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Sebum, the oil that is naturally produced by our skin keeps it hydrated and locked in moisture while preventing wrinkles and daily environmental damage in our skin. While clogged pores, breakouts and acne are results of having too much sebum, harsh cleansers can lead to dryness because it strips the face of sebum which can cause the skin to overproduce sebum in turn that causes acne.
On the contrary, naturally dry skin is the result of insufficient sebum production. Excessive stress to the skin through sun damage can be the result of insufficient sebum production as well. The natural balance on your skin will ward off which makes your skin struggling to produce enough of the good stuff.
To prevent damage and ageing skin, you need to top up the oils to your skin. And what is the best way to get it?
Add a face oil to your skincare regimen. Face oils are typically formulated with a mixture of plant oils such as omega fatty acids, antioxidants and vitamins that act to strengthen the skin’s protective barrier from free radical damage to soft, nourished and balanced skin for increased skin elasticity and a healthy-looking glow.
Now, you know exactly what this essential is. It’s time to find out the seven reasons why you need to add facial oils to your skincare routine, why all skin types can benefit with this and most of all – why they are the real deal.
1. Seals in moisture and adds extra nourishment in your skin.
If you have dry skin or are experiencing dry skin because of the weather, facial oil can be a huge help to boost your moisturizer’s hydrating efficacy. Applying oil on your face after moisturizer, seals in all of the hydrating ingredients which makes your skin hold onto the added hydration more likely. Aside from helping to seal in hydration, face oils can provide nourishment of their own, too.
Anyone with oily skin can benefit from facial oil as well.
Quick reminder: After your moisturizer, apply a few drops of facial oil twice a day (in the morning and at night).
2. Give your skin a healthy-looking glow.
As we age, our skin may appear dull and dry because it tends to produce fewer natural oils and results in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Dehydrated body, lack of sleep, or not enough exfoliation may also be the reason for having dull and dry skin.
Using plant-based oils’ emollient properties on your face can help further fill the spaces between skin cells, restoring moisture and creating a smooth glowing skin.
Coconut oil with fatty acids which occurs naturally can help hydrate and smooth the skin, giving it a healthy glow.
3. It can be your perfect primer.
Face oil can be the first step in your makeup routine before your concealer or liquid foundation. Face oil as a primer will not just give your skin a seamless finish, but it also enhances the natural look of your makeup by the benefit of a soft tone, healthy glowing skin and hydrating your skin beneath as well.
Using face oil makes it less likely that your makeup clumps or streaks so you can create a flawless base if you find your foundation patchy or if your skin feels dry and flaky.
Quick reminder: For combination skin, you can apply a face oil just in your drier areas as a primer, but keep your t-zone clear or you can apply an oil-controlling primer where necessary.
4. Provide a protective barrier to your skin.
Face oil when applied as the last step of your skin care routine in the morning, it serves as a protective shield from environmental harms such as UV rays, scarring and aging.
While our skin can be damaged, facial oil can act as a protective barrier for the outer layer of your skin which helps repair that damage and keep the hydration in and fight off harmful effects and skin sensitivity.
5. Face oil can be super versatile.
Even if your skin does not feel dry, aging skin needs daily moisture. It’s drier than young skin, even if it does not feel like it, because the oil glands do not produce the same amount of oil as they used to. Look for moisturizers with vitamin E and natural oils. Moisturizers that contain sweet almond oil are said to be very effective, and in fact, using sweet almond oil directly on older skin can help it look younger.
Quick reminder: Use a moisturizer under your makeup, and apply a night cream at night before bed.
6. Face oil can help soothe sunburn.
To relieve things like itching and peeling caused by sunburn, intense hydration and care is needed which face oil can provide. A high-quality moisturizing face oil can work wonders to treat sunburn caused by damaged skin surface out of harmful UV rays which leads to irritations, burning, dryness, sensitivity, and itching.
7. Target Conditions.
We’re all once reliable in the concept that clogged pores are caused by oil products and should be avoided. Contrary to the popular belief, those with acne-prone skin can significantly benefit with various facial oils with antibacterial in particular. Most acne-sufferers have dry skin for a variety of reasons and one of these is heavy-duty skin clearing medications, making them dependable with topical acne treatments which only strip skin of moisture.
Choosing the right facial oil will help restore the oil production of your skin and resist the pimples head on while clarifying and soothing your skin. In reality, facial oils help speed up the healing and fading of new scars appearance. Salicylic acid (the acne-fighting super-ingredient) and fatty acids are blended with some facial oils to make skin clear, correct the skin tone and keep the skin supple.
Having silky smooth moisture, clear skin, keeping pores and slowing the signs of aging – surely, these are some of your skincare goals. No doubt, face oils can give you a silky, luxurious feel which makes it a great skin care product that can be a great addition to any skin care routine.
Whether you are using an excellent facial oil or this article has inspired you in starting to use facial oil, their unique ingredients have a unique impact on different skin types.
With an emphasis on organic ingredients, we, at Before And After Cosmetics, are recommending you to choose organic face oils whenever possible to ensure that the product you are using is giving you an effective option and their needs to just about any skin type.
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