TOP 5 OILS TO MAKE YOU GLOW!
These 5 essential oils are the hidden secrets of the beauty world. Not only are they low on budget but they 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.)
I think it is important to educate yourself on the category of oil you are using.
In a nut shell, there are 2 types:
Essential Oils and Carrier Oils
Carrier oils are used to dilute the essential oils and help "carry" them into the skin.
Essential Oils are highly concentrated versions of the natural oils found in plants.
1. Coconut Oil (Carrier Oil)
When it comes to this oil, you can call me an addict!
Use for: Sensitive skin, eczema, dry hair
Coconut oil is excellent in winter to protect not only your skin but your hair from getting dry too. The oil contains a12-carbon fatty acid structure which allows it to penetrate the hair cuticle and help provide flexibility, strength and restores moisture back into the hair. If you looking for a healthier option in the kitchen, use coconut oil in your food too.
Heat up some coconut oil in the microwave. Rub a small amount on dry ends, smooth a bit on your fingers and massage in the roots of your hair, tie a cute plat and you ready to go! I recommend you sleep with it or apply early in the morning and wash off at night. I also apply this all over my body at night before bed.
Its also the perfect make up remover, like I said I’m obsessed!
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2. Jojoba Oil (Carrier Oil)
Huda Beauty was the first person to introduce this oil to me, I have never looked back since.
Jojoba oil smells amazing and if you have dry skin you will love this!
Use for: dry skin
This oil has a chemical structure that's very similar to our skin's natural oils, so it's easily absorbed. Its recommend by Dermatologists because it contains minerals such as zinc and copper, vitamins B and E, which help strengthen the skin.
Apply a very small amount daily for best results.
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3.Lavender Oil (Essential Oil)
If you have Acne prone skin like me, this oil is worth the try.
Use for: Acne-prone or irritated skin
lavender oil may be especially beneficial for those with acne and general skin irritation. It helps control sebum production, soothes irritation, and is a natural antiseptic and disinfectant. I also find this oil to be the perfect remedy for a good night sleep. The oil is proven to relax your muscles and reduce stress. I highly recommend this before bed.
I love to add a drop or 2 every second night, gently message onto your face in circular motions.
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4.Rose Hip Seed Oil (Carrier Oil)
This is Victoria Bhekham’s secret to amazing skin and aging like a goddess.
I am obsessed with this oil, I have been using it for one year and yes the results are noticeable!
Use for: Uneven pigment, scars, fine lines, and acne-prone skin
Rosehip oil is full of vitamins, antioxidants and essential fatty acids that help with dark spots, reduces scars and fine lines. The solution to aging better is right here!
I always apply 4 drops to my face and neck at night, gently massaging into the skin. Its best to apply it when the oil is cold, I recommend keeping this in a cool place or even the fridge.
If you use it consistently for a few weeks, you'll notice a significant change in any dark spots, scars, or any other skin discoloration."
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5.Tea Tree Oil (Essential Oil)
If you have acne prone skin this oil is must try.
Best for: Acne-prone skin
Found in many natural acne remedies, it helps kill bacteria in the pores and hair follicles that lead to blemishes, and, luckily for those who can't find relief fast enough, it penetrates the skin quickly.
I use 2 drops in the morning. I would recommend getting this from the body shop. Its one of their best sellers and if you use it correctly you will see results. Although it's a natural substance, tea tree oil may cause irritation, so make sure you test it on a small patch of skin before you use it generally.
Buy this online or in store from the body shop, they have a tea tree collection.