Way back when in my pre-teen years, beauty tips consisted of using isopropyl alcohol as a toner (not kidding, my best friend’s older sister swore by it) and washing with whatever astringent face wash we could find to prevent zits. We used salicylic acid as a spot treatment and hoped for the best. This was before the internet existed, so we depended on old wives’ tales and advice from older sisters for clear skin.
Oils are wonderful for all types of skin because they are rich in antioxidants (free radical protection = anti-aging!), they don’t contain a laundry list of chemical ingredients, some have natural SPF, they plump skin (more anti-aging!), they repair damaged skin, prevent wrinkles, and they’re well absorbed.
Argan oil is that’s rich in antioxidants and fatty acids. It’s a great moisturizer and anti-inflammatory. Improves skin elasticity, making it great for stretch marks. This is another great one to add to a carrier oil for all body moisturizing. I use this one. Also excellent for dry hair and scalp– just work a few drops in the ends of dry hair.