7 Ways to Use Oil for Skincare

By:Meenakshi Chaudhary, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Nov 12, 2014

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Using oils instead of chemicals can be one of the most effective ways to get healthier and prettier skin. Here are some ways to use oil to your skin's benefit.
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    Caring for Skin with Oil

    Using oil for skincare can be a healthier alternative for using chemicals that may harm your skin. Natural oils can greatly improve your skin's health without causing any side-effects. Here are some ways you can use oils to take care of your skin. Image courtesy: Getty

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    Regular shaving creams in the market are usually full of chemicals. You can instead use coconut oil for shaving your legs and even underarms. It offers antimicrobial properties and post using it, you will have smoother legs without any irritation post shave. Image courtesy: Getty

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    The perfume you use may contain synthetic chemicals that are harmful for your skin. You can combine almond oil with a few drops of essential oil and rub it over your skin for a nice scent. You will never have to worry about any side-effects from chemicals. Image courtesy: Getty

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    Natural Exfoliant

    Take 1 cupful of almond oil with half a cupful of sea salt and add a few drops of an essential oil to the mixture. Post shower, massage the mixture onto your skin for a stimulating exfoliation. Image courtesy: Getty

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    Facial Moisturizer

    Coconut oil can also help hydrate your skin better than an average lotion. Since oil penetrates deeply into the layers of the skin and strengthens underlying skin tissues, it can be a great moisturizer for your skin. Image courtesy: Getty  


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    Body Moisturizer

    Combine equal parts of coconut oil and body lotion to make a deeply hydrating cream and apply it on your body after shower. You can also use some essential oils to scent up your skin. Image courtesy: Getty

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    Remove Makeup

    You can use almond, coconut or olive oil to remove makeup. Oil effectively removes makeup without causing any harm that a regular chemically made makeup removers may cause. You can now get your perfect look without worrying about the harsh chemicals that you used to remove it with. Image courtesy: Getty

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    You can also use oils to massage and cleanse your skin in order to eliminate impurities and dissolve the oil that has hardened and lodged in the pores. For basic cleansing, coconut, jojoba, olive and avocado oils are all good options. For deep cleansing, a blend of olive oil and castor oil works best as castor oil has potent cleansing, healing and anti-inflammatory properties. Image courtesy: Getty

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