4 Reasons to Add Face Oil to Your Skincare Routine
Face oil is a skincare game-changer.
Restorative, hydrating and great for most skin types (yes, even oily ones!) I want to share a few reasons why face oil should be part of your daily routine.
Face oils are packed with skin-saving omega-rich oils
Your skin LOVES omega fatty acids - especially Omega 3, Omega 6, and Omega 9.
They are essential for a radiant, healthy complexion and work like ‘building blocks’ for the skin, promoting a smoother, more even complexion.
The good news? Face oils are packed with these skincare superstars.
The anti-inflammatory properties of omega 3 fatty acids help calm red, inflamed skin and can reduce breakouts and acne flare-ups.
Omega 6 fatty acids also boast anti-inflammatory benefits and play a key role in maintaining a healthy skin barrier - more on that soon.
Omega 9 is a savior for dry, flaky skin; it helps maintain the level of hydration in the dermis, the thickest layer of skin and improve elasticity.
Our bodies can’t actually produce omega 3 and omega 6 so eating a healthy diet and choosing a face oil made with organic plant oils will boost the supply of fatty acids to your skin.
A natural source of vitamins and antioxidants
Incorporate a face oil into your daily routine and you’ll reap the benefits of the vitamins and antioxidants they deliver.
Vitamin C and E are champions for the skin - they’re antioxidants that help protect your body from the free radical damage that speeds up the aging process. Both vitamins help offset the damage of UV rays and exposure to air pollution.
Vitamin C gained its legendary status in skincare, including many face oils, thanks to the vital role it plays in helping our bodies produce collagen. This means skin looks plumper and fine lines are diminished - yes, please!
If you’re tackling hyperpigmentation, dark spots, and stubborn eye circles, reach for a face oil containing Vitamin K. Its skin brightening properties promote a more luminous, even skin tone, blitz dark circles and boost skin elasticity too.
Help repair the skin barrier with skin identical ingredients
A healthy skin barrier = a clear, even-toned, and balanced complexion.
On the flip side, if your skin barrier is compromised, it can trigger a range of issues including inflammation, dryness, and breakouts.
So what exactly is the skin barrier and how can face oils keep it in optimal shape?
Your skin barrier is the outermost layer of your skin's surface. It’s made up of fatty acids, ceramides, and cholesterol that work to lock moisture in the skin and keep harmful bacteria out.
Face oils can help support a healthy skin barrier because many oils are known as ‘skin identical’ - compounds found naturally in the skin.
As the skin’s natural barrier is oil-based, using skin identical ingredients means your skin will recognize and work positively with them, preventing moisture loss and dehydration.
Can help reduce breakouts (Yes, really!)
Putting oil on acne might not sound like the smartest move but the right face oil can actually reduce breakouts, not make them worse.
Your skin goes into overdrive creating more sebum when it’s been stripped of the essential oil it needs - cleansers that leave your face feeling ‘tight’ will do this - which can trigger breakouts.
Using face oil means you don’t lose the essential oil your skin needs to stay hydrated and your sebaceous glands won’t go crazy making more oil.
As skin becomes balanced, breakouts subside.
Many natural oils have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties too, which help treat and soothe acne-prone skin.
Some of the best oils for oily skin types are jojoba, raspberry seed oil, and pomegranate.
My recommendation: The Face Oil
This face oil does it all. It’s fast-absorbing, smells great and is amazing for your skin.
It was specifically designed with acne-prone and sensitive skin in mind, but it is great for all skin types. It’s also a perfect primer for makeup, gives an immediate plumping effect which creates a great canvas for makeup.
It’s super concentrated; you’ll only need a couple of drops so it lasts a long time!