Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Best Natural Oils for your Beauty

Natural oils have been used throughout the world since centuries to soothe, smooth & improve complexions of the skin and help to nourish scalp, hair and nail. Natural skin care is among the best skin care remedies as there will be no chemical agents. Natural oils are extracted from flowers, bushes, roots, trees and seeds. Most of the skin care products available in the market are loaded with chemicals but there are many natural remedies which help you to maintain youth and elasticity of your skin. By using pure and natural oils, you will get excellent benefits. Any type of problems related to scalp, skin, hair & nail can be treated by natural oils. Some of the natural oils are easily available in your own kitchen. Natural oils are cheap, chemical-free and don’t need entire change in your beauty regimen. Read on the article to know some of the best natural oils for your beauty.

Best Natural Oils for Beauty

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is versatile oil which can be used internally and externally. Lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid are active ingredients of this oil. It has anti-fungal, antioxidant, anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties. It is also loaded with MCFAs (medium-chain fatty acids). It is quickly absorbed into the skin and works as a natural moisturizer. It protects against free radical damage and thereby promotes beautiful skin. Just massage coconut oil on the skin to prevent premature aging, dryness and flaking of skin. It prevents stretch marks when rubbed on a growing belly of pregnant woman. You can also use it is as after bath moisturizer. To get healthy scalp and hair, massage coconut oil on the scalp & hair and cover with a warm towel for at least 15 minutes. Then wash the hair with light shampoo. To strengthen your nails, massage warm coconut oil on your nails.

Macadamia Nut Oil

Macadamia nut oil is extracted from the nut meat of macadamia tree. It is often used for frying or as a salad oil. It is great source of anti-oxidants, fatty acids and vitamins. It contain high amount of omega-7, protein and Vitamin E & A. Vitamin E along with proteins & fatty acids protects the skin against the damage led by sun exposure. Omega 7 fatty acids reduce roughness, dullness and dehydration by replenishing the hair with pamlitoleic acid. Macadamia nut oil absorbs easily into skin, scalp and hair follicles. It reduces the appearance of wrinkles and other fine lines. It hydrates the skin and thereby decreases dryness. Massage 1 Tbsp oil on your hair and wrap the hair with warm towel for 15 mins. Then wash the hair with a light shampoo. To improve your nails health, soak your nails in the warm oil for about 5 minutes and massage the fingertips and nail beds after removing the hand from water.

Argan Oil

Argan oil is extracted from the nuts of argan tree. It contains vitamins and natural elements which make the hair stronger. It is also rich in Vitamin E, F (Omega 6) & A, and Phenols. Vitamin E and Phenols fights against free-radicals and environmental stressors respectively while Vitamin A helps to increase the elasticity. It hydrates and nourishes the skin. You must apply 1- 2 drops of argan oil every night on your face as a moisturizing treatment and massage in circular motions. If your skin is very dry, then you can also apply it in the morning. To improve nails health, soak nails in the mixture of lemon juice and Argan oil (equal parts) for around 10 minutes. To improve the scalp health and promote hair growth, just apply the oil on the tips of your hair and cover the hair with warm towel for ½ an hour. Then wash the hair thoroughly.

Emu Oil

Emu Oil is obtained from Emu bird’s fat. Emu Oil is loaded with amino acids, minerals and vitamins such as A, B, C, D, & E. Vitamin A repairs the skin and hair follicle, oleic acid is an anti-wrinkle agent that regenerates the skin cell, Vitamin E fights against free-radicals while Sapogens softens the skin. The pH balance of this oil is just like human skin. It is not greasy and goes in the deepest layers of the skin. It helps to slow down aging process, treat acne and moisture the dry or irritated skin. Emu Oil works as a revitalizing agent for dry hair and helps to eliminate split ends. It also returns the natural shine to the hair and prevents hair loss. Simply apply a few drops of oil to the body and hair. Always use refined oil.

Sweet Almond Oil

Sweet almond oil is among the most popular vegetable oils in the beauty world. It is loaded with vitamin E and other helpful nutrients. It is also rich in Vitamins such as A, B1, B2 & B6 and mono & polyunsaturated fatty acids. It softens and reconditions the hair and skin. Anti-aging properties of this oil moisturize the skin. Almond oil controls its oiliness and guard the skin from harmful UV-rays of the sun. Emollient properties of this oil help the skin to balance water loss. This oil is good for all types of skin but particularly for dry and fading skin. It also prevents dark circles. Just take oil on the palm and softly rub on the face. Almond oil nourishes hair, smoothes hair cuticles as well as makes the hair long, strong and thick. Massage almond oil into the scalp for 10 minutes and then wash the hair with shampoo.

Jojoba Oil

Jojoba oil is used in many skin and hair care products. It has microelements and nutrients like silicon, copper, iodine, zinc, Vitamins E and B group, acids, chromium and other natural ingredients. It also has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, moisturizing, antioxidant and soothing properties. It is absorbed easily by the skin and doesn’t leave the greasy feeling on the skin. It decreases fine lines & wrinkles, relieves sunburn as well as nourishes, revitalizes and moisturizes the skin. It keeps the hair soft, shiny, thick and strong. Just add few drops of this oil to your body lotions, anti-aging creams, shampoo and conditioners. Massage jojoba oil to the nail plate and cuticle to revitalize and repair your nails.

Grapeseed Oil

Like other natural oils, grape seed oil also provides many benefits for overall beauty. It is rich source of procyanidolic oligomers, EFAs and flavonoid complexes which play important role in the development of collagen and the preservation of elastin. Compared to vitamin C and vitamin E, Procyanidolic oligomers (PCO’s) are more powerful. Grapeseed oil is also great source of protein, vitamins and minerals. Polyphenols of this oil delay the aging process. It also has anti antioxidant and inflammatory properties which helps to clear up acne. It has non-allergenic qualities so it is perfect for sensitive skin. This oil locks the moisture and thereby makes the skin more supple & smooth and keeps hair cuticles smooth. Take few drops of grapeseed oil and massage the desired area.


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