By: Marty S.
Oils used to have such a terrible reputation in the beauty care industry. For a long time, we were scared of oils because we feared that they would make our skin greasy and more prone to acne. Soon, “oil-free” became a very popular phrase to see on beauty products: oil-free cleanser, oil-free moisturizer, oil-free lotion, et cetera. However, as it turns out, “oil-free” did not guarantee skin care success, and for many people, using these oil-free products created more problems than solutions, usually in the form of acne, inflammation, and redness.
Fortunately, we as a collective have come to our senses and have now realized just how beneficial natural oils can be for your skin. But if you are familiar with Ayurveda, you didn’t need to be told otherwise in the first place. Natural oils have a rich history in Ayurveda and have long been the key to getting stunning skin. Today, you will learn of 5 Ayurvedic oils that can reduce the appearance of dark spots, wrinkles, and acne. If you are on the fence about using oils in your daily skin care routine, we hope this information will help you embrace natural oils so you can get the beautiful skin you deserve.
1. Sweet Almond Oil For Skin
One of the reasons why you should use oils in your skin care routine is that many of them contain fatty acids. Fatty acids are essential because they accomplish two things. First, they help nourish your skin. When your skin is dry and dehydrated, fine lines and wrinkles may start to look more prominent. A facial lotion usually isn’t enough to moisturize your skin because the formulation only allows it to address the upper layers and surface of your skin. However, fatty acids can travel deeper within your skin and nourish it effectively.
Sweet almond oil is one such natural ingredient that can deeply nourish your skin. It has a well-respected history in Ayurveda for its anti-aging benefits. You can use sweet almond oil by itself or as part of a high-quality, formulated product to massage it into your skin and make sure that your skin absorbs all of the fatty acids this oil has to offer. Also, read Sweet Almond Oil Is a Must for Under Eye Circles, Crow's feet.
Related: Apsara Skin Care’s Sweet Almond & Wheatgerm Facial Serum can nourish your skin, fade your fine lines, and won’t leave your skin oily or greasy.
2. Wheat Germ Oil For Skin
The second benefit of fatty acids is that they can keep your skin moisturized for longer periods of time. Sometimes, when your skin is malnourished or damaged, it may start losing more of its moisture to the atmosphere; this is called “transepidermal water loss”. The result of this is dry, dehydrated skin. To mitigate transepidermal water loss, you need to restore your skin’s natural barrier so that your skin cells are able to hold onto more moisture. Fatty acids help in this regard by replenishing your skin cells and keeping them healthy. By regularly nourishing your skin with fatty acids from a natural oil, you can ensure that your skin becomes less prone to dryness in the future.
Another great natural oil to use on your skin is wheat germ oil. Because of how popular wheat germ oil has been in Ayurveda for its anti-aging benefits, it is no coincidence that we have combined it with sweet almond oil to produce our Sweet Almond & Wheatgerm Facial Serum, which has amazing age defense properties.
3. Rosehip Oil Skin Benefits
Even if you ignore the benefits of fatty acids from natural oils, there are still plenty of natural oils worth using on your skin, especially if you have dark spots, wrinkles, or acne. For example, many natural oils contain nutrients and other compounds that are good for the health of your skin. Sweet almond oil and wheat germ oil both contain Vitamin E, an amazing antioxidant that can reduce free radical damage. Rosehip oil has been known in Ayurveda to help fade the appearance of scars, marks, and dark spots because it is a good source of Vitamin A and Vitamin C. Both of these vitamins work together to enhance the look and feel of your skin; Vitamin A encourages cell turnover while Vitamin C has been known to promote collagen production. This means that as you nourish your skin with the fatty acids from rosehip oil, you can also expect to see skin that is even and youthful in a matter of time. Also, read Use Rosehip Oil for Discoloration and Wrinkles.
If you want to fade lines and wrinkles and nourish your skin at the same time, then you must try our Rosehip & Citrus Nighttime Facial Serum, which many of our users swear by.
4. Jojoba Oil For Skin
As we had mentioned in the intro, a lot of people didn’t want to use natural oils because they were worried about what they would do to their acne. However, as it turns out, there are natural oils that can reduce your acne breakouts and clear up your skin. One common cause of acne is undernourished skin. When your skin is dry and irritated, it will often generate a lot of sebum (your skin’s natural oil) in order to protect itself, but this sebum can clog up your pores and allow acne to develop. If you used oil-free products, this was a huge problem because those products could dry out your skin and create a terrible cycle where your acne is worse off.
However, jojoba oil usually has the opposite effect. It is thought that because jojoba oil is structurally similar to sebum, the presence of jojoba oil signals your skin to stop pumping out sebum to nourish itself. Moreover, jojoba oil can be absorbed quickly by your skin and won’t leave it feeling greasy. When your pores aren’t regularly clogged by sebum, your chances of developing acne go down, and the fatty acids in jojoba oil can start nourishing your skin so that any acne marks or scars start to diminish in appearance. Also, read 8 DIY Remedies Using Jojoba Oil for Acne, Anti-Aging Scars.
At Apsara Skin Care, our Jojoba Facial Serum contains what else? Jojoba oil! Use this product to nourish oily and acne-prone skin naturally.
5. Castor Oil For Acne
Speaking of acne, another great oil to use on your skin is castor oil. Castor oil has been well-known in Ayurveda to unclog your congested pores and dissolve any dirt, grime, and other impurities that may be hiding them. Cleaner pores can reduce acne breakouts as well as blackheads and whiteheads. Plus, castor oil has anti-inflammatory properties, perfect for calming your skin down and minimizing redness, itchiness, and swelling. Also, read 5 Castor Oil Home Remedies to Make Acne, Blackheads, Pores & Wrinkles Disappear
The only disadvantage of using castor oil is that it is very viscous. Using it by itself might make your skin greasy and could result in more acne. Fortunately, you can combine castor oil with carrier oils like jojoba oil to get all of its benefits straight to your skin.
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