Are Oils Actually Good for My Skin?

In a nutshell– yes, they are.

They contain a lot of different properties but ones that pop up a lot in plant based oils are oleic acid and omega fatty acids.

Oleic acid is great for healing wounds and rashes while omega fatty acids are lovely for protecting your delicate skin from enviromental stressors.

Everyone can benefit from a few drops of plant based oils on any part of their skin. Even oily skin can benefit from oils! If you have oily skin, go for tamanu, hemp, and avocado as they let the body know when to stop creating large oil production.

Mature skin: oils like rosehip, tamanu, and jojoba can rejuvinate skin and get it bouncy and soft.

Dry or sensitive skin: these skin conditions can find relief from dryness and breakouts with hempseed oil which is insanely moirsturizing and will not clog pores!

Oily skin: Yes, even oily skin can benefit from oils! Go for tamanu, hemp, and avocado which lets the body know that it does not need to create so much oil to hydrate the skin.

Comboination skin: this condition is very tricky. But a safe bet would be rosehip oil and hemp seed. They are very soothing and generally regulate skin concerns.

How Can Oily Skin Benefit from Oils?

The reason why skin gets oily is because the body is sensing a lack of hydration and overcompensate for it by over producing oil or sebum to cover your face and protect it from environmental stresses. The good thing about having oily skin is that it’ll help you look younger for longer (score).

So, by the face staying hydrated, skin will cut down on oil production. Skin recognizes oil as oil and once it realizes that its nourishing your body, it’ll cut down on how much it makes. This can easily be done by using oils that are more geared towards certain skin concerns. Using oils like tamanu or hemp are awesome for this.

Now, this doesn’t mean any oil will do. A lot of oils are high on the comedogenic scale like coconut, which has a rating on 4/5 (80% of clogging pores).

I’ve entioned many times in alost all of my posts how amazing tamanu oil is. The oil is composed of phospholipids and glycolipids which are known to protect skin’s moisture barrier by creating a barrier over the skin to protect it (source). It contains tons of fatty acids and soothes dry scalp because of its anti-inflammatory properties.

100% plant based oils that are wholly natural, cold pressed, and unrefined are some of the best skin treatments on Earth. They can help everyone but it must be good quality oils.

Are you a fan of oils? Which are your favourites?

Thank you for reading!

This is What Chlorella Does for Your Body

Chlorella is one of the coolest things ever. With it’s deep dark slytherin green complexion it takes ‘healthy’ to a whole new level. 

Chlorella is a single cell algae lot like its cousin, Spirulina which is multi-cell as they are both water algae. They are both full of great minerals however Chlorella is jam-packed with protein, iron, magnesium, and an impressive B-vitamin complex. It’s also amazing for detoxifying the body and removing metals. 

Due to its hard outer shell, it’s important to get this supplement with the words ‘broken cell wall’ or something similar. Getting one that has a broken shell allows humans to digest the algae. The amount of chlorophyll gives the algae its green colour and responsible for the colour of leafy greens. Chlorophyll also helps neutralize bodily odours. 

Chlorella Benefits

Immune support

Because of it’s amazing nutrients, helps fight inflammation and  increase the amount of Natural Killer cells, helps fight illnesses. 

Detoxification

Chlorella detoxifies the blood and lowers blood sugar. It’s great for those who eat fish regularly, have silver fillings, or have been undergoing chemotherapy.  In Japan, it is one of the highest consumed supplement as Japan contains most of the algae and they eat a large amount of fish, yet live relatively long lives. 

Weight Loss

Moreover, Vitamin B has shown to aid in weight loss through metabolism increase. It also improves hormonal balance and lowers glucose levels in the blood resulting in less cravings and a fuller appetite. 

 

Disadvantages 

Taste

The taste and smell of chlorella is the only downside. It is absolutely awful and ruins the smell of just about everything. I enjoy mixing the powder with vanilla almond milk with ginger and cinnamon. Although this recipe doesn’t completely hide the taste, it does make it easier to swallow. If you have a strong sensitivity to taste, I suggest checking out the capsule version of Chlorella rather than the powder.

I buy my powder from this brand

But this brand has great capsules as well.

 

Have you tried Chlorella? What are your thoughts on it?