5 Benefits of Natural Oils

September 17, 2017 Team AHAVA
Your skin requires oil to remain healthy. Oil helps protect your skin against dehydration and the environment around you and, depending on the type of oil, can provide your skin with vital nutrients. Choosing products containing natural oils that nourish and protect your skin benefits both you and the planet.

Synthetic Vs. Natural Oils

Many beauty products on the market today contain petroleum-based and coal oils with confusing monikers to make them seem less harmful. Mineral oil, petrolatum (also known as petroleum jelly), paraffin, benzene, PEG (polyethylene glycol) ... even artificial fragrances are derived from petrochemicals. This list goes on. The main reason that they're used? It's claimed they extend the shelf life of many products, help disperse fragrance throughout the product and can make the texture of the product more easily spread over the skin. What they fail to acknowledge is that they're offering up a whole lot of other, less compelling attributes in the mix.
Natural oils are by far the best option for skin care products. They nurture and nourish — most soak in, actually feeding the skin. The highest-quality natural oils are derived from renewable sources. These include oils such as almond, jojoba seed, sesame seed, vitamin E (sometimes called tocopherol on the label), coconut, cocoa butter, shea butter, olive, palm and argan, among others. These oils each contain a unique array of skin-nourishing nutrients that can address any skin type — many can even help heal issues such as rosacea or eczema. You may find Dead Sea beauty skin care products containing naturally derived oils cost a small amount more, but you can't put a price on the amazing results these gifts from nature yield.

Top Five Benefits of Natural Oils

  1. Natural oils are not derived from petrochemical ingredients. Natural oils actually nourish instead of masking issues such as dry skin.
  2. Depending on skin type and individual needs, natural oils can be chosen based on your skin's requirements, be it sensitive, dry, oily or combination. Each oil has different characteristics that will work to balance your skin and bring out your natural beauty.
  3. Natural oils can be used on your face and neck, in addition to your body. Oil mist body sprays are an incredibly convenient way to deliver the perfect combination of moisture and nutrients to your skin from head to toe.
  4. Natural oils are healthier for you and the environment. Not only do natural oils not pollute the air and waterways, but they also don't carry the risks that petrochemicals do of clogging your pores and exposing you to carcinogenic substances.
  5. Natural oils work well in tandem with other earth elements such as Dead Sea minerals to help heal skin problems such as acne, eczema and psoriasis.

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