How it can help vegetable oils?Vegetable oils have very specific characteristics. Not all vegetable oils can be used for skin care. What are the main oils that can be chosen?

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amy-lepore eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Olive oil is the first to come to mind, but anything organic such as rosemary, peppermint, and oils made from other plants.  Castor oil and sunflower seed oil are also excellent skin care choices.  I learned all of this in an all-natural spa class I took at a local university one summer many years ago. Sesame see oil and Vitmin E oil are also good for skin. 

If you visit an organic or all-natural spa (Aveda is one that comes to mind) they should be able to help you further.  Try searching for websites like these, too:

litteacher8 eNotes educator| Certified Educator
Vegetable oils are emollients, which means they soothe your skin and make it softer. Sunflower oil works as a moisturizer by preventing moisture from leaving your skin. Vegetable oils also have antioxidant and antibacterial qualities. So they're good for you!
giorgiana1976 | Student

I suggest choosing the following oils, which have a miraculous action on the skin.

Apricot kernel oil

 Almost colorless, odorless, it is ideal for facial treatments. It can be used alone or in synergy with other vegetable oils (up to 30% due to cost not too high). Apricot kernel oil contains vitamins and minerals. It is considered a natural moisturizer for dry skin

Avocado oil

It is a very rich and nourishing oil, whose color depends on the method of extraction. If it is green, it will be very thick and will emit a strong odor. Obtained from the bark of avocado, this oil is rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, D, E, pantothenic acid, proteins and lecithin. It is excellent for very dry skin, because calm irritation due to dehydration.It helps prevent stretch marks during pregnancy. Can be used up to 20% in a synergy of vegetable oils. Avocado Oil is recommended for full body.

Sweet almond oil

 We need to distinguish between two kinds of almonds: one with the sweet almond and bitter almonds and toxic. It is recommended for massages. Rich in vitamins, minerals and protein, it can be used for all skin types. Few people are allergic to this oil, but often, it all depends on the quantity. Susceptible individuals can replace this oil,with apricot or peach kernels. A concentration of 80% in a synergy is very appropriate.

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