Here’s Everything You Need To Know About Facial Oils!
BY Apoorva Pagar | 20 Feb, 2019 | 745 views | 4 min read
Oil on the face? Yes! Facial oils have revolutionized the way skincare regimes work. So we decided why not let our brides to be know everything there is to know about facial oils. How they work, what do they do for your skin, how you can incorporate them into your existing bridal skin care routine and the works. So let’s dive in!
Why Facial Oils?
Our skin produces oils naturally but as we age that production decreases significantly. The skin needs oil to maintain a healthy balance; otherwise, it gets too dry which can cause breakouts, fine lines, and wrinkles. Using facial oils helps keep moisture in the skin while protecting it from the environmental damage. And since all those lehenga shopping trips, fitting sessions can prove detrimental to your skin, facial oils is something every bride-to-be needs to incorporate in her routine.
What Do Facial Oils Do?
Oils give skin an instant softness and smoothness that can be kind of addictive (we tried slathering one on and we absolutely loved it!). But more than that, they're often packed with essential nutrients, fatty acids, and antioxidants. If you're not seeing the dreamy skin you imagined you would from serums and moisturizers alone, facial oils might be able to make that happen.
Can Someone With Oily Skin Use Facial Oils?
Yes! The main purpose of facial oils is to maintain balance, not add oil on your skin. So even if your skin is producing excess oil, facial oils will help balance it.
Oily Skin - Jojoba, tea tree, squalane and marula oils are good for people with oily skin. They are light in texture and don’t make the skin greasy. Even Argan, Buckthorn, Kukui and rosehip are good options.
Dry Skin – Pick Marula, Coconut and squalane oils. They are great for hydrating and are also rich in omega fatty acids. If you have really dry skin, a moisturizer with hyaluronic acid in conjunction with facial oils would work well. Hyaluronic acid plumps the skin and replenishes any moisture loss
Normal skin – The best type of skin! Avoid using oils that are too heavy. Squalane, jojoba and marula oils are your best bet. Take a few drops of the facial oil and mix it with your moisturizer before application
Combination Skin: Marula oil works great for combination skin. It has anti-bacterial properties and quickly penetrates into the skin. Use the oil maybe once a week along with a lightweight moisturizer.
How do I incorporate it in my skin care regime?
- Start by washing and gently exfoliating the skin.
- Add a few drops of facial oil to your moisturizer or apply the oil and layer it with a lightweight moisturizer. First moisturiser then oil!
- Massage it using a sweeping upward motion.
Please remember not to swap facial oils with any product; rather add it in your regime. So you have to use a moisturizer and facial oils together. If not, oils create a barrier against hydration which will cause the skin to break out
So Which Ones Do I Pick?
While there are tons of facial oils that you will come across, these are our favourites. Do remember, different facial oils suit different skin types so read the label before you pick.
Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil
This one hydrates, protects, heals and rejuvenates the skin. It’s a silky oil soaks in almost immediately, leaving skin soft, supple and glowing - never leaving a greasy residue.
Luna Retinol Sleeping Night Oil By Sunday Riley
This is night oil, perfect for people who don’t want to be bothered by day oils, throughout the night to deliver more visibly youthful, luminous, even-toned skin in the morning.
Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate
A combination of Lavender Essential Oil, Primrose Oil, and Kiehl’s-signature ingredient squalane, derived from olives in this night oil, you’ll wake up with fresher-feeling skin, which is more toned, and with improved radiance!