Vegetable oils have proven themselves as products for the care of the skin of the face, body and hair. A few centuries ago, women actively used them as cosmetics. Today, many varieties are known, but cold-pressed oils are especially popular.
Cold pressing is the most gentle method for producing vegetable oils. The technological process is organized so that valuable substances are preserved in full. Cold-pressed oils used in cosmetology are rich in coenzymes, fatty monoacids. Most products contain potassium, phosphorus, calcium, vitamins A, E, D, group B.
There is a prejudice that cosmetic oils are used only by those with dry skin. In fact, the products have worked well in the recovery process of combination, oily and aging skin. This is due to the fact that the contained fats are quickly absorbed without increasing the fat content of the epidermis. The advantage of the product lies in the ease of penetration into the upper layers of the skin.
Natural oil in its composition is much superior to many cosmetics. They do not contain artificial fragrances, dyes, preservatives. The oil can be used in its pure form, applying a few drops to the skin in the form of applications. It is useful to prepare moisturizing, nourishing masks, creams or ointments. For hair care, pastes, masks are prepared or rubbed into the roots in pure form.
Effectiveness of cold-pressed cosmetic oils
It is difficult to overestimate the effect of cold-pressed natural oils on the human body. Regular use of cosmetics with oils helps to increase the elasticity, firmness of the skin, reduce mimic wrinkles, and heal wounds.
The most popular types of oils in cosmetology:
Sesame - has a moisturizing effect in the care of hair, eyelashes, nails. Creates effective UV protection. Suitable for skin care around the eyes. Soothes, relaxes and rejuvenates facial skin.
Flaxseed - perfectly copes with minor wounds, burns, relieves inflammation. Flax seed oil is excellent for wrinkled mesh, aging skin, hair loss. Allowed for use with oily skin.
Coconut - gives shine to the skin, hair. Promotes the restoration of flaky, inflamed areas. Not suitable for oily skin with a tendency to acne. It is used for delicate care of the décolleté area.
Pumpkin - has positively established itself as a source of nutrition for dry, damaged skin, devoid of moisture, softness. Nourishes, regenerates epidermal cells. Pumpkin seed oil preserves freshness and natural complexion.
Rosehip oil - used for dry, irritated skin syndrome, treats minor damage to the epidermis. Improves the condition of the hair, strengthens the hair follicles. The product has a pronounced regenerative properties.
Correctly selected cosmetic oil will saturate the skin with the necessary vitamin complex, add radiance and beauty.
How to buy quality cold-pressed oil?
To avoid purchasing a low-quality product, in the selection process, pay attention to the following facts:
high-quality oil has a delicate aroma - its delicate smell does not irritate;
a conscientious supplier will always indicate exactly how the oil was obtained - “virgin” or “cold pressed”;
the color of the product is transparent, without inclusions and extraneous elements;
the consistency of the product is viscous; when shaken, air bubbles remain for a long time;
high quality cosmetic oil packaging should be made of dark glass, with a well-screwed lid.
The purchase of a product of dubious quality can harm and significantly worsen the condition of the skin and hair.