It seems like Facial Oil is the new beauty trend but it is actually what our ancestors have been doing for a long time. We have a lot of misunderstands about putting oil on our face:
“ I have got acne-prone skin and no way I am applying oil to my face!”
“ I don’t think oil is such a brilliant idea for my super sensitive skin”
“ It seems like a lot of work to use a facial oil and it’s confusing.”
Whatever the reason, we’re here to tell you the truth about FACIAL OIL. People who are new to facial oil might have a stereotype of facial oil being oily and thick and sticky on the skin. It could be true but just like serums and creams, different ingredients and formulas would create different textures and functions in the final products. Choosing the right facial oil would be the first step. ALWAYS choose a facial oil that is non-comedogenic, which means it doesn't clog pores. No matter your skin type, the last thing you want is to cover your face with a product that might lead to breakouts.
Grapeseed oil is one of the popular ingredients for facial oil. It is a lightweight and fast-absorbing oil. And it is also non-comedogenic.
Rosehip oil is another popular choice of ingredients because it is considered a dry oil. Dry oil means the oil dries quickly on your skin and it doesn't leave a sticky feeling. Rosehip oil is also non-comedogenic and has many amazing benefits to the skin.
Jojoba oil shares similarities with our skin's natural sebum and therefore it could moisturize the skin as well we regulate sebum production.
Argan oil is not only good for hair but is also excellent for the skin. It is again, non-comedogenic, perfect for all skin types. Argan oil improves the skin's ability to retain moisture and reduce inflammation.
What about the infamous coconut oil and olive oil? Well, the truth is, they are both comedogenic (they could clog pores). They both are fabulously nourishing oils but since they are comedogenic, it is better to avoid using them on the face.
Facial oil is the product you need to have (right now) to treat your skin problems and it will only improve your skin condition if you use it the right way according to your skin type.
Dry & Normal Skin
Facial oil will help the condition of both dry and normal skin by locking in moisture and will reduce irritation from dryness. After cleansing and toning your skin, we suggest mixing 2-5 drops of facial oil directly in your serum or moisturizer and apply to your face and neck, it would also be a good idea to gently massage your skin while applying. You can also use it this way in the morning when you would like to give your skin a nice glow before make-up. But make sure you DO NOT mix the facial oil directly with sunscreen moisturizers. Always allow 10-15 minutes for the oil to be fully absorbed before putting on your beautiful makeup.
Oily & Acne-Prone Skin
Let us be clear: Fight oil with oil. A good and right facial oil can regulate and stabilize your skin’s sebum production and eventually make you less oily overall. Many products targeting oily and acne-prone skin are irritating and stripping the natural oils on your skin. When your skin is dry, irritated, and inflamed, it will likely overproduce sebum and lead to pimples and blackheads.
We recommend using the facial oil as a last step, which is after cleansing, toning, and moisturizing. The facial oil will act as a protective layer of oil over your face to prevent moisture loss. Put 2-5 drops of facial oil in your palm to slightly warm it up, apply it over your face and neck with a soft tapping. It is also possible to use it in the morning before makeup but you might need to use less facial oil and make sure you allow at least 10-15 minutes for the oil to be fully absorbed before putting on make up.
For sensitive skin, no matter how natural the facial oil is, there is still a possibility that you are sensitive to certain ingredients you are not aware of. So you should always patch test it first ( dab it below your ear near your jaw) and wait 24 hours to check for a reaction. If your skin is happy, you can massage it on in the morning, at night, or both as the last step of your skincare routine. Facial oil will give your skin barrier a nourishing glow and a soothing feeling.
Hope you enjoy the GLOW!