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Pick Carrier Oil over Essential Oil For Skincare

Carrier oils are natural and have their own added benefits since they are dense and get absorbed into the skin very quickly.

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If 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 as it has their own added benefits since they are dense and get absorbed into the skin very quickly. So how about replacing essential oils with carrier oils?

Essential oils are the ones extracted from plants. They are in the concentrated form and are generally diluted and mixed with carrier oils and keeping the benefits, experts suggest some cool options to replace your beauty rituals.

Reena Chhabra, CEO, Nykaa(FSN)Brands Marketing Pvt Ltd, have some inputs.

* 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.

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* 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 scars and is a boon for hair care and skincare. 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 half ml OTC vitamin E oil and massage twice a day.

* Moringa pure cold pressed oil: Moringa Pure cold pressed carrier oil has soothing and anti-inflammatory properties along with the anti-aging 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 moisturizer. It also helps in detoxifying the scalp, when massaged and left overnight.

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It might be surprising that facial oils are inevitable for oily skin too as our skin might also be thirsty for its desired nourishment. Pixabay

* 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.

Brand Kama Ayurveda’s in-house ayurvedic expert Sharad Kulkarni said: “Essential oils are always recommended to be used along with carrier oils. Pure organic carrier oils like Coconut, Sweet Almond and Sesame oil can be used on their own, but for added benefits essential oils do wonders. For example: Using tea tree oil along with sweet almond oil will keep your scalp clean while keeping your hair hydrated.”

Celebrity Makeup Artist Niti Luthra too have some tips on why opting for carrier oil is good option for skincare and more.

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Essential oils such as tea tree oil, eucalyptus oil, chamomile essential oil, etc have a strong and pleasing fragrance but evaporate quickly when applied on the skin. Flickr

* Essential oils such as tea tree oil, eucalyptus oil, chamomile essential oil, etc have a strong and pleasing fragrance but evaporate quickly when applied on the skin. But carrier oils though don’t usually have a pleasing smell, stay on the skin and gets absorbed rather than evaporating.

Also Read: Guide to Using Essential Oils

* The most common carrier oil is jojoba oil. Often used for massages, this oil also works wonders in fighting with mild acne because of its anti-inflammatory properties. Jojoba oil is very similar to the sebum in human skin, and the oil can dissolve sebum and carry ingredients deep into the skin. Hence, it is moisturizing. It is very light-weight and absorbs quickly into the skin.

* Carrier oils are natural and have their own added benefits since they are dense and get absorbed into the skin very quickly. Various carrier oils that can be included in the daily beauty regime and skincare are castor oil, sweet almond oil, avocado oil, rosehip oil, to name a few. (IANS)

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Opt For Masking To Get Flawless Skin

There are various masks that can be used according to the skin type: -

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As much as the holiday season is all about fun and joy accompanied by overindulgence, it also means an adverse impact on the skin via the combination of alcohol, sugar and little sleep. Therefore no matter what the skin type is, it needs to be pampered and taken care of and a great fix in our busy lives is the facemask.

Neha Rawla, Brand Communication for Forest Essentials elaborates that just as the origins of most beauty rituals can be traced back to the Indian subcontinent, so can be the origin of the application of face masks, also known as Lepana in Sanskrit.

“Different Lepas or masks for maintaining ageless skin, increasing hydration levels, smoothing skin’s imperfections as well as toning and firming skin are mentioned under the ancient art of Lepana in Ayurveda,” said Rawla.

Sangeeta Velaskar, Vice President and Head, Medical Services & R & D from Kaya Limited added that “The facial sheet masks particularly are great for everyday use for instant glow and freshness. It is not a substitute for your everyday skin care regime, but it surely adds to the effect”.

There are various masks that can be used according to the skin type: –

* Cream masks: They are suitable for normal to dry skin types and provide them the required moisture, hydration and softness. This in turn makes the skin healthier, plumper, smoother, tighter and firm.

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Use a tea tree extract night mask to keep your skin hydrated even at night. Pixabay

* Clay masks: Best suited for oily or acne prone skin, these masks naturally detoxify the skin as they hydrate without oil. They are the best to treat clogged pores and congestion as they remove impurities while mattifying the texture and minimizing the pores. These masks balance the oil levels and regulate the oil secretion on the skins surface, along with smoothening and softening the skin by removing the dust build up on it.

* Gel masks: Ideal for sensitive and dehydrated skin types, these masks are gentle and lightweight. Along with calming and hydrating they also play a role in firming and tightening the skin.

* Sheet masks: The most popular amongst the lot and definitely a rage these days. These masks are easy to use and are extremely convenient to handle. These suit almost every skin type and are available in many variants; thus the user needs to select accordingly. Made popular by the K Beauty trend, these masks are essentially used to hydrate the skin and reduce puffiness.

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* Exfoliating masks: Exfoliation is an important part of the skin care routine and is done once in a while to get rid of the dead skin cells, blackheads etc. These masks along with exfoliation also contain natural skin brightening agents. These are also suitable for all skin types, however those with sensitive skin should opt for the less abrasive ones.

Peel off masks: These provide an instant glow as they physically remove any dirt/dust or blackheads settled on the top layer of the skin. These masks are suitable for all skin types. (IANS)