Facial Oil is kind of like a man in your life. Can’t live with him, can’t live without him. Oils might be a scary thought for some, but the opposite is true if you find the right oil for your skin type it can create miracles. Face oil protects your skin and since oils are lipophilic in nature, it can penetrate deep into the skin, trapping water and moisturizing goodness in, while keeping toxins away from your canvas. It has anti-inflammatory properties like Argan oil – some face oils can assist in banishing acne such as Tea Tree oil, it is darn good to zip zapper. Not to mention some oils have anti-aging properties and can reduce wrinkles. And the list goes on. It’s hard to find the right kind of oil and your intuition may not always be right. Fortunately, we’ve done the research for you and put together this guide to give you some of the best tools you will need to find the perfect oil for your skin!
“Oils might be a scary thought for some, but the opposite is true if you find the right oil for your skin type it can create some miracles.”
You may think that any oil is better than no oil for dry skin but that could not be more wrong. Oils are the antidote to dry skin, flaky skin, and rough rosy cheeks. Oils by far a better moisturizer than standard creams and lotions. There are countless oils on the market which do nothing to moisturize skin and may irritate and throw your skin out of whack. Look for oils that are rich in vitamins and hydrating acids to moisturize and prevent dry, cracked skin! Some oils we absolutely love include jojoba oil, chamomile, or squalene. These oils are rich in vitamins and are great at locking in moisture and soothing any redness or irritation that may occur from over dry skin.
It seems counterintuitive to throw more oil onto your already oily face. Products that claim to reduce the oil on your skin can be over stimulating your skin and cause it to produce more oil. The best way to normalize the oil production is to find the right kind of oil.
The right oil for this type of skin will have gentle, soothing agents and will be rich in antioxidants. Some ingredients with such qualities are green tea oil, babussa oil, gingko, and biloba. These oils have all the components that will simultaneously help your skin regulate its oil production and may also kill off any blemishes that may come with having oily skin. We also suggest speaking with your dermatologist before trying these oils.
Combination skin may be the hardest skin to find oils for because your skin can simultaneously be both dry and oily at the same time – who would have thought. Finding the right oil can help you balance out the pH levels of your skin and even out the oil distribution.
The key to combination skin is balance. For this skin type, you want to find ingredients that will speak to both the oily and dry side of your skin. Witch hazel, aloe vera and grapeseed oil all are non-irritating and rich in vitamins that will nourish your skin for the dry areas and will also tighten the pores for the oily areas allowing for a more even skin tone and has a beautiful scent.
And there you have it! The guide to finding the perfect oil for your skin. This guide may not help you find the perfect man, but we hope it pointed you down the path towards beautiful skin!