Natural nut oils for skin care have practically become a beauty aisle staple. They are great for overall skin health, lightweight and also have amazing healing powers for damaged skin. Most nut oils have a very high Vitamin E content which is the “secret weapon” that quickly repairs dry skin. Pure, organic cold-pressed nut oils like Jojoba work as dry oils’, in that they absorb very quickly and easily into the skin, leaving the skin non-greasy and far more moisturized. Here we have gathered some of the incredible advantages of 6 of the best healthy nut oils that will improve the quality of your skin:
1. Sweet Almond
Sweet Almond oil’s rich Omega 3 fatty acid content makes it one of the best oils for skin repair. Organic Almond Oil is hypoallergenic, making it very suitable for people with sensitive skin or Pitta Dosha. Our SBR Range of products (Sensitive/Blemished/Rosacea) is formulated with Sweet Almond Oil, Coconut Oil and other nut oils for skin that works to ease symptoms of eczema and psoriasis. Even oily skin can benefit from Sweet Almond Oil as it is non-comedogenic (won’t block pores).
Almond Oil is an amazing night repair treatment that fades dark circles and reduces puffiness under the eyes. This quickly absorbing, lightweight oil can be applied in the form of serum or moisturizer to lighten and brighten complexion.
2. Kukui Nut
Kukui Nut or Candlenut is packed with a rich antioxidant content, including Vitamins and Omega fatty acids (linoleic acid and oleic acid) that can reverse UV (Sun) damage. Sustainably sourced Kukui Nut Oil repairs the skin “acid mantle” barrier to retain moisture even in cases of severe dryness. Kukui and Almond oil together is a great nutrient rich combination that stimulates faster skin regeneration and prevents aging by strengthening the collagen-elastin-hyaluronic acid matrix. Additionally, Kukui Nut Oil also promotes circulation to decrease sensitivity in the SBR skin type.
Even those who truly understand the beauty of natural skincare are still astounded at the myriad of benefits contained in coconut oil. For thousands of years, coconuts have been used as a quick fix for almost any type of skin issues in areas of the world where coconuts grow, most especiallySoutheast Asia and India. This skin superfood that contains nourishing fatty acids, which help skin stay hydrated and moist. Coconut oil also contains lauric acid and capric acid which together work as a strong emollient and antibacterial agent, which makes it excellent for not onkly skin conditioning but also for help in healing psoriasis, eczema and other dry skin issues.
The ALA (Alpha Linolenic Acid) in Walnut oil reintroduces lost fatty acid content which is required to stabilize the structural complex (collagen net) of the skin. Walnut oil fights many inflammatory skin conditions and promotes wound healing. The antifungal and antibacterial properties of walnut can also be used to treat acne. It is rich in Vitamin B1, B2, E and polyphenols that rebalance dryness and soften wrinkles.
Easy, not greasy! Jojoba oil is super-lightweight and yet deeply hydrating, which makes it one of the best picks for oily skin. Jojoba contains an abundance of nutrients such as Vitamin E, Vitamin B, Antioxidants, and minerals like copper and zinc. Serums or moisturizers with Jojoba oil provide a lasting layer of moisture which nourishes and protects skin from developing dryness. When used as an ingredient in an Organic Sunscreen, Jojoba provides a natural SPF and helps reduce UV damage caused by the sun. Its hydrating action reduces post sunburn peeling.
6. Apricot Kernel
If anti-aging goals are a part of your skin care, than Apricot Kernel Oil is at the top of the chart as one of the best facial oils for glowing skin. Apricot Kernel Oil is used to soften and bring suppleness to the skin. The combination of Vitamin A and Vitamin E in Apricot Kernel oil makes it an amazing anti-aging skin active. Vitamin E is an antioxidant naturally found in your skin sebum, which helps ramp up nutrient circulation and provides barrier strengthening, Vitamin A slows down the maturing skin cycle and heals the skin. Regular application of Apricot Kernel Oil contained in an Organic Serum over time helps skin appear more dewy, even and brightened.