If your skin is dehydrated and in great need of moisturization and hydration, then face oils may be just what you need to include in your skincare routine.
What Are Face Oils?
Face oils are quick-absorbing and full of nutrients that can deeply penetrate the skin.
Oils are also considered emollients which is what allows for intensive and long lasting hydration, unlike creams and ointments that can’t penetrate as deeply. Oils also add a protective barrier to the skin.
However, oils shouldn’t be the only thing used to combat dry and dehydrated skin. Face oils should be used in combination with other moisturizing ingredients, including hyaluronic acid and glycerin.
A good moisturizer contains both oil and water. The cells will drink up the oil for protection and lubrication, which is an integral part of maintaining a healthy complexion and skin.
How Do You Use Face Oils?
Face oils can easily be mixed in with your current moisturizer, but if you want to include face oils as a big part of your skincare routine, you want to consider using them before you moisturize.
Coconut oil is one face oil that is ideal for those prone to breakouts. This is because coconut oil sits on top of the skin for hours. Heavier oils don’t allow the skin to breathe and can cause clogged pores, breakouts, and irritation.
Face oils should also be applied to the skin before foundation. If you have a dry skin type, doing this can help boost your skin nourishment. All you have to do is dab on a few drops of your face oil and smooth it over the face and neck before applying your foundation.
If you use moisturizer, apply the moisturizer to the skin first and then dab on your face oil after. This allows the water to melt into the skin instead of evaporating. Moisturizers are a mix of oil and water.
Other Tips for Using Face Oil
When using a face oil, make sure to allow the oil to fully absorb before you apply any makeup. This helps you achieve a healthy and more natural glow to your skin.
Face oils should also be used once in the morning and once at night and can be the last step of any nighttime skincare routine.
Start slowly when introducing face oils into your routine to see how your skin responds.
You should also consider the unique needs of your skin type before using a face oil. Jojoba, aloe vera, and marula are all good face oils to try when you also want to kill bacteria, shed dead skin cells, and revitalize your skin.
Meta: If you are looking for healthy skin and a better complexion, face oil can hydrate and smooth the skin when used properly.