5 reasons not to be afraid of facial oils
If you want radiant, hydrated, more youthful skin, there is one product that will give you just that: oil. Yes, oil. This humble beauty product can be used as a cleanser and a moisturiser, and it can transform your skin both instantly and long term.
However, some still believe rubbing oil all over the face seems rather counterintuitive, and possibly even problematic for oily skin types. But the truth is, they couldn’t be more wrong…
5 FACTS ABOUT FACIAL OILS AND CLEANSING OILS
#1 Facial oils work well with all skin types
Yes, it doesn’t matter if you have dry, oily, normal or sensitive skin, hydrating oils will still benefit you. “Facial oils work on every skin type as they rebalance skin and restore a naturally healthy complexion,” says Nichola Joss, celebrity facialist and skin care expert. This is great news for those with oilier skin, who can sometimes be afraid of beauty oils. In fact, oil actually attracts oil, making cleansing oils the perfect face wash for those with an oilier complexion.
#2 Facial oils will not make your skin look greasy or oily
“Facial oils give the skin a gorgeous plump and dewy glow – the type that is always seen on the runway and red carpets but is so hard to replicate,” explains Nichola. “Lightly massaged into the face morning and evening, this skin care hero will boost circulation and give a radiant, healthy complexion.”
#3 Facial oils have numerous skin benefits
This glorious beauty product isn’t just a one trick pony - its benefits go beyond simply moisturising the skin. Because of their texture, facial oils glide onto the skin, encouraging facial massage. “Facial massage relaxes and tones the muscles, which helps to sculpt facial contours, remove stress and tension in the face, boost flow and awaken the senses,” says Nichola. And when applied to dry skin and used as a facial cleanser, cleansing oils latch on to make-up, oil and dirt, ridding your face of impurities as you rinse it clean.
#4 Facial oils are a facialist’s secret weapon
“They have been used in professional facials for years,” explains Nichola. “But they are also our secret weapon backstage at shows and shoots, as they can revive even the most stressed-out skins.” So, use one at home to not only recreate a luxurious spa environment, but to also nourish, plump and hydrate your skin at the same time.
#5 Facial oils last a really long time
You only need to apply a few drops to reap the benefits of facial oil. A little really does go a long way, especially when applied to damp skin after cleansing. Nichola says you can also add a couple of drops to your night cream and day cream to give your skin an extra hydration hit.
5 face oils we love:
- Ipsum Best Skin Enriching Face Oil
- Samson & Charlie The Gift Balancing Facial Oil
- Sukin Naturals Restoring Argan Oil
- Trilogy Rosehip Oil Antioxidant+
- Jurlique Purely Age-Defying Firming Face Oil
*This article has been updated since its original publication date.
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