Healthy oils provide you with numerous health and nutritional benefits—and some help rejuvenate your skin when applied topically. Because of this, many skincare products contain healthy oils as additional ingredients. Here are five of our favorite healthy oils you can eat and use for your skin for a glow you'll love.
1. Coconut Oil
Coconut oil contains saturated fat, but it doesn't increase heart disease risk factors, according to a recent study. Coconut oil helps you lose weight, and it comes with a multitude of benefits for your skin. Applying coconut oil to your skin moisturizes it, relives atopic dermatitis, and helps treat skin infections.
2. Peppermint Oil
Ingesting peppermint oil provides several health perks, and applying it topically is beneficial as well. Eating peppermint oil boosts exercise performance. It also helps treat irritable bowel syndrome. To top it off, applying peppermint oil topically boosts hair growth.
3. Hemp Oil
Hemp oil is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are a must for a healthy heart. If you apply hemp oil topically to your skin, it can treat eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, and acne. Hemp oil also strengthens your skin and protects it from viral, fungal, and bacterial infections.
4. Almond Oil
Loaded with heart-healthy fats and vitamin E, almond oil provides you with plenty of nutritional benefits. Ingesting almond oil reduces irritable bowel syndrome and improves blood cholesterol levels—and applying almond oil topically moisturizes your skin, treats eczema and psoriasis, reduces scarring, and improves both your complexion and skin tone.
5. Argan Oil
Made from argan tree seeds, argan oil is beneficial for your skin regardless of whether you ingest it or apply it topically. A 2015 study found that daily consumption or topical application of this beneficial oil helps fight aging because it improves your skin's elasticity.