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Skin Tips 4 years ago

Monday through Friday Oils

I first started using oils when I was pregnant with Chloe, but now I’m obsessed! During my pregnancy, I used almond and coconut oil on my body every single night to keep my body hydrated and happy. Oils really played a vital part in keeping my body hydrated and my skin fresh, so even after I had Chloe I continued to use oils every night. But oils can do much more than just hydrate, they’re also a great source of nutrients for beauty. I like to put my oils in little spray bottles to carry around with me for easy application. Not to mention it just looks super chic! But not all oils were made equally, so today I’m sharing 5 oils with different beauty remedies that you absolutely need in your life!

1. Grapeseed Oil

 My hair is at an awkward stage right now where it’s gotten so long that some parts of it has a mind of its own and won’t straighten inward! I usually have to spend some time in the morning straightening it with my flat iron to get it to look like it does in my photos! But as you guys know, applying so much heat to your hair can be very damaging so a hair heat protectant is a must. Grapeseed oil actually has a burning point at 420 degrees Fahrenheit so it is essentially a natural heat protectant. I just dab a bit on my hair before straightening and a little goes a long way! I also like to use a little bit of this product especially on my wet hair to not only moisturize my hair but to protect it from the heat of the blow dryer!

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2. Rose Hip Oil

Rose hip oil has nourishing properties that are beneficial for dry hair. You all know my struggle with coarse hair, and although I am still faithful to Argan oil, I find that Rose hip oil is great on colored hair. Sometimes I like to leave the oil on for an hour before shampooing for extra soft hair! (Instead of using Argan oil after my shampoo.) This is a great oil as it has dual purpose in helping to hydrate your cuticles too.. and you guys know I’m all about dual purpose products!

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3. Avocado Oil

You all know my obsession with avocado toast.. But did you know that it’s also super beneficial and should be added in your beauty regime? The vitamins and minerals in avocado oil are not only nourishing for the inside of your body, they can also heal from the outside. Avocado is packed with vitamin E which is ultra moisturizing and easily absorbed through the epidermis and into the dermis where the vitamin can provide energy for the growth and health of new skin. You guys might remember my avocado face mask post from earlier this year! In addition to doing this face mask, avocado oil for the skin is also incredibly hydrating!

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4. Almond Oil

This was my holy grail product for when I was pregnant with Chloe.

Almond oil is rich in vitamins: A, B and E, which are great for your skin’s health. Actually, most skincare products have these vitamins loaded in them. So instead of piling up on a stream of products, sometimes finding the essential ingredients that make a difference is better. This oil helps maintaining moisture levels of the skin and gets absorbed without blocking the pores. I personally find that dabbing almond oil on my face as moisturizer helps with my complexion and irritation. This is basically all I used during my pregnancy with Chloe! I applied this on my growing belly every night so I wouldn’t have stretch marks .. and believe it or not, it worked!

5. Teatree Oil

As you may remember me talking about oils in my at home spa essential post I mentioned that some oils have healing properties. Tea tree is especially relieving and healing properties. (But beware of the strong smell!) I easily get stressed if I’m constantly working on my computer without breaks, so sometimes when I need to decompress I like to add a few drops of tea tree to a warm towel and place it over my head. The vapors from the tea tree oil are quite soothing! Tea tree oil also has antibacterial properties so I like adding 5-10 drops of tea tree oil to a spray bottle combined with water. I usually spray this onto my pillow before I sleep or sometimes as a facial mist to refresh myself. Like I mentioned before, your pillow has build up of dirt and oils from your night of sleeping. By spraying your pillow, you can prevent breakouts! This is a very therapeutic oil!

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And there you have it my Monday-Friday oils! Some people might be scared to use oils directly but it actually has helped with balancing oil production in the skin! (Counterintuitive, I know.) There are so many uses and information but hopefully this breaks it down for you guys. Let me know what oils you like to use and if these tips help you out!

 

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Photography by Karen Rosalie

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Monday through Friday Oils

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