All my life I’ve struggled with keeping my skin properly hydrated. For the past 15 years, I’ve tried everything. From cheap moisturisers to ridiculously expensive ones, special formulas with precious ingredients, high end brands, cheaper ones, you name it – I’ve tried it!
As always, I’ve found that nature offers us all the resources we need, and I have proved to myself once again that we tend to overcomplicate things when the solution is actually really simple.
During my years of trial and error, I have found a list of natural oils that are extremely good for your face, and I will share my list with you, along with their benefits.
Argan oil is extracted from nuts from the Moroccan organ tree, and it’s a very powerful moisturiser that goes well with all skin types.
Packed with vitamin E, antioxidants and fatty acids, argan oil is a light oil that is easy to use on an everyday basis. Apart from that, argan oil is also used to treat severe skin conditions such as rosacea or eczema.
How does it work?
Well, argan oil improves skin’s elasticity and fights against free radicals with its antioxidant powers, and it also helps with oil control, reducing sebum.
Tip: you can also use argan oil on both skin and nails.
Very frequently seen in different formulas in creams, jojoba oil can be used as such on your face skin. It has a large spectrum, treating acne, psoriasis and sunburn. Its chemical structure is similar to human sebum, and this is what makes jojoba oil a very powerful and versatile oil.
Exactly because it mimics our skin’s structure, jojoba oil can either hydrate your skin or absorb excess sebum. Full of minerals and nutrients, jojoba oil works as a perfect moisturiser for all skin types.
Tip: you can also use jojoba oil on your body or hair.
Probably the best smelling oil that exists. It can be eaten, used on your body, hair, face, you can clean your furniture or teeth with it, name one thing coconut thing can’t do! Hard to think of one!
Full of vitamin E, coconut oil is extremely moisturising, acting as a barrier on the skin and keeping your skin moisturised. It has natural antibacterial and anti fungal properties, helping your skin stay protected against free radicals.
Tip: use coconut oil on sensitive body skin in order to feel an immediate relief.
Rosehip seed oil
The best anti-aging oil that exists. Full of vitamins E, C and D, beta carotene and fatty acids, rosehip seed oil fights free radicals damage and reduces the appearance of wrinkles. This oil rejuvenates the skin and restores its elasticity.
Tip: add a few drops of rosehip seed oil in your body lotion for an intense moisture.
A light textured oil, marula oil is extracted from the nut of the African marula fruit. This oil reduces dryness and irritation.
Full or fatty acids and antioxidants, this oil can reduce inflammation and is a great natural remedy against sun damage. It also has antibacterial properties, so it’s great for acne-prone skin.
Tip: apply a few drops of marula oil to dry elbows, knees and lips for immediate hydration.
To sum it up, it’s always best to look to nature’s best remedies. Instead of spending ridiculous amounts of money on expensive skincare routines, try considering using these natural oils. You won’t be disappointed!