Facial oils have been around for a while, but we know so many of you are still a little confused by them. It’s hot out, and most of us notice that our oil production already goes into overdrive during the summer, so why on earth would we put more oil on our faces?
There are a few reasons you should start using a facial oil. But let’s discuss what facial oil is first. A facial oil is different from most oils because the components are completely natural and tend to absorb quite quickly, meaning your skin reaps the benefits and you don’t end up with an oil slick on your forehead!
While most facial oils will moisturize and hydrate your skin (and leave you glowing!) our favorite ones also contain extra ingredients that are beneficial to different skin types. Let’s take a look at our favorite facial oils for each skin type.
Oily Skin: People will oily skin will naturally be hesitant to apply more oil to their faces. But using the right facial oil can have pretty big benefits. For example, Kerstin Florian Clarifying Lavender Oil contains an antibacterial blend that will clarify and purify skin while balancing out oil production, getting rid of toxins, healing existing breakouts, and preventing future ones. You only need a couple drops of the lightweight oil, so there’s no need to worry about clogging pores or overloading your skin.
Dry Skin: Facial oils instantly nourish dry, dehydrated skin. And because they absorb rather than sit on the surface of the skin, you will see even better results. An oil like The Organic Pharmacy Skin Rescue Oil will soothe and calm dry, flaky skin. This oil also contains extracts of chickweed, evening primrose and tamanu from the South Seas to restore elasticity, bounce, and radiance. For super dry skin, apply a couple of drops of oil before your moisturizer.
Mature Skin: Facial oils are also great at instantly masking the signs of aging. Rodial Stemcell Super-Food Facial Oil is a concentrated oil that will provide nourishment and major hydration. This oil is full of antioxidants as well as vitamins A, B5, C, and E for an instant skin boost. It also contains phytocell alp rose to protect skin from the environment and instantly plump up fine lines and wrinkles.
Normal Skin: If you’ve got normal skin, with no major concerns, a facial oil is a great way to impart a gorgeous glow. Anne Semonin Toning Apricot Kernel Oil will immediately tone and hydrate your skin. It will also revitalize cellular function for even healthier skin, so massage a couple of drops into your skin and get ready to glow!
– Rebecca Harrison