This week we're talking about face oils. Do you use them? Do you need them? Which ones should you use and why?
Facial oils are having a big beauty moment. Yes, it's another added step to your daily routine but for some skincare concerns and skin types (even oily skin), it's a must-do.
But let's start from the beginning. Why do we need to use face oils? Our body naturally produces oil to stay healthy. If the skin gets too dry it can result in breakouts, dryness, fine lines and wrinkles. As we age oil production starts to decrease plus maintaining a healthy oil balance in the skin protects it from environmental factors and daily aggressors so face oils are important to help lock in moisture.
Types of oils
When choosing an oil look out for ones that are small in molecular size as these can penetrate into the skin quickly and easily without clogging pores. The oils I recommend are Argan Oil, Jojoba Oil, Marula Oil, Squaline and Rosehip Oil.
Top Tips - how to use
The best time to apply a face oil is at night time as it is dark and is more easily absorbed into the skin. Use 4-5 drops over your night cream. The oil will act as a protective veil over your creams to lock in moisture for more effective skincare results.
In the morning power up your skincare routine by adding a few drops into your moisturiser. You can also add a few drops into your foundation to give your make up built-in-skincare benefits. The oil in foundation will also help you to create a dewy glow.
Oils to suit every skin type
Best for dry skin - dry skin needs all the help it needs to boost moisture levels. For added benefits use the face oil with powerful moisture-rich moisturiser.
Did you know...oils get damaged if they're exposed to light and heat so make sure you keep oils in a dark, cool place. Alternatively, look out for oils that come in dark glass bottles so they stay protected after every use.
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