- SHEM editorial staff
Why are cold-pressed oils taking the beauty industry by storm?
Updated: Jan 13, 2021
What you put on your skin is just as important as what you put in your food.
Just as consumers are beginning to understand the importance of eating high quality organic foods, cold-pressed oils are quickly becoming the new trend in taking care of your skin’s health as well.
Many dermatologists around the world have begun recommending the use of natural and organic cold-pressed oils to calm irritated skin and scalps. Cold-pressed nourishing oils have been in high demand, and are becoming absolute heroes in the skin and hair care rituals in the beauty industry because their restorative healing properties are so effective, drop by drop.
What is cold-pressed oil?
The name is suggestive of the process of extraction of the oil from organic seeds, fruits and nuts without using any chemicals or solvents like hexane in temperature controlled cold environment. The tedious cold screw pressed extraction of the oil ensures that it retains all its properties of flavor and nutrients.
Cold-pressed oils are packed with all essential nutrients including antioxidants, protein and lecithin, an essential fat for body cells that soothes and moisturises the skin.
How does it benefit your skin and hair?
Cold-pressed oils are rich in natural nutrients, aroma, anti-oxidants. Some major benefits of the oils include:
Promote hair growth
Control hair loss
Help in treating dandruff
Support youthful skin
Treat acne and acne scars over time
Reduce premature signs of aging
Hydrate, moisturise and nourish the skin
Add a natural glow to the skin
Face: oils from hazelnut, moringa, tea tree etc. are ideal for balancing oily skin and preventing pigmentation breakouts
Skin: oils like Argan, Moringa and avocado oil are effective in moisturizing dry skin
Hair: dandruff and flaking, dry, irritated scalp are ideally treated with cold-pressed almond, coconut and hazelnut oils