How many of your skincare products and cosmetics contain natural plant oil? As a mom, it can be easy to choose the first (or least expensive) product you come across in order to move on to everything else you need to do and not spend a ton of money. Unfortunately, they often contain harmful chemicals that can potentially wreak havoc on your skin and health. Choosing to use skin care products made from natural plant based oils will not only benefit your skin, but may provide health benefits as well.
The following takes a quick look at what plant based oils are, as well as just a few of their different beauty and cosmetics uses.
WHAT ARE PLANT BASED OILS?
Just as it sounds, plant based oils are oils extracted from the flesh, leaves, seeds, or flowers of plants or trees that are found in nature. A few of the most popular examples include sunflower, grape seed, jojoba, almond, coconut, and lavender. Although a product may contain just a few drops, the oil is highly concentrated and has the power to transform your skin. Best of all, when you are using an all-natural skin care product made from plant based oils, you can rest assured it is non-toxic and free of chemicals.
USES OF PLANT BASED OILS IN BEAUTY PRODUCTS AND COSMETICS
One of the most important uses (and benefits) of oils is related to the large amounts of powerful antioxidants they contain. Numerous studies have shown that, when used in skincare products, antioxidants have the power to do everything from reduce the appearance of aging and wrinkles by promoting the production of collagen to protecting the skin from UV damage .
Although it may be hard to believe because they are oils, a number of plant based oils, particularly lavender, tea tree, and juniper berry, are used in skincare products designed to treat acne . This is due to the powerful anti-inflammatory and microbial properties they contain, which reduces the growth and spread of bacteria. In addition, clary sage essential oil, can even help regulate oil production on the skin, which is a factor frequently associated with breakouts.
SOOTHE DRY SKIN
Another common use of plant oils, such as juniper, sandalwood, and geranium, is linked to its ability to relieve dry skin, along with the cracking, irritation, peeling, and itching that often accompanies it . They provide much needed moisture, while also promoting overall skin health. As an added bonus, they also provide a pleasant, yet not overwhelming, scent to your skincare products.
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