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7 Natural Oils For Revitalizing Hair, Skin And Nails

Posted: 08/12/11 12:28 AM ET

For centuries natural oils have been used to soothe, smooth and enhance skin complexions as well as aid in scalp, hair and nail nourishment.

Straight from their bottle or jar, these natural oils are excellent, inexpensive and chemical-free emollients. Natural oils can treat all types of skin, scalp, hair and nail issues. As bodyguards, they rescue dry, distressed skin and resurrect overprocessed, frizzy, limp and split-end-riddled locks. They come to the immediate aid of cracked cuticles and brittle nails. Natural oils tone, tighten, rejuvenate and preserve healthy skin, scalps and hair. And the following seven oils also function as conditioning makeup removers. Use them alone -- or add a teaspoon to your favorite shampoos, conditioners and body creams -- for all-over hydration and indulgence.

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Argan oil (indigenous to Morocco) is touted as a restorative anti-aging serum, often referred to as "liquid gold." This natural antioxidant is loaded with vitamins A and E, omega-6 and omega-9 essential fatty acids, which can revitalize stressed skin, dry hair and brittle nails on contact. It also works well on split ends or to add instant shine to dull hair.

Massage in one or two drops daily as a skin moisturizer or a leave-in hydrating treatment for scalp and hair.
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