Growing hectic schedules and stress affect our skin in different ways. The trending concept of essential oil/carrier oils is there for a reason. It is, in fact, an old age remedy, invented and used centuries ago. Reena Chhabra, CEO, Nykaa Beauty, has dolled out reasons To HerZindagi, on why it is important and beneficial to invest in carrier oils. Essential oils are basically oils extracted from plants.
They are in the concentrated form and are generally diluted and mixed with carrier oils. In case you are looking to relax and calm your stressed mind, essential oils work wonders but when it comes to a healthy and glowing skin, carrier oils work best in winters. Carrier oils have their own added benefits since they are dense and get absorbed into the skin very quickly. They nourish your skin from the inside and don’t have any kind of side effects. Hence, they can be safely used by sensitive skin users as well.
Chhabra says 'There is a perceptible shift towards natural remedies across the world. Carrier oils are nature’s best answer for a concentrated and efficacious care, they are also very gentle and offer holistic benefits, away from chemical solutions offering head to toe solutions for hair, skin, and nails. In fact these carrier oils work best in winters for our skin. They replenish our skin with vital ingredients which otherwise gets lost due to the harsh weather.'
Here is the list of carrier oils that you need to know about along with their benefits:
Argan Pure Cold Pressed Oil
They are rich in antioxidants, Vitamin E, Vitamin A and Other important nutrients, the oil helps with rejuvenation and strengthening of your skin, hair, and nails. It works as an exfoliator when a few drops of Argan Pure cold pressed oil is mixed with one tablespoon of brown sugar. Buy Soulflower Coldpressed Argan Carrier Oil here at a discounted price of Rs 639.
Marula Pure Cold Pressed Oil
This oil contains a high amount of Omega 6 and Omega 9 as well as essential antioxidants. This elixir of youth can miraculously reverse the damage done by UV rays, works for every skin type, balances moisture levels, treats acne, blemishes, and scars and is a boon for hair care. Marula Pure cold pressed oil works as a natural makeup primer by dabbing a few drops before applying makeup on the face.
Rosehip Pure Cold Pressed Oil
Rosehip Pure Cold Pressed Oil is rich in vitamins; antioxidants and essential fatty acids that rejuvenate the skin to the deepest layers and keep it young and beautiful. It acts as an anti-wrinkle - just mix 1 ml Rosehip oil with 1/2 ml vitamin E oil and massage twice a day. Buy Inatur Rosehip Oil 50ml here at a discounted price of Rs 699!
Moringa Pure Cold Pressed Oil
Moringa Pure cold pressed carrier oil has soothing and anti-inflammatory properties along with the anti-ageing benefits and can rejuvenate dull, tired looking skin. Extracted from the seeds of Moringa Oleifera, this oil is extremely rich in phytonutrients. Extremely nutrient-rich, it is light on the skin and makes an excellent moisturiser. It also helps in detoxifying the scalp, when massaged and left overnight.
Carrot Seed Pure Cold Pressed Oil
It is rich in antioxidants and Vitamin E and C and popular as an ingredient in skincare and haircare products. Carrot seed oil anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties help in the prevention of infections of the skin and the scalp. Apply 2- 3 drops of Carrot seed pure cold pressed oil before applying sunscreen in the morning, to protect the skin from sunburn.
Sea Buckthorn Pure Cold Pressed Oil
With a long history of usage in folk medicine, the unique high fatty acid and high vitamin content of this oil make highly beneficial for various concerns of skin, hair, and nails. Sea Buckthorn oil has high anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and can be used as a natural moisturizer, cleanser, and exfoliator that gives a golden glow. Apply one mashed avocado seed with 3 tbsp sea buckthorn oil and leave it for an hour, then wash hair as usual. This works as an anti-frizz hair mask.
Pomegranate Seed Pure Cold Pressed Oil
Pomegranate seed oil is an exceptional cosmetic ingredient and aids in the production of collagen. Pomegranate seed oil is full of antioxidants like Punicacid (Omega 5), Vitamin K, C, B6, Folate, and Potassium. Mix 20 drops each of pomegranate seed oil, Frankincense essential oil, lavender essential oil, liquid vitamin E+ and jojoba oil and uses it as an anti-ageing hydrating serum on the face.
Jojoba Pure Cold Pressed Oil
Being rich in Vitamins E and B-complex, Jojoba Pure Cold Pressed Oil heals sunburn, scars, and acne and is also an effective remedy for hair loss. Use Jojoba pure cold pressed oil to protect the hair before going for a swim.
Apricot Kernel Pure Cold Pressed Oil
Apricot Kernel Oil is rich in Vitamins A, B, E, and K as well as antioxidants. A natural moisturizer with excellent hydrating properties Apricot Kernel Pure Cold Pressed oil improves skin tone and can reverse UV ray damage. Mix 30 ml apricot kernel oil with 12 drops lavender essential oil, 7 drops tea tree essential oil, 1 drop geranium essential oil and store in an amber bottle. Apply every night to remove acne.
Avocado Pure Cold Pressed Oil
Enriched with fatty acids and Vitamin A, D and E, the oil has very high skin penetrating properties. Avocado oil is known for its extraordinary healing and regenerating properties. Avocado Oil is an excellent remedy for dry skin and hair and is a must-add to your beauty regime for head to toe solutions, especially for sensitive skin. Mix 1 tablespoon avocado oil into 1 tablespoon honey and 1 tablespoon yogurt and massage the face. Wash off after 10 minutes to reduce the problem of dryness from the face. Buy Nyassa Avocado Cold Pressed Oil, 100ml here which is priced at Rs 900!