Top Natural Oils for your Hair and Skin
Natural oils have amazing benefits for your hair, skin, and even health. They can keep your skin smooth and moisturized while also fighting breakouts. Natural oils can also transform your hair and benefit your health in many ways! If you want glowing skin or full healthy, soft hair, keep reading to find out which natural oils will benefit YOU and your beauty problems.
Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
Olive oil is great for dry hair and extremely dry skin, especially because it gets absorbed extremely well. It is similar to jojoba oil and is rich in fatty acids, antioxidants, and Vitamin E. People with acne-prone skin should avoid using olive oil on their face.
Coconut oil has SO many endless benefits, especially because it is loaded with fatty acids. It helps with sensitive and dry skin, eczema, dry hair, and also has a ton of health benefits. It’s a great moisturizer and completely restores dry, damaged hair (can use as a deep conditioning treatment).
Tea Tree Oil
It is best for acne-prone skin. The oil comes from the leaves of the Australian Melaleuca tree. It is in fact found in many natural acne remedies and other acne products as well. It helps kill bacteria clogging pores and helps prevent blemishes. For best results, it is recommended to use it along with a gentle exfoliator which will help remove dead skin cells and cleanse the pores as well. Since many are allergic to Melaleuca trees, myself included, be sure to test it on a small patch of skin first in order to see if it will cause irritation.
It is one of the best oils for dry and irritated skin. Safflower oil contains omega-3 fatty acid (linoleic acid) and it can be used either topically or can be consumed if your diet is low in fat. Another plus is that it is much less expensive than other oils.
Rose Hip Seed Oil
Rose hip seed oil is great for scars, fine lines, aging, uneven pigmentation/discoloration, and acne-prone skin. It is said to be “Mother Nature’s Retin-A” without irritation and you will notice differences in just a few weeks. It increases collagen and elastin production and also increases cell turnover. Rose hip seed oil contains Vitamin A, Vitamin C, linoleic acid, and omega-6 fatty acids which is why it has so many benefits!
This oil is a natural antiseptic and disinfectant that works best for acne-prone and irritated skin while also helping to boost the performance of other skin products. It also helps control oil production and soothes any irritation.
This is an amazing oil for dry skin and hair. It is easily absorbed, strengthens/moisturizes the hair and skin, and it’s even recommended by Dermatologists. Jojoba oil contains Vitamin E, Vitamin B, copper, zinc, and other minerals.
Flaxseed oil is best for irritated and sensitive skin. It also helps other skin conditions such as dermatitis and eczema in about three months. Flaxseed oil is loaded with omega-3 and 6 fatty acids which are amazing for heart health as well if taken orally. It moisturizes skin, helps complexion, and also has anti-inflammatory properties.
Avocado oil is best for dry, sensitive, or irritated skin. It is also great for those with dry, itchy, and/or aging skin. Since it is high in Vitamin E and omega-3 fatty acids, it promotes healthy cell function and helps reduce inflammation.
It is best for fine lines, dry skin, and dry hair. Argan oil comes from the kernels found in the fruit of Morroccan argan trees. It has high levels of Vitamin E, antioxidants, and omega-3 fatty acids. This oil does WONDERS for dry, damaged hair and works amazing on the skin by promoting healthy collagen and healthy skin cell membranes.
**Disclaimer** This post is for informational purposes only! Before trying anything new, be sure to first check with your medical doctor/dermatologist and also test a patch of skin beforehand to make sure no irritation occurs.