oil-massage Natural plant-based oils can work wonders for your skin. If you feel that your face is looking dull and has lost its glow despite using a good-quality moisturizer diligently, natural oil could be just the thing you need. Natural oils imitate the action of sebum, which is the skin’s oil secretion and lubricate and protect the skin. They seal in the moisture present in the uppermost layer of skin and also help the skin’s natural healing process.

Tea tree oil

It can be used as a natural and gentle alternative to harsh and drying acne treatment formulations. Research studies have shown that 5% tea tree oil can treat acne as effectively as 5% benzoyl peroxide, without making the user suffer from side effects such as peeling and dryness. However, tea tree oil takes longer to work as compared to benzoyl peroxide. This oil can be used as a spot corrector for blemishes and dark spots. Tea tree oil can be directly applied to the skin using a cotton ball. It provides relief from razor burns and irritation caused by ingrown skin as well. Since it has antiviral and antifungal properties, tea tree oil can cure infections such as athlete’s foot and fungal nail infections. It also acts as an antiseptic and can be used to treat minor cuts and wounds as well as boils and burns. Chapped lips can be effectively treated by the application of tea tree oil.

Grapeseed oil

It is considered to be best used for people with oily skins without acne because it helps regulate the skin’s sebum production. It is rich in antioxidants and vitamin C, which helps brighten the skin. It also contains vitamin E and omega 3-6-9 fatty acids. Due to its omega-6 fatty acid content, it has the ability to treat skin conditions such as psoriasis. In addition, it has anti-inflammatory properties and can soothe irritated skin. Grapeseed oil also has a mild astringent action that helps tone the skin and tightens it, apart from providing moisture.

Argan oil

It is an effective anti-aging ingredient due to its high concentration of vitamin E and essential fatty acids. It can be worn during the day since it is more stable in sunlight as compared to other antioxidants. Argan oil is lightweight oil and has the ability to soften skin and hair. It can also lighten scars left by acne and other forms of pigmentation.

Black currant oil

It helps repair skin damage effectively. It is full of fatty acids and has powerful anti-inflammatory qualities that help it treat skin that has undergone some form of trauma such as sunburn or windburn, or laser treatments. Black currant oil can treat eczema as well.

Chamomile oil

It is good for sensitive skins since it quickly soothes redness and irritation. Its anti-inflammatory properties make it ideal for people suffering from rosacea. However, it should be tested on the wrist before use since organic chamomile oil has the potential to cause allergies.

Rose hip seed oil

It is best for treating discoloration and is very effective in lightening scars. It contains vitamin C, essential fatty acids, and vitamin A, all of which are good for the skin. Rose hip seed oil protects skin and keeps it young and supple by increasing cell turnover. It can be mixed with your regular moisturizer for a hydration boost.

Olive oil

It is a favorite among people with dry skin due to its high hydrating abilities. It is rich in substances such as squalene, fatty acids, and polyphenols which delay ageing of the skin. It can be used to cleanse and protect the skin from further dryness. It can be directly applied to the face to be used as a moisturizer or it can be used as an ingredient in face and hair masks to get a smooth texture.

Coconut oil

It is good for moisturizing the skin due to its high fatty acid content. This pleasant-smelling oil can improve the healing of wounds and reduce the loss of water from dry skin. It is good to relieve chapped lips and dry hands as well as sunburnt skin. You should choose cold-pressed virgin coconut oil since it has greater benefits than other varieties of the oil.

Sarah Carter
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Sarah Carter is a blogger and Team Member at Dermatend - skin tag remover at home . She likes to write about health, Skin Care, Beauty and Makeup tips. You can follow her on twitter .

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Posted on: 03.07.2014 08:23

Tea Tree oil is Best moisturizing oil. Its a vital ingredient in Broshield cream.

Alex Chambers

Posted on: 22.09.2014 06:02

This is a lovely post, Sarah! I agree that coconut oil is very beneficial to our skin! Other oils mentioned above are great too!


Posted on: 12.12.2014 08:29

very informative post for me as I am always looking for new content that can help me and my knowledge grow better.


Posted on: 14.02.2015 07:50

Amazing blog and very interesting stuff you got here! I definitely learned a lot from reading through some of your earlier posts as well and decided to drop a comment on this one!


Posted on: 20.02.2015 08:58

very informative post for me as I am always looking for new content that can help me and my knowledge grow better.


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