A Case For Oils: Why You Should Oil Up Your Beauty Routine  

MOST people stay away from any kind of oils. Yes, it’s a staple in the kitchen, but on your vanity…not so much. You can rest easy though, because some oils can actually be beneficial to your skin, hair and nails. And their benefits are endless. Oil is something that really protects and functions well with all skin types, including oily skin, and even addresses skin conditions such as eczema. Here are 7 reasons why you should invest in oil-based beauty.

 A Case For Oils: Oil Up Your Beauty Routine

“Bio-Oil is a magical product! I can’t believe I am sharing this with the world – it’s great for blemish-free skin if you’re also dry. I use it on my entire body at night.” – Priyanka Chopra

  1. Manage Scars

Scars usually fade over time, and while there is no product that can make a scar disappear entirely, there are various solutions which offer an opportunity to improve the scar’s appearance. Tons of celebrities vouch for this, specifically Bio-Oil.

  1. Anti-Aging Benefits

Unprotected ultraviolet light sets your skin on the road to free radical damage — and that means wrinkles and sunspots galore. Some facial oils are packed with antioxidants, which prevent further aging. Look for products containing primrose oil or those with a vitamin E base, such as Argan oil.

  1. Ditch Dry Skin

Dropping temperatures and cranked-up air conditioning sucks moisture straight from the skin. Oils are the ideal antidote to dry, flaky and rough skin.

  1. Oil vs Oil

Oily skin, a condition in which there is an over-production of oil, desperately needs to be signalled to stop producing more oil. If you give the skin the extra oil, it won’t need to produce its own.
5. Vitamin Rich

Oils have many vitamins, including A, D and K, as well as vitamin E. Some are event antioxidants, so it could help prevent or reverse damage from cancer-causing ultraviolet radiation.

  1. Hair Care

For beautiful and strong hair, massage your scalp with hair oil and leave it overnight. Oil gives hair a shiny, lustrous and healthy look. The massaging motion combined with oil stimulates blood circulation, while adding protection from sun rays and gives your hair extra shine.

  1. Protection From Polutants

Oils maintain the integrity of the lipid barrier and trap water and other moisturising goodness in, while keeping toxins and other bad stuff out. This is especially important for city slickers who need extra protection against pollutants, which is a known source of unwanted wrinkles.


A Case For Oils: Oil Up Your Beauty Routine

Argan Oil: R361, Evolution Keratin, Baobab Seed Tissue Oil: R120, Matsimela And Purcellin Oil (60ml): R89.99, Bio-Oil

 A Case For Oils: Oil Up Your Beauty Routine

Lavender Tissue Oil: R19.99, By Bramley, PEP, Cleansing Body Oil: R79.95, Lipidol, Light Oil Treatment: R540, Moroccanoil

And The Activist Firming Active Body Oil: R810, Mio


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I am Beauty Editor at People Magazine and a make-up artist. I have worked with many celebrities, including, Phumeza Mdaba, Boity, Zuraida Jardine and Rolene Strauss. I always knew I would work in magazines, as I grew up in publishing (my parents are publishers). When I’m not writing beauty or following my passion for make-up, I can be found reading and spending time with family and friends. I am also a tea-lover

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