Although consuming natural oils is an old beauty secret, expansion of other cosmetic developments puts them aside for a while. Recently, these oils, along with their magical benefits, have become trendy again. If you haven’t already, you should definitely make them a part of your daily beauty routine.
Depending on which plant they’re obtained, various oils have different effects on our face and body, but all together have some general commonalities.
Moisturizing. Oils are great for dry and rough skin and can be more hydrating than most cosmetics products. They are also perfect for the oily skin type, because their structure is lipophilic, so skin absorbs them faster than water-based moisturizers. Extra benefit of oil moisturizing is creating a smooth and well-hydrated skin, which is a good base for applying makeup.
Protecting. After oil penetrates the skin, it keeps water in, and toxins out, so it works as a good skin-protector in various conditions, for example, from a cold wind or against different pollutants. Oils are considered a natural sunscreen (but it’s not proven they are equally safe as industrial ones).
Fighting acnes. It may seem contradictory, but applying oil products on the oily skin will reduce secretion of body-oil. This way you are tricking your skin cells into not producing natural oil, because it will already look saturated with fats. The result is clearer and acne-free skin.
Anti-ageing effect. Natural oils are antioxidants, which means they can cover damages of ultraviolet light, like age spots and wrinkles. To prevent the signs of aging from appearing on your face, apply a little bit of oil on the forehead, cheeks, nose and chin after evening cleansing.
Not every kind of oil is appropriate for every skin type, nor for every part of the body. Therefore, before using it, familiarize yourself with the characteristics of different oil types and take advantage of their versatile nature.
Here are some of the most common multi-purpose oils.