A buttery milky soft smooth baby skin is one of the world’s greatest non-gender biased desire. Unfortunately, many off-the-shelf face creams have questionable synthetic ingredients that are neither good for you nor the planet. So we are pleased to bring to you the new natural (organic) plant-based go-to moisturizers for a healthier, more affordable skin-care routine.

Well, not all of them are cheap but believe me when I say the benefits are worth the input. These ranging from moisturizing and alleviating dry skin to treating skin ailments and complications. However, conduct a patch test first by rubbing oil onto a small inconspicuous part of your skin. Leave it on for at least 48 hours to make sure there are no adverse reactions. Let’s explore now:

Coconut oil: This is a favorite of the tropics. As much as it makes delicious healthy meals, natural coconut oil has cleansing and therapeutic properties.  It also has antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory benefits that can make it effective against eczema, psoriasis, skin infections, acne and sunburn symptoms. It is also a makeup remover, facial scrub and might help combat wrinkles and signs of aging.  It is a non-greasy oil that prevents dry, itchy and scaling skin by rubbing the solid oil in your hands to melt it and massaging it into the skin consistently. It’s best to stick with the natural solid one and avoid the liquid processed one because it has been stripped of its much needed lauric acid.

Jojoba oil: Jojoba (Simmondsia Chinensis), a famous shrub of the arid Southwestern United States and Mexico, has numerous nourishing vitamins and minerals stored in its nuts from which the oil is produced. It has many beauty benefits including anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, modulates sebum production in the skin, and can be an effective acne fighter. However, be sure not to ingest it.

Olive oil: This natural ultra-healthy Mediterranean must-have kitchen ingredient is promising a lot in terms of skin care. It’s loaded with basic vitamins including A, D, E & K, and antioxidants that prevent premature aging and protects skin after sun exposure. It also has antibacterial properties to reduce wrinkles. Effectively moisturize your skin and even mix it with sea salt to make a good exfoliating scrub.

Argan oil: Morocco’s staple argan tree (Argania Spinosa) brings forth fruits which are ground and pressed to create this versatile oil. This natural oil is rich in vitamins A and E, antioxidants, and fatty acids like omega 9 and omega 6. For centuries, Argan oil has been used for combating acne, skin infections, bug bites and skin rashes due to its anti-inflammatory, antifungal, and antimicrobial properties. It doesn’t clog skin pores.

Vitamin E oil: This oil is made from vegetable oils like soybean oil which offers a treasure trove of skin benefits from its antioxidants. It’s used for healing wounds, moisturizing skin, treating sunburns, and relieving itching and dry skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis.

Avocado oil/jipambe

Avocado oil: The edible pulp of avocado is pressed into an oil, rich in fatty acids, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that benefit the skin. Its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties help heal wounds, sunburns, psoriasis, and acne. Pure avocado oil is very thick and heavy and quickly absorbs into the skin without leaving a greasy feeling. It’s best for dry skin.

 

Rosehip seed oil: From Chile’s wild rose bushes comes the rosehip fruits whose seeds are pressed to make an antioxidant-vitamin-essential fatty acid-rich oil with a long history of use as a healing agent by the Mayans, Native Americans, and other cultures. It hydrates, improves skin tone, stimulates collagen production, soothes sun damage, minimizes age spots, and reduces acne scarring, eczema and possibly rosacea. Rosehip seed oil keeps your skin soft and supple.

Marula oil: From Southern Africa’s Marula (Sclerocarya birrea) tree nuts, comes the sole source of the skin-enhancing vitamin-fatty acid-antioxidant-rich marula oil. This light non-greasy absorbent oil enriched with antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties helps reverse sun damage, builds collagen to prevent aging, boosts skin cell growth, prevents eczema, moisturizes and protects skin from environmental wear and tear. It’s harvested by female-run collectives, so please help these women gain economic and social independence by using Marula oil.

There you have it! Instead of going for costly off-the-shelf oils, try the natural organic oils that are widely available in the market today. Nature has all we need for a glowing radiant healthy skin.#Rewordit

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