Best Oils For Your Hair and Skin

Best Oils For Your Hair and Skin

Oils get a bad reputation for skin and a good reputation for hair. The reality is that they can be good for both our skin and hair. No matter what your skin and hair type, there are oils for you!

As a person who has acne-prone skin with hyperpigmentation/melasma, I have found oils that do not aggravate my conditions. For my hair, oils are pretty much essential to maintain its health.

I have done a lot of reading about all of the different types of oils (there are many!) and have learned what most of them are beneficial for. For this post I wanted to put a list together of my findings in hopes that people who read this will find an oil to try.

Oils for skin

Acne-prone:

1. Rosehip oil*

2. Apricot kernel oil

3. Pumpkin seed oil

4. Tamanu oil

5. Neem oil

6. Jojoba oil

Dry skin:

1. Avocado oil

2. Baobab seed oil

3. Argan oil

4. Kiwi seed oil

5. Carrot oil

6. Brazil nut oil

7. Sweet almond oil

8. Olive oil

Aged skin:

1. Moringa oil

2. Rosehip oil

3. Cacay oil

4. Tomato seed oil

5. Papaya oil

6. Amla oil

Hyperpigmentation/Melasma:

1. Papaya oil

2. Cacay oil

3. Rosehip oil

4. Tamanu oil

Oils for hair

The ones following are good for growth, moisturizing or both:

1. Papaya oil-both

2. Carrot oil-Moisturizing

3. Sunflower seed oil- Moisturizing

4. Avocado oil- Moisturizing

5. Argan oil- Moisturizing

6. Baobab seed oil- Moisturizing

7. Pumpkin seed oil- Growth

8. Amla oil- Scalp conditions

9. Jojoba oil- Both

10. Sweet almond oil- Moisturizing

11. Olive oil- Moisturizing

What I use and love

Skin- In the mornings and sometimes evenings I use rosehip oil. After I do an at-home chemical peel, I use sweet almond oil as it is a little thicker and even more moisturizing. In the future when I have money coming in, I would really like to purchase some Cacay oil to see if that works for my hyperpigmentation.

Hair- My hair is very dry. Because of that, oils are imperative even after using conditioner. I currently use a mixture of olive, sweet almond and pumpkin oil for it. In the future, I am thinking about trying avocado oil.

Why coconut is not listed anywhere

I am not a fan of coconut oil. At all. That does not mean I don’t recommend it for other people. Just because it doesn’t work for me doesn’t mean it won’t work for you too.

I just wanted to list some oils that some people might not have thought of using or even heard of.

I hope you find this list useful! Let me know if you have used any of these or if there are any other types of oils that you like that aren’t listed.

#beauty #oils #skin #hair

Skin/Eyebrow Update And Another Yummy Meal

Skin/Eyebrow Update And Another Yummy Meal

Yesterday was one of those days that just sucked. I felt so horrible about myself! It is probably just PMS though.

My skin and eyebrows

I said a while ago that I had regained hope about my skin and eyebrow situation. Well, my hope is gone again. This is my sixth week for the lactic acid peels and nothing is changing. I do not know if it is too soon to see the results or what but there is absolutely no improvement.

My eyebrows have not grown at all. I wish that I could have the beautiful brows that I see all of these makeup gurus on YouTube having. I am thinking of putting Rogaine on these things!

My phone

My son got mad at me about something and took my phone. He then put it in the toilet! I got it out of there as quick as possible but it still quit working. I ended up having to buy a new phone because my warranty expired on the 10th of this month. That little stinker! He knew he was in trouble and hid in his room for a couple hours.

Yummy meal

On the bright side I did manage to cook a tasty meal for the family! It was sheet pan shrimp fajitas. All you do is put peeled shrimp in a bowl with sliced peppers and onions. You then combine all that with some olive oil and whatever seasonings you like. Pour this mixture out on a sheet pan and bake in the oven at 350 degrees for about 8-10 minutes. Serve with tortillas and whatever else you like. Yum!

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