Many ladies out there (including moi) steer away from facial oils. The reason? Simple yet quite inaccurate; facial oils can cause your skin to develop acne…
Contrary to popular belief, oils aren’t solely for the dry-skinned, in fact pure oils graced the faces of the likes of Cleopatra and the Geishas a long time ago, giving them the flawless skins they were famous for.
First I would like to make one matter clear to you, dehydrated skin can and will produce more oil, as you apply drying toners you’ll be overly stripping your skin and compel it to compensate for that oil loss by triggering the sebaceous glands and producing more oil.. Instead, applying oil helps to ‘trick’ the skin into believing things are fine.
Incorporating the right facial oil into your beauty routine is pure bliss. Oils are power ingredients of essential fatty acids, they tend to strengthen the skin’s protective lipid barrier. Their potency can correct quite a number of skin mishaps. Oils are balancing, thickening and glow-giving.
When to apply your facial oil has no rule. Simply treat it like a ‘top coat’ and massage 2 – 3 drops into face, neck and décolleté after your day cream (before SPF). However, you might choose to use oils at night – either alone or mixed-with moisturizer.
Below is a helpful guide where you can kick start your facial oil application..
If You Have Mature Skin
All those with dulled or lack-lustre complexions must prevent and cure with the right oil. Look for nourishing oils packed with vitamins and minerals.. Skin aging is a result of many aggressors, slowing down their effects will up your beauty game.. Vitamins A, B, C, D, E and F as well as a cocktail of minerals and plumping extracts help diminish the depth of lines and leave skin positively luminous. Other oils for mature skin comprise of retinol treatment, those will stimulate the sluggish skin cells and boost collagen synthesis. Diminish wrinkles, fade scars and lighten your dark spots with the right retinol oil..
If You Have Dry Or Dehydrated Skin
These types of skins are crying out for some TLC. The results of using the right facial oil will show up almost immediately. Replenish precious moisture and rebuild your skin’s barrier with a rich-yet-lightweight oil that’s packed with antioxidants to seal the good stuff in whilst keeping bad stuff out. Or reach for an intensive blend of rose, evening primrose, rosehip and carrot seed to rescue skin in crisis.
If You Have Dark Spots
Dark spots come in the form of melasma, hyper pigmentation or are caused by pregnancy. A concentrated serum containing a brightening and preventative blend of oil extracts will help restore skin to its former uniformity and even its tone.
If You Have Dull Skin
Aim for an organic oil that will offer omega 7 and vitamin E to replenish and shield your complexion from harmful aggressors. It’s ideal to apply overnight when your cells are repairing and wake to unspeakably luminous skin.
If You Have Oily Or Combination Skin
A pure blend of botanical extracts is your answer for oily skin. Oils containing rosehip fruit, lavender and vitamin E will calm inflammation and helps lessen the severity (and longevity) or breakouts.
If You Have Sensitive Skin
Go for a skin-quieting oil that combines ingredients like sweet almond, chamomile, lavender and calendula, to reduce inflammation, minimize redness and bring relief from stress and signs of irritation.