Even though there are many options like skin care products and treatments, most people are scared of the side effects that most products produce. So we choose natural remedies for our skin care which includes natural oils. There are a few natural oils used in skincare which fulfill these criteria.
Breakouts, dry patches, sun burns, frost bite, you name it. Our skin endures a lot throughout the seasons. Every type of weather poses its unique challenges to our epidermis, and with winter approaching, we have to take special care of our skin. Whether you’re dealing with particular issues such as eczema or acne or you’re blessed with healthy skin, the products you use should be carefully chosen. Conventional moisturizers and emollients often contain chemicals such as parabens and phthalates that can irritate sensitive skin and create problems down the line, even for so-called ‘normal’ skin. Not to mention that these kinds of products are often tested on animals.
Using plant-based and homemade lotions and creams is the way to go if you want to protect your skin this season and have healthy glowing skin that defies aging all year long. Unfamiliar with the world of chemical-free, gentle cosmetics? Here are 5 natural oils that you should get to know:
1. Marula Oil
If you’ve been looking for a natural product that works equally well for your dry skin and breakouts, marula oil is the answer. This oil, derived from the fruit kernel of the Sclerocarya birrea tree originating from South Africa, is rich in oleic and palmitic acids, two fatty acids that are very similar to those found naturally in our skin’s outer layer, the epidermis. The presence of these fatty acids means that marula oil is non-irritating and easily penetrates our skin, leaving it hydrated and moisturized for hours as they inhibit transepidermal water loss.