Oils are one of the oldest, if not the oldest, substances used for skin care. There are many different oils that can be used on the skin.
The natural moisturising oils for skin are extracted from some fruits. They have many healing properties for the skin. They moisturise the skin, relieves itchiness, and sooths irritated skin. They also add shine and glow to your skin. They also have anti-ageing properties, retains the elasticity of skin, protects the skin from sun damage, rejuvenates the skin and can be used as a make-up remover.
Fruit oils are also blessed with anti-aging properties. The antioxidant nutrients present in these natural oils, by countering the harmful activities of free radicals, prevent premature aging of the skin. There are many benefits of oils for skin care.
What Kind of Fruit Oil Is Best for Healthy Skin?
Apricot oil is a highly beneficial fruit oil which can be used for treating a variety of skin conditions. This light colored and highly fragrant oil is cold pressed from the dried kernels of the apricot fruit. Apricot oil is packed with linoleic, oleic and essential fatty acids, besides skin friendly vitamins like vitamin E and vitamin A. This mild skin oil has anti inflammatory properties which makes it ideal for people with acne prone or sensitive skin.
Peach kernel oil is extracted from the kernel of the peach and is rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids, including linoleic acid and oleic acid that help skin to lock in the moisture and retain elasticity. It is also a rich source of antioxidants which has anti aging properties. Due to its special molecular structure it penetrates easily into the cells. A mixture of almond oil, safflower oil and peach oil is excellent for use after exposure to the sun. Peach Kernel carrier oil is used to massage the skin and has wonderful nourishing, regenerative and moisturizing properties, hence it is helps to soothe sensitive and inflamed skin and is a good treatment for dry and mature skin. It is excellent for massage blends and in particular facial massages.
Grape Seed Oil
This oil contains a high amount of lipids that are essential for cell membrane, is rich in phenol, and many essential fatty acids that strengthen and nourish the cells and maintaining moisture. Grape seed oil is a excellent cosmetic ingredient to control moisture of the skin. It is light and thin and leaves a glossy film over skin when used as a carrier oil for essential oils in aromatherapy. It is also used as a base for oil infusions of garlic, rosemary, or other herbs or spices. Grape seed oil is also used as a lubricant for shaving.
Coconut oil is an edible oil extracted from the kernel or meat of matured coconuts. Coconut oil can be used as a skin moisturiser, helping with dry skin. A mixture of equal parts of jojoba oil, avocado oil and coconut oil should be applied for protection from the sun. You can also use coconut oil for dry skin on feet.
Passion Fruit Oil
Passion fruit oil is an excellent source of antioxidants and skin-friendly fatty acids. The essential fatty acids in passion fruit oil helps in maintaining the structure of the membrane of the skin cells. Passion fruit oil also contains carotenoids that are precursors of vitamin A, which is essential for repair and growth of skin cells. Topical application of passion fruit oil helps in rejuvenating the skin. It also soothes irritated skin and reduces inflammatory conditions of the skin. Passion fruit oil is especially recommended for mature skin and skin prone to acne.
Almond oil is obtained from the dried kernel of almonds. The oil is good for application to the skin as a moisturiser and can be used to massage the skin. It is the most common base oil for skin care among massage oils and bath. Almond oil is rich in oleic and linoleic essential fatty acids, which help it to penetrate the skin.