Natural Oils Can Cure All of Your Skincare Concerns Say Top Dermatologist And Beauty Gurus
April 30th, 2013
I have been a huge proponent of natural oils for the skin for a very long time and now many top skincare experts are saying the same thing. These oils, olive oil, argan oil, and avocado to mention a few, have actually being used by women for centuries for many beauty fixes and rituals.
This is why I have my own concoction of 5 skin-perfecting oils, my Rejuvenating Serum, that will create a flawless complexion when you use it. In the following article I’m quote (highlighted below) for a quick fix that you can do at home.
By Bora Chang
11 Oils Your Skin Will Love
Oil has earned a bad reputation in the world of beauty, but natural oils can actually cure just about all of your grooming and skin problems. We talked to top dermatologists and skin care professionals to find out which oils can save your skin and help your hair.
Because of its greasy nature, oil is the black sheep of the beauty world. But just as there are good oils for your diet, the right natural oils can keep your skin moisturized, smooth, and glowing — and even fight breakouts — without any slimy residue.
If you have acne or sensitive skin, make sure you do a patch test before you commit to a particular oil.)
Read on to find out how these 10 oils might be the natural solution for your beauty problems.
Best for: Fine lines, dry skin, and dry hair
What it is: Argan oil is surrounded by more hype than Justin Timberlake’s new album — and the consensus is that the hype is justified (for both). Extracted from the kernels found in the fruit of Moroccan argan trees, argan oil has high levels of vitamin E, omega-3 fatty acids, and antioxidants. While it first claimed fame as a savior for dry, damaged hair, the oil also works wonders on the face and body. “The fatty acids help our skin cells make healthy membranes, reduce inflammation, and promote healthy collagen,” says Joshua Zeichner, an assistant professor of dermatology at the Mount Sinai Medical Center, in New York City.
Best for: Dry, sensitive, or irritated skin
What it is: “This oil is high in vitamin E and omega-3 fatty acids, which helps proper cell function and decrease inflammation,” says Jennifer Linder, MD, an assistant clinical professor of dermatology at the University of California at San Francisco. Because it’s such a rich emollient, avocado oil is ideal for those with dry, itchy, or aging skin.
Best for: Sensitive skin, eczema, dry hair
What it is: “When a client has super-sensitive skin, I recommend coconut oil, straight from the grocery store, as a body moisturizer,” says Joanna Vargas, a celebrity facialist in New York City. “Its fatty acids make it helpful for anyone with eczema, too.”
Additionally, research has shown that coconut oil restores dry hair. “Its 12-carbon fatty acid structure allows it to penetrate the hair cuticle and help provide flexibility and strength,” says Perry Romanowski, a cosmetic chemist in Chicago. Rub a small amount on dry ends, smooth a bit on your fingers to tame flyaways, or use it as a deep-conditioning treatment in the shower.
Best for: Irritated, sensitive skin, and conditions such as eczema and dermatitis
What it is: Packed with heart-healthy omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, flaxseed is important for a healthy heart and complexion. You can mix the seeds in foods, or use the oil as a topical moisturizer, says Howard Sobel, MD, an attending physician in dermatology and dermatologic surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital, in New York City. “It has anti-inflammatory properties, and studies have shown that if taken daily, it can improve skin conditions such as eczema in just three months.”
Best for: General dry skin
What it is: While technically a wax, jojoba (pronounced ho-HO-ba) oil has a chemical structure that’s very similar to our skin’s natural oils, so it’s easily absorbed. Dermatologists recommend it because it also contains such minerals as zinc and copper, and vitamins B and E, which help strengthen the skin.
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