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Top 10 Vegetable Oils For Skin and Hair | Fitness Yodha

By Fitness Yodha

 Top 10 Vegetable Oils For Skin and Hair

With them, you can not only soften and hydrate the skin and hair. You can also prepare formulas with essential oils with therapeutic properties.

For beauty care, to protect the skin from the sun and cold, as a base for perfumes... Vegetable oils have traditionally been part of our beauty and personal care rituals. They help us take care of our skin and hair on the outside, and also on the inside when we eat them.


The olive oil is perhaps one of the more present we have because we know its benefits well and consume daily. However, there are many other vegetable oils that deserve their place in our diet and in our daily beauty care. The jojoba oil, for example, reinforces the hydrolipidic and regulates oily skin. The Rosehip is demonstrated exceptional helping to regenerate the skin of the cicatrices.

And it is that vegetable oils are very interesting for their essential fatty acids (omega-3 and omega-6) and for their richness in fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E, and K).

You can enjoy the benefits of vegetable oils for your skin by adding a tablespoon of any of them per person to your salad or soup, just before serving. Walnut, soy, wheat germ, grape seed, and sesame oils are interesting and balanced

In external use, for skin and complexion care, these are some of the best vegetable oils that you can apply. We not only tell you about their properties and how to use them. Later you will also find some formulas with specific essential oils for the care of the skin of the face, body, and hair.

1. VEGETABLE AVOCADO OIL

Avocado oil is very rich in vitamins A, D, and E, and its fatty acids resemble those of olive oil. The Aztecs and the ancient inhabitants of Central America already consumed and used it for cosmetic purposes.

Top 10 Vegetable Oils For Skin and Hair | Fitness YodhaAmong its properties, it is an oil that softens the skin, protects, regenerates, strengthens, and gives elasticity. For all this, it is highly recommended in many cases:
  • It is very useful in anti-wrinkle preparations and for very dry skin

  • It is considered the most suitable for the eye contour

  • It is recommended for very dry hair

  • Associated with olive oil, it offers good sun protection, although it is usually mixed with a lighter base oil, such as sweet almonds.

2. VEGETABLE OIL OF SWEET ALMONDS

It is one of the vegetable oils that, due to its properties, is most used to care for the skin. It stands out for its content in vitamins A, D, and E, and it is very useful to soften and calm itching and skin irritations. These are its main indications:

Top 10 Vegetable Oils For Skin and Hair | Fitness Yodha
  • It favors the healing of dermatoses, superficial burns, and inflammations of the skin.

  • Prevents the appearance of stretch marks

  • To massage babies and children, for pregnant women, and for fragile skin.

3. ARGAN OIL

Argan ( Argania Spinosa ) is a thorny tree that grows in southwestern Morocco. Its oil has been used for centuries by the Berbers of the Atlas: in massages, to combat cardiovascular diseases, to lower cholesterol, or for its regenerative power in sunburn and small spots on the dermis.

Top 10 Vegetable Oils For Skin and Hair | Fitness Yodha

It is very rich in vitamin E (antioxidant) and has firming, softening, nourishing, protective and healing properties. It is recommended:

  • To treat burns and cracks.

  • To fight against premature aging

  • For dry, wrinkled, revitalized, and dehydrated skin.

  • To protect the skin from the sun and cold.

  • To take care of dry or dull hair, as it strengthens it and restores its shine.

  • To strengthen the nails

It is a fast-absorbing oil that does not stain, has a pleasant smell and that nourishes the skin for days. For this reason, it is incorporated into a large number of conventional cosmetics.

4. MACADAMIA OIL

The macadamia nut is native to Australia. Its oil has properties very similar to that of sweet almonds and is better preserved. It is a very nourishing oil with a protective, soothing, and softening effect. It is especially recommended in these cases

  • For fragile skin

  • For stretch marks and scars (together with rosehip oil).

  • Applied in massages, to stimulate local microcirculation. It is also an excellent tonic for the lymphatic system.

  • As a good base for a massage with essential oils, since it does not leave the skin oily

5. BORAGE OIL

Borage oil is obtained from the seeds of the plant. It is an oil very rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids and vitamins A, D, E, and K that regulates the hormonal and nervous system and stimulates the immune defenses.

Top 10 Vegetable Oils For Skin and Hair | Fitness Yodha

Among its properties and indications for the skin:

  • It has great regenerative power

  • Returns elasticity and tone to the skin.

  • It is particularly interesting for dry, mature, revitalized, or tired skin

6. JOJOBA OIL

It is actually a vegetable wax. Jojoba is a shrub that grows in the deserts of South America and became "the gold of the Incas." Due to its composition, this oil is the best ally for oily skin because it helps regulate the production of sebum. These are its properties and most recommended uses:

  • It can be used as a make-up remover

  • Prevents skin dehydration and revitalizes asphyxiated skin

  • Rebalances oily hair

  • It restores vitality to fragile hair, as it adds shine and softness.

7. APRICOT KERNEL OIL

It is very rich in vitamin A and the ideal oil for summer since it helps to obtain a beautiful and long-lasting tan while protecting from the sun's rays, although it does not replace a sunscreen in prolonged exposures. It also has the advantage that it does not leave the skin oily.

Top 10 Vegetable Oils For Skin and Hair | Fitness Yodha

When is it recommended?

  • To tone, nourish, soften, revitalize and regenerate, avoiding premature aging.

  • For young skin

  • For everyday use.

  • To brighten the skin without leaving it greasy.

8. ROSEHIP OIL FROM CHILE

This exceptional oil is obtained from the fruit of the Rosa rubiginosa, which grows wild in the American continent, mainly in Chile. It is very rich in omega-3s and has great healing and anti-wrinkle power

Top 10 Vegetable Oils For Skin and Hair | Fitness Yodha

Given the properties of rosehip oil, it is especially recommended in these cases:

  • To prevent and treat wrinkles, age spots, stretch marks, sunburns, acne, psoriasis, eczema, couperose, and bedsores. Its most spectacular action is on scars, which it treats in depth.

  • For mature skin, for its rejuvenating properties.

You have to pay special attention to the quality of the oil you buy. It is a highly sought-after oil and adulterations abound.

9. SESAME OIL

Sesame oil is one of those used in Ayurvedic massages. It is obtained by squeezing the seeds of the Sesamum indicum varieties. It is a dark, rich, and nutritious oil, with a high content of vitamin E, with an antioxidant effect.

Ingested, sesame oil stands out for its protective action on the nervous and cardiovascular systems, and on brain function, so it is worth including it in the diet, in salads or soups for example.

These properties of sesame oil make it a great ally for personal care and beauty:

  • It is used to relieve muscle tension and joint problems

  • Regenerates and softens irritated skin

  • It acts as a sunscreen protecting the skin from ultraviolet rays and promoting tanning, although it does not replace the use of a sunscreen cream.

  • Tones hair and nails

  • According to Indian physician and writer Deepak Chopra, performing a daily self-massage with this oil activates what he calls our "in-house pharmacy."

10. BLACK CUMIN OIL

The vegetable oil of black cumin ( Nigella sativa ) is extracted from the seeds of a plant well known to the Egyptians, whose oil was called "the oil of the pharaohs" and which was introduced to Europe by the Romans.

Top 10 Vegetable Oils For Skin and Hair | Fitness Yodha

Black cumin oil has aroused a lot of interest in the scientific community and its many therapeutic properties continue to be investigated: it stimulates the immune system and is attributed to anti-cancer and anti-rheumatic properties. It is also used successfully to treat pollen allergies and is useful for people with asthma and other respiratory problems.

On a dermatological level it is used to:

  • Treat eczema, psoriasis, burns, and irritations

  • Fight dandruff and hair loss

4 OIL FORMULAS FOR SKIN AND HAIR

Vegetable oils are an ideal base to dilute pure essential oils. Conveniently mixed, they offer very effective natural recipes to nourish the skin, restore shine and vigor to the hair, and prevent stretch marks.

FACE OIL

A combination of three vegetable oils with essential oils is ideal for the prevention of wrinkles. It is applied when getting up in the morning and before going to bed at night.

Ingredients:

  • 10 ml rosehip oil

  • 10 ml of apricot kernel oil

  • 10 ml jojoba oil

  • 3 drops of rockrose essential oil ( Cistus laniferous )

  • 3 drops of essential oil of Damascus rose (Rosa damascena)

  • 3 drops of rosewood essential oil ( Aniba rosaeodora )

  • 3 drops of essential oil of cineole green myrtle ( Mirtus comunis ).

3 or 4 drops are deposited on the hand, warmed by rubbing the hands lightly and applied.

BODY OIL

This blend of geranium and rosewood oils is nourishing and softening.

Ingredients:

  • 60ml of apricot kernel oil

  • 40 ml of sweet almond oil

  • 40 drops of essential oil of geranium of Egypt ( Pelargonium x asperum )

  • 40 drops of rosewood essential oil

Mix everything and apply the necessary amount on the skin giving a massage.

HAIR OIL

It is nutritious and restorative.

Ingredients :

  • 15 ml jojoba oil

  • 15 ml of argan oil

  • 3 drops of ylang-ylang essential oil ( Cananga odorata ).

It is applied before going to bed and is left on overnight. A plastic cap can be used to protect the pillow.

OIL FOR STRETCH MARKS

Another triple combination of vegetable oil with regenerating essences that helps to reduce and prevent stretch marks.

Ingredients:

  • 10 ml rosehip oil

  • 10 ml of argan oil

  • 10 ml macadamia oil

  • 60 drops of rosewood essential oil

  • 40 drops of cineole green myrtle essential oil

  • 40 drops of rockrose essential oil

It is applied to stretch marks once or twice a day . Pregnant women are not advised.

VEGETABLE OIL VERSUS ESSENTIAL OIL

Vegetable and essential oils complement each other harmoniously: mixing them gives a much richer result than if they are used separately.

  • The much cheaper vegetable oils are used to dilute the pure essentials. This is why they are also known as carrier oils. vegetable oils are obtained by pressing fruits or seeds. They contain fatty acids, vitamins, and other substances.

  • The essential oils extracted from plants or trees aromatic princpalmente by distillation vapor stream. They do not contain fatty acids or vitamins. The result of the distillation is a highly concentrated volatile liquid, composed of different molecules responsible for the therapeutic properties of the oil.

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