Should I Use Oil On My Face?
When it comes to moisturizing the face, there’s nothing hotter than facial oils right now. That’s right - the same stuff you pour on salad and use to lube the engine of your Prius. Of course, facial oils come in a more refined form than your average vinaigrette. When formulated for skin care, these magical liquids work super-hard to add moisture to your skin, balance oil production and provide nutrients. Here are a few ways that facial oils benefit your skin and help you achieve a glowing and hydrated face.
Highly Effective Moisturizers
Because oils are lipophilic (or “fat-loving”) elements, they pass through the lipid layer of the skin faster, trapping water and moisture and leading to superior hydration. Eminence Organic Skin Care President Boldijarre Koronczay says: “These high-quality facial oils absorb perfectly into the skin, leaving it hydrated and supple. Because the sizes of oil molecules are similar to our molecular composition, our body easily recognizes the product and absorbs the oil instantly.” These oils also repair and protect the skin’s lipid barrier, not only keeping moisture in but helping to irritating toxins and environmental stressors out.
Packed With Nutrients
According to Well+Good, “oils are your best bet to maintain healthy skin tone, moisture and elasticity.” These miracle workers are a fantastic source of nourishing vitamins (A, D, E and K), antioxidants and fatty acids. Together, these nutrients protect skin from water loss, keep it hydrated and improve the look of skin concerns like redness due to dryness and loss of elasticity. Experience the purest form of these nourishing ingredients in Eminence Organics Facial Recovery Oil. This luxurious facial oil combines polyphenol-rich olive oil and Vitamin E-enriched sesame oil to deliver much-needed hydration and nutrients for the skin.
Balance Sebum Production
Contrary to popular belief, oil is one of the best ways to tackle oily skin. If you suffer from overactive sebum production, applying oil can actually reduce oil generation. When skin is properly hydrated, overactive sebaceous glands decrease activity and promote balanced skin.
Eminence Organics International Trainer Brian Goodwin adds: “Our sebum also protects us from the elements and allergens, so increasing healthy oil application to the skin helps to protect us from these factors.” One of the best picks for balancing oil on the skin is jojoba oil. Healthline says: “Because jojoba oil is similar to our skin’s structure, it can replicate or dissolve oil, depending if your skin overproduces or underproduces.”
The Best Oil For Your Skin Type & Concerns
Depending on your skin type and skin concerns, there are a variety of oils to choose from. Look for ingredients like the following to improve the appearance of your complexion:
Oily & Combination Skin
- Clary sage
- Evening primrose
- Sea buckthorn
- Tea tree
How To Add A Face Oil to Your Skin Care Routine
Moisturizers and facial oils are equally essential to keeping your skin healthy and hydrated. While oil helps to lock in hydration, moisturizers help protect your skin’s lipid barrier against damage from free radicals and environmental stressors. Adding a face oil to your routine is simple: Either mix a few drops in with your favorite Eminence Organics moisturizer, or add it as an additional layer after you apply serum and before you moisturize. Boldijarre suggests: “Place three to four drops of oil into the palm of your hands and gently rub your hands together to warm the oil. ‘Gentle’ is the key word here – you want to warm the oil without ‘bruising’ it. Then, press the oil into the skin with your entire hand – this ‘pressing’ application allows the oil to absorb with the least amount of friction.”
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