Defined as a “neutral chemical” and “viscuous substance that is unimmersible in water”, oil is essential for a range of activities that we engage in every day. From running our cars to cooking our food to caring for our skin. There are what are referred to as “organic oils” produced by plants and animals as well as mineral oils derived from ancient fossilized material. Scientists tend to disagree regarding the specific classification of the two however the most important thing is that oil is food for the skin, body and soul.
Oil is a necessary component in the proper care and functioning of the dermis. As it ensures that skin remains toned, supple and has a stable and balanced pH level. Oil also protects skin from free radical damage. It aids in the absorption of anti-aging products as well. There are the types that one can commonly find in most drugstores, then there are a range that are generally only sold in ones that primarily specialize in health food and natural items. Thus Meadowfoam Seed, Golden Jojoba, Argan and Black Cumin Seed Oil are effective and can all be purchased in specialty stores. These types of oils specifically contain properties that help reduce the effects of aging. They also counteract mild to moderate skin problems such as blemishes, acne and eczema, they are truly food for the skin.
Omega oil is a polyunsaturated fatty acid that can be found in ALA, EPA and DHA and is in foods such as edible seeds, clam sage, fish, squid and krill oil. It provides a multitude of benefits as it aids in the overall functioning of the heart, brain and breast. Additionally, it helps to strengthen the hair shaft making it healthier and shinier, effectively healing the body as well as the hair from the inside out.
Also use oil for therapeutic purposes as various forms of it can be found in aromatherapy products as well. Drugstores and specialty boutiques offer a wide range of scented oils and burners for homes. As pleasant and pleasing fragrances have calming properties by triggering specific pleasure centers in the brain, aromatherapy oils can and often do help to improve one’s overall mood.
Therefore it is clear that despite its versatility and low cost, oil has a multitude of benefits that make it an invaluable yet generally underestimated beauty product. Ultimately, by buying only one bottle of it, you’re just one small drop away from having glowing skin, glossy hair and a fresh, happy, smiling face.