The Beauty Benefits of Natural Oils


This rich and hydrating oil is native to South Africa. Made from the fruit of the marula tree, it’s full of fatty acids, which soothe dry skin, according to dermatologists.

The best part is that this oil absorbs so quickly it won’t leave skin shiny or greasy. This heaven-sent oil is not comedogenic and can even be used as a primer. There’s a difference between glowing skin and a reflective sheen on the face. Just remember to apply sparingly.

Tea Tree

When bacteria gets trapped inside the pores, red, inflamed breakouts happen. Tea tree oil helps zap that bacteria, treating acne and calming inflammation.

Research has shown that it’s as effective as benzoyl peroxide, a common ingredient in over-the-counter zit remedies. Renowned for its powerful, purifying properties, it can even work on cold sores. Just remember never to use it in open skin!


Argan oil, often called “liquid gold,” has been used for centuries. It’s rich in antioxidants called polyphenols, which are great for anti-aging. It also boosts collagen growth and plumps up the skin, thanks to its omega-3 fatty acids.

It works great with dry, oily or normal skin types. And it also conditions hair without weighing it down or making it feel greasy. Make sure to apply it at the end of your routine.

Chamomile And Peppermint

Chamomile is not only a relaxing tea but also a great anti-inflammatory and antiseptic. The oil from this daisy-like plant can calm your skin like no other.

Peppermint oil has the same soothing benefits. It cuts down on redness, irritation and the chance of infection. These oils can be used twice a day (in the morning, in the evening, or both!), but they can also be used as needed.


When skin is dry and cracked, it’s more likely to get infected, irritated and have allergic reactions. Coconut oil can be helpful to protect and moisturize skin. The only downside is that if you have acne-prone skin, it shouldn’t be applied on the face

Conditions like eczema leave scaly, rough patches that can be easily soothed with coconut oil. Remember to look for cold-pressed, unrefined coconut oil. It’s a great option for almost any kind of skin!