Introducing squalane oilAfrica-Studio/Shutterstock
Squalane oil is a plant-based saturated oil that can be used for treating cracked lips, eye-area dryness, eczema, dermatitis, and psoriasis because of its moisturizing and antibacterial properties. It’s unique because squalane helps protect your skin from free radicals, which cause premature aging, says Rachel Nazarian, MD, a New York City-based dermatologist with the Schweiger Dermatology Group. Our bodies naturally produce the oil, so squalane oil will help restore moisture that is lost as our skin ages. Regular use of squalane oil might fade dark pigmentation over time as well. Meet the other essential oils that boost your beauty routine.
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While a few drops of this ultra-absorbant oil should do the trick, the irritation level is low, even if you overdo it. “You have it in your skin anyway,” says Dr. Nazarian. “It doesn’t get more natural than this.” The squalane oil will also help absorb other products. Sunscreen or moisturizer should be added several minutes after the oil has sunk in for extra protection against the sun or free radicals.