Beauty oils are all the rage now. For the longest time, I avoided using beauty oils because I was one of those people who believed they would make my skin break out or clog my pores. I mean, I’m trying to rid my skin of oil, not add more, right?? It really wasn’t until a couple of years ago did I slowly started to lower my beauty oil wall after doing some research and experimentation with a few of the products. I realized how beneficial certain oils can be for my face, body, and hair. The girl who once avoided beauty oils like the plague now uses them religiously on a daily basis. I am breaking down 4 reasons why I ended up converting to beauty oil (and why you should use beauty oils too if you haven’t already!).
MOISTURIZES THE SKIN
According to my research, beauty oils act as an efficient sealant for water, so it’s best to apply beauty oil after using moisturizer to trap all those good moisturizing properties. Alternatively, you can also mix a few drops of your beauty oil with your moisturizer. The all-natural argan oil in particular, is rich in hydrating Vitamin E, Vitamin A, and Omega 6, which is great for your skin and hair. I apply a tiny amount of Chi’s Argan oil to hydrate my hair (and calm the frizzies), and use an inexpensive bottle of Vitamin E from our local Trader Joe’s grocery store for my body (I layer this on top of my moisturizer after shower).
PROTECTS THE SKIN
SPF – Beauty oils that contain argan oil, raspberry seed oil, wheatgerm oil, or carrot seed oil will have natural SPF properties as those particular oils contain a natural SPF of 15+.
Anti-Aging – Beauty oils that are packed with wrinkle-preventing vitamins like A and E and antioxidants can nourish our skin instead of irritating it. Oils with antioxidant properties can fight those damaging free radicals, which our skin is exposed to from various factors including environment toxins, UV light, smoking, or a poor diet. Beauty oil that contains grapeseed oil is also a great choice if you’re looking for something non-greasy, light, and anti-aging. Avocado oil can also increase collagen production and stimulate hair growth.
Anti-Inflammatory – Oils like coconut, argan, and jojoba are anti-inflammatory agents. I have the occasional eczema that flares up on my right hip, so I use coconut oil in place of hydrocortisone (hydrocortisone contains a small percentage of steroids). Geranium oil can also decrease the redness from rosacea and purify the skin.
Due to its natural antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, tea-tree oil specifically treats acne-prone skin.
Beauty oils can act as a primer or you can also mix a few drops of beauty oil into your foundation for a more dewy/glowy complexion. Plus, it allows for better blending.
If you are interested to learn the right and wrong way of applying oils depending on your skin type, I found this article to be pretty helpful. Also, if any of you are beauty oil fans as well, let me know which ones you are loving as I’m always open to trying new products!