We get it – the thought of smearing oil on your face isn’t exactly appealing. But, what if we told you that by doing so you could get a multitude of skincare benefits, without breaking your skin out? Here are 5 reasons why you should incorporate a facial oil into your routine ASAP!
Since oils are occlusive in nature, they create a barrier to prevent water loss. By applying a facial oil after your moisturiser, you effectively seal in all the hydrating ingredients and stop the air around you from sucking out water from your skin.
Most oils (like argan, rosehip and marula oil) are packed with anti-oxidants. Not only do they protect your skin against environmental damage, but also repair it. Plus, the anti-oxidants help delay the onset of wrinkles by boosting the levels of collagen in your body.
Turns out that there’s an oil for every skin issue – even acne! Those with dry skin should go for heavier oils like coconut and sunflower, as they create a thicker barrier to stop the loss of moisture. If you are suffering from pigmentation or greasy skin, jojoba oil is your best bet. Acne-prone people can opt for the zit-zapping powers of tea tree oil, whilst those concerned with aging can pick up a bottle of argan oil.
As crazy as it sounds, putting oil on top of oil is actually a good thing! By applying lightweight oils (like jojoba oil), you can decrease the amount of oil your skin generates. Essentially, these facial oils work to balance your skin, so that it doesn’t go into overdrive and produce excess sebum.
Red, itchy skin is never fun – whether it’s caused due to eczema, a potent skincare product or the environment. Ingredients like argan oil and marula oil are known for their anti-inflammatory effects and work well to calm down skin.
Which facial oil do you rely on?