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Top body oils for dry skin
Extreme weather, whether it's blazing hot or cold and windy, can wreak havoc on your skin, especially if it's already rather dry.
Alice Hart-Davis, creator of goodthingsbeauty.com, claims that it can be easier to hide dry skin away, when in fact it just needs some TLC.
"Using body butters and oils, which are thicker than normal body lotions, can really help dry skin, as they create a good barrier to keep moisture in the skin," she explained, which is great for problem areas like knees and elbows.
Top body oils include:
Rich in antioxidants, this oil is often used to help reduce the appearance of ageing, softening the skin and moisturising deeply to prevent wrinkling and sagging.
It contains a little natural UV protection and can form a barrier against infection.
Jojoba oil is chemically similar to the body's own natural oils, meaning it's brilliant for sensitive skin in particular.
It penetrates the skin well and leaves hardly any residue, so can be reapplied frequently without fear of marking or stickiness.
Grape seed oil
Grape seed oil contains the same antioxidants as you might find in green tea and red wine, which have been shown to help slow the ageing process.
It's frequently used to calm acne, as it also has anti-inflammatory properties.
Unlike some other essential oils, it also works well on oily skin, leaving it feeling smooth and reenergised after only a few applications.
How should you use them?
Ms Hart-Davis recommends that they should be massaged directly into the skin so that they can penetrate through the layers.
"For extra benefit, use your oil or body butter straight after a shower, when you have towelled off but while your skin is still damp, as the product will help seal that water into the skin," she went on to add.
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- Which is the best oil for hair growth and thickness?Thank you Emiliano for your comment. In this blog we are referring more to oils, more so than butters and while we agree with you Shea is an excellent emollient for hair, it's consistency is more buttery and it is used more as a leave-in remedy to smooth hair texture. We have suggested Coconut oil as it helps slow down hair loss by penetrating deep into your hair shaft to prevent protein loss, which in turn prevents breakage. When applied to your scalp, it simultaneously moisturises and removes build-up around your hair follicles to encourage hair growth and is one of base oils always used in Ayurveda for hair treatments. As this post is more focused for hair and not for skin, the comedogenic scale applies to skin/pores and not hair follicles. Thank you again for your feedback.
- Which is the best oil for hair growth and thickness?Hello Zu, yes hair loss can be very stressful and this in turn amplifies the cause almost.. Perhaps with Covid, your system may have been depleted of nutrients and fighting the virus can take its toll on your immune system, so sometimes our hair and skin suffer when we have been ill. We really believe in oils for scalp massage as the best way to revive the growth and help regenerate the follicles. It may be also worth at looking at internal supplements and making sure you are getting enough of omega oils, perhaps plant based such as nuts and seeds in your diet. For external oil treatment, would recommend the Really Good Hair oil which we create with Brahmi, this herb is known to help bring the scalp back to health and improve growth. Biotin is also a good vitamin to take as a supplement to help with hair growth so do look into that. So hope these tips will be helpful for you.
- Which is the best oil for hair growth and thickness?I, am very surprised that your article did not include Organic Shea Butter and that coconut oil, is your number one choice for hair growth and thickness. According to the comedogenic scale, coconut oil, has a rating of (4), on a scale from (0), to (5), on clogging your pores. Why would anyone put coconut oil, on their hair or skin knowing the pores will get clogged up. Shea Butter, on the other hand has a (0), rating on the comedogenic scale, which is great for dry hair and skin and won't clog up your pores.
- Which is the best oil for hair growth and thickness?Thank you for your very informative article. I suffered COVID in December, 2020, and in February I started experience extreme hair loss and all my hair jus falls like a person who is under going Chemo therapy. It's very depressing. Had to cut off all my hair and even the little that is left is falling off daily not sure what to do. Please suggest something.
- Carrot Oil for Face Hello :) You can use carrot oil only in small drops on your skin in the morning/during the day since it is highly potent. Carrot oil is rich in vitamins and is a very effective moisturiser. You can also mix a few drops of Carrot Oil with your favorite face cream. You can do that at least twice a week or include it in your daily skincare routine. Hope this helps.
- Carrot Oil for Face Can I use the carrot oil in the day time? Because I am using Vitamin c serum in the night. Please advise. Thanks