Face Oils have been subject to much debate over the years. Do they make you break out? How do you apply them properly? Can you use them instead of moisturiser? Here is a selection of myths and truths to help you understand more about what Face Oils do and why you need to adopt this liquid gold into your daily routine!
Face Oils are not suitable for oily or sensitive skins
Face oil is actually extremely beneficial for oily or sensitive skin, particularly if you use the correct one. The key to rebalancing oily skin is to calm its sebum production which face oils can help to do. Face oils are packed with fatty acids that protect our skin, helping to hydrate and protect. You will have calmer and clearer skin. Begin to introduce oil into your evening skincare regime after your serum and before your moisturiser.
If you suffer with sensitive skin, you will probably be hesitant to alter your skincare regime and introduce new steps. If you are not already using a face oil, they can really help with calming and soothing stressed skin. Arnica Oil helps to calm and minimise skin redness, leaving your complexion feeling comfortable and looking healthy.
Face Oils are too rich and should only be used at night
Many think that applying face oil in the morning will cause your makeup to streak and melt off. The key is not to over apply face oil, you only need 1-2 drops to use over your face and decollate A good quality face oil will not only have carefully selected essential oils but also base and vegetable oils too. Base and vegetable oils penetrate the deeper layers of the skin once the essential oil has been absorbed. If you have an effective face oil and apply a small amount there is no need to fear your skin being over moisturised.
A hydrating nourishing face oil is perfect for dehydrated skin. Evening Primrose Essential Oil replenishes and helps to soften dry skin. Rose Essential Oil stimulates circulation, keeping your complexion looking youthful and radiant!
Can Face Oils help with ageing and scarring?
Face Oils can actively help reduce the signs of ageing skin. Dry and dehydrated skin shows signs of ageing quicker than hydrated skin. Face Oils prevent dryness and help to lock in your skins moisture. Rose and Patchouli Essential Oil encourage healthy glowing skin whilst Apple and Raspberry Seed Oils help to plump the skin’s appearance. It is common to get facial scarring from sun damage and acne. Face Oils are the most natural way to reduce scarring. The special formulation of vitamin-rich oils eases extremely dry and uncomfortable skin. It helps to stimulate cell renewal and reduce the appearance of scars.
You don’t need a face oil if you use a good moisturiser
Using your moisturiser in conjunction with a face oil will give you more effective results and keep your skin conditioned for longer. Frankincense essential oil helps to rejuvenate whilst Rose oil smooths and firms. Your skin will be left appearing radiant and glowing!
How do you apply a face oil?
Face oils should be used morning and evening for optimum results.
It is recommended using the skincare layer locking technique when applying face oil. After cleansing and toning, 1. Apply your serum. This is the water for your skin. 2. Face Oil, massage 1-2 pumps/drops of your chosen face oil to face and neck by gently massaging your skin in an upward circular motion. 3. Finish off your layering with a moisturiser to help lock everything in.
Face Oils are everyone’s best kept secret. Whatever Face Oil works for you, they are a must-have in your skincare regime!
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