Top 4 Beauty Oils & Best Ways to Use Them

Beauty news flash: “oil free” is on its way out. What’s been long feared as a pore clogger and pimple trigger is now being slathered on, soaked up and raved about for surprisingly opposite effects. Oil hasn’t always been considered the bad guy. In fact, women throughout history have relied on it to soften skin and smooth hair–long before little bottles of the stuff conveniently started showing up on store shelves.

Choose pure, natural oils for the best results

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What worked for Cleopatra can certainly work for you–just be sure to choose pure, natural oils, as they deliver the most potent plant nutrients to provide real beauty benefits. Here are some of your most exquisite options, as well as ways to easily add them to your routine:

Jump for jojoba!
Flaky scalp? Rough heels? Brittle hair? There’s an oil for that. It’s called jojoba, and it comes from the seeds of the jojoba plant, a tough, thick-leafed shrub that thrives in dry desert climates. Apply jojoba oil directly to problematic patches–it penetrates quickly and delivers skin-supporting essential fatty acids, vitamin E and minerals. My top pick: Desert Essence 100% Pure Jojoba Oil. A little goes a long way, and it’s free of pore-clogging preservatives.

Ask me about argan oil
You’ll get nothing but rave reviews. Known as “liquid gold,” this lightweight, amber-colored oil is extracted from the nut of a fruit dangling from thorny trees in southwest Morocco. Finger-comb a small amount through damp hair or smooth into freshly cleansed skin for intense moisturizing effects. But buyers beware: products labeled “Morrocan Oil” may not be 100% pure and will pour out thick, gooey and yellow. I count on Acure Organics Argan Oil, which is certified organic, luxuriously silky and de-frizzes my hair even on the most humid of days.

Catch the coconut oil craze
A true tropical treasure, coconut oil is an aromatic waxy substance pressed from the white “meat” of fresh coconuts. It’s loaded with beneficial fatty acids and antioxidants, making it a popular cooking oil for everything from popping popcorn to baking brownies. Beyond the kitchen, it’s a magical moisturizer that’s been used by women around the world for centuries to nourish skin and hair. Try Vitacost Certified Organic Extra Virgin  Coconut Oil. It comes in a giant 54 oz. jar–more than enough to experiment with those DIY beauty recipes!

Ahhhhh“–almond oil
Almonds are a smart snack choice, but they’re brilliant when added to your skincare routine. With a rich, velvety texture and naturally sweet scent, almond oil glides on great for massages, or swirl a few drops into your bath for a skin-softening soak. I like Life-Flo Pure Almond Oil because it’s cold pressed with just a touch of vitamin E to extend freshness. Bonus use: Almond oil makes a great “carrier” for your favorite essential oils, which are too potent to apply directly to skin. Just mix a few drops with about two tablespoons of oil and use on skin, scalp or hair.

 

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The Beauty Boss blogs are compiled by our staff editors Rebecca Chopin and Katie Kaleita, who work closely with the Vitacost.com beauty department experts to bring you the most relevant, up-to-date information on natural beauty and anti-aging tips and trends.

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6 comments on «Top 4 Beauty Oils & Best Ways to Use Them»

  1. Bonnie Perkins says:

    I am surprised that you did not include Shea butter in your oils. It has vitamins A & E as well as anti inflammatory properties. Great for hair and skin

  2. Mirela says:

    Hi,
    I need a face oil to use on sunny days.
    What do you recommend?

  3. Christal says:

    Hey, You recommend Argon oil. I ordered some from vitacost and it broke my facial skin out terribly! I had a rash and dry, peeling skin that took about two weeks to clear up. I googled it and found that lots of people have this alergic reaction. I think you should caution people about it. I sure wish I would have read up more on it before I bought it. I just heard so many advertisements….should have read reviews (the real story) first. Just saying….

  4. Judy says:

    I use argon oil on my hair after I shampoo and then put some on my face, it worked just fine for me. I am very fair skin and it is also very sensitive too. Go figure!!!!

  5. rich says:

    which is the best oil for body breast massager

  6. Kooky says:

    try lard (pig fat) or mutton fat for body breast massage.

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