There seems to be a lot of confusion out there about facial oils.
Do we really need to be using them? Won’t they make our skin more oily? And if so, when and how do we use them?
Let’s take a closer look at all things facial oils!
What are Facial Oils?
Facial oils are plant-based oils that help nourish and protect our skin.
They’re chock-full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that are vital for maintaining healthy skin.
Contrary to popular belief, they will not make your skin oily or clog your pores.
In fact, they can actually help to balance your skin’s natural oil production.
Types of Facial Oils
There are many different types of facial oils available on the market today.
Each type of oil has its own fatty acid composition and its own unique benefits that can target specific skin concerns.
For example, jojoba oil closely resembles our skin’s natural sebum (oil), so it’s excellent for all skin types including those with sensitive skin.
Rosehip oil is rich in vitamin C and it's good for brightening the complexion.
And argan oil is packed with Vitamin E and essential fatty acids, making it perfect for fading scars or evening out our complexion.
When & How to Use Facial Oils
The best time to apply a facial oil is right after you’ve cleansed your face while your skin is still damp.
This will help the oil to better penetrate your skin.
Simply dispense a few drops of oil onto your fingertips and massage it into your face and neck in upward circular motions until it’s fully absorbed.
You can then follow up with your regular moisturizer if you like.
We recommend using a facial oil in the evening for best results. You can also use a couple of drops of oil in the morning.
Which oil should I choose?
There is a wide variety of oils available. We can get anything from exotic Amazonian oils to oils pressed from cucumber seeds.
How cool is that?
If you are not sure which to choose, check out our article 5 Of The Best Facial Oils For Glowing Skin.
We hope this article has helped to clear up any confusion you may have had about facial oils!
They really are wonderful products that can do wonders for our complexion.
Just remember to choose the right one for your skin type and use it as directed for best results.