Facial oils have recently entered the beauty lexicon and have been lauded for their ability to regenerate sagging, dull, and damaged skin. Packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and omega fatty acids, they’re seen as a necessary step in any skincare regimen, regardless of skin type.
Should you use facial oils if you have oily skin?
If you’ve never used facial oils before and are struggling with oily or acne-prone skin, it’s only logical to assume that facial oils should be eliminated from your daily skincare regimen. After all, it doesn’t make sense to add even more oils to your already clogged pores.
Oily Skin Types Should Embrace Face Oils
Contrary to these assumptions, the right facial oils can work wonders on clogged and oily skin. Breakouts occur due to the skin’s overactive oil glands; hence, using the right facial oil will help calm these oil glands and diminish the production of sebum.
Feeding your skin with oil will actually make it LESS oily. When stripped of oil through over-washing or other external factors, your skin will respond by producing more oil to compensate. Skin problems such as acne and clogged pores are often exacerbated due to a deficiency of essential fatty acids. When applied to skin, these essential fatty acids are rapidly absorbed and assist in the expulsion of pore build up, resulting in a healthy, glowing complexion; not an oily one.
Many people with acne resort to vigorously scrubbing their skin in the belief that stripping their skin of moisture will get rid of the acne. This is about the worst thing they could do to their skin, according to dermatologists. Acne is your skin’s way of telling you that your oil-to-water ratio is off-kilter. To restore the skin’s balance, you’ll need to apply a nourishing facial oil that contains healing properties like jojoba and tea tree oil.
Jojoba oil is commonly found in facial cleansers and skincare creams. Packed with vitamins, minerals, and antibacterial properties, it can help clear up acne. Tea tree oil is also packed with potent antibacterial properties that can eliminate pimple-causing bacteria at the root.
What are the other benefits to applying facial oils?
Not only do facial oils contain regenerative ingredients; they’re also perfect for creating that luminous glow that only truly healthy skin has. The clue to their efficacy can be found in their delicate size. Most facial oils come in bottles no larger than 30ml, as they contain highly concentrated formulations.
Here are the other major benefits to adding facial oils to your skincare regimen:
- They’re intensely hydrating and can replenish your skin’s moisture barrier.
Hours spent inside air-conditioned environments can drain your skin of much of its moisture. Plus, our country’s dry, tropical weather isn’t particularly kind to people with oily, dry, or combination skin. Facial oils are the perfect antidote to dull, dehydrated, and calloused skin as they contain intensely hydrating ingredients.
The outermost layers of the skin are oil-based, and facial oils help keep your skin healthy and attractive by replenishing its natural oil content. When properly incorporated into your skincare regimen, facial oils will leave your skin looking—and feeling—plumped and hydrated.
- They enhance the absorption of your other skincare products, including anti-aging creams.
While applying anti-aging creams is a great way of minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, most face creams don’t contain enough oil to ensure optimal water retention. To help anti-aging creams work more effectively, it helps to layer on some facial oils after applying a face cream. Facial Oils provide essential ingredients that help to nourish the skin and increase moisture which is a fundamental part in keeping your skin healthy.
Wildleaf’s premium line of facial oils are designed to perform a variety of functions.
The Hydration Duo (Vitamin C Serum + Herbal Facial Oil) is an indulgent skin-reparative that works synergistically well together by balancing the skin’s pH and promoting healthy skin renewal keeping skin hydrated, protected and balanced while reducing inflammation to reveal a more glowing healthy skin.
TIP: The best way to restore balance to oily skin is to use lightweight hydrating serum before applying face oil. This will slow down the skin’s sebaceous glands’ natural oil production since it has what it needs to stay healthy and clear.
Whether it’s achieving a blemish-free complexion or revitalizing dry and ravaged skin, Wildleaf’s nourishing facial oil can target and help eliminate your most persistent skin issues. The Herbal Facial Oil is specially formulated to nourish and hydrate dry skin, and contains organic jojoba oil, lavender oil, and olive oil, among other ingredients.
Need to revive the skin around your delicate eye area? Our Infinity Eye Oil contains an unadulterated and potent blend of plant-based oils, including grape seed oil and argan oil. Regular application of the Infinity Eye Oil will reduce the signs of stress and fatigue, as well as diminish dark circles under the eyes.
Need an anti-bacterial treatment that kills acne-causing bacteria at the root? Our Super Spot Treatment contains potent botanical oils that penetrate deep into the skin, neutralizing acne-causing bacteria at the source.
Want a complete skincare regimen that balances the skin’s pH and promotes healthy cell renewal by reversing free-radical damage?
Wildleaf’s Hydration Care Set is designed to keep the skin hydrated, protected, and balanced, while reducing inflammation to reveal a more lustrous, dewy complexion.
Start by cleansing with the Aloe Herb Face Wash, Next, use the Alcohol-Free Toning Mist to tone, soften, and hydrate the skin while enhancing the absorption of all serums and oils. Follow this with the application of the Vitamin C Serum to revive and brighten skin, while repairing the damage caused by acne, the environment, and sun exposure. Cap this off by applying the Herbal Facial Oil to keep the skin’s oil-water content in balance. The best way to apply facial oil is by warming a few drops of oil between your hands before gently pressing it onto your face until it absorbs.
Facial oils should always be the last step of your skincare routine. If you used a facial oil before a water-based product such as a moisturiser, the water-based product wouldn’t penetrate your skin as effectively. Applying facial oils as the last step of your skincare routine allows serums and moisturisers work effectively.
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