Isn’t it disappointing when you’ve bought an expensive moisturiser but your skin remains dry and rough? Or that your skin remains bumpy and uneven although you have slathered on serums and creams religiously twice a day for months?
It gets even more frustrating if you suffer from eczema and have to resort to chemical-laden creams (even steroid-based ones!) and medicines just to calm the redness and itch. If you’re looking for 100% natural beauty products for your skin and hair, you can consider natural oils instead.
Pure oils made from plants can help with wrinkles, give us super soft skin and also calm skin conditions like eczema. And plant oils are also known to boost hair growth and keep your hair strong with a healthy shine. Pure plant oils are so jam-packed with nutrients and if you use the correct oils diligently, you can have that glowing, younger-looking skin and healthy hair just the natural way.
In this blog post, we’ll show you how to pick the best oils so you too can start adding pure oils to your beauty routine and begin an all-natural journey for that glowing skin and healthy hair.
The Best Oils for Your Skin Type
Blemished skin with scars: Pure Argan Oil
We’re sure many of you have heard of argan oil. To produce pure and organic argan oil, women-run cooperatives in Morocco hand-pick the argan nuts. The oils are then extracted by hand using tools such as a base rock and a sharp stone or even machines to extract oil from the argan nuts.
You might notice that top-grade argan oils can fetch a high price tag. Producing pure argan oil needs a lot of hand-processing and labour. There are cheaper argan oils which are blended with other ingredients, hence resulting in a lower quality argan oil. These lower-grade argan oils are not as pure and may not give you the maximum benefits of a pure argan oil.
Many beauty companies add argan oil to their high-end creams and serums because argan oil can boost cell production which promotes healthy skin and hair. It is safe to use pure argan oil directly on your skin and even hair.
Saffron & Rose’s Argan Oil is 100% organic and chemical-free and is sourced directly from Morocco. Rich in anti-oxidants, Argan oil can help reduce skin blemishes and scars, such as those caused by acne. Use a couple of drops and massage over your entire face and neck daily.
Argan oil is also a 100% natural remedy that helps with hair growth and repair split ends over time. Massage the oil once a day in slight damp or dry hair especially hair ends where hair is more brittle.
Dry, sensitive skin: Pure Almond Oil
If you have a dry skin type, you will notice that you have less breakouts as compared to someone with an oily skin type. However, wrinkles will appear on your skin much faster and it can make your makeup look flaky up-close.
Pure plant oils are helpful for dry skin. And to get the best results, try mixing a couple of drops of Almond Oil from Saffron & Rose with your moisturiser.
Some of the other benefits of almond oil include
- Relieves and treats dry skin and dry lips
- Relieves redness and itchiness of eczema and psoriasis
- Promotes hair growth and reduces hair fall
- Acts as a leave-in conditioner for hair
- Prevents puffy eyes in the morning
To prevent puffy eyes in the morning, apply a few drops beneath your bottom eyelid at bedtime. (Important: If you have sensitive eyes, always do a skin test first.)
If you want a 100% natural leave-in conditioner, just work a couple of drops into your hair. Pure almond oil makes your hair stronger and less prone to split ends.
Aging or eczema skin: Apricot Kernel Oil
Apricot Kernel Oil is rich in GLA (gamma linolenic acid) which helps the skin retain its natural balance, keeping your skin moisturized all day long (and yes a healthy glow too!).
This light organic oil absorbs quickly into the skin and has anti-ageing properties. Its anti-inflammatory properties can help to soothe sunburnt skin as well as skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.
It is also gentle on the skin and can be used on babies and children.
Wrinkled, Aging skin: Barbary Fig Oil
Barbary fig oil is one superstar oil.
Moroccans need to harvest 8 tonnes of the barbary fig fruit just to produce 1 litre of oil! This explains its high price tag - it’s one of the most expensive oils in the market.
But, its beautifying benefits are second to none.
That’s because barbary fig oil has the highest amounts of Vitamin E. Also, it contains high amounts of other beautifying goodness such as essential fatty acids, polyphenols and antioxidants.
It’s 3-4 times more potent than the already-potent argan oil. This oil does wonders to the skin! It can help to
- Reduce and prevent wrinkles
- Stimulate cell renewal in your skin
- Soothe sunburn and rosacea
- Heal scars
- Firm and tighten your skin
- Moisturize and revitalize skin
There are different grades of the oil and the lower and cheaper options tend to have been bleached, blended and refined. This means the wonderful benefits of this oil has been stripped away. Be sure to purchase only pure organic barbary fig oil such as Saffron & Rose’s Organic Barbary Fig Oil, to enjoy its powerful anti-aging benefits.
A few drops are enough to work their magic, which makes a small bottle of this potent multipurpose oil last for several months. Highly processed barbary fig oils are clear and light yellow in colour. The high-quality cold pressed ones are warmer in colour.
Rough, Uneven Skin: Coconut Oil
Coconut oil has been and still is a big hit in the beauty community in the recent years. It has many multiple uses - it can be used in the kitchen, as an oil cleanser and even as part of your dental care routine.
One good thing about coconut oil is that it can smooth and nourish the skin on your body like no other oil can.Slather some cold-pressed organic coconut oil - like the Innoscent 100% organic Virgin Coconut Oil everyday and you can see the results of a smoother, moisturised skin with a healthy glow. If you have super dry skin or rashes, your skin will benefit from the goodness of coconut oil.
However, those with very oily skin or are more blemish-prone may want to take some precaution. Coconut oil is more comedogenic than other oils which means that it is more likely to clog our pores.
There are many articles that rave about the benefits of using coconut oil to treat acne due to its anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. Our advice would be to try on a small skin patch first and see how your skin reacts to it!
Coconut oil is also known to be beneficial for hair and as a natural remedy for growing thicker and stronger hair. If you have dry or damaged hair, use the coconut oil as a weekly hair mask. Massage just a small amount of coconut oil on your hair and shampoo it off clean after 30 minutes.
Be sure to get a high-quality organic, cold-pressed coconut oil to get maximum benefits from Mother Nature! (tip: 100% natural and unrefined natural coconut oil will solidify at temperatures below 25 degrees celsius.)
Shop our range of organic oils and start reaping the benefits of using oil in your beauty regime!