5 Nourishing oils for your skin and hair + homemade facial masks
Would you like to discover natural skin care and hair care products all in one, that can make you gorgeously beautiful from head to toe and that contain no harmful chemicals? If yes, this article is for you. Let’s talk about 5 amazing nourishing oils for the beauty of your skin and hair:
1) Olive oil – goodness for your skin and hair!
This oil might sound familiar and, probably, you encounter the bottle of olive oil in your kitchen every day without knowing about its amazing benefits. Rich in vitamins (such as A, B, E, D, K), olive oil is very beneficial both for your hair and skin.
I, personally, love using it as my after shower body lotion. It makes my skin feel baby soft and nourished. Rich in vitamins and antioxidants, olive oil can be used as a natural face moisturizer. You can also add a little bit olive oil into your bathtub for a pleasant and healthy soak.
Olive oil can also provide great relief to damaged hair and give new life to dry strands, hydrating, moisturizing and gently caring for your locks.
Quick tip: Homemade beauty recipe with the use of olive oil:
To make natural nourishing body mist – mix olive oil and water in a spray bottle in proportions that you like (good proportion would be 5 table spoons of olive oil and 1 litter of water), you can add 2 drops of essential oil of your choice for pleasant odor (I, personally, love rose essential oil or lemon essential oil). Then, every time you go out of the shower, shake the bottle and mist yourself with this natural homemade moisturizer and gently massage the product into your skin. Your body will feel amazingly soft and nourished.
2) Go “au naturel” using coconut oil.
Coconut oil can be used for various beauty purposes. This oil can gently care for your face, body, hair and nails.
Coconut oil is my personal favorite! Not only this wonder oil smells amazing, but it also can help prevent aging process, fighting free radicals and nourishing the skin. Coconut oil can be used for sunbathing or it can be your natural soothing beauty treatment for after sun exposure. It’s also a wonderful makeup remover!
Many hair care products and, especially, conditioners have coconut oil in the list of ingredients and this is no accident. Coconut oil can easily penetrate hair follicles and nourish your locks from within. If you use coconut oil hair mask for deep-conditioning once a week – you will see an amazing difference in the way your hair looks, feels and shines. Just apply coconut oil on your hair (you can warm it up a little bit, but make sure it’s not too hot, it must be comfortable to touch); massage the oil into your scalp and spread the rest on the length of your hair; leave it sit on your head for at least 30 minutes (the longer – the better), then, wash and condition, as usual.
Quick tip: Homemade beauty recipe with the use of coconut oil:
You can treat yourself with inexpensive spa experience by creating this simple natural body scrub: mix coconut oil (it should be liquid) with half cup of brown sugar. Add as much oil as you need, until you obtain the paste (it shouldn’t be too liquidy), then, add a couple of drops of essential oil of your choice for better odor. For example, I love orange essential oil, it will add wonderful scent to your homemade beauty treatment and, by the way, orange essential oil is known to be the one that lifts up one’s mood and brings peace and happiness to the mind. Gently massage your body with this amazing exfoliating beauty treatment while in the shower, concentrating on areas where you might have cellulite or stretch marks, avoiding the delicate area around your chest. Your body will feel very soft and tender.
3) The wonders of argan oil
Argan oil is one of the most popular hair therapy treatments available on the market. It’s, actually, celebrities secret weapon for beautiful glowing skin and shiny hair. This oil is full of essential fatty acids and very rich in vitamin E (even richer than olive oil); it also contains vitamin F, therefore, argan oil can be used as an overall natural moisturizer for facial skin, hands, body and hair. Thanks to its nourishing and moisturizing properties, argan oil can help add silky smooth feel to your hair, boosting vitality and healthy shine of your locks, as well as add youthful glow to your skin. Argan oil is very light weight, it penetrates the skin quite quickly and easily, without living greasy feeling; it also has great anti-ageing properties! Argan oil can easily replace your eye cream and gently care and protect the delicate area around your eyes.
Quick tip: Homemade facial mask with the use of argan oil:
To prepare moisturizing and rejuvenating homemade facial mask you will need some oatmeal, honey and argan oil. Place 2 table spoons of oats in a bowl and add a little bit of warm water (not hot, just warm), wait until the oats get very soft; add one table spoon of argan oil and 1 tea spoon of liquid honey (make sure you are not allergic to any of the ingredients).
Keep this mask on your face for about 10 minutes (avoid the gentle eye area); rinse with lukewarm, then cold water. This mask can help nourish and rejuvenate your skin, adding beautiful healthy glow.
4) Sweet almond oil for beauty
Sweet almond oil is rich in vitamins E and K and essential fatty acids, it can help protect your skin from free radicals and environmental aggressions.
Sweet almond oil has very pleasant smell and can be used for softening the skin of your face, hands, body, as well as for rejuvenating your hair. When used on the hair, almond oil helps nourish and repair your locks, making them soft and more easily manageable. Rich in vitamins, almond oil can be an excellent face moisturizer. (Avoid this oil if you are allergic to nuts.)
Quick tip: Homemade facial mask with the use of sweet almond oil:
To prepare homemade nourishing facial mask for prevention of fine lines and wrinkles mix 1 egg yolk with 1 table spoon of almond oil and add 1 tea spoon of honey (make sure you aren’t allergic to any of the ingredients). Apply this mask on your face, avoiding eye area, for about 10 minutes and then, rinse with lukewarm water. This face mask will nourish your skin, giving it slightly “lifting” effect.
5) Avocado oil – friend of our beauty!
Avocado, in some countries, is called the fruit of youth.
Rich in vitamins A, E, D, B1, B2, K, PP and essential fatty acids, which are extremely beneficial for your skin, avocado oil can bring amazing benefits to your whole system and can be used both internally and externally. This oil is very effective in fighting ageing process, it easily absorbs into the skin and can be used for practically all skin types. Hydrating and softening the skin, avocado oil helps nourish it with natural beneficial nutrients and vitamins, stimulating collagen production. During the summer avocado oil can protect your skin from damaging sun rays and during the winter – it can efficiently protect your skin from the cold and harsh weather. Avocado oil can also bring amazing benefits to your hair, thanks to the high concentration of monounsaturated fats, it helps to retain moisture inside the hair cuticles, strengthening and nourishing your locks. Avocado oil can also be used for hydrating the gentle skin around your eyes.
Quick tip: Homemade facial mask with the use of avocado oil:
To prepare this hydrating and nourishing face mask you will need only two ingredients: avocado fruit and avocado oil. Crush avocado fruit, turning it into a soft paste and add 1 table spoon of avocado oil. After mixing well these two ingredients, apply the mask on your face for about 10 minutes and then, rinse with lukewarm water. This homemade face treatment will efficiently hydrate and nourish your skin, relieving dryness; it will make your skin soft, smooth and glowing.
Homemade beauty treatments and facial masks can bring only amazing benefits to your skin, because these ingredients don’t contain any harmful chemicals (but before doing homemade face or body treatments make sure you aren’t allergic to any of mentioned ingredients).
I hope you found these beauty tips useful. Please feel free to comment and share your own homemade facial masks recipes and tips on how do you like to use natural oils for the beauty of your skin and hair.