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The benefits of using oil on your skin are many. These incredible benefits depend on your skin type and the oil that you are using on it. Make your own home mixture of oils for your skin. Choose a carrier oil because they have hydrating properties, add treatment oil targeting your ailment like dryness of the skin or acne and then add a few drops of your favorite essential oil. Use this mixture on your skin and feel the difference.

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is one of the best natural moisturizers and contains vitamin E, protein and fatty acids which are easily absorbed by the skin. It is also naturally antifungal and antibacterial.

Rub a little coconut oil on your hands every time you finish doing the dishes. It will work wonders for your hands. As a moisturizer, it increases hydration and reduces water loss from the skin, healing wounds if any. Because of its antibacterial and antifungal properties and its effect on atopic dermatitis, it is a wonderful nighttime moisturizer also. Mix it with brown sugar and a little essential oil of your choice and you get a luscious body scrubber.

Olive Oil

Homer has referred to Olive oil as the “liquid gold”. Olive oil has been used for ages as a skin care product by the Greeks, Romans, Egyptians and Phoenicians. Even today it is used for minimizing wrinkles, removing stretch marks and has also been used as an anti-ageing therapy.

Olive oil is rich in antioxidants like vitamin A and vitamin E, polyphenols and Hydroxytyrosol, which is a very rare compound. These compounds are responsible for neutralizing free radicals which causes skin damage and repairs the skin. Olive oil penetrates deep and traps the moisture inside without blocking the pores.

Though olive oil is not recommended for dry skin, it is a multipurpose skin product and can be used as a night-time facial moisturizer, exfoliating facial scrub and for skin care remedy, especially for treating acne and is a great option for aging women.

Grape Seed Oil

This oil is also popular because of its anti-ageing properties. It is best for oily skin as it regulates the skin’s natural oil production process. It is light and absorbent and lightens pigmentation caused by UV rays. Because of its astringent properties, it is a great pick for acne-prone skin. It also contains linoleic acid that has anti-inflammatory and healing properties.

Apply it directly on your body to reduce stretch marks and sagging skin. Add a drop or two of grape seed oil to the moisturizer that you are using to increase its effectiveness.

Tea tree oil

Tea tree oil is a great natural essential oil for fighting infection and is a very effective oil for skin with acne. It can kill bacteria naturally and various skin ailments can be treated with this wonder oil – acne, dandruff, nail fungus and insect bites. It is an excellent antifungal and anti-viral remedy and can be used to treat fungal nail infection and athlete’s foot. Its antiseptic properties can be used for cuts, burns, wounds or boils. Dab a few drops of tea tree oil, if you have dark spots, blemishes or pimples.


Jojoba Oil

Jojoba oil, a carrier oil, is a liquid wax extracted from the nuts of a shrub, Simmondsia chinensis. The uniqueness of Jojoba oil lies in the fact that it has close resemblance to sebum which is produced by our skin glands, and hence, acts as a natural conditioner if used. Being a wax, it does not produce the greasy feeling as oils do.

Jojoba oil is effective on oily skin as it helps to reduce oiliness by modulation of sebum produced. Jojoba oil is also good for acne-prone skins as it acts as a deep cleanser and because of its antibacterial properties, helps to control the growth of bacteria in the hair follicles.

The market is flooded with beauty products promising you good skin. But a beautician knows the benefits of pure oil on the skin, which have found use since times ancient. Use oils on your skin to be on your way to getting skin as smooth as a baby’s skin.


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