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They Said Coconut Oil Was Good For Your Skin. Here’s What They Didn’t Tell You

If you thought that applying oil onto an already oily skin is the worst thing ever, you are definitely wrong. You probably spent years and an entire fortune in the search for the best oil-free skin care products that will diminish those nasty blemishes and moisturize your skin.

This article will help you understand why using product enriched with natural oils is the greatest thing you can do for your skin. Oil nourishes skin and makes it silky. It helps the skin absorb the active ingredients from the product you are using. In this way your skin will get the maximum benefit from the product, regardless of whether it is a lotion, cleansing milk or any other skincare product.

The best oils for your skin type

Rosehip oil
It is great for uneven skin, scars, fine lines, and acne-prone skin. Rosehip oil is an excellent anti-aging product.

It goes deep in the skin where it stimulates the regeneration of cells and the production of collage. Rosehip oil is abundant in vitamin C, omega-3 fatty acids and omega-6 fats. Each of these heals scar tissue and relieves inflammation. Rosehip oil contains retinoic acid which keeps you ‘safe’ from fine lines and wrinkles. Yes, we all love this anti-aging stuff. If by any chance you did not know it, retinoic acid is the main ingredient in retinol products.

In addition to its anti-aging potential, rosehip oil is also packed with linoleic acid, which repairs acne-prone skin, reduces scarring and blemishes. Of course, you can combine it with other beneficial ingredients as well. Dermatologists say that it can prevent nasty breakouts. Say ‘hi’ to your clear, radiant skin!

Coconut oil
It is great for normal, sensitive and/or dry skin, and eczema

Coconut oil does miracle for super sensitive skin types. It has strong anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-inflammatory properties. Its small molecular structure makes it easily absorbable, and your skin becomes softer and smoother than ever.

Coconut oil is high in medium-chain fats, and these seal the moisture in your skin, which makes this oil an excellent remedy for eczema and other skin problems. You can use it throughout the entire year. It will not only protect your skin during cold, windy days, it will also moisturize it after you spend the day laying on the beach. Lauric acid found in coconut oil protects the upper layer of your skin, which means it is great topical remedy for dry, rough skin.
Extra virgin olive oil
It is great for dry, dehydrated skin

Extra virgin olive oil is one of the best moisturizers you can get, due to its high content of fatty acids, vitamins A and E. scientists have found that it is pretty similar to the natural oils in your skin which is why it is easily absorbed in the skin and makes it more elastic.

Olive oil contains important antioxidants that aid in the prevention of skin cancer. But, if your skin is prone to acne, you may want to avoid using this oil, because it will only give you more blemishes. Add it to your bath or apply it on your skin before you take a shower. The heat will help your skin absorb more of the moisture. All you have to do is pat dry the excess. It is more than a magic!

Sesame oil
It is great for those who like tanning and wound-prone skin types

Sesame oil is more than a cooking oil, and it sure deserves a greater popularity. This golden oil is great everyday skincare product. It provides an excellent protection, pretty much the same you get from your regular sunscreen. Sesame oil protects skin from sun damage and resists about 30% of UV rays. Another great thing is that sesame oil also heals wounds faster, thanks to its antibacterial potential. Apply it to minor cuts and wounds so they can heal faster. Use it to treat skin problems like psoriasis and eczema.

Sesame oil is an excellent skin moisturizer and nourishing product. Some like to use it for its anti-inflammatory properties. Sesame oil contains sesamol, vitamin E and other mighty antioxidants that fight and prevent free radical damage. Thanks to its high viscosity, sesame oil penetrates inside your skin where it repairs damaged skin cells and nourishes the inner skin layers.