You must know that the hair and skin care products you use almost every day contain harmful chemicals. Natural oils, on the other hand, are much more nutritious and moisturizing than these products you buy from pharmacies or cosmetic stores. In this article, we have included 5 natural oils that you can use for healthier hair and skin.
Olive oil is found in almost everyone’s home, but it is not used much outside the kitchen. However, despite being a heavy oil, it is an effective oil for moisturizing the skin. Rub 1 or 2 teaspoons of olive oil until your skin absorbs it. Olive oil will create a barrier that keeps moisture in your skin. If possible, use organic extra virgin olive oil.
Coconut oil is often found on superfood lists because of its health benefits. This oil can be used similarly to olive oil as a moisturizer for the skin and scalp. Rub a pinch of coconut oil between your hands and apply lightly to reduce frizz in your hair. Coconut oil can also be used to prevent or reduce infections, as it contains healthy acids and antibacterial properties. Eating 1 or 2 teaspoons of coconut oil every day will be very beneficial for both the inside and outside of your body.
Jojoba oil is more expensive than other oils, but it is an ideal moisturizer for skin and hair, as it is the closest to the natural oil produced by the skin. 1 or 2 drops of jojoba oil that you will use with shampoo while washing your hair will help you to have more vibrant and healthier hair. Most people don’t like oily hair, but jojoba oil is a light oil with a moisturizing and straightening effect. When jojoba oil is used regularly, it helps to normalize the dry scalp by nourishing it.
Hazelnut is a tasty food, but more importantly, it is a great food for the skin. Hazelnut oil is very moisturizing like most oils and is also ideal for those with acne-prone skin. If you get acne very quickly, you probably have skin with overactive sebaceous glands. Since hazelnut oil moisturizes the skin, it will slow down the work of the sebaceous glands and this will prevent the formation of acne.
Almond oil is one of the best oils for the skin. In addition to its moisturizing effect, almond oil is also effective in reducing dark spots around the eyes, preventing premature ageing and eliminating dead skin cells. Massage into dry skin for 1 minute and clean with a warm damp cloth. Almond oil also has an anti-inflammatory effect for those suffering from psoriasis and eczema.
Sunflower seed oil is packed with vitamin E and is known to easily absorb into the skin to keep it moisturised. Studies have also shown that sunflower oil is much better at protecting the skin and if used over a long period of time could even prevent eczema!
Shea Butter Oil
Made from the nuts of the Shea Tree (which is mostly found in Africa) it is commonly used as a moisturizer and hair care product for many people. People report that their skin feels smoother and minor blemishes show up far less.
When compared to many other oils on this list grapeseed is the lightest, but yet it still contains antioxidants, antimicrobials and even anti-inflammatory properties!
Best used in a bath or shower environment, it acts as both aromatherapy and stress reliever. It is often used as a natural way to help people sleep and has even been proven to disrupt hormones in young boys allowing them to think clearer.
Tea Tree Oil
When used in the correct way tea-tree oil can be applied directly to acne spots to make them disappear, but it does need to be diluted as it is a very powerful antifungal oil.
Do you know of any other oils that are nourishing and moisturizing? If you do why not let us know in the comments below!