5 Natural Oils Your Skin Craves

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You may think you need to invest in expensive skin care products to have healthy and vibrant skin, but you don’t. Many natural oils offer your skin a multitude of benefits. Not only can they be better choices for your skin with fewer chemicals and additives, but they can be more effective in providing your skin with anti-aging and antioxidant protection as well.

Here are five natural oils I bet you didn’t realize could make a huge difference in your skincare.

1. Hemp Seed Oil

Hemp seed oil often gets a bad name. There is often a stigma attached to it because people relate this oil to cannabis or marijuana. However, hemp seed oil has been used in the Eastern culture as a multi-purpose natural remedy for many years. This potent oil contains virtually no THC, which is the psychoactive element found in cannabis.

Hemp seed oil is an excellent moisturizer for your skin, nails and hair. It has antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties helping with anti-aging of your skin. It is also soothing to your skin. If you are an eczema sufferer like me, hemp seed oil has also been shown to create a healthy barrier to external pollutants and irritants you come into contact with which can cause your eczema to flare up.

2. Jojoba oil

Make sure you keep this multi-purpose oil close by as it serves multiple purposes for your skin. Jojoba oil can help control dandruff, and its anti-inflammatory properties can help those who suffer from eczema and psoriasis. Jojoba oil is useful because it closely resembles sebum, the waxy substance our skin glands produce which also acts as a natural skin conditioner. When you use soaps or skin cleaning agents they can strip your skin of the sebum. Jojoba oil seals in moisture and creates a barrier to irritants. If you are looking for a moisturizer that you can apply overnight, you can warm up jojoba oil and massage it into your skin. The results are soft and smooth skin.