Essential oils in skincare are having a moment in the beauty world and for all the right reasons. Facial oils are packed with omega fatty acids, protect skin against harsh environmental aggressors, encourage a healthy glow and make your makeup products glide on like butter. So, what’s not to love about facial oils?
Talking about essential oils in skincare, we recently came across another oil that has some brilliant benefits for your skin, especially in the winter season. This oil has a rich, silky texture and a mild fragrance. Ever heard of baobab oil?
Loaded with vitamin C, omega fatty acids and vitamins A, D, E and F, baobab oil can either be used topically or mixed with natural ingredients in home-made face packs. You’ll be surprised to know that baobab oil is also added in its raw state in some cosmetic products. And, the best part is that baobab oil is a miracle elixir for winter-damaged skin.
Here are all the benefits of using baobab oil in your skincare routine.
- #01: Soothes dry skin
- #02: Leaves no greasy residue
- #03: Treats severe skin conditions
- #04: Makes skin look youthful
#01: Soothes dry skin
The dry winter air can easily strip moisture from your skin, leaving it itchy and irritated. But fret not! We’ve found a cure. Thanks to its moisturising properties, baobab oil nourishes your dry winter skin. Being emollient in nature, this oil boosts skin hydration while making sure it doesn’t clog pores.
#02: Leaves no greasy residue
If you have oily skin, then it’s obvious that you’re sceptical about using facial oils in your skincare routine. You don’t want to double the greasiness, right? But, baobab oil’s absorbing properties will make sure there’s no greasy residue. This oil sinks into the skin immediately and makes your skin feel soft and silky.
#03: Treats severe skin conditions
Excessive dryness can further lead to severe skin conditions such as eczema, rosacea and psoriasis. Thanks to omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids, baobab oil can be the perfect natural treatment for winter-damaged skin. All you need to do is apply some topically on the affected area immediately after cleansing for effective results.
#04: Makes skin look youthful
Constant exposure to the sun and other pollutants can leave you with early signs of ageing. But the good news is that baobab oil has anti-ageing benefits that help fight free radicals. The skin under your eyes is super sensitive. Using baobab oil as an eye serum can add more freshness to your look and make your skin look youthful.