The benefits of oil on the face and why oily skin should also use it

Oils for the face are one of the steps of ‘self-care’ that never go out of style, and it is that including this product in our facial routine can bring us many benefits. Although dry skin is already familiar with them, oily skin is still reluctant to use it and this is a big mistake.

We are of the opinion that oily skin can only use ‘oil free’ products, so adding an oil to your routine would be crazy and would ruin all that hard work to keep your skin healthy and without blemishes. In general, oil is made up mainly of large molecules, but it is not occlusive.

The occlusivity of the oil is determined by its ability to form a barrier on the skin that prevents water loss. This is why oils are often used in products for dry skin. Although occlusive properties are important, what makes facial oils so beneficial to the skin is their ability to penetrate the upper layers of the skin. This allows the oil to deliver its nutrients directly where they are needed most.

We must adapt our 'beauty' routine to our skin type.

The benefits of facial oils are many, including increased skin hydration, reduce inflammationhelp cure diseases such as eczema and psoriasis, soothe sunburn, reduce the appearance of acne scars, and prevent fine lines and wrinkles.

This is how you should apply facial oil

The key to facial oils is that they offer great use when used in conjunction with the facial massage technique. These can be applied by hand using a facial brush. Massage the oil on the face making downward and upward movements, as it improves lymphatic drainage. You can use it for any part of the body where you need additional nutrients, such as the ends of the hair or nails.

The best time to apply facial oil is after cleansing and toning your face, but before applying moisturizer. This allows the oil to penetrate deep into the skin without being diluted by other products. If you have oily skin, you can apply just a few drops of facial oil at night before bed so it has time to absorb overnight.

Still, depending on your skin type, most oils replace moisturizers, so it should be the last product you apply to your skin before SPF. In particular, oilier skin types may choose to use a facial oil or moisturizer, rather than both at the same time.

How to choose a facial oil if you have oily skin

There are many different types of facial oils on the market, each with its own blend of ingredients. These oils can be made from a variety of vegetable and nut oils, such as jojoba oil, argan oil, coconut oil, rosehip oil, sea buckthorn oil, and grapeseed oil. . Each of these oils has its own benefitsso it is important to choose an oil that suits your skin type.

If you have oily skin, look for an oil with a light texture, such as grape seeds or hazelnut. These oils will help regulate sebum production and reduce the appearance of pores, but jojoba, hemp seed and rosehip oils will also be very beneficial in moisturizing and controlling inflammation, acne and redness.

Facial oil 'Rose Gold Oil' by Masqmai
Facial oil ‘Rose Gold Oil’ by Masqmai

Oil Rose Gold Oil by Masqmai (€37.99) is one of the latest best-sellers from the Italian firm created by Alice Campello and it is the ‘influencer’s’ secret to keeping her skin glowing and perfect. This beauty elixir is composed of damascene rose oil, evening primrose oil and rosehip oil, which deeply hydrate the skin and prevent aging.

Aromatherapy Associates Mattifying Face Oil
Aromatherapy Associates Mattifying Face Oil

It may surprise many, but there is an oil that prevents pimples. That is the case of Mattifying Face Oil by Aromatherapy Associates (€70), a facial oil that nourishes and seals in moisture while regulating oil overproduction and preventing shine. It has regenerative oils such as rose; calming like lavender and energizing and sebum-regulating, like ylang ylang. Also, like everything from this firm, its aroma is a complete journey through the senses.

Garnier Hemp Oil Multi-Repair Night Face Oil
Garnier Hemp Oil Multi-Repair Night Face Oil

Take advantage of sleeping hours to apply a regenerating concentrate that stimulates natural cell renewal. He multi-repairing night face oil with hemp oil Garnier’s (€10.95) acts by reinforcing the skin’s barrier function and replenishing adequate hydrolipidic levels so that the face looks healthy and rested. Its texture is not greasy or sticky, but manages to soften, nourish and provide luminosity, effectively correcting signs of fatigue and stress, such as expression lines.

From the age of 30, the loss of collagen in the skin begins to be evident.

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