Get the Lowdown on the Top Four Natural Skin Care Oils Today - Health - Skin Care

Get the Lowdown on the Top Four Natural Skin Care Oils Today   by Tara Mathews

in Health / Skin Care    (submitted 2009-06-01)

Do you use creams and lotions that just do not seem to relieve you of your dry skin? Chances are, the products you are not using do not contain natural skin care oils. Most creams and lotions contain oils, just not the right type.

Many large cosmetic companies use mineral oil in their products. Mineral oil will make your skin feel soft; however, it will clog your pores. This will lead to acne breakouts and other skin conditions. Mineral oil is a cheap additive that far too many companies use.

In addition, it is not a natural product, but it does save money for these companies and just adds to their bottom line. It is advisable to avoid using products that contain this additive. However, the choice is up to you. I can just provide information on what you should avoid and what natural skin care oils work the best at moisturizing your skin.

Avocado oil is one of the top natural skin care oils used in moisturizing creams and lotions. It is very effective at reducing age spots due to the high count of sterolins in the oil. In addition, it softens the skin and helps to increase the amount of collagen in the skin. Collagen is a fiber like protein that gives our skin its structure.

Babassu oil is an extract of the Amazonian Babassu palm. It helps to soothe the skin and helps to relieve dry itchy skin. It also does not leave an oily residue.