Oils have gained a bad reputation for being sticky and difficult to wash off. It is this exact quality which also makes oils a beauty benefit you cannot ignore! Just like there are oils that are beneficial to your diet, there are oils that also work to keep your skin moisturised, glowing and even fight off infections, and your hair strong and lustrous. You can either use these oils on their own or mix it with your regular moisturiser to get that healthy, glowing skin and hair.
Here are some lesser known oils that need a space in your vanity cabinet.
There has been a lot of hype about this miracle packed in a bottle – and all with good reason. It is rich in Omega 3 fatty acids, antioxidants and vitamin E. Use it in your hair for healthy shiny hair, and on your skin. It promotes the build-up healthy collagen, and fights inflammation.
Avocado is one of the richest sources of vitamin C. It is also full of vitamins E and K and Omega 3 fatty acids. It is a rich emollient, which means it can soothe and soften skin, use it to treat dry, itchy and ageing skin.
Flax seed oil
Flax seeds are good for a healthy heart, butnot many people know about the beauty benefits of it. It is filled with omega 3 and 6 fatty acids and is used to treat irritated and sensitive skin. If applied regularly, it also lessens conditions such as eczema and dermatitis.
Jojoba oil has the closest chemical composition to the natural oils in our skin. It also has minerals like zinc and copper and vitamins B and E. It is used for dry skin and it helps to strengthen skin.
We all know hibiscus flowers and leaves are good for the hair. Using its oil is an easy way to get the benefits without running around to find an actual plant! It is rich in alpha-Hydroxy acids, vitamins A and C and amino acids. It stimulates hair growth, promotes blood flow to the scalp, and strengthens the roots and strands of the hair.