Here is your oil fix for the mon­soon

Oil­ing is not es­sen­tial just for win­ters. It can dou­ble up as your beauty po­tion dur­ing rainy days

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Lifestyle - Surbhi Sachdeva htc­ity@hin­dus­tan­times.com

While mon­soon show­ers brings re­lief from the heat, it also brings a se­ries of skin prob­lems. Well don’t fret, we have just the so­lu­tion for you! Did you know oil can work won­ders on your skin and take care of your mon­soon woes? “Oils are not only es­sen­tial to cook­ing. Some can also have a mag­i­cal ef­fect on your skin. Dif­fer­ent oils have dif­fer­ent prop­er­ties that help mois­turise, hy­drate and nour­ish the face and body,”says Dr Meghna Gupta, der­ma­tol­o­gist. “Oil­ing our body and hair re­mains as im­por­tant as in any other sea­son. Not just for nour­ish­ment, but to keep mon­soon-borne al­ler­gies and in­fec­tions at bay, too. Oil ap­pli­ca­tion makes your skin re­vi­talised, re­duces the signs of age­ing and re­fines the tex­ture of skin. It also soothes ir­ri­tated skin, clears acne, fades age­ing spots and even block­ing UV ray,” says beauty ex­pert Ishika Taneja. Here’s a list of es­sen­tial oils to keep your skin h ealthy:

LAVEN­DER OIL

It’s made by re­fin­ing flower spikes of cer­tain species of laven­der. Rain causes hu­mid­ity, which leads to break­outs. This an­tiox­i­dant helps in pre­vent­ing acne. It’s calm­ing prop­er­ties also re­duce anx­i­ety and stress.

PEP­PER­MINT OIL

This mag­i­cal oil can give your re­lief from al­lergy. It also en­er­gises your mind and soul, if you add 2-3 drops of the oil to your sham­poo.

EU­CA­LYP­TUS OIL

Also known as nil­giri oil, it is best for your skin and hair dur­ing mon­soon. Eu­ca­lyp­tus oil is made from dried leaves of the eu­ca­lyp­tus tree. It act as an anti-in­fec­tion agent, pre­vent­ing your skin from un­wanted in­fec­tions.

ALOE VERA OIL

It soothes ir­ri­tated skin and burns. It’s anti-bac­te­rial, an­tivi­ral and anti-fun­gal prop­er­ties help to fix dam­aged skin.

SESAME OIL

This oil helps in re­vers­ing the skin dam­age caused by harm­ful ul­tra vi­o­let rays. It is highly rich in vi­ta­min E and has anti-age­ing prop­er­ties.It can also be used for con­di­tion­ing of skin.

ROSEHIP OIL

This in­creases the elas­tic­ity of the skin and boosts the mois­ture level. Rosehip oil pro­tects your skin from en­vi­ron­men­tal stres­sors such as dry air and wind. All these oils can be di­rectly ap­plied on a clean, dry face.

Sesame oil­re­verses skin dam­age by UV rays

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