Next to collagen and elastin, the most important substances in the skin are the natural oils it produces. In order to keep the it healthy, some of us will often need to add natural skin care oils to what the skin is able to produce on its own. Let’s take a look at some of the best oils for you to consider.
When making a decision on which natural skin care oils to choose, one important aspect to consider is how easily they will be assimilated into the body. Believe it or not, some “natural” skin care products contain mineral oil which is a by-product of the petroleum industry. All it does is put a layer over your skin preventing it from breathing and clogging the pores.
Instead look for skin care products that contain some of the following natural skin care oils that not only hydrate the skin, but also provide it with nutrients that keep it healthy:
1. Avocado oil – Avocado has long been valued for its ability to keep the skin healthy and beautiful. This is due to the fact that the make-up of avocado oil is very similar to the natural oils produced by the human skin. In addition to this it has two other qualities that are important to healthy skin.
First of all, avocado oil contains high levels of nutrients such as vitamins, minerals and omega 3 fatty acids. Even more importantly, recent studies on avocado oil have shown it to help the body increase its production of collagen and elastin, making it one of the best natural skin care oils.
2. Shea Butter – Shea Butter is similar to avocado oil. It is almost identical to the skin’s natural moisturizing oils produced by the sebaceous glands so that it is easily absorbed without leaving the skin feeling greasy. Shea butter helps reduce scars, blemishes and brown spots as it provides the skin with vitamin A, vitamin E and essential fatty acids.
3. Grape seed oil – Grape seed oil is one of the natural skin care oils that contain high levels of anti-oxidants. It works to heal damage from free radicals while protecting the skin from further sun damage with an invisible layer that keeps moisture in. Grape seed oil nourishes the skin with high concentrations of linoleic acid and natural vitamin E.
When looking for natural skin care oils, these are the qualities you want to be looking for. Oils that moisturize while they nourish the skin is the key to maintaining healthy skin year around.
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