"Using a facial oil helps keep moisture in the skin while protecting it from the environmental damage." - Ling Chan, celebrity facialist and founder of Ling Skin Care
Listen, we get it. The idea of putting oil on your face sounds terrifying and counterintuitive, but believe it or not, oil isn't the enemy.
Contrary to popular belief, it's something your skin craves, not a surefire way to enter total complexion pandemonium. And yes, this is also true for those of us with acne-prone, oily, or combination skin.
The truth is - Oils have kinda become all the rage in skincare lately and for good reasons! They play a tremendous part in keeping your skin hydrated and protected. Don't believe me? Here's a list of all the ways facial oil helps keep your skin happy, glowing, and youthful - Plus we explore how to use them and where you can find the right choice for your face.
Benefits of Facial Oils
They Can Reduce Your Wrinkles: Some facial oils are packed with antioxidants, which prevent further aging, so look for products that are natural plant-based and with lots of vitamin E, such as Neroli oil, plum seed extract, or squalene.
They are Full of Nutrients: Oils are chock-full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and all that other good stuff your skin craves. All these nutrients work hard to bring you touchably soft skin that's free of breakouts, wrinkles, and age spots.
They Really Protect your Skin: They defend the skin by reinforcing its lipid barrier and preventing external factors like harsh weather, over-scrubbing, illness, and travel from messing with your mojo. Strengthening this layer of your skin also stimulates its natural healing and rebuilding processes. Win-win!
Oils are for all skin types! In fact, serving your skin oil will actually make it less oily. Stay with me here - Over-washing leads to stripped natural oils, and what happens when you take oils away? Your skin responds by producing even more oil! If you have blemish-prone skin, try using a lightweight hydrating oil that will slow down your skin's oil production and leave you with a healthy, glowing complexion. After washing your face at night, dabbing a tiny bit of your preferred oil to the forehead, each cheek, nose, and chin can be beneficial.
How to Choose a Facial Oil
The key to preventing your skin from going berserk lies in a delicate balance between moisture and oil. Disturbing the harmonious relationship between these two results in everything from breakouts to dryness to fine lines. Yikes.
In terms of your skincare routine - Make sure to always apply the facial oil after the moisturizer; otherwise, it's pretty much like wearing a rain jacket on your face.
So how do we find the right oil to match our skin's unique needs? Well, there's an oil for every skin type, so all you have to do is take time for a little honest self-reflection.
The Barrier Repair Face Oil is an excellent option that suits most faces. High-quality Neroli and Vitamin E oils come together in a symphony of skincare perfection. It gently nourishes without meddling with the skin's natural moisture barrier. To learn more about why Neroli oil was Marie Antoinette's favorite skincare routine - read this blog.
Another fantastic, lightweight option is the Barrier Repair Multi-Oil. The best part is you'll hardly notice it's even there - Your skin will gulp up the nine luxurious botanical oils faster than you can say 'clear skin.'
Now, you don't have to take my word for it - Try for yourself and thank us later for your silky, smooth skin.