• 7 Incredible Face Oils For Winter-Worn Skin

    By Pure + Simple cofounder Jean Eng

    In my previous blogs, I talked about the importance of keeping skin hydrated during the colder months with the help of a serum and oil. Using both of these products together will serve not only as a protective barrier from the elements, but also as an intensive hydrating treatment that will combat any dryness and dehydration. The cold winter months can be cruel; don’t let them be cruel to your skin!

    There are several face oils for a variety of skin conditions that will be sure to soothe, nurture, protect, treat, and hydrate during the winter months. As I discussed earlier, these oils are an incredible addition to your daily skincare routine, optimizing desired results and helping you achieve the naturally beautiful complexion that you desire all year long. With a little bit of extra care and the proper lifestyle adjustments, you may find that you can keep that healthy, glowing skin all year long!

    Here are seven incredible face oils that will be sure to give you Beautiful Skin Naturally:

    1) Perilla Seed Oil

    If you like trying something a little beyond the ordinary, picking up Perilla Seed Oil should be at the top of your list! This is similar to Flax Seed Oil, but it preserves a little bit better. It’s rich in Omega 3 Fatty Acids, an ingredient that holds strong antiseptic properties that are effective in battling acne and supressing chronic inflammation and itchiness. Perilla Seed Oil is also a great source of anthocyanins, potent antioxidants that prevent free-radical and environmental damage to your skin cells. This is also a great oil for anyone who suffers from allergies, as Perilla Seed Oil has been proven by some studies to treat topical allergic reactions without any harmful side effects. If you need a little extra soothing care for your skin, Perilla Seed Oil is the way to go.

    2) Pracaxi Carrier Oil

    Who doesn’t love an oil that can give you all of the beautiful benefits naturally? This oil has one of the highest concentrations of behenic acid in any natural product, an enviable thing to any chemical brand competitor. The rich nutrient oil produced by this highly moisturizing acid gives the skin a dewy look and helps to reduce the appearance of burn scars. Not only does this oil help to decrease the presence of pregnancy mask, stretch marks, and bacterial skin disease, but studies have also shown that it carries a powerful insecticidal against the mosquito that carries Dengue and Yellow Fever. Use this oil on your skin if you desire a silky feel and a moderate speed of absorption (and it’s a nice bonus if you’re traveling anywhere with a high volume of mosquitos!).

    3) Pumpkin Seed Oil

    An oil that is reminiscent of scrumptious pumpkin pie? Count us in! This oil is chock full of delicious, skin-nourishing vitamins, including Vitamin A, C, E, K, and Zinc. It has a 60% concentration of unsaturated fatty acids, which is a reason why you can use this oil very sparingly if you are concerned about using up too much product. It is a natural enhancement to the nutritive benefit of your face creams and other moisturizing products, especially when combating fine lines and moisture loss. Deeply rich and wonderfully effective, it is one of the most nourishing natural face oils on the market. With a lovely nutty scent, this oil is an experience that is truly not to be missed.

    4) Black Cumin Seed Oil

    Don’t be intimidated by the name; Black Cumin is a vastly powerful medicinal property that has been used for centuries to treat everything from immune diseases to tuberculosis! This is the perfect oil for anyone who suffers from acne, eczema, and dermatitis. It has a high volume of antioxidants and fatty acids, putting its anti-inflammatory properties at the top of the game. You can find this oil in Holistic Vanity's Clarifying Black Cumin Oil, a product that we sell at all of our Pure + simple locations.

    5) Organic Grapeseed Carrier Oil

    Grapeseed is perhaps one of the best known oils, and for a very good reason. It can be used for a variety of purposes, including cooking and moisturizing dry cuticles. It’s also an excellent option for anyone who doesn’t like thicker, heavier oils. An important source of antioxidants, it traps free radicals and protects the skin from any harmful pollutants. The high content of Omega 6 Fatty Acids can help the skin find relief from issues such as eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis. It is also widely used in skins that experience issues with acne and cellulite, making it a big one for anyone who has any concern with those pesky fat deposits on the thighs.

    6) Hazelnut Carrier Oil

    Balancing sebum production is the name of the game! Another great oil to combat acne, Hazelnut Carrier Oil lubricates the skin without making it feel too greasy. It’s deeply penetrating and a natural astringent, toning and tightening the skin while also treating it for any impurities. Any skin type can use it, especially skin types that have difficulty with proper circulation. Who would have thought that something so delicious to eat could be a part of something so very delightful for your skin?

    7) Camellia Oil

    Before you learn more about the benefits of Camellia Oil, squirt a little on your hand and inhale deeply. Isn’t that the most incredible scent you’ve ever experienced? The beautiful scent is only one of the reasons why Camellia Oil is such a pleasure to use. This oil does a little bit of everything. From protecting skin from free radical damage to refining mature skin, this oil is especially ideal for anyone who has dehydrated or rosacea-prone skin. It has been used for centuries as a conditioner for dry hair and brittle nails because of its high concentration of moisture-rich oleic acid and Vitamin E. This anti-inflammatory and easily-absorbed product is a soothing and comforting staple in skincare bag. Want to give it a try? Find it in our Holistic Vanity Comforting Camellia Oil.

    There are no rules saying that you need to suffer out the winter with the dry, itchy skin that you have been used to in the past. Let this blog serve as your guide to the delectable world of a nourished, rich complexion. Your skin will thank you!

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