♥ Beneficial and Beautifying Oils ♥

I thought I would take some time out to share some information on a few types of oils you may want to include in your daily skincare routine.

1) Tea Tree Oil

Useful for dry skin and blemish prone skin, does not dry out your skin but has good anti-bacterial properties. I’ve recently started using a cleanser which contains tea tree oil, not only does it smell like a disinfectant but it actually makes me feel like it has totally cleaned out my skin from any possible impurities. Less bacteria means less spots! If you’re wondering about the name of my cleanser it’s ‘Tea Tree’ Exfoliating face scrub by Beauty Formulas, loving it so far. It comes in a squeezy tube and contains 150ml. Due to the oils anti-bacterial properties it is known to prevent rashes and allergies. Many people use it to clear their acne or dandruff, so quite clearly it has many uses, why not give it a go?

2) Argan Oil (Also known as Moroccan oil)

Argon oil contains vitamins E and other anti oxidants which protects the skin and hair from damage. Due to it’s moisturising properties, using it on your face will leave it feeling soft and hydrated. Whereas using it on your hair will leave it feeling silky and smooth. Argan oil sinks straight into the hair or skin, so you won’t feel sticky afterwards, if you’ve always dreamt of Cheryl Coles glossy locks, I think you should try re-create it using  tiny bit of Argan oil and see the difference.

3) Olive Oil

Olive oil is not only great with your food, but you can also use olive oil on your hair. I use it as a deep conditioning mask, just before I wash my hair, leave your hair dangling with the oil for approximately one hour, then wash your hair out with your usual shampoo and/or conditioner and once you’re out your hair will feel sooo soft and smooth, you’ll probably have trouble keeping your fingers from running through your hair =P
Not only will it feel great but you will notice that it works great at detangling your hair.

4) Amla Oil (Indian Gooseberry)

This smells funny in the hair, but if you feel like you’re losing hair, rub a bit of this in your scalp and your hair will grow back, thick and plenty. It is also known to reduce split ends and has been used in India for many many years as a remedy for keeping your hair beautiful and voluminous. If you don’t use an in-shower conditioner like me, then this works great, I use this if I run out of my leave-in conditioner. Due to it conditioning nature it can also be used to relieve a dry or itchy scalp =)

And there are many more beneficial oils out there, but this is all I will be discussing for now,

Hope you enjoyed this post, If you did don’t forget to LIKE and COMMENT

Power to the Peaceful
TJ

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Dry Skin? Find the Perfect Moisturiser: Top 5

It’s been a long time since I blogged, but I thought that I should get a move on with this section (Hooray)

Since Winter is only round the corner, we need to prepare for the harsh wind that may dry up our skins natural moisture, I will be mentioning a few products that have worked for me.

All of the products mentioned are my favourites, but I will list them from my least favourite to my most favourite…out of all my favourites, I hope that wasn’t too difficult to understand!

Number 5) Aveeno

Aveeno

Aveeno

Aveeno is a Moisturising Cream made with Colloidal Oatmeal, made for dry/sensitive skin, it feels cool on the skin without feeling oily like most moisturisers tend to. It also helps to retain natural moisturising oils in your skin.

Cost: Around £4.50 (can be more expensive, depending on where you buy this product)
Available from: Boots, Superdrugs, Sainsburys and their website http://www.aveeno.co.uk

Number 4) Body Butter

Body Butter

Body Butter

Cotten Tree Body Butter is made out of cocoa. It is supposed to Hydrate, Moisturise and leave the skin feeling smooth. I really like this product, it smells good and does make the skin feel smooth, the only downfall is that when you first apply the product it leaves the skin feeling a little bit sticky and I hate that feeling.

Cost: Ranges from £4 – £13
Available from: http://www.thebodyshop.co.uk

Number 3) Dove Rich Nourishment Cream

Dove Rich Nourishment

Dove Rich Nourishment

The Dove Rich Nourishment cream is great. It leaves my skin soft and smooth. However, it was less sticky than the Body Butter, but it does not look oily on the skin, especially if you use a little, I tend to just use this on my face, but it’s been created to use all over the body.

Cost: Ranges from £1.25 – £3.00
Available from: http://www.wilkinsonplus.com, Sainsbury

Number 2) Nivea Rich Nourishing Body Moisturiser

Nivea Rich Nourishing

Nivea Rich Nourishing

The Nivea Rich Nourishing Body Moisturiser has been specifically tailored for people with dry skin. This product contains Almond oil, which is supposed to intensively moisturise your dry skin. The product specifies that it restores and replenishes lost moisture, enhances the skins natural protective layer, promotes a non stop moisture supply. It claims to last 24hrs+, which is absolutely brilliant. I only use this cream at night-time and it leaves my skin feeling cool and smooth and I wake up with great feeling soft skin.

Cost: Ranges from £3.50 – £4.50
Available from: Boots

Number 1) Dove Silky Nourishment Cream

Dove Silky

Dove Silky

The Dove Silky Nourishment body Cream is my most favourite it leaves my skin feeling smooth and soft like a babies bottom! I’m glad they used the word ‘Silky’ in their product name, because that’s exactly how your skin feels after you use it, it contains essential oils to deeply nourish your skin. I found that it works best when used straight after a shower, it feels great, it’s a must have for people with dry skin!!! You won’t know how brill it is, until you’ve tried it! A similar product is the Nivea Soft/Refreshingly soft cream, but I prefer the Dove as it smells much better!!!

Cost: £3.00 – £5.00
Available from: Superdrug

Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with any of the companies mentioned above. I have purchased all of the products above with my own money. I do not accept money in exchange for positive feedback. All of the opinions stated in my blog post are my own HONEST opinions.

I hope this post is beneficial to everyone!

Power to the Peaceful
TJ