When we hear the word 'oil', most of us would think of sebum. But oil is never the enemy. In fact, essential oils and beauty oils are very beneficial to our skin when used correctly. In some cases, it can even help in regulating sebum production. Since the skin is already very well moisturised by these beauty oils, it doesn't have to excrete sebum as much.
Aside from the popular tea tree, sunflower and Tsubaki oils, there are others that are also worthy of your attention. Get to know these potent, nourishing oils that will leave your skin better than ever.
If you're suffering from acne scars, rosehip oil can help you fade them. You can also use it to improve the appearance of stretch marks and quench dehydrated skin. It's famous for being rich in essential fatty acids that can trigger faster cell turnover and skin rejuvenation.
The Ordinary launched their 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil and it became an instant cult-favourite.
Black Cumin Seed Oil
Combating dry skin is just as tricky as dealing with oily skin. Heavy moisturisers can lead to breakouts while lightweight ones aren't nourishing enough. If you haven't yet, try moisturising beauty oils like black cumin seed oil instead. It's enriched with vitamin A, B and C which helps keep skin healthy.
Try The Body Shop's Oils Of Life cream which is infused with black cumin seed oil together with camellia seed oil and rosehip seed oil.
The Tamanu Oil is popular for helping people suffering from rashes and eczema. Aside from that, it's also known to be antimicrobial, making it a good ingredient for combatting acne-causing bacteria. It's a rare oil that's harvested only in the remote islands of the South Pacific. Because of this, the pure form of this oil can be more expensive than other beauty oils.
Sacha Inchi Oil
The Sacha Inchi Oil comes from a nut native to the Peruvian Amazon. It contains powerful vitamin A and E antioxidants that can help skin fight against free radicals. It's also rich in high-quality proteins and is the hero ingredient of the famous Sashapure Healing Shampoo.
Are you worried to try beauty oils because of your naturally oily skin? Start with dry oils such as the Hazelnut oil. It's noted to help your pores appear smaller because of its astringent quality. It can also contribute to the restoration of skin elasticity due to its abundance in vitamin E.
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