The latest trend to hit beauty stores worldwide: Beauty Oils. Tiny bottles promising longer hair, clearer skin, and stronger nails are all the hype right now. Beauty oils aren’t a recent discovery though. In fact, it all started in Egypt when the most iconic beauty of all time, Cleopatra, used beauty oils as perfume. And here we are today using those same oils in a multitude of ways. A lot of women shy away from using beauty oils fearing breakouts and acne. But when you use the right oil in the right place the results can be amazing.
From Argan to Tea Tree, here are 10 oils that are worth greasing up for:
- Argan Oil: There’s a reason why they refer to it as “liquid gold”. Argan oil can be used on pretty much anything. With its super hydrating properties, feel free to use it on your skin, lips, hair, and nails. This multi-purpose oil is non-comedogenic and will leave you feeling soft.
- Coconut Oil: Nothing screams summer more than the smell of coconut oil on your skin. Coconut oil acts as a great cleanser (and makeup remover too) and has a long lasting effect that’ll leave your skin clean and clear. You can also use coconut oil to soften your cuticles, as a lip balm, hair mask, a body scrub, or even a shaving cream.
- Almond Oil: Almond oil contains very high amounts of Vitamin E which makes it an ideal product to use under your eyes. Almond oil can eliminate under-eye dark circles and crow’s feet wrinkles. But when you’re not using it for these purposes, make sure you dab some on your hair. Almond oil keeps hair from splitting, promotes growth, and gives you stronger, healthier locks.
- Evening Primrose Oil: This could be one of the most valuable oils in skin care. Evening primrose oil regulates the function of your natural oil glands which in turn increases your skin’s elasticity. The oil has excellent anti-aging properties when applied topically or ingested in the form of supplements which makes it great for all women. Primrose oil absorbs quickly, is non comedogenic, and doesn’t leave a sticky residue behind.
- Olive Oil: Olive oil is more than just a salad dressing. Cracked heels? Not a problem. Packed with antioxidants and hydrating squalene, you’re going to need this oil this summer. Scrub your heels with a pumice stone first, apply olive oil as moisturizer next, put on your socks and leave the treatment on over night.
- Tea Tree Oil: As far as remedies go, tea tree oil is the jack of all trades. Tea tree oil has proven to be as effective as benzoyl peroxide in the treatment of acne. It has topical antiseptic and anti-fungal properties that make it perfect for skin infections, rashes, and even dandruff.
- Jojoba Oil: Containing all the essential vitamins and minerals for the skin, jojoba oil does not only effectively cleanse the skin but also moisturizes it while doing so. Use jojoba oil as a makeup remover, general cleanser and after sun treatment.
- Hemp Seed Oil: Say goodbye to those nasty blackheads on your T-zone with hemp seed oil. Having a zero comedogenic rating, hemp seed doesn’t clog pores, in fact it helps cleanse them. With anti-inflammatory properties too, hemp seed oil is great for sensitive skin with eczema. Make sure you refrigerate hemp seed oil after opening it to prevent rancidity.
- Rose Hip Seed Oil: This oil is great for discoloration and uneven skin tones. Rose hip contains essential fatty acids and anti oxidants which help restore the skin’s natural color while increasing cell turnover rate and enhancing elasticity..
- Castor Oil: Saving the best for last, castor oil which is famous for promoting hair growth, regulating bowel function, treating inflammations, wrinkles, age spots, and several other skin diseases, can be used to treat stretch marks too. By massaging the area with castor oil in a circular motion for 15-30 minutes every day, visible results can be seen after about a month.