Plant oils can help detoxify, ward off the signs of aging, and treat a bevy of skin disorders. Talk about sustainable resources. And they’re not just for the winter season.
Here’s a quick briefing on some lesser known oils and how to take advantage of their skin-benefiting abilities:
Why you need it: Plagued with acne? Suffering from dry skin? Pretty much everyone benefits from this natural detoxifier. Carrot oil, cultivated primarily in Europe and the US, is noted for its rejuvenation properties and success in treating problem skin disorders (including eczema, acne, and psoriasis). Beta carotene and vitamin A make it a parched complexion’s best friend.
Find it: Shea Terra’s Nighttime Nourishment Nutrient Facial SerumEvening Primrose Oil
Why You Need It: Looking for the ultimate “anti-aging” oil? Evening primrose is it. This oil is loaded with Omega 6 fatty acids AKA the key to glorious skin. These essential fatty acids, or EFAs, are totally essential for your body to maintain healthy cell structure and promote skin elasticity. If that isn’t enough, the oil’s anti-inflammatory properties can also help combat the occasional breakout.
Why You Need It: Jojoba (which is actually a liquid wax) has a long history of therapeutic use. Native Americans would use it to create a healing skin and scalp salve by melting and softening the seeds. Packed with alpha, delta, and gamma tocopherols (all different forms of vitamin E), Jojoba mimics the natural sebum structure found in our ski and is the perfect moisturizer for all skin types.
Find it: [Madara’s Ecoface Deep Moisture Cream
Why You Need It: Seabuckthorn oil contains a high amount of antioxidants that protect against free radical damage (a trigger of premature aging). Loaded with beta carotene, the bright red oil helps slow down the signs of aging while well repairing the skin. Those with sensitive or mature skin will want to stock up!
Find It: [Jiade’s Truly Organic Healing Serum]