Achieving a beautiful skin doesn’t need a cocktail of ingredients and a tedious 10 or more steps routine daily. While we know that diet, hygiene, healthy lifestyle (smoking no cigarette, doing physical chores, exercise if you can, avoiding stress), sleeping early for at least 7 hours a day, not staying too long under the sun, are the precursors to beautiful skin. The rest are just extras. But of course, if you do those extras, you’d be sure to be rewarded with the optimum skin health you are looking for. What we mean by extras are moisturizing, toning, spa, massaging or for short- pampering it. And pampering means not giving it harmful chemicals.

There are several ways that you can pamper your skin naturally and cost- effectively. You don’t need to buy those largely- endorsed expensive creams or series of facial care sets to achieve more or less the same results. Depending on your skin need, you can aid it with natural oils.

Natural oils are always the best option if you want to start a healthy skin routine. They don’t have harmful ingredients that can damage your skin in the long run, if used moderately (of course).

There are two types of oils- Essential and Carrier. Essential oils are derived from barks, roots and leaves of plants such as lavender, sandalwood, rose, peppermint, while Carrier Oils are vegetable oils that are derived from the seeds, kernels or nuts of plants such as coconut, jojoba, argan, almond, avocado and so on. Why natural oils are better skin regimen than any of those off- the- shelf creams or serums? Because oils are versatile and can be used in many ways. Essential oils can be diffused for aromatherapy, pesticide, or cleaning aids, while carrier oils can be used for cooking.  

Not all oils derived from seeds are considered carrier or vegetable oils. If compounds extracted from plants and the oils capture the plant’s scent, flavor or “essence”, this gives the oil its characteristic to fall under the Essential oils.

It is important to note that every oil has different properties and vitamin content, and look for cold- pressed because the heat process kills the vitamins and other components of the oil. Another thing is that,

Choosing the right brand may be challenging. Greenfields Jordan is a trustable source for high- quality, organically- grown oils that will surely provide the ultimate benefit for your skin and overall health. Their oils are processed through cold- pressed procedure in sterile laboratory to maintain the potency of their produce.

Here are some of the oils that we believe you should have in your vanity kit.

Essential Oils

CARDAMOM OIL

It is derived from cardamom seeds and is rich with Vitamin C and manganese. It works as a powerful anti-oxidant as well as it detoxifies our entire body breaking down free radicals in the cells. If your skin is prone to acne, this oil gets rid of the bad bacteria that enters the follicles because of its anti- bacterial properties. Not many people are familiar of the benefits from this oil. Aside from culinary purposes, cardamom oil can be a treatment for stomach ulcers too as it aids in strengthening the mucous lining. It has a nice minty smell which for centuries are added to perfumes.

CARROT OIL

Made from wild carrot seeds, this natural sunscreen essential can protect the skin from ultraviolet rays. It has potent antiaging properties due to its rich content of vitamins A, C, and E, and Beta-carotene which is a precursor to vitamin A– the vitamin responsible for cell regeneration—so when it’s applied topically, it steps up the skin’s rate of cell turnover, bringing the younger, healthier skin cells to the surface. It is capable of infusing into the skin to restore the lost moisture which happens due to evaporation and forms a protective coating on the skin helping them to retain their natural moisture levels.

But take note, mix it with almond or coconut oil before applying it on your skin because pure carrot oil can cause redness or a burning sensation.

Carrier Oils

ARGAN OIL

This is the most expensive of oil in the world because of its rarity and the time- consuming labourous process of extraction. Derived from the Argan tree nuts originated and cultivated in Morocco which is considered a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, this oil is one of the lightest in the category. It is said that the farmers allow the goats to climb the trees to eat off the ripe fruits and the spitted out seeds are collected and cracked in facilities before it is processed.

It can be used for culinary purposes and for skin and hair. It is rich in phenolic compounds and fatty acids such as oleic, palmitic, stearic and linoleic, and has a high Omega- 6 content. It has countless of benefits that are proven to be good for the skin and hair. It is light there it can penetrate to your skin fast. Argan oil can help regulate sebum production to keep your skin from getting break outs.

COCONUT OIL

Made from the flesh of the coconut, this is one of the versatile oils too that you will need in your pantry and vanity kit. You can cook with coconut oil with its nutty flavour and given its LDL- mimicking properties, it blocks the bad cholesterol from entering your system. It is a saturated fat but also it is high in lauric acid which enables it to do so. If you are confused about using coconut oil for cooking or as supplement, then know that it is overall good. It is used for weight loss, boost immune system and cures yeast infections, if taken orally with 1 teaspoon a day on an empty stomach.

Coconut oils are good carrier oils that you can mix to your essential oils as a moisturizer. You can use a small amount on a damp skin to seal the moisture. Its anti-bacterial properties help fight off bad bacteria overgrowth in your skin.

Natural oils are good both ways. You can use it to boost your skin health orally or topically. But of course, moderation is the key. If you plan to switch to natural oils for skin care, apply oils twice a week with intervals. And don’t forget to drink plenty of water everyday!

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