Face Oils... Do We love Them Or Hate Them?

It seems that every company has their own version of a magical face oil, but are they worth it?

I'll give you the low down on when and why we should use these trending face oils. The top questions I've been asked are, "I naturally have oily skin, can I use facial oils?" and "Will I break out if I use these products?" Let's get some answers!

How Do They Work?

We are all familiar with creams and how they sink deep into our skin to hydrate...hydration is the key to achieving glowing, healthy skin. Oils, on the other hand, don't sink in - they stay on the top layer of your skin to hydrate, protect, and create a beautiful silky feel. Oils are wonderful if you are looking to lock in the moisture you already have, or to protect from environmental stressors. If you need deep hydration, maybe skip face oils and go straight for the moisturizing cream! Creams or ointments containing hyaluronic acid that help your skin cells absorb and lock in that moisture.

Why We Use Them

We want our skin to look smooth and feel soft, duh! Oils aren't all bad. They are full of essential nutrients, fatty acids, and antioxidants.  They work better for some skin types than others, but they look great under makeup!

Proper Use

I recommend mixing your face oils into your lotion; this way you receive the benefits of both! IF you prefer to keep them separate then use the face oil BEFORE you use the moisturizer, this ensures that the moisturizer will be able to sink in and truly hydrate the skin. If you currently use serums and wish to continue, then apply the serum FIRST!!!! Serum, Oil, then moisturize... this is the proper order to ensure you are taking in all the benefits of each.

SHOULD YOU USE OILS IF YOU’RE PRONE TO BREAK OUTS?

Yes! They can be great for your skin type as long as you’re using the right one. Avoid heavy oils - they take longer to soak in and end up clogging your pores. You should use straight JoJoba Oil, Argan Oil, or any products where either of those are the base. I know Coconut Oil is trending all over Pinterest, and while I love that oil, it is very heavy so not for those with oily or acne-prone skin.

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If you’re not sure about a certain facial oil, comment or message me on any social media platform! I am here and want to help!! Have a lovely weekend & don't forget to subscribe!

xoxo

Jamie