You’ve seen them at beauty stores, you’ve seen them promoted by celebrities, and you’ve seen them give your average moisturizer a tough fight. What is it that makes facial oils command such a calling? Today, let’s dig deeper into the mystical world of facial oils, and why you should be adding them to your beauty routine. But first…
What are facial oils?
Face oils aren’t an alternative to moisturizers, if that’s what you’re thinking. Oils sink deeper into the skin, providing intense hydration that doesn’t just appear so, but is so too. For ageing skin, face oils fight better than any cream or moisturizer in preventing wrinkles, fine lines, and pigmentation.
What’s more, face oils have this wonderful attribute of adding barrier protection and a sense of hydration to your skin’s upper-most later too.
How do they work?
When skin is at its healthiest, it means that the skin cells are held together by an abundance of oils. However, as we age, our skin tends to produce lesser amount of oils, thus, making it all the more necessary to supplement it. Facial oils seal the moisture in, prevent dehydration of skin, and retain the youthfulness of your skin.
How are they different from a moisturizer?
While a good moisturizer offers the benefits of both water and oil, facial oils have a different purpose altogether – they are full of antioxidants, nutrients and fatty acids, and help protect your skin cells. This becomes more and more important as your skin ages, and therefore, facial oils must be able to give you the dreamy skin you’ve always wanted.
Can they be used on all skin types?
Yes! All face oils come with their own sets of features and benefits, and you should pick one that suits your skin type. For instance, if you have excessively dry skin, pick one that is thicker in nature and creates a protective layer of moisture over your face and neck area.
If, on the other hand, you have sensitive, oily skin that’s prone to breakouts, you need to pick a face oil that has a smaller molecular size and sinks into the skin quicker. This also prevents the oil from clogging your pores, which can lead to worsening your acne/breakout situation.
How to use them?
You can always add a few drops of the face oil to your daily moisturizer, but experts suggest that you apply it right after cleansing and toning your skin every morning and night before going to bed. Simply massage a few drops onto your face and neck area for a couple of minutes, and let the oil sink deeper into your skin’s surface.
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