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Top 10 Beauty Oils Everyone Should be Aware Of
Today’s modern woman are only just beginning to find out how to use nature’s own oils for skin nourishment and beautifying treatments. It’s time women learn how to give themselves beautify treatments using natural oils instead of harsh, unhealthy, sometimes even toxic, chemicals and ingredients that are found in almost all commercially made beauty and personal care products.
Take a look at the top 10 natural beauty oils everyone should know about and start using in their daily beauty routine.
1. Coconut Oil
You might be using this type of oil for cooking, but you should buy another jar to put in the bathroom or bedroom! Coconut oil is rich in vitamin E as well as powerful antioxidants, and is simply wonderful for the hair and skin. Using coconut oil will leave both your skin and hair soft and super conditioned. Coconut oil is perfect if your skin is acne prone or if you are beginning to develop wrinkles. You will throw out your hair conditioner and skin lotion once you see the terrific results you will get from coconut oil. Read more about 17 ways to use coconut oil for your beauty.
2. Monoi Oil
This is the “sacred” oil of the Polynesians and it has roots back to the native Maori tribe, the indigenous people of New Zealand. An early European explorer wrote that monoi oil was used by the Maori people for everything from religious rituals, beauty routines and medicinal purposes. This oil is made by soaking the blooms of the Tahitian Monoi plant in coconut oil.
Monoi oil works for all skin types can offers skin repairing properties with no greasy residue. Read labels carefully and be sure that you are getting the real thing. This oil requires pristine ingredients and takes a long time to make and many of the oils sold on the market today are simply chap imitations.
3. Keratin Oil
Keratin is a natural protein found in healthy hair, skin, even your teeth. This oil is great for women with coarse, frizzy, or dull hair. Keratin oil will make your hair manageable, sleek, and shiny. If you have hair that has been severely damaged by bleaching, coloring, over processing, or sun damage, this is the oil you need to use!
You can also rub keratin oil into your clean, dry nails to stop hangnails and make them longer and stronger almost before your eyes! Perfect for those with weak nails due to the application of artificial nails.
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4. Tamanu Oil (Foraha Oil)
Tamanu oil is extremely soothing and can give tremendous relief from numerous skin irritations, such as sunburns, inflammation, eczema, and rashes. This oil contains powerful compounds that are proven to both restore as well as regenerate skin tissue. This oil is perfect for breakouts as it has antimicrobial compounds and plenty of antioxidants.
5. Moringa Oil
This is a fairly new oil to Americans but it’s been used by the ancient Egyptians and Hindus since about 2000 BC! This oil has a very high level of antioxidants, which protects you skin from premature aging and sun damage. Moringa oil also has a fatty acid profile that can seriously fight the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, lightens your skin tone, and will deeply moisturize your skin. This is perhaps the perfect oil for those with dry skin and those with more mature skin.
6. Argan Oil
Also called Moroccan oil, argan oil has become very popular lately as women discover its ability to nourish and repair damaged hair. If your hair is normal to slightly dry or if it tends to get frizzy, argan oil is perfect for you. Same with your skin, if you have normal to slightly dry skin, this oil should be your choice.
7. Tea Tree Oil
If you tend to get breakouts or if you have acne, this is a terrific tonic that will help control sebum production and prevent flare ups. Tea tree oil can only be used topically and out of the reach of children. Find out why tea tree oil is the best essential oil for colds and flu.
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8. Castor Oil
Most people think of castor oil only as an old fashioned medicine, but castor oil has been used by women in India for beauty routines for centuries. Castor oil is perhaps one of the best oils ever for stimulating the growth of thick, beautiful hair. It’s also a great conditioner for the scalp. This oil is high in vitamin E and can help stop those dark circles under the eyes.
9. Jojoba Oil
This oil comes from the seeds of jojoba plants and has been used by women of the Southwest and in Mexico for centuries. Jojoba is a terrific moisturizer because it actually regulates the amount of oil your skin produces. If you have oily skin or hair, jojoba oil is perfect for you! It’s also very nourishing for your skin and hair as well.
10. Grapeseed Oil
As the name implies, this oil is made from the crushed seeds from grapes. It’s extremely nourishing as its rich in vitamin E, but it’s also light at the same time. It helps fight wrinkles and stops most blemishes. For younger people with normal skin who are just looking for a little help and skin protections, this is the oil for you.
When buying beauty oils, read the labels carefully and always get pure oils. Many companies use cheap petroleum based oils, such as mineral oil or petroleum jelly, and then add just a touch of the more expensive oil and try to pass it off as the real thing. The last thing you want to do is to spread byproducts of gasoline on your hair and face! Read the label carefully. The real thing often costs more, but it is so worth it and when it comes to oil, a little bit goes a long way.