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Confused about which oil is suitable for your face? Here are 3 choices

Face oils can greatly benefit the skin. Try these three natural oils to nourish the skin and get a glow up!
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Go for a natural glow up with these natural oils! Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Grace Bains Published: 3 Sep 2021, 04:00 pm IST
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For centuries, applying oil to the face has been a staple feature of our skincare regime. Face oils are doing the rounds again in the beauty realm, as they provide a wide variety of benefits. While there are many ready to use face oils available, an oil with natural ingredients will help you nourish, and protect your skin!

So, if you are looking to ward off skin infections, moisturise, and experience a relaxing effect, then neem, almond, and moringa oil are what you need.

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Make face oil an integral part of your skincare routine! Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Here are the three face oils that will benefit your skin

1. Neem oil

Neem contains various ingredients such as vitamin E, antioxidants, calcium and limonoids that enhance skin health. Its cleansing properties can help treat acne and reduce scars. So, using neem oil can help reduce wrinkles, fine lines, and boosts collagen production, thereby tightening the skin. This powerful oil is a must-have in your skincare toolkit, as it helps protect the skin from ageing and infections. According to research on PubMed Central, neem has antibacterial properties which can help prevent the development of acne.

2. Almond oil

Almond oil, especially sweet almond oil, is full of nutrients. The vitamin A content in this oil provides the benefits of retinol, which helps produce new skin cells, and smooth fine lines. Almond oil also has antioxidant properties, as it contains vitamin E and omega-3 fatty acids. This helps prevent cell damage and ageing, moistures the skin, and protects against sun damage. As per research published by Phytotherapy Research Journal, almonds are a rich source of fatty acids and antioxidants, and their topical application can improve skin health.

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Almond oil is all that you need for great skin. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

3. Moringa oil

Derived from the flowers of moringa trees, this nutrient-rich oil provides anti-ageing properties due to the presence of antioxidants, helps remove wrinkles, and tightens the skin. It also contains vitamin C and B, and behenic acid, which helps protect the skin cells from damage. The oleic acid content in this oil moisturizes the skin, and facilitates the healing of cuts and abrasions, due to its anti-inflammatory properties. The sebum content in this oil is known to increase skin hydration and is an effective agent against skin wrinkles, roughness, and scaliness. In a research study published in the journal Advances in Dermatology and Allergology, it was highlighted that moringa leaves are rich in phenolics and antioxidants, such as vitamin C, B and A, which can enhance the health of the skin.

Depending on your skin type, sensitivity, and requirements, use these oils at least twice a week, for hydrated, healthy, and glowing skin.

So ladies, get a hold of these oils, and get ready to enhance your face’s radiance and boost the health of your skin!

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Grace is someone who likes writing enough to make a living out of it. When she isn’t writing, you will find her having chai and reading a book. ...Read More

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