If you grew up with acne prone skin, your immediate reaction to face oils will likely be a polite, “I don’t think so”. But the truth is face oils provide many benefits and should not be overlooked as part of your everyday skincare routine. In fact, face oils might just be what your skin has been looking for during all these years.
Here are 5 things you need to know about face oils!
Face oils will not block your pores
Many consumers steer clear of face oils because they are convinced that oils will block their pores, but in fact, many essential oils are non-comedogenic and can instead provide a range of benefits for your skin such as reducing redness and providing your skin with a healthy glow.
People with oily skin should use face oils
It seams counterintuitive, but people with oily-prone skin should indeed use face oils! What happens to people with oily skin is that they try to strip away all of their natural oils with harsh chemicals, but this will actually only cause more oil to form. Instead, those with acne-prone skin should apply an oil overnight to help balance and regulate oil.
There are many benefits to using face oils
Face oils are known to work very efficiently as a moisturizer. Oils penetrate the skin better and will go straight in to your epidermis (the outermost layer of the skin) instead of just sitting on the surface like a cream moisturizer may do. Oils also balance out your skin’s PH, which helps give your skin a nice glow. Moreover, oils that are high in antioxidants work great as an antiaging remedy.
Find a face oil that is right for you
There are many face oils on the market, but when choosing one that is right for you the best thing to do is to keep it simple. Just like your food the more simple ingredients there are the better it is for you, so look for a product that has few ingredients. Avoid oils that are silicon based and stick to using essential oils on your skin instead.
Add face oils as the last step in your routine
Oils are often the gatekeepers and not the producers of hydration, which is why this step should be added to your skincare routine, but it should not replace any other steps. Face oil application should be the final step of your skincare routine, so be sure to save the best for last!