Oiling solutions for beautiful skin and hair are increasingly gaining popularity, what with the water-free skincare trend urging people to say no to H2O; on the flip-side, strong contenders like chamomile, olive, grapeseed, black currant, and even argan and borage oil are making a valid case, what with their high concentrations of vitamin E, fatty acids, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory properties that work amazingly as beauty and anti-aging solutions.
That said, the ones going toe-to-toe are hemp and almond oil, both of which work just as well for your hair as they do for your skin. While hemp oil has only recently gained traction, the latter has been employed from time immemorial as an elixir to beat the beauty blues.
Let’s see how they stack up against one another:
|Nutritional Value: Rich in protein, polyunsaturated fatty acids, omega 3 and 6, insoluble fiber, vitamin E and packed with minerals such as potassium, magnesium, iron, zinc, calcium, phosphorus.||Nutritional Value: High in vitamins A, B, D, E, F and minerals chlorine, iron, zinc, magnesium, and calcium.|
|Best Suited For: Hemp oil works well for oily or acne-prone skin. It is light, therefore upon application it does not feel greasy, or clog the pores.||Best Suited For: When your skin is dry, feels tight, or produces flaky residue, we highly recommend almond oil. It is a slow drying oil that is readily absorbed in the skin. Almond oil soothes skin inflammations too.|
|Anti-Aging Fix: The high content of omega 3 and 6 fatty acids creates a composition similar to skin lipids, which makes hemp oil an excellent natural emollient and moisturizer. It restores the skin elasticity and increases water retention capacity in tissues. The antioxidants and protein improve collagen production to reverse the signs of aging.||Anti-Aging Fix: Almond oil is high in oleic acid and linoleic acid, which replenish the inter-cellular structure of your skin. It works well as a body moisturizer and has been shown to reduce the UV effect of photo-aging on the skin. Also, it is a great anti-aging ingredient for the hair too, as it feeds the roots, stimulates regeneration, and improves elasticity and shine.|
Now that we’ve helped you narrow in on the right elixir for your skin’s specific needs, here are some parting tips: You can drink hemp milk to slow down the skin’s aging process from within; as for almond oil, try these DIYs to prevent hair loss and improve growth and texture.
That’s it for now, ladies!