What are they?
This daily treatment has a cult following and is raved about by dermatologists and makeup artists worldwide; but what exactly are facial oils? Facial oils can be made from natural sources such as plants or can be synthetic. They are essential in protecting the skin’s acid mantle, natural fats and helps to prevent lines and even ward off breakouts.
Many have shied away from using facial oils, as it’s the last thing you might think of using to brighten and clear your skin’s complexion – fear not, we’re here to breakdown which facial oil will suit your skin type best.
Which Oil is Right for You?
For the best results in using face oils it’s essential that you select the right one for your skin type and concerns. Facial Oils are best used in the evening so they can repair and protect your skin overnight.
Dry skin can be easily irritated and this is because the skin’s acid mantle, which acts as a protector to keep moisture in and toxins out, may be damaged. Use 3-4 drops over your moisturiser.
In the evening after you’ve double-cleansed, toned and applied a serum, use a face oil to lock-in all of those active ingredients and moisture.
Avoid using before moisturiser. There is a rule of thumb to layering – use the thicker ingredients last as moisturisers can’t penetrate oils.
Oily / Combination Skin
An absolute hero treatment which anyone with oily or combination skin should truly embrace.
Though it may seem counterintuitive to put oil onto your already oily skin, the fact is that facial oils help to tame our skin’s oil production. The reason we get oily or combination skin is due to our skin’s natural oils being stripped from the surface, and therefore it continues to over-produce to replenish what it is lacking.
The best way to rebalance your skin’s natural oils is to use light facial oils such to replenish and slow down the production of our skin’s oils.
After your usual skincare regime, follow by using 1-3 drops, sparingly, of this light oil before you go to sleep.
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Cleansing oils, which will help to break down stubborn makeup and dirt, leaving your skin ready for your second cleanse.