5 Oils For Healthy Skin

Natural, organic oils can be excellent for your skin, helping to moisturize it and erase or prevent damage from the sun and environmental toxins. However, you don't just want to rub any oil on your skin. The canola oil in your cabinet for cooking, for example, would be a poor choice! Here are five natural, organic oils that are likely to be beneficial. 

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is a great choice for really dry skin. It is absorbed easily and will make your face look smooth and supple with a summery glow. It is also very high in vitamin E, which can help to repair damaged skin. However, coconut oil can cause acne in some people who are prone to breakouts, so it's not the best choice if you are known to suffer from pimples.

Sunflower Seed Oil

Sunflower oil provides lighter moisturization than coconut oil. It's a good choice for summer days when you do not want anything heavy, and it's a better choice for acne-prone skin since it does not collect so heavily in the pores. Sunflower seed oil applies easily under makeup, too.

Shea Butter

Shea butter is a very rich, creamy substance. It's a solid at room temperature, but it melts into a liquid oil when applied to your warm skin. It gives the skin a really smooth texture, so it's great for applying under makeup. Make sure you buy unrefined, organic versions since the processed versions can cause allergic reactions in some people. 

Jojoba Oil

If your skin is a little red and irritated, perhaps due to rosacea or windburn, jojoba oil is a really great oil to use. It is known to have anti-inflammatory and healing benefits in addition to its moisturizing benefits. Jojoba oil is safe to use if you have some acne lesions on your face, too. It won't irritate them or clog additional pores.

Almond Oil

Almond oil has a very light texture, making it a good oil for those who have normal or slightly oily skin. It is really high in zinc, which can help prevent pimples. Some people are sensitive to almond oil, however, so always apply it to a small portion of your skin to see how you react before coating your whole face in the product.

These natural, organic oils can make great additions to your skincare routine, especially when used in place of a standard moisturizer. Experiment with a few to see which works best for you.

Contact a company that sells organic skin care products for more information.

About Me

Learning To Take Care Of Your Skin

When I was a teenager, I had terrible skin. In addition to worrying about dry skin, I also had more pimples than I could even count. In addition to being painful and embarrassing, it seemed like the problem drug on and on for years. Finally, a close family friend offered some suggestions about how to take care of my skin, and it really helped me. She taught me how to exfoliate and cleanse my skin without damaging the underlying tissue, which helped to alleviate the problem. My blog is all about skin care, so that you don't have to suffer with acne like I did.