Do Face Oils Deserve A Place In Your Skin Care Routine?
For years , we all thought that OIL + FACE = BAD IDEA, right? But is that truly right? Nowadays, the skincare market has been flooded with face oils promising to be the hero your skincare routine has needed. Whether you need intense hydration , anti-aging benefits firmer skin or an even skin tone, face oils offer a solution. But , should you really pick up the first oil bottle you see and apply it to your skin?
In this article , we delved deep in the world of face oils so you don’t have to. Discover why face oils do have a place in your skincare routine, how to use them, and what oils to use for your skin type.
What are face oils and what are their benefits?
Face oils are a skin care solution tailored to work with your skin’s natural oils to keep your skin balanced. Indeed, as our skin is made of lipids and oil, face oils act as a sealant to keep skin hydrated, avoid dryness and help heal damaged protective barriers. Contrary to popular belief, face oils don’t moisturize the skin but help seal the moisture or moisturizing agents in your skin.
Different face oils have different benefits but their goal is mainly to serve as an extra barrier of protection for your skin.
What about essential oils and cleansing oils?
Vegetal face oils are not to be confused with essential oils. While essential oils are a bit controversial as they can cause irritations or reactions on sensitive skin, they are not always used in face oils. Though they can be due to their aromatherapeutic power like tea tree, lavender or peppermint oil.
Cleansing oils are also different to the two types of oils mentioned above. Indeed, cleansing oils are an alternative to a daily cleanser. They can be used as the first step when double cleansing as a make-up remover or for a more gentle face cleanse.
How to use them ?
Face oils can be used morning or night, as the last step of your skincare routine for better product penetration efficiently into the skin. You can also add a few drops of your favorite face oil to your moisturizer and massage it in your face.
What face oils for your skin type
Almost every skin type can benefit from face oils. So let’s dive into which oils are right for which skin types.
If you have dry skin, you will want to use a face oil that is rich in oleic acid to help lock in moisture and reduce irritation. Oils like Almond Oil, Marula oil or Kadalys’s Huile Précieuse Radiance Banane Jaune Bio are perfect for the job.
Normal skin? Lucky you, try an oil high in antioxidants like Argan oil , it can help prevent skin damage, fine lines and protect the skin from environmental damages.
For combination skin, try an oil like Jojoba. Jojoba is an oil that is light enough for combination skin and can help break down and dissolve sebum for some shine control.
The right oil can actually help oily skin by getting rid of excess grease and stabilize skin production of sebum. For an overall less oily appearance, try Grapeseed oil.
For sensitive skin, try oils with anti-inflammatory properties like Aloe Vera or Moringa oil.
Now that you have all the information on oils in skincare, let us know if you want to add an oil to your skincare routine or if you’ve already been using them.
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