It is naturally full of antioxidants and rich in vitamins and minerals, including Vitamins B, C and E. It helps to boost skin cell regeneration and to reduce inflammation, making it a great ingredient in supplements for healthy skin.
Jojoba oil is one of the safest and best-tolerated natural oils for all skin types. It absorbs quite easily and won’t leave your skin feeling greasy or slick. Because it’s so similar to the sebum our bodies naturally produce, it can help to regulate sebum production.
Jojoba oil has many beneficial properties for skin. It can help wounded or inflamed skin heal faster, as well as relieve excessive dryness, flaking and itching. It can also help soothe skin that suffers from conditions like eczema, psoriasis and seborrheic dermatitis. Finally, it may help minimize the appearance of scars, due to its high Vitamin E content.
If anti-aging is your main skin concern, rosehip oil would be the perfect natural oil to try. Rich in Vitamin A, it can effectively reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and dark spots. It has been touted as a natural substitute for retinol, the gold standard in anti-aging treatments. Rosehip oil encourages skin cell turnover and naturally exfoliates and brightens your skin, so you’ll wake up with a noticeably healthy, radiant glow.
Rosehip oil is a dry oil, which makes it sink very easily into your skin. Oily and acne-prone skin types will appreciate its lightweight and non-greasy feel, while drier skin types will enjoy its naturally hydrating properties.
If you’ve been thinking about introducing natural oils into your skincare routine, these four oils would be a great place to start. They are all easily accessible, feel comfortable and elegant on your skin, and can benefit your skin in multiple ways. Introduce them into your routine one at a time, applying in the morning or at night, as the last step in your routine.