From laser devices to creams containing snake venom, the skincare industry launches new products practically every single day! Although some of the products are almost too scary to try (venom?!), there are some which we can’t wait to incorporate into our beauty routine. This is where facial oils come in. Highly recommended by dermatologists, models and beauty counter experts, these little bottles have the power to transform your skin.
Loaded with fatty acids, vitamins and anti-oxidants, most facial oils are derived from plants. Due to their potent nature, they have the ability to restore your skin’s natural balance and can target nearly every skin issue – be it acne, scarring, dryness or even oiliness. Yes, you read that correct! Although oil on oil sounds like a recipe for disaster, facials oils actually decrease sebum production. All types of skin, whether dry, combination or oily, require hydration, which these lightweight oils can provide. The better hydrated your skin is, the less oil it will produce. Sounds amazing, right?
So, let’s get down to which product will suit your skin type. If your skin is as parched as the Sahara, reach for a bottle of argan oil as found in Josie Maran’s 100 percent Pure Argan Oil. For oily skin, opt for a pomegranate oil product like John Masters Organics Pomegranate Facial Nourishing Oil, as it will help minimize pores. If acne is your biggest enemy, your best bet is The Body Shop’s Tea Tree Oil; while those concerned with ageing can go for seaberry oil which is present in Fresh’s Seaberry Moisturizing Face Oil. If natural products are more your style, opt for coconut oil or castor oil.
All you have to do is mix a drop or two of these oils into your regular moisturizer or serum. You can even massage the oil directly onto your face. Since these oils are quickly absorbed by the skin, you won’t be left with an oil slick across your face.
Powerful, weightless and hydrating, facial oils have carved themselves a solid path in the world of beauty. Try them out for calmer, softer and better looking skin!