Summer vacation is almost over, well for the most of us! Now we all fly back home and try to absorb reality all over again, the worst feeling ever! Every time I come back from vacation, especially if I’ve been tanning, I notice how my skin has dried up, probably flaking from all the sun, and how my nails and hair are just damaged from all the dryness. Living in the Middle East can also be harsh on our skin, nails and hair, with all the extreme heat it’s sometimes almost impossible to stay hydrated.
This is why every girl should consider using essential oils, we all know that oils are the black-sheep of the beauty world, not many like the nature of oils however, they cannot disagree with the fact that they’re really good for you, and not only for your skin, but also in your diet! Maintaining and locking in moisture in your skin and hair is the only way you will be able to repair them, we constantly damage our skin and hair by styling, exposing it to extreme weather and sun, as well as using many commercial products on a daily basis. Here are a few oils I recommend to use, but of course you definitely need to check for allergies before using them:
It first claimed fame as a savior for dry, damaged hair, the oil also works wonders on the face and body but the fatty acids help our skin cells make healthy membranes, reduce inflammation, and promote healthy collagen. Which is a great option to consider for fine lines and dry skin and hair.
This oil is high in vitamin E and omega-3 fatty acids, which helps proper cell function and decrease inflammation, it is just perfect for people who suffer from dry, aging and itchy skin.
It’s the number one oil my beautician always recommends me to get straight from the supermarket to use as a moisturizer. Its 12-carbon fatty acid structure allows it to penetrate the hair cuticle and help provide flexibility and strength. It is also ideal for people who have sensitive skin, eczema, and dry hair.
Not a very common oil here in the Middle East, but definitely useful and healthy! It has anti-inflammatory properties, and studies have shown that if you take it on a daily basis it can improve skin conditions such as eczema in just three months. You can either intake flaxseed along with your food and diet as it’s packed with heart-healthy omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, flaxseed is important for a healthy heart and complexion, or you can use the oil as a moisturizer. Flaxseed oil would work great on people with irritated, sensitive skin, and conditions such as eczema and dermatitis.
Tea Tree Oil:
I was first introduced to Tea Tree Oil when I was younger and first trying out products from The Body Shop and noticed a skincare line that was revolved around the ingredient Tea Tree Oil, after trying it out and also reading up about it I realized that it is really healthy for your skin and works wonders especially is you have acne-prone skin. It’s found in many natural acne remedies, it helps kill bacteria in the pores and hair follicles that lead to blemishes, and, luckily for those who can’t find relief fast enough, it penetrates the skin quickly.
Educate yourself with these oils, and read about them just like I do. I’m always reading up online about new beauty products and to me, I see those natural ingredients come hand in hand with out beauty regimen because if you don’t maintain your skin, body and hair, you won’t be able to keep up with the image you have for yourself in a healthy way! Try out things that work for you and don’t always follow what everyone else is.
The Real Fouz