Face oils are sometimes overlooked in any skincare routine. Are you not doing the same? The concept of adding oil to the face causes people to believe that it will welcome oily skin and terrible breakouts, which is why most of us avoid looking at oils. Regardless, the use of face oil to moisturize the face is becoming more popular. If you want to give it a try but aren’t sure which one to go with, you’ve come to the perfect place. We’ll show you the best face oils for every skin type.
Is it safe to use facial oils?
If you haven’t already incorporated facial oils into your daily skincare routine, you should start now. We all know that the phrase oil conjures up images of oils bringing more oil to the face and making the skin oily, yet face oils are the polar opposite. They are suitable for all skin types, including those prone to breakouts and sensitive skin.
Here are some of the benefits of face oils for your skin
* Neutralising free radicals
* Protecting against UV rays and pollutants
* Improving its strength and firmness
* Evening out the complexion
* Regulating sebum production
* Cleaning the skin
* Improving skin elasticity
Dr. Kapoor recommends the following oils for all skin types:
1. If you have regular skin, use facial oils that are light on the skin, such as jojoba, marula, squalene, and coconut.
2. Argan, grapeseed, marula, squalene, apricot kernel, extra virgin, almond, and rosehip oils are ideal for dry skin.
3. People with oily skin should choose light oils that also act as astringents, such as tea trees, jojoba, argan, and grapeseed.
4. Marula, jojoba, and flaxseed oils are beneficial to combination skin. Grapeseed and tea tree oils are also beneficial.
5. Moringa oil and aloe vera are the finest for sensitive skin.
6. Tea tree, pomegranate, evening primrose, and rosehip oils are the best for acne-prone skin.
Here’s how to use facial oils on your skin.
When you apply face oil to your skin, it creates a protective barrier that traps moisture, giving your skin an instant glow. “The face oil should be applied after you’ve used a hydrating serum.” Only about 2-3 drops are required. “Massage the face gently, and then apply your regular moisturizer,” adds Dr. Kapoor. Because face oils are made from natural ingredients, they do not harm the skin. All you have to do is choose the appropriate oil for your skin type.
Are there any other methods to utilize facial oils?
Face oils can also be used to remove makeup and moisturize the lips. Face oils can also aid with acne scarring (turmeric oil), skin discoloration (grapeseed oil), eczema, and chapped skin (hemp seed oil). They also serve as a skin anti-aging treatment. However, before using the oil, perform a patch test.
When applying facial oils, use caution
1.Blend the oil into your skin with delicate, upward motions or a ‘patting’ method, paying special attention to the eye area (we don’t want to encourage those pesky eye wrinkles by pushing or pulling too hard!).
2. Mix a few drops of face oil into your moisturizer or apply it directly to your skin.
In addition to using facial oils straight to the skin (unless it’s an essential oil, in which case never apply directly to the skin! ), you may also mix 2-3 drops of your oil into your moisturizer for added moisture.
3. Do not combine your facial oil and SPF.
When adding drops of oil to SPF-containing moisturizers, be cautious because face oils can dilute and impair the effectiveness of sunscreen. That’s not good. As a result, carefully read the label of your moisturizer or use a separate sunscreen.
Use facial oil sparingly.
Don’t use too much because oils are extremely concentrated items, and a few drops are all you need for a single application. Glowing skin is good, but too much of a reflecting shine on the face is not!
5. Apply facial oil twice a day, or as needed.
Facial oils can take center stage in your morning or evening skincare routine (or both! ), but they can also be used as and when they’re needed.
6. At the end of your skincare process, apply your face oil.
Water-based products should be applied first, followed by oils, beginning with the thinnest and finishing with the thickest. As a result, apply your oils as the final step in your skincare process. This will also seal in the moisture from your previous skincare and provide a protective barrier that prevents water from leaving the skin and contaminants from entering.
Allow other skincare products to completely dry before applying your face oil.
Allow enough time for your other items to dry or sink in before applying your oil. Layering items too quickly without allowing them to absorb properly can result in (quite annoying) “pilling.” When you rub in your skincare products, they form little ‘balls’ on the surface of your skin (and you have to start over). If you’ve ever been in this situation, you know how aggravating it is!