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Carrier Oils For Everyday Beauty Care (Other Than Coconut Oil)

One of the most common oils that every Indian household uses for skin and body care is, coconut oil. But limiting to coconut oil and expecting wonders to happen does not work.

Other than coconut oil, there exist several other kinds of carrier oils that can be a part of your everyday body care routine. The primary reason why carrier oils work so good in personal care is, these are directly extracted from parts of trees and plants like seed, kernels or nuts.

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These carrier oils, when used constantly and over time, show wonderful results on the skin and hair (as applicable). Getting these carrier oils for beauty care is easy and can be preserved for long time.

When using the carrier oils, you need to be patient for it to show results on your body, skin and hair.

Almond Oil

Compositional Benefits Of Almond Oil

  • Monounsaturated fatty acids
  • Vitamin E
  • Potassium
  • Proteins
  • Zinc
  • A number of other vitamins and minerals

Method of application:

  1. To apply almond oil on the hair, mix it with some lemon juice and then you can opt for a good-time hair massage.
  2. To get a glowing skin from almond oil, mix it with some mashed avocado and honey to see a change.
  3. Topical and direct application of almond oil to the skin and hair also works.

Argan Oil

Compositional Benefits Of Argan Oil

  • Essential fatty acids
  • Antioxidants, vitamins (especially vitamin A and vitamin E)
  • Minerals

Method of application:

  1. Argan oil can be used as a night-time face cream.
  2. Add argan oil to your toner and use it on the skin for softness and glow.
  3. Argan oil acts as a moisturizer during makeup if combined with a bronzer/foundation.
  4. A few drops of argan oil to the roots of your hair before styling adds a nice glow to the hair.

Avocado Oil

Compositional Benefits Of Avocado Oil

  • High in monounsaturated fatty acids
  • Oleic acid
  • Palmitoleic acid
  • Linoleic acid
  • Saturates like palmitic and stearic acids
  • Tocopherol
  • Chlorophylls
  • Carotenoids

Method of application:

  1. To apply avocado oil on the skin, ensure you apply it directly on a little wet skin, as it becomes easy to massage.
  2. Mixing an equal ratio of avocado and sweet almond oil to apply on the skin, is also beneficial.
  3. Avocado oil works on critical skin problems like psoriasis and eczema.
  4. Overnight application of avocado oil on damped hair, is extra beneficial.

Olive Oil

Compositional Benefits Of Olive Oil

  • Saturated fats
  • Omega-6 fatty acids
  • Omega-3 fatty acids
  • Oleic acid
  • Monounsaturated fats

Method of application:

  1. Always try and use extra-virgin olive oil for beauty care.
  2. Add 5-8 drops of olive oil to your bathing water and that is the easiest way of using it.
  3. A few drops of olive oil on a cotton pad and using it as a makeup remover, also works.
  4. Warm the olive oil and dip your nails in it. This is a remedy for spitting cuticles and stronger nails.

Jojoba Oil

Compositional Benefits Of Jojoba Oil

  • Vitamin E
  • Copper
  • Selenium
  • Zinc
  • Chromium
  • Silicon, B-Complex
  • Iodine
  • Fatty acids (ferulic acid, docosenoic acid, 11-eicosenoic acid, oleic acid, docosdienoic acid, palmitoleic acid, erucic acid, 9-godoelic acid)

Method of application:

  1. Men can use jojoba oil on their wet moustache as a hair softener.
  2. Jojob oil works on minor yet painful skin problems like chapped lips and dry cuticles.
  3. Direct application of jojoba oil is a remedy for cracked feet and dry hands.
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    Story first published: Monday, September 25, 2017, 12:12 [IST]
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