What to feed your skin

natural botanical oil

In Part 2 of our dry skin series we looked at foods and nutrients that help our skin to look fabulous from the inside out.   In Part 3, we explore the best botanical oils that feed and nourish your skin from the outside.

There’s evidence that certain chemicals can be absorbed into your body via the skin. Intuitively, we sense it can be seen metaphorically as a digestive organ (why else would we talk about nourishing the skin?) which is why it’s essential to choose carefully when it comes to what you put on your skin.

The best moisturisers for your skin therefore, are natural plant-based oils which are free of chemical fragrances, toxic preservatives and artificial colourants and additives and petroleum-based products.

Plus, the nutrients in these oils actually encourage cell-regeneration and won’t clog pores.  Nourish your skin with these top hydrating skin foods especially good for combating dryness:

Baobab Oil

Baobab Oil

A highly sought after ingredient in the cosmetic world, this rich amber-gold oil is cold pressed from the seeds of the baobab fruit pod.  It’s a rare, naturally light oil which doesn’t clog pores and absorbs rapidly without leaving a greasy residue. Baobab oil has a unique fatty acid profile with exceptional quantities of Omega 6 and 9, helping to retain moisture and regenerate new skin cells.

Argan Oil

This oil contains high levels of vitamin E and anti-inflammatory fatty acids, and because its antioxidants won’t break down in sunlight, it’s a good choice for daytime wear. Made from kernels in the nuts of argan fruit, it’s been popular in Morocco for hundreds of years, and is excellent for treating dry, flaky skin.

Jojoba Oil

This light oil absorbs easily and is actually a liquid wax and mimics the skin’s sebum; extremely effective for rejuvenating dry skin.

Shea Butter

This rich healing moisturiser is packed with oils, vitamins, plant sterols and minerals, working to deeply moisturise and add a natural glow to your skin.

For best results, apply oil to your skin immediately after bathing. Pat your skin dry with a towel, but allow some moisture to remain on the surface. Apply oil generously, trapping moisture in and preventing your skin from drying out too quickly.

Following the steps outlined in our 3-part series will banish dry skin. You’ll have soft, dewy luscious skin, yes, even in the middle of winter.

#BeBaobabWise  #BaoCareSkinRepair #BePartoftheBaobabStory

 

 

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