Thanks to their natural ability to hydrate, face oils are widely loved by ladies. Beauty oils even work better than serums and essences. Oils can address dullness, acne and signs of ageing by creating a barrier to allow other products you applied underneath to work well. Many thought that using oils on their face will be too greasy or end up all over the pillow. Despite what their name might imply, face oils can keep your skin healthy and improve your look.
Why beauty oils?
Our skin has a lot to handle, humid weather, icy cold air-conditioning, or air pollution. A normal day out can leave our skin clogged and zapped. We don't usually feel good when the words "oil" and "skin" put together, it often links to oily skin or even breaks out. Beauty oils though, are specially designed to work with our natural oil to keep our skin balanced.
What is beauty oils?
Our skin will naturally make oil to prevent water loss from our skin and keep it hydrated. Out of the many benefits, beauty oils overall serve the purpose as an extra protection of our skin to complement our natural face oil. Beauty oils are often plant-based, derived from various parts of plants, like flowers, leaves, or roots. They are packed with ingredients such as polyphenols, fatty acids, and antioxidants, to help reduce inflammation and give skin a dewy glow.
How do beauty oils work?
Everyone has different applications when it comes to beauty oils. A common one will be adding it to your serum or moisturizer to achieve addictive properties. It can also be used after serum to allow the treatment effect of serum locked into the skin. Face oils can be applied either in the morning or evening, or can even be used as a spot treatment to tackle skin issues like dark spots and dryness.
Who can use beauty oils?
Face oils however, will be concerned by some people that it will make your face break out. If you are acne-prone, these oils can be very pore-clogging and often add fuel to the pimple fire. Dry skin types benefit the most from face oils, as they seal and prevent any water loss. Still that doesn't mean that acne-prone skin types have to avoid the use of face oils. If you want to try using face oils, start slow, mix only a few drops into your moisturizer and use it 1-2 times per week only to test it out. If you do break out, then this should be something you only use sporadically, such as when you feel your skin is very dry. So the key is always knowing what your skin needs!