We have all been told at some point in time that fat or oils are harmful in our diet and clogging for our skin. Well, this can be correct, but it depends on the fat or oil.
Many mass produced skin care products contain mineral oil, which is derived from petroleum. Mineral oil clogs pores, traps dirt, and accelerates the aging of skin, thus giving all oils a bad rap.
However, just like we know now that good fats (avocados, nuts, olives) are part of a healthy diet and are necessary for brain function, we also know that organic plant oils are essential to healthy skin.
Originating from seeds, leaves, vegetable and flowers, plant oils are packed with vitamins, minerals, and fatty acids. These nutrient-rich oils may just be beauty’s best kept secret.
Plant oil’s role in skin care:
- Nourish and strengthen your skin’s own protective barrier. A healthy layer of sebum on your skin gives your skin a fighting chance against harmful free radicals while at the same time allowing your skin to breathe.
- Keeps skin hydrated with minerals and fatty acids while supporting the production of collagen.
- Keeps oily skin from producing too much sebum. Harsh, drying cleansers cause your skin to fight back and overproduce oils. Gently cleansing with plant oils keeps skin in balance.
- Many plant-based oils contain anti-inflammatory properties to calm skin and protect from sun and wind.