Facial oils can be the key to achieving healthy, radiant skin, no matter your skin type.
One of the oldest and most inventive skin care products are facial oils, and their popularity has recently increased!
And if you’re new to using facial oils, it can be confusing: how many do you use? When do you apply it? And do you also need a moisturizer?
In this article, we’ll look at what face oils actually do and how to use a face oil.
The first myth we need to bust is that facial oils should only be used by those of us with dry skin. This is wrong because they work well with your skin flora. Facial oils are very gentle on your skin and can even help your microbiome thrive.
They work especially well on dry skin, normal skin and even sensitive skin as they are great at nourishing our skin.
Also, contrary to popular belief, facial oils are ideal for oily and combination skin because they balance sebum production.
What is a face oil?
A face oil is an oil-based formulation that works with your skin type to give you the best results.
Different oils and lipids that our skin produces naturally are used to keep our skin hydrated by retaining water loss. Therefore, by applying facial oils, we balance our skin by enhancing and collaborating with our natural oils.
What is the difference between face oils and moisturizers?
It is still necessary to apply a moisturizer or vice versa in addition to a face oil, as you may suspect. Both of these steps are excellent skin care products that will ensure that your skin is well hydrated and nourished.
Unlike water-based moisturizers, which hydrate the skin, facial oils lock in moisture, giving your skin an extra boost that a moisturizer might not be able to provide. This is because oils can reach deeper layers of your skin than some moisturizers.
Facial oils are made exclusively from oils, while moisturizers are usually made with oils, water, and additional substances to aid in proper blending.
Oil-based cosmetics work very well with your skin because the layers of your skin are also oil-based.
This means oils can nourish these layers deeper, which is crucial as they restore your skin’s protective barrier layer and keep it strong so it can continue to protect your skin from environmental aggressors like dryness and sun rays. UV.
However, water-based cosmetics like moisturizers are also essential for healthy skin. They contain oils to support the barrier function of the skin, but their main purpose is to moisturize the skin using water-soluble active ingredients.
Pure rosehip oil can be used as a face oil as it has amazing benefits for the skin.
How to incorporate a face oil into your skincare routine?
Here is a simple how-to guide that will show you how to use face oil in your skincare routine.
Step 1: Cleanse your skin. This will ensure that you have cleaned your skin of all dirt, oil and grime. Not sure which cleanser to use? Our nourishing Uplifting Cleanser is a very gentle and effective cleanser.
Try a double cleanse in your nighttime skincare routine to ensure that all makeup and pollutants that have built up throughout the day as well as all contaminants and microorganisms are fully removed from your skin.
Use Merindah Botanicals Eco-Friendly Makeup Cloth for the perfect double cleanse!
Step 2: Tone before moisturizing your skin. This helps to refresh your skin and get rid of any leftover cleansing residue. Try applying our all-natural calming toner to your face and neck with a washable cotton ball.
Step 3: It’s time to use a face oil. Apply 4-5 drops of our certified organic nourishing Rosehip Oil to the palms of your hands or fingertips, then gently massage into your face and neck.
Step 4: Apply a small amount of moisturizer like the multi-award winning Merindah Botanicals Luxurious Face Cream to your face and neck to complete your daily skincare routine.
Face oils are magic! They contain powerful healing nutrients, vitamins and minerals that will keep your skin looking and feeling its best.
Along with using an appropriate face oil, also be sure to include other skin care products like face masks and topical treatments to keep your skin nourished and hydrated.
Have you ever used facial oils? Tell us in the comments below!