Are oils necessary for your skin care routine or just yet another thing to add? Using oils has become more popular these last years as a way to repair skin and retain moisture. But with already having a breadth of cleansers, toners, and moisturizers to choose from, is it necessary to add essential oils to that list? And doesn’t it cause breakouts? And what if your skin is already oily? Is it for you?
Cut through all the noise surrounding oils and get the straight facts. Read on to see the benefits of essential oils and how it can be used in your daily skin care routine.
The Benefits of Oil
Oil is not something to fear when it comes to your skin care. Your body naturally produces oil sebum as a way to lubricate your hair and skin. Yes you could argue your body produces too much leading to oily skin and acne, however everyone can benefit from oil. Face oil adds a protective layer to your skin and locks in hydration. Estheticians recommend using face oils at night when the skin can rest. In addition, treatment oils can benefit most skin types. It’s just a matter of finding the right oil for your needs.
For Dry Skin
Dry skin can pretty much benefit from any type of oil but oils that are richer in oleic acid because they are more hydrating and richer than other types of oils are perfect for dryness. Oils rich in oleic acid include sweet almond, avocado, and olive.
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For Oily Skin
Putting oil on your face does not cause breakouts! In fact they can actually help with excess oil your body produces. For oily skin type choose oils with linoleic acid, which is a lighter omega-6 fatty acid that provides moisture sans greasiness. Grapeseed oil and primrose oil are rich in linoleic acid.
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Another option is astringent oils. These oils tighten skin and reduce excess oils. Grapefruit and cypress oils are some astringent oils to try out.
Additionally, geranium essential oil restores balance and will therefore reduce excess oils, which will be perfect for those sticky summer months.
7 Ways to add oil to your routine
This is an easy way to incorporate oil into your skin care routine. Apply lightweight or quick-absorbing oil before moisturizer and heavier (slow-absorbing) oils after the moisturizer. Another way is to simply add a few drops to your moisturizer and reap the benefits of extra hydrated skin.
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Adding a few drops of oil to your foundation can give you a more natural look. And pairing your foundation with an acne-treating oil with salicylic acid will add that much needed skin clearant.
Recommendation: Try the Caudalié Vinosource Nourishing Concentrate Oil. This grapeseed oil is especially great for anyone with oily skin. The antioxidants and vitamin C in this oil can help regulate the skin’s oil production. Mixing this oil with your foundation will give you a shine-free finish.
As a night cream
Applying some skin rejuvenating oil before your sleep gives the oil plenty of time to rejuvenate and freshen up the skin by morning. Skin is most receptive to repairing itself from daily stressers at night. Therefore a night oil will promote a softer brighter complexion.
Recommendation: The Rosehip Triple C+E Firming Oil is perfect for nighttime. This facial oil fights wrinkles, helps with anti-aging and is great hydrator. This oil is rich in Vitamins C, E, and essential fatty acids. These minerals improve the skins tone, texture and pigmentation.
Oil is not only good for the skin on your face. Remember to moisturize and rejuvenate the skin on your body too. Right after you get out the shower massage your body with oil to lock in the moisture from the bath. Water cleans but it also strips your body of moisture so sealing it immediately after you get out the shower helps keep your skin from drying out.
Recommendation: One Love Organics Vitamin C Body Oil contains Vitamin C ester that firms and protects skin, Organic shea oil with vitamins A and E, and papaya enzymes that exfoliates dead skin cells.
Dry air environments
Using some treatment oils on a plane is very beneficial because your skin is being exposed to extremely dry air sucking the moisture out of your skin. The same goes for the winter time when skin is driest due to the climate. Using oils repair the moisture lost from these environments.
Recommendation: Organic Infusions Skin Care and massage oil. Argan oil has a high amount of vitamin E, omega-3 fatty acids, and antioxidants.
Where to Get Started
As you can see whether you’re removing or adding makeup, applying moisturizer, or using it as a night cream, oil acts as a moisture retainer and sealer. Many oils also provide your body with healthy vitamins and nutrients that will improve your overall wellness. And moisture is something every skin type needs a lot of. Get started using oils with our O-Live Leaf Extract.
The O-Live Leaf Extract does exactly what a good oil should. It exfoliates the skin, promotes optimal skin health, boosts skin moisture, and acts as a powerful antioxidant. Here’s the nutrient breakdown:
Vitamin A – skin exfoliater
Vitamin B5 – promotes skin health
Hyaluronic Acid – natural hydrator
Vitamin E – powerful nourishing antioxidant