Many assume that using oils makes your skin look greasy and oils just sit on top of your skin. And, people with oily skin should avoid them. Well, they’re wrong!
Even though, you can’t substitute oils for moisturizers. A good moisturizer should provide oil and water. If you do want to use it as moisturizer, mix it with hyaluronic acid and/or glycerine.
According to top dermatologists, facial oils might be the missing step in your skincare routine.
Oils absorb into the skins top layer, resulting into hydration that lasts longer than creams. Facial oils are the quickest way to softness and are loaded with essential nutrients and antioxidants.
Produced from plants, natural oils nourish your skin with antioxidants and fight signs of stressed skin. Furthermore, they aid in absorption of the products applied after the use so you can reap full benefits.
Your skin is an organ that needs several ingredients to be satisfied so think of oils as supporting players in your skincare routine.
But wait, there are so many oils out there! Which one to use? Here’s a breakdown to get you started.
Argan oil is a superfood for hair and skin. It is dubbed the “liquid gold”, containing antioxidants and hydrating omega fatty acids. It’s smooth and lightweight so it doesn’t clog pores. It can help fade away wrinkles and balance oily complexions.
Jojoba oil is the most gentle which makes it perfect for sensitive skin. It mimics the natural sebum produced by your skin so it absorbs easily and softens it. This means that your skin will look dewy and never greasy.
Rosehip has anti-ageing benefits because of its antioxidant qualities. It’s packed with Vitamin A and C, which are ideal for removing fine lines and wrinkles. They also promote healthy skin cell production. They stimulate fibroblasts to develop tissues that keep skin firm and healthy. Futhermore, as a natural source of Vitamin E, it calms and hydrates dry and sensitive skin.
If you’re struggling with acne, your face may be suffering from dehydration. Rose hip oil has the ability to deeply hydrate the skin and leave it glowing.
Jasmine Essential Oil
Jasmine oil has various benefits. It is soothing, moisturizing and healing for dry and sensitive skin. According to skincare experts, it can help with eczema and dermatitis.
Sweet Almond Oil
Sweet almond Oil is exceptionally rich in vitamin E that helps reduce wrinkles and dark circles. Vitamin E helps protect the skin from sun damage and premature aging. It is a mild hypoallergenic oil that is safe to use on even a baby’s face.
In addition, It’s good for use as a cleanser! Almond oil’s light texture can easily penetrate into skin and soften the dirt and debris accumulated in the pores and hair follicles which prevents acne and blackheads.
Chamomile Essential Oil
I’m sure you’ve tried drinking chamomile tea to relax and calm yourself. The same way chamomile oil can calm your skin. It is gentle and anti-inflammatory, it can reduce redness and irritation.
It has skin repairing, regenerating, and strengthening properties, which in turn keeps your skin young and refreshing.
Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender oil is the basic and the most commonly used oil. It’s usually used to speed up the healing process of wounds, cuts, burns and sunburns. It can be used to treat various skin disorders such as acne, wrinkles, psoriasis, and other inflammatory conditions.
It’s high content of antioxidants help to prevent and fight the harmful effects of pollutants that your skin is exposed to throughout the day.
Sunflower oil contains compounds that protect collagen and elastin in your skin. The most damage done to the skin is from sun and environmental conditions, sunflower oil can be used to prevent sun damage.
It is moisturizing oil bursting with antioxidants, brightening and protecting the skin from environmental assaults and cell damage caused by dangerous free radicals.
No matter what your skin type is, you’ll see serious instant results from Facial oils. And they are multi-purpose.
So go ahead, add an oil to your daily skincare routine and witness that extra glow on your face!