Updated: Jan 11, 2022
A lot of people are scared off using oils, their fears steaming from the fact that it might cause acne, or clog pores or even darken their skin. We are here to BUST those old school myths by providing you with logical explanations backed by science.
Myth No. 1: Applying oil on my face will clog pores & give me acne
Fact No. 1: First of all oil occur in our skin naturally (SEBUM) and our sebaceous glands work on pumping it out as a natural process. Acne is caused by our hair follicles becoming clogged with dirt and dead skin cells. In fact most moisturisers & face washes are loaded with chemicals which tend to unbalance the pH level of the skin & clog pores over time.
TIP: Cold Pressed oils are usually non greasy & super light on the skin which make them absorb into the skin easily. Oils like Sweet Almond , Avocado & Olive Oil are really low on their comedogenic index, hence will never clog pores.
Myth No. 2 : Olive Oil is only use for cooking
Fact No. 2 : While its true Olive oil is great for cooking, the oil is naturally packed with anti-aging antioxidants, hydrating squalene & high content in vitamin A , D , K and E make it an ideal product to protect and nourish sensitive skin & hair.
Myth No. 3 : Oil causes dandruff & attract dirt
Fact No. 3 : Dandruff & flaky scalp is often a result of dry scalp, which can be cured by hydrating the scalp with a hot oil massage. Massaging your scalp twice a week or every time before you shampoo helps your hair restore its moisture & keep it hydrated. Avoid keeping oil on for more than 2 hours. Refrain from keeping the oil on over night.
Myth No. 4 : Cold Pressed oils are not easily available
Fact No. 4 : It is true that Cold Pressed oils are a more expensive way of extracting oil but they are easily available in todays world. Few things to keep in mind while purchasing Cold Pressed Oils -
a) they are super light in texture & easily absorbed
b) they are often odourless, giving out a slight fragrance of the product from which its extracted
c )they should be sold in dark bottles, since the exposure to sun can cause it to go rancid
Myth No. 5 : The green colour of Olive oil represents a high grade oil
Fact No. 5 : Colour of the oil doesn't state is quality at all. Olive oil cooler can vary from pale yellow to dark green. The colour may vary according to the where olives are grown & the weather condition it's grown in.
Myth No. 6 : Using oil can darken my skin
Fact No. 6 : The reality is quite the contrary. Cold pressed oils are naturally packed with anti oxidants & rich in a variety of vitamins. Most of these oils have natural SPF of about 5- 6 and they have the ability to cure the skin of sun burns & rashes.They are a great source of nourishment for the skin, hair & body.
Above are the few myths & misconceptions people have about oils. Cold Pressed oils have an array of benefits for the skin, hair & body, they are the most natural & cleanest skin care products available.
Your skin is the largest organ of your body - feed it right!
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