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The winter is great for many things, sadly, keeping skin smooth is notoriously not one of them. This season, instead of welcoming dehydrated, broken skin, rejoice with smooth, moisturized skin. One of the most effective ways to guarantee this in the darker months ahead is with skin oils.
There are various types of skin oils on the market today, but we've taken it upon ourselves to sort through them all and bring you an easy guide of the best ones.
First and foremost, let's talk the benefits of the skin oils. They provide a deep, moisturizing experience since most cold-pressed oils are natural emollients. They not only glide on to the skin easier than moisturizers, but they protect the skin's lipid barrier. The latter, one of the major reasons we love the oils in the winter time--extra protection from the elements is just what we need! Additionally, unlike traditional moisturizers, oils are usually extracted from nuts or fruits, making them a more natural option.
Argan Oil is a popular skin oil choice in the beauty world. This cold-pressed oil comes from the nuts of the Argan tree, which is native to southwestern Morocco. It is known for its rich, golden hue and its naturally moisturizing property.
Check out our affordable, and natural, Argan Oil 100% Pure Moroccan Liquid Gold. ($8.99)
Jojoba Oil (Jojoba Carrier Oil)
Fan of Avocados? Chances are. that's a yes. Avocados are delicious to eat, and full of good fats. They are even more versatile than you may have thought! The cold-pressed flesh of the favored fruit makes the oil. Apply to skin for a unique, luscious moisturizing experience!
Our favorite part? Avocado Oil is the most affordable on the list!