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The many uses for Oils


2013 saw the launch of a bucket load of oils which flew off the shelves. I for one have never really used an oil before, not for face, body or hair. But now I have a small collection gathering on my bedside table so I thought I would share with you the ones I use and why I use them.

The first one I want to talk about is a multipurpose super oil. Argan Oil is a very popular ingredient as it is very nourishing and repairing and is packed full of vitamins and antioxidants, so its uses are endless. Whether its for giving your hair an extra boost of moisture or applying it over your moisturiser in the evening, Argan Oil is a fantastic oil. It's other uses? Dry patches on elbows, knees or feet. Hair damaged at the ends due to heat, colouring or just generally because it needs some nourishment. Skin not looking as plump, feeling tight, dehydrated. It is worth picking a bottle up, even if it is a small vile, you don't need a lot at all and it's worth giving it a try if you need that extra moisturising boost.

Although Argan Oil is very good for dry or damaged hair, one that I have been loving is the L'Oreal Mythic Oil. No matter how much you use it never weighs down my hair, you only need around a pump and a half and it is the perfect amount for the length of my hair and I apply this everyday on dry or damp hair and it never makes my hair look greasy, it just smooths and softens the hair and when I straighten my hair it's just so shiny and healthy looking and I have had comments on how shiny my hair is. I have noticed a difference in the ends of my hair, it is keeping my dry and damaged hair in pretty good condition, although I am in desperate need for another trim, this has really helped my hair and I just love it. 

Garnier Ultimate Beauty Oil has Argan, Macadamia, Almond and Rose oils in and it is so moisturising on the skin and I use this on my legs and arms and they stay soft and nourished all day/night. This has really nourished and moisturised my skin and it has really impressed me and how it has performed. After a bath, I apply this onto my legs, arms and chest and whenever I don't use it, my skin never feels as soft. If my skin is feeling extra dry then I may apply a body butter onto any areas that need it but this has been doing an amazing job and I am so glad I finally picked this up. Definitely a staple in my body care stash.

Although Argan Oil is a brilliant product to use on your face over night to give some extra hydration to your skin, but this Pai Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil is a brilliant option too and has helped my skin no end. The scent isn't particularly pleasant but it is totally worth it as I have noticed a massive difference in the overall condition of my skin, it feels a lot more supple so I am hoping it is helping my dehydrated skin and it is also perfect for scars and stretch marks - any concern you have, you need to try this. Priced at £20 for a 30ml bottle, this is going to last me a while and I have used it everyday for the last 2/3 months and it doesn't even look like I've opened it. I have found that it speeds up the healing process of blemishes too. This does have Trans Retinoic Acid which transforms to Vitamin D when on skin to boost it's natural repair function. But don't worry, it's not as scary as it sounds. 2-3 drops of this massaged over my face - concentrating on active or healing blemishes - every night and with consistent use, you will notice a difference in your skin. 

I hope you found this helpful and gives you an idea on which oils can do what. As you can probably tell, I am a huge believer in having so,e sort of oil in your routine, even if it's just every so often, it really will help. I have a feeling there will be some other oils making an appearance on my bedside table pretty soon.

What is your favourite oil to use?

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