In the recent years, more and more people are realising the huge benefits of face oils and the wonders they can do for your skin. More woman (and men) are adding face oils, also known as face serums to their daily skincare routine however, Face oils have been subject to much debate over the years with questions raised such as, 'do they make you break-out?' and 'can you use them instead of moisturiser?' We have put a selection of myths and truths together to help you understand more about what Face Oils do and why you need to adopt this amazing skincare product to your daily routine.
What is a face oil?
How do you apply a face oil?
Face oils are not suitable for oily or sensitive skins
This is one that we hear time and time again. Face oil is actually extremely beneficial for oily or sensitive skin, particularly if you use the correct one. If your skin is oily, you might be tempted to scrub and strip your skin of your natural sebum. This will irritate your pores and in turn your skin will produce more oil. The key to re-balancing oily skin is to calm its sebum production which face oils can help to do. Face oils are packed with fatty acids that protect our skin, helping to hydrate and protect. You will have calmer and clearer skin.
Face Oils are too rich and should only be used at night.
Many think that applying face oil is only for at night but this is not the case - The key is not to over apply face oil, you only need 1-2 pumps to use over your face and neck. They work wonders for applying underneath your makeup as this results in a smoother application and no streaks! If you have a good face oil and apply a small amount evenly, there is no need to fear your skin being over moisturised. As the molecules of face oils are so thin, it easily absorbs into your skin, providing you with maximum benefit from the vitamins and minerals within the face oil.
Can Face Oils help with ageing and scarring?
Face oils can actively help reduce the signs of ageing skin. Dry and dehydrated skin shows signs of ageing quicker than hydrated skin. This is why face oils are so beneficial for the skin as they prevent dryness and help to lock moisture. Facial scarring occurs from sun damage and acne and face oils are the most natural way to reduce scarring. Make sure you go for one that is rich in vitamins to help improve skin damage. vitamin-rich oils eases extremely dry and uncomfortable skin. It helps to stimulate cell renewal and reduce the appearance of scars.
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