Natural oils have been used for skin and hair care for decades. They have been used for various moisturizing, protective and antibacterial qualities. Facial oils help strike a moisture balance for dry skin.
Natural oils have vitamins and hydrating oils that heal and protects the skin. They also make the skin smoother and more moisturized.
Branded creams and lotions have preservatives and artificial fragrances which may cause your skin to become more sensitive.
These are the best natural oils for dry skin:
1. Olive Oil
Olive oil is commonly called ‘anointing oil’ because it is used by churches. But do you know that your dry skin needs olive oil?
The non-fragrant Mediterranean food staple possesses antioxidant and hydrating properties. Hence, it can be used to moisturize dry skin.
2. Jojoba Oil
Jojoba oil has been a treasured skin care ingredient for years due to how it absorbs into the skin and heals dryness.
Rich in skin-nourishing fatty acids, jojoba creates a protective layer on the surface of the skin that helps keep moisture in. Also, it helps keep dry skin from becoming excessively oily during treatment.
3. Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is a favorite in the natural beauty world for its ability to intensely moisturize the skin and retain that moisture.
It’s best for naturally dry skin and can heal extra-dry skin as it hydrates. In addition to boosting moisture levels, coconut oil also soothes skin that has felt dryness take a toll with its anti-inflammatory properties.
4. Argan Oil
Derived from Morocco’s argan tree, this oil is now considered a skin care staple for its proven moisturizing abilities. Studies have shown its ability to significantly increase elasticity in the skin.
Argan oil heals as it hydrates, helping minimize the appearance of scars and fine lines.
5. Sunflower Seed Oil
Sunflower seed oil, high in vitamin E absorbs easily into the skin, making it an excellent choice as a natural moisturizer.
One study found that in infants, sunflower oil better protected the skin’s barrier and didn’t cause or aggravate atopic dermatitis (a form of eczema), as compared with olive oil.