While serums and sleeping masks continue to occupy shelves in skincare stores, sometimes it is best to try the oldest tricks in the book. Organic oils are rich sources of hydration and are a cost-effective alternative to expensive skincare products.
Facial oils are tailored to work with the natural oil secretions of the skin, boosting radiance and retaining water. They can also prevent sun damage, bacterial growth and dry flaky skin, according to a Hindustan Times report by Dr. Nivedita Dadu, a dermatologist.
Here are five types of oils that can moisturize, repair, and rejuvenate your skin.
1. Jojoba oil
Extracted from the seeds of the jojoba plant, this medicinal oil has anti-inflammatory properties and can heal small cuts and wounds. According to Healthline, jojoba oil can help with acne, psoriasis, and eczema.
2. Coconut oil
A staple in every household, coconut oil can be used on the skin and hair. Packed with vitamins E and K, the oil has antibacterial and antifungal properties. Coconut oil can also be used as a moisturizing lip balm to heal dry and chapped lips.
3. Almond oil
Derived from raw pressed almonds, almond oil is a light oil with zinc, potassium and vitamin E. It deeply moisturizes the skin and provides a radiant glow.
4. Rosehip seed oil
Known for its anti-aging and anti-inflammatory properties, rosehip seed oil is rich in provitamin A and antioxidants. The oil also helps reduce hyperpigmentation and sun damage, according to Healthline.
5. Shea butter oil
Derived from the nuts of a shea tree, shea butter is an excellent source of moisture and can be used as a moisturizer on the skin and hair. It can be mixed with coconut or olive oil for smooth application on the skin. Shea butter oil can help soothe dry skin and fight acne breakouts.