We have all been preparing for the wedding season and the upcoming winter months have been busy with festivities and weddings, from planning our outfits to the décor of our house to the menu and many such intricate details, we do end up forgetting ourselves and the dryness the winters cause. All this shopping and stress can be tiring, and this exhaustion is not something you want on your face when everything around you is looking beautiful and awe-inspiring.
Make-up is something that can cover up your tiredness, but will not add to the suppleness and shine of your skin. For many years Ayurveda has been using and encouraging face oils in every skincare routine but, despite it being such an important part of a skincare routine, this is something that we often tend to miss.
Face oils come with the misconception that it would add to the oiliness of their skin, thus making it more prone to breakouts, which is why many people do not prefer it, either because of their skin type or because of the lack of knowledge about it. To break the first misconceptions about it, face oils do not increase the oiliness of your skin, instead, it moisturizes and nourishes your skin. Face oils strengthen the skin barrier and make the skin pliable and glowing. They have high antioxidant content and therefore can be beneficial for your skin in many ways. Coming to the second kind of people who do not know or are confused about which one to choose, then you are at the right place.
From neutralizing free radicals to protecting against UV rays and pollutants to regulating sebum production or improving the elasticity and firmness of your skin, face oils have a lot of benefits. It not only provides protection from sunlight and wrinkles but also reduces fine lines and sunspots.
So this wedding season, try these four facial oils and glow the brightest in the crowd.
Packed with vitamin E, vitamin A, omega-3 fatty acids, and zinc, Almond oil helps to nourish the skin and revitalizes its natural glow. The vitamin-A present in it helps in the production of new cells which reduces fine lines and helps in anti-aging. Vitamin E present prevents cell damage which can be caused due to free radicals and UV rays of the sun. Omega-3 fatty acid and zinc help to heal scars and wounds.
Almond oil is light and non-greasy which makes it easily absorbent, without making it oily or sticky. A gentle massage with this helps to lighten skin tone and reduces puffiness and dark circles around the eyes.
Loaded with flavonoids and polyphenols both which helps to increase cell generation, regular massage with virgin olive oil gives your skin not only a youthful appearance but also reduces dullness. Vitamin E present in this oil is the main anti-oxidant that boosts production of collagen and helps in anti-aging.
Virgin olive oil is one of those efficient oils, that work on your eyelashes as well for fuller growth. This makes it a great addition for a beautiful and healthy you.
It protects the skin from harmful UV rays and acts as a natural sunscreen. Omega-6 and omega-9 fatty acids present in it combat dry skin, and the high amount of squalene hydrates the skin and leaves the skin moisturized. Its anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties help in the treatment of hyperpigmentation and/or any fungal or bacterial infections. The presence of linoleic acid acts as a barrier preventing the skin from becoming too dry, especially during winter.
For people suffering through skin dryness, castor oil is the best facial oil. Being dense in fatty acids that have emollient properties, it moisturizes the skin and prevents it from it being flaky and dry. Packed with collagen, this oil helps in repair and rejuvenate dull skin cells and has anti-aging properties. Its antibacterial character also helps to combat pimples, acne, and blackheads, thus keeping acne causing bacteria at bay.
Regular massages with this oil can increase and improve the complexion and the appearance of your skin. You can also use it to brush your eye lashes, since it also boosts the growth of eyebrows and eyelashes.
The consistency of this oil makes it a little tedious to apply, but it is one of the very prominent choices for beauty and skincare routines.
For people with dry or normal skin, there cannot be a better oil than virgin coconut oil. Its emollient properties keep the skin not only moisturized and hydrated but also the linoleic acid in it retains the moisture of the skin, whereas the lauric acid helps to reduce inflammation and irritation due to its antibacterial properties in it.
Along with the above-mentioned properties, it is also ideal for reducing puffiness of the eyes and dark circles, and its effective in curbing skin infections, rashes, and itchiness in winter. Its therapeutic properties reduce skin pigmentation and absorb deep into the skin to make it more soft, supple, and smooth.
We hope this helps you to attain a healthy and glowing skin!
Stay tuned for more such natural tips to enhance your health.
At Multano, we are passionate about helping people make their lives healthier and happier. All information provided in this article is researched and authenticated by qualified experts. We are dedicated to providing reliable and accurate information to our readers. However, please use the information provided here with discretion. Any changes in medication/diet must be done with the approval of your treating medical practitioner/Dietician only.