The importance of oils in beauty... & why you need them now!

Anyone who reads this blog on a regular basis will know how obsessed I am by using oils on the skin, on the hair, on my salad… hell, not a day goes by when I don’t grab one from my substantial arsenal and urge someone to start using it! There are a plethora of goodies out there, but a lot of people don’t know exactly which type of oil will suit them.
Different oils are suitable for different skin types and different ailments, so I’ve written a little rundown on some of the most popular ones and – in a nutshell - what they can do for you.
Drum roll please…
Argan Oil
Argan Oil is one of nature's best-kept beauty secrets, used for centuries by the women of Morocco in their skin, hair and nail-care rituals. These days, this precious oil is becoming more and more renowned for its incredibly nourishing, regenerating and anti-ageing properties. It is rich in Vitamin E and Omega-9 EFA's, antioxidants, polyphenols, carotenoids as well as squalene, a unique and rare component. Argan Oil has a proven anti-free radical and anti-ageing effect and is rich in proteins shown to tighten the skin and protect skin's elasticity. Argan is ideal for use on the likes of stretch marks and scars as it's high in Vitamin E, which regenerates skin and accelerates healing. Popping up in almost every range out right now, Argan is also ideal for haircare, as it soothes the scalp and strengthens hair.
Jojoba Oil
Jojoba is a good option for most people prone to blemishes as it has antibacterial properties and closely resembles the skin’s natural sebum. Because of this, Jojoba is readily absorbed into the skin, is non-pore clogging and helps balance production of your natural sebum. It contains linoleic acid, which accounts for its anti-inflammatory, acne reduction and moisture retention properties. Jojoba is great for all skin problems - including psoriasis – and is great for hair. My favourite mutitasker, I use it on everything from dry cuticles to mosquito bites!
Rosehip Oil
Rosehip Oil is healing, nourishing and protective. It’s great for fading scars and is suitable for sensitive, dry or ageing skin. It is rich in anti-oxidants, Vitamin C and E, improves moisture, is cell regenerating and increases elasticity. Rosehip oil also contains linoleic acid that has anti-inflammatory, acne reducing and moisture retention properties. Rosehip Oil has also been cited as helpful in the treatment of dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis and hyper pigmentation.
Almond Oil
Almond Oil is ideal for use as massage oil and is both nourishing and protective. It is high in linoleic acid and is a commonly used ingredient in beauty products as it treats and prevents dry, chapped and irritated skin. In addition to skin, Almond oil is another one that is great for hair. It helps condition, nourish, and soften hair while stimulating growth.
Pomegranate Oil
From a nutrition standpoint, the virtues of the pomegranate fruit have recently been pushed into the limelight. Pomegranate oil is high in linoleic acids and anti-oxidants, and a great age fighter. A saviour for mature, irritated, and dry, cracked skin, this oil stimulates cell regeneration, increases elasticity and lessens wrinkles over time.


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