Why Oils Must Become Part of Our Beauty Routine

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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.

 

Multiple benefits

Depending on which plant they’re obtained, various oils have different effects on our face and body, but all together have some general commonalities.

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  • 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.

 

Argan oil

Argan oil is produced from the grains of the argan tree, which is endemic to Morocco. It’s not popular just because of its exotic smell – the main reason is its usefulness in every possible part of any beauty treatment. It’s a perfect all-in-one moisturizer because it works perfectly as a body lotion, moisturizing cream, heel healer, hair softener and a skin calmer.

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It contains vitamin E, which gives an additional protection to your skin. The oil structure is very light, so you don’t have to worry about greasy residue remaining on your skin, and you’ll be able to put on makeup soon after applying the oil.

Almond oil

The almond isn’t just a tasty snack; this nut has many other benefits, like generating almond oil that is an essential part of many beauty brands, such as L’Occitane’s line of cosmetic products. This oil not only moisturizes, but nourishes skin as well, giving an extra touch of smoothness even to the most sensitive skin.

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Almond oil is very helpful with removing eye makeup and enhancing growth of the brow and eyelashes. For hair care, rub it into scalp and dab onto its ends.

Coconut oil

Derived from the well-known fruit, benefits of coconut oil are numerous. It can be used as a body moisturizer, eye cream, a nice tasted lip balm, makeup remover, hair enhancer and also as a massage oil. It is high in proteins and antioxidants, but also has anti-bacterial features, so it can be used as a mouthwash that reduces the level of toxins and bacteria in your mouth. Coconut oil is also considered an ideal sun protection product and a tan booster.

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Instead of having various cosmetic products, consider using multifunctional ones that are bound to save you time and money. Since oils are naturally made, you’ll know for certain what you’re using, thus keeping your skin safe from harmful chemicals, which can be found in industrial products.

Sophia Smith

Sophia Smith is a freelance writer from Brisbane, Australia with huge interest in beauty, fashion and graphic design. She could be described as beauty addict and life lover. She writes mostly in beauty and fashion related topics, mainly through blogs and articles. Sophia is regular contributor at High Style Life.

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