Tired of moisturizers loaded with chemicals? Worried about your aging skin? We are sure that you will be happy if there is a natural way to keep your skin shining and glowing. Well, there are natural oils that are pure enough to treat your skin without any side effects or damage. Many of the moisturizers available in the market contain these natural oils. But, when added with other ingredients it may not have the same healing power. So, here are the best natural oils for a silky soft skin.
1. Jojoba Oil
Do you know your skin’s natural oil? It is sebum, an oily or waxy matter secreted by sebaceous glands to prevent skin from drying out. Jojoba oil is very similar to sebum. This natural oil, like sebum, moisturizers your skin. It also avoids too much sebum accumulating in your skin, by keeping your skin oil levels balanced. The moisturizing effect of jojoba oil can prevent irritations or scaly patches and trap water in the skin by forming an oily layer on the top of the skin. Additionally, the iodine content in the oil can fight bacteria in your skin. Moreover, the effective antioxidants in the oil will save your skin from wrinkles and fine lines. Well, the benefits do not stop there. It is also rich in anti-aging vitamins B and E, copper, and zinc. And a preliminary research as proved that clay jojoba oil facial masks can be an effective treatment for lesioned skin and mild acne vulgaris.1
2. Almond Oil
You may have heard a lot about retinol, which is a vitamin A derivative that boosts the skin’s beauty. Almond oil is rich in retinol, and Vitamin E, K. Their antioxidant properties take care of free radical, thus, preventing the signs of aging. Also, almond oil has emollient and sclerosant properties. Thus, it is a sure-shot way to improve the complexion and skin tone.
3. Pomegranate Seed Oil
It is known as the most powerful anti-aging oil. The solar ultraviolet radiation is the culprit behind photoaging and cancer. Pomegranate seed oil is beneficial in fighting these radiation-mediated damages. They contain bioflavonoids, that are effective in protecting your skin from sun damage. Next time when you venture out, try this pomegranate seed oil because its natural SPF serves as a sunscreen.
4. Avocado Oil
Another excellent skin moisturizer. The presence of fatty acids, beta-carotene, protein, and vitamins A, D, E makes it very special. The anti-aging properties of the oil can reduce age spots and scars on your skin. It also increases collagen metabolism. The penetration power of avocado oil makes sure that the deep layers of your skin are very well taken care of. Thus, it can calm itchy skin, replenish dry skin, and hydrate your skin. It is also capable of treating skin conditions such as plaque psoriasis and eczema.
5. Frankincense Oil
To maintain a healthy skin tone by getting rid of stretch marks, acne, and scars, you can rely on frankincense oil. It is helpful in reversing the signs of aging and also treating dry skin. You may develop sagging skin with age as your skin loses its natural elasticity. Frankincense essential oil can improve saggy skin by strengthening the skin elasticity.
6. Lavender Oil
This is one of the most used essential oils. Its greatest strength is the capacity to fight free radicals, which are responsible for most of the damage inflicted on our body. Wondering how? Lavender oil helps your body produce three of your body’s most powerful antioxidants – glutathione, catalase, and SOD. It is good at inhibiting the action of bacteria on your skin. You can also count on lavender oil to reduce your acne and give a soothing effect on your skin.
|↑1||Meier, Larissa, Rainer Stange, Andreas Michalsen, and Bernhard Uehleke. “Clay jojoba oil facial mask for lesioned skin and mild acne–results of a prospective, observational pilot study.” Forschende Komplementärmedizin/Research in Complementary Medicine 19, no. 2 (2012): 75-79.|