Before all the amazing oils have come to light in recent years, the coconut oil was already flourishing. Aside from cooking, it’s been used for its medicinal benefits including reducing levels of blood cholesterol and minimizing the risk of heart diseases. In addition, it’s also used to condition the hair and moisturize the skin. However, using it as a face moisturizer may not be the best idea.
Coconut oil should especially be avoided if you have combination to oily skin, and if you break out easily. Coconut oil is highly comedogenic, meaning, the pores will be blocked but will be causing blackheads. It has amazing effects when applied on your body, except in those areas where you also have acne. As it turns out, the coconut oil can’t bean all-around oil.
So what do we use for our face during the cold, windy, and wintry weather? How do we keep our face healthy and moisturized? How can we avoid our faces from being wrinkled and crumpled due to dryness?
Fret not, you can choose among any of these oils below, depending on the dryness and dehydration of your face.
On a scale of zero and four, zero being the least or not at all comedogenic and four being the highest, shea butter is a zero. The shea butter is rich and thick, but it does not block the the pores. If you have very dry skin especially in areas like the forehead, around your nose, and on your mouth, shea butter is perfect. It’s thick, so it takes a while absorb, but once the oil has been absorbed by your skin, it’s going to feel smooth and polished in a very natural way.It has plenty of vitamins and minerals and will also work great if you have fine lines, wrinkles, and flat scars. Hence, it’s also a great ingredient for anti-aging. You can use the shea butter as it is, but if you find it too dense, you can mix it with an essential oil or another oil especially for the skin. Aside from saving your face from flaking, shea butter also does wonders to your hair. When choosing shea butter, buy organic, raw, and unrefined to make sure that the essential components are not processed and removed.
2. Argan Oil
Argan oil has been taking the spotlight in the past couple of years, and why not, it’s really a must-have beauty product. Argan oil is also non-comedogenic, so it’s a recommended product for the face,It’s a good source of Vitamin E and minerals. Aside from dampening our face just enough, it can also reduce fine lines and lighten scars. Argan oil is less obviously less thick than the shea butter, so it melts easily. However, if your face is experiencing extreme dryness, the shea butter would still be the best option. The argan oil can be a beauty must-have during the summer and spring and not during winter, where the cold is unforgiving to your skin.
3. Rosehip Seed Oil
Comparing with the first two, rosehip seed oil can be more comedogenic. If your skin is just combination instead of really oily, itmaynotwork well for you. Rosehip is like argan when it comes to lightness, and it absorbs quite quickly.In terms of nutrients, it is rich in Vitamins A and E, which is great for restoring cells. For those who only need slight moisturizer on their face, the rosehip seed oil maybe enough. For others, you can use it as a base before putting on a moisturizer.
Your skin constantly changes due to different factors. Your diet plays a major role in the health of your skin. For instance, you can feel your skin becoming less dry once you start increasing your water intake. You will also notice your skin being less prone to breaking out when avoiding oily foods. Other factors that may impact your skin, which is very evident on your face, are sleeping pattern, medication, vitamins and supplements, weather, and even stress. With the condition of your skin changing, you will also need to change your skin care routine. You may need to change your soaps, cleansers, toners, and moisturizers. You may also need to add a few more products or perhaps ditch some. Observe the changes and pay close attention.
Lastly, you need to understand that having dry skin and dehydrated skin are two different things. You can have a dehydrated skin, which is at the same time oily. Dehydration is mostly caused by weather and other environmental factors. What should be done with a dehydrated skin? A great humectant is the answer. What humectants do is they get moisture from the environment and hauls it onto your skin. One example of a natural humectant is rose water.Note than rose water is also different from rose hip oil. Rose water, aside from being an awesome humectant, smells so great and has the ability to positively impact your mood.
So, which do you think is best for your skin among the three oils mentioned above? You’re the best person to know since you should know your skin better than anyone else, not even your dermatologist. As for the coconut oil, let’s leave it in the kitchen for cooking orin the bathroom for body and hair use.