The marvelous benefits of natural oils for skin – and why a facial oil could be the beauty essential you’re missingPosted on November 19, 2019 Written by: 100% PURE ®
Serums, essences, moisturizers, SPFs… oh, my! Just when you thought your skin care routine couldn’t manage to squeeze in another step: enter facial oils! Before you throw in the towel at the thought of adding another product to your regimen, let us pull you back in that using a facial oil is easier than you think and, perhaps, is the ultimate skin secret.
Natural oils for skin are rapidly growing in popularity in skin care routines, often as part of providing an extra sealant of protection and transforming skin from dull to dazzling. We’re shining a spotlight on how all skin types can benefit from using a facial oil, and how to choose the best one for a gorgeous complexion!
As the masses discover the many key benefits of natural oils for skin care, these ultra concentrated, ultra pure elixirs are continuing to experience an upward trend. that makes them different from other products. These natural oils for skin are master mimickers!
Facial oils are specially tailored to work with your natural skin oils. Our skin naturally produces oils and lipids, which help prevent water loss from to keep it hydrated and elastic. Face oils help to keep your skin balanced and add an extra level of protection, while keeping sebum at bay – a slippery slope that can lead to acne. Since facial oils can include a range of often plant-based potent ingredients, the potential benefits are endless.
While they're predominantly known for their hydrating properties, we're here to shout from the rooftops that facial oil is the one product that can actually treat your skin issues, while giving you the radiant face of your dreams. And yes, every single skin type can use it!
While they're predominantly known for their hydrating properties, we're here to shout from the rooftops about the endless uses for facial oils! Pure, undiluted, and cold pressed oils can aid your anti-aging routine and provide antibacterial and healing properties.
For skin that is nourished, glowing and protected, reconsider facial oil as one of the newer skin care products out there worth considering – and the benefits they can offer to your skin!
#1: Helps keep skin balanced – even for oily or acne-prone skin
Typically, when you hear the words "oil" and "skin" in the same sentence, it's a recipe for disaster. It seems counterintuitive to put oil on your face when most of us don’t want to look oily – especially if we already happen to have oily, acne-prone, or combination skin. Alas, facial oils can actually help to balance excess sebum in oily skin types and can be gentle on sensitive skin.
FUN FACT: If the thought of putting oils on your face brings really bad breakouts to mind, think again. Ancient Egyptians kept their skin vibrant and flawless with moringa oil. And this (very) old-school beauty secret is experiencing an upward trend right now.
#2: Seals in moisture and adds extra nourishment – especially for dry skin
While anyone – even those with oily skin – can benefit from facial oil, it can be especially nourishing to dry skin. Whether your dryness can be blamed on plummeting temps or regular dry skin symptoms, facial oil can help boost your moisturizer’s hydrating efforts.
When facial oil is applied before or after your moisturizer, it creates an occlusive layer to seal in hydration. Beside its super water-locking benefits, facial oil can also keep skin better protected against damaging free radicals – which spells less wrinkles and dark spots!
#3: Promotes a healthy glow, especially for mature or dull skin
As we age, our skin produces less natural oils; this may exaggerate the look of fine lines. Facial oils can help reduce your wrinkles because they contain essential ingredients like antioxidants and pass through the skin quickly, preventing water loss while keeping skin plump. Antioxidants also boost collagen production and strengthen skin elasticity – another anti-aging perk!
Your skin may also look dull if your body is dehydrated or if you haven’t had enough sleep. No matter the cause of dull skin, facial oil can help restore moisture and encourage glowing skin.
#4: Helps foundation apply more smoothly
The silky, luxurious feel of facial oil makes it a marvelous skin care product to apply before your foundation. If your skin is dry, flaky or has blemishes, it can be difficult to apply makeup with a seamless finish. Facial oil helps your makeup brushes glide across the skin for a seamless application, making it less likely to clump or streak. For a for a flawless finish, try Argan Oil: rich in vitamin E, phenols, carotenes, squalene, and essential fatty acids.
PRO-TIP: The current upward trend is fresh, dewy skin – or the anti-matte finish look. This booming trend includes celeb makeup artists like Katie Jane Hughes and many others, who swear by mixing their foundations with a facial oil. You could also take the speedy route and go for an oil-infused foundation, like our ultra light 2nd Skin Foundation.
#5: Helps to make your nighttime products more effective
When facial oils are applied as the last step of your evening skin care routine, they can act as a barrier on the outer layer of the skin. Applying natural oils for skin before bed allows ample time for your skin to soak them up overnight and provide protection throughout the day. For an ultra-soft complexion in the morning, we recommend our Multi-Vitamin Facial Oil, which works synergistically to reduce lines and wrinkles, increase firmness and elasticity, brighten and even skin tone.
Don’t forget to pamper those peepers, too! We recommend our Multi-Vitamin + Antioxidants PM Eye Treatment, which is an oil-based eye cream for an intensive overnight treatment. This richly moisturizing, vitamin concentrated eye cream lessens the appearance of lines and wrinkles and increases firmness, elasticity, and brightens the eye area.
With this foolproof collection of tips and benefits, your skin should be glowing, soft, and supple in no time! Whether you’re dealing with dry skin, oily skin, or combination, using a facial oil is your hot ticket to a glowing complexion. Your skin will thank you daily!
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