Many people have olive oil, coconut oil, or sunflower seed oil in their kitchen cabinets. But can the same oils you cook with be applied to your face? Katta confirms that organic and unrefined products are your best bet.
Shea pressed oil
Derived from the nuts of the African shea tree, shea butter is a tallow-like substance that is commonly found in a solid form, but it melts at body temperature and is sometimes used as a moisturizer and hair product.
Olive oil offers evidence of its potential as a moisturizer. It is an excellent choice for an all-body application with its heavy consistency. You may even want to try an olive oil cleanser or bar of soap for a clean that won't dry out your skin.
Coconut oil is easily absorbed into the skin. It has many health benefits, including those from vitamins E and K and its antifungal and antibacterial properties. The one big exception? Along with cocoa butter, coconut oil is likely to cause breakouts.