Natural oils benefits for your skin and hair

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Nourishing, protective or softening, pure or incorporated into our care products, vegetable oils are essential in cosmetics! Why is that ? Because of their great compatibility with our epidermis. A remarkable compatibility between the precious essential fatty acids they contain and our own sebum. 

In addition, unlike essential oils, they have no contraindications for use, and are even beneficial for pregnant women and babies. On the other hand, it is possible to mix them with a few drops of essential oils to influence or reinforce their effects.

Which natural oil for my face? 

While some oils are very effective in nourishing and repairing hair, or even eyelashes and eyebrows, such as castor oil, others are more effective in preventing skin aging and treating skin problems (eczema, psoriasis, wounds, burns, etc.).

Soothe your skin with sweet almond oil

Sweet almond oil has essential qualities for dry skin: nourishing, softening and soothing, it is even suitable for babies' skin. If it does not replace a daily moisturizer, sweet almond oil can be used on the face. It is particularly recommended for dry to atopic skin because it is rich in fatty acids and rebuilds the hydrolipidic film. Enriched with zinc, it relieves eczema as well as psoriasis and prevents bacterial infections due to skin dryness. The oil nourishes affected area and soothes itching. 

In addition, sweet almond oil prevents its dehydration and improves its elasticity. This makes it a great ally for mature skin. 

Added to sugar, it brings nourishing properties to a homemade scrub and gently removes dead cells from the face and body.

Nourished skin with coconut oil and avocado oil

In the same way, coconut oil is also very nourishing. Comedogenic, it can tend to "suffocate" the skin. It is therefore better to apply it to small targeted areas (especially if you want to use it on the face) so that it softens them without creating imperfections such as pimples or blackheads.

For nutrition, don't miss out on avocado oil either, one of the star vegetable oils. Indeed, it contains more than 50% monounsaturated fatty acids. Regenerating, it will be the more effective at night, during which it will help to rebuild your badly damaged hydrolipidic film.

Rebalance your skin's pH with jojoba oil

Contrary to what you might think, oily skin and vegetable oils are not necessarily enemies. Before gently moisturizing, rebalancing your oily skin pH can be a good idea. For that, nothing better than jojoba vegetable oil.

By depositing a non-greasy film on skin's surface, jojoba oil prevents dehydration. It retains water in the cells. Non-comedogenic, it will not plug the pores. Indeed, the oil does not mean pimples and blackheads. It is one of the vegetable oils that are suitable for children and babies. Jojoba oil has a nourishing, protective, rebalancing and softening action. It has regenerating properties and it helps to maintain a tight skin, which make it an excellent anti-aging oil. In short, jojoba oil is excellent for all generations! 

It is also suitable for dry skin. In addition, thanks to its fatty acid content, it is extremely nourishing. As a natural emollient, this waxy oil helps maintain supple, youthful skin.

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No more oily skin with hazelnut oil

Hazelnut oil, very rich in polyunsaturated acids, regulates sebum production while being softening and repairing. This oil is the ally of the fatty skins. Rich in vitamin E, it helps fight against acne, often responsible for the appearance of scars, blackheads and other redness. Non-comedogenic, hazelnut oil helps you avoid face imperfections, pimples (in particular those of acne) and black spots by regulating sebum excess and tightening the pores. 

Hazelnut oil contains powerful antioxidants and tannins that give it astringent properties. It cleans and tightens pores while eliminating bacteria. It thus contributes to cleanse the fatty skins by regulating the excess of sebum. 

Thanks to the phytosterols it contains, it adapts perfectly to acne-prone skins, on which it acts as repairing and healing. It softens the skin and helps to remove pimples, blackheads, scars and redness, in addition to regulating the sebum responsible for acne (it is said to be sebo-controling).

Finally, it reduces fine lines thanks to the vitamin E it contains. It helps give your skin a smooth appearance and ensures that your skin's moisture level remains stable. 

Regulate your sebum production with grapeseed oil and sesame oil

If the grape seed oil is adapted to all skin types, it is particularly advised to those which have sebum excess. Sebo-regulating, it matifies complexion and even helps problem skins, thanks to its scrubbing qualities. Blackheads and small pimples do not resist for long. It is also a gentle scrubber, so it won't give blackheads a chance to lodge in your skin's pores.

Very rich in antioxidants, grape seed oil is also recommended for mature skin, since it slows down skin aging by fighting free radicals. 

Organic virgin sesame oil is known to soften and regenerate the skin. This vegetable oil is perfectly adapted to oily and acneic skins because it is not comedogenic and helps to eliminate acne scars.

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Prevent skin aging with plum oil and safflower oil

Very rich in oleic acid, plum oil strengthens skin's hydrolipidic film, while making dry and irritated skin softer. It deeply nourishes the skin by reinforcing its cellular membranes. Rich in vitamin E gives, it has anti-oxidant properties, it neutralize free radicals. It represents an excellent natural anti-aging care that successfully prevent the first signs of aging.

Pure or incorporated in cosmetic products, this oil has everything to revitalize your skin! How to use it? To prevent wrinkles, massage a few drops on the desired areas every morning and evening. 

In addition, plum oil helps to heal lesions by accelerating cell renewal. It reduces the appearance of marks and even stretch marks! Nourishing, it restores suppleness and softness to the skin, by soothing the most fragile areas.

Non-comedogenic, plum oil is ideal to take care of all the skins. 

The safflower oil is rich in antioxidants, it helps to fight the signs of skin aging and will act favorably on skin redness thanks to vitamin K. It is very nourishing, perfectly suited to dry skin and prevent the drying out of dehydrated skin.

Taking care of sensitive skin with the hemp oil

Hemp oil, rich in vitamin E and omega-6 and omega-3, will have an antioxidant and regenerating action on the skin. It is particularly suitable for sensitive skin. It improves the complexion, reduces redness ... It brings a lot of nutrients to the epidermis as well as a great hydration.

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Find the natural oil for your hair

Nutrition, softness, shine... Here are our favorite oils to take care of your hair.

Nourish and strengthen your hair with coconut oil

Rich in vitamin E, vitamin K and iron, coconut oil nourishes your hair, making it denser and shinier. A real advantage for your dry and damaged hair. However, in order not to have an oily scalp, it is preferable not to touch your roots, and to focus on lengths and ends.

Rich in lauric acid, it has an excellent power of penetration in the capillary fiber and allows to protect your hair daily. It also promotes rapid growth and repairs dry and tired hair. Its subtle scent pleasantly perfumes your hair. 

It is particularly recommended for those who have dry hair, damaged by too much coloring, bleaching, or use of a straightening or curling iron.  Highly concentrated in fatty saturated acids, coconut oil has emollient properties: it will sheath the hair to protect it and prevent it from dehydrating. It will also restore cohesion to the hair scales, making it soft, shiny, supple and full of vitality.

But that's not all: coconut oil has antibacterial, antifungal and sanitizing qualities. This makes it one of the most popular oils for the scalp, especially to treat dandruff problems.

 

No more oily hair with hazelnut oil

The sebum-regulating action of hazelnut oil is ideal for taking care of oily or rapidly regrowing hair. Like it acts on the skin, hazelnut oil regulates the hair sebum production. It is particularly interesting on oily hair because it can limit hair dehydration without weighing it down. It also makes the hair shine while protecting and softening it. It is also particularly recommended for dry, damaged or color-treated hair. 

Its nourishing virtues come from its composition : omega-6 and 9, poly and mono-unsaturated fatty acids, phytosterols, which promote the hair fibers recovery and vitamin E, particularly nourishing and antioxidant (it protects the cells from premature aging).

For normal hair: hazelnut oil makes the hair shine. It can be used once or twice a week on the ends. For dry and frizzy hair: hazelnut oil is applied as a treatment to nourish lengths and ends. You can realize one hazelnut oil bath per week. For oily hair or hair that tends to re-grease quickly: by rebalancing sebum production, hazelnut oil allows you to space out your shampoos.

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Nourish your hair with sweet almond oil and argan oil

Even if it is suitable for all hair types, for which it is a real care softness, sweet almond oil is more particularly recommended for dry hair, split, brittle, and curly. It deeply nourishes them thanks to balms and hair care, or applied directly on the ends. Emollient, sweet almond oil regulates the sebum production and eliminates impurities. On the one hand it can treat dandruff, and on the other hand it calms scalp itching. 

To reduce split ends and prevent hair breakage, Argan oil can be applied daily on hair ends. This allows to nourish them and make it shinier. It will finally tame the driest and curliest hair or dried out hair (because of sun rays, the sea, the pool or because of hair dryer used at high temperature or straighteners). It will repair split ends and make your hair softer and shinier. A perfect vegetable oil for dry hair! 

Restore suppleness with castor oil

When we mention castor oil, we immediately think of hair. A true ally in our beauty routine, it has unsuspected properties that can completely change our habits! Its application presents several virtues: it restores shine, flexibility and softness to the hair. 

Castor oil contains ricinoleic acid, which helps retain moisture while promoting scalp health. Rich in fatty acids and essential nutrients, it nourishes and prevent breakage by strengthening the hair fiber. When castor oil leaves a greasy film on the hair, it makes it thicker and glossier. The hair is healthier.

At Yodi, we have gathered some of these oils to offer you a high quality treatment: our Muesli & Pure Vanille Oil, a precious and nourishing oil. Thanks to the 4 "muesli" oils and the pure extract of concentrated vanilla from Madagascar that it contains, it will awaken your senses! 

Its fine and light texture penetrates quickly and allows to have a non greasy touch while offering softness and shine to your skin and hair. Non-comedogenic, it is suitable for all skin types, even oily. This summer, you'll be addict!

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