If you have oily skin and then you have probably been conditioned to believe that oil (whether it came from your own pores or from outside sources) is the enemy. And if you think about it, oil in reference to skin is not the only oil that gets a bad rap. Only recently did we discover that there is such a thing as “good” oils for use in our diets as well. We now know that there are healthy oils and fats that we should eat (in moderation, of course) to help keep our bodies performing at their best. They supply essential fatty acids for brain and nerve function, cardiovascular health and beautiful skin. We can add these healthful oils into our diets by eating items like nuts, avocado, olive oil and coconut. Even with this dietary “aha moment,” many still balk at the notion of actually using oil in skin and hair care routines.
Furthermore, if you have ever shopped for natural oils then you know they can be very pricey, so when you do buy one it is useful to know that they have many uses and benefits that are well worth the investment. Here are five oils that serve double duty in your beauty regimen: they have just as many benefits for your hair as they do your skin.
Emu oil is an all-natural oil obtained from the inedible parts of the emu. Emu oil has the ability to cause cellular regeneration in the skin, making it excellent for burns and scars and even the reduction of wrinkles and can improve skin elasticity.
Because it is hypoallergenic, antibacterial and rich in fatty acids, hair can also benefit from regular use of emu oil treatments. Emu oil can help hair appear livelier, healthier and be more resilient to environmental and hormonal stresses. It is also anti-fungal and antibacterial, so emu oil helps to break down buildup and residue at the scalp and roots, which can increase volume and manageability.