For years, oils have been used for hair and body care. So why not let our face indulge in these luxuries too. So if you are searching about how to use facial oils, your search ends here.
As in this article, I’m going to share every bit about face oils, what they are, how you should use them, and the pros and cons of facial oils. So, let’s begin.
What Are Facial Oils
Facial oil is generally a concentrated or pure form of a flower seed or plant oil. It hydrates and softens the first layer of your skin.
Several benefits of facial oils include it gives you that nice softened, glowy, luminous appearance to the skin. It also aids in providing the skin with several vitamins, minerals, and fatty acids. That is generally what we want. We want our skin to glow, to be luminous. We want it to be healthy and function accordingly.
Why choose to face oils?
They will leave your skin feeling supple and plump, and the glow is even better than you’d expect. The right way to use them is to mix them with moisturizers or use them on already moisturized skin.
How To Use Facial Oil For Every Skin Type
In terms of usage and how often you should use facial oil. Generally, oils are used at nighttime when the skin isn’t producing as much oil as it does throughout the day.
So we do need to give it that moisture boost to help it throughout the night because the skin can’t do it, so we need to help it. So that’s where facial oils come.
I would recommend using facial oil probably every night.
How To Use Facial Oils For Oily Skin
In terms of oily skin, you’ll notice your skin produces a little bit more oil than usual than it doesn’t at night time during the day. So in that circumstance, don’t apply facial oil in the morning.
Using essential oils is like adding flames to fire for an oily-skinned beauty. But using sebum dissolving oil like jojoba oil can help control your shine.
First, apply a lightweight and oil-free moisturizer and wait for it to absorb into your skin completely. Follow it up with your face Oil.
Oily skin types can tend to lack linoleic acid when they produce oil, which can lead to the skin condition of acne.
So if you have excessively oily skin, you may want to look into a facial oil containing a high percentage of linoleic acid to help prevent future acne breakouts or future breakouts in general. This is also not a claim.
It’s just something that it can help with.
How To Use Facial Oil For Dry Skin
A nourishing and ultra-moisturizing oil is an elixir for dry skin. And, if you’re one of those who fall under this skin type and aren’t using gentle facial oils, such as almond oil. It would help if you started right now.
Add a few drops of almond oil to your night cream and let it seep into your skin. And, if you’re, using a day cream with the hyaluronic acid couple. It with a few drops of almond oil, and it’s like a match made in heaven.
If you experience tightness or flakiness, you may appreciate a facial oil in the morning.
However, I still recommend doing it at nighttime where your skin needs that help. A facial moisturizer suited to your skin type should do the trick for the morning.
If you’re on the dryer side, so you experience a lot of flakiness, some tightness, and overall, a bit of texture on the skin, you’re going to appreciate oleic acid. All oils have these fatty acids within them.
It’s just up to you what oil you feel will suit your skin type the best.
How To Use Face Oil For Combination Skin
If you are on the oily to combination side, you’re going to appreciate facial oils that contain high percentages of linolenic acid.
For skin that only ever sees the occasional breakout and has never heard of dry patches, argan oil will suit best.
- Start with a cleansed face.
- Add 2-3 drops of argan oil to a muslin cloth and gently exfoliate using it.
- Go in soft and circular motions.
- Wash off the oil after exfoliating.
As argan oil is potent and nourishing, 2-3 drops are enough to moisturize your face.
How To Use Facial Oil For Sensitive Skin
Living in constant fear of breaking out and products reacting badly is just another day in the life of a person with sensitive skin.
Relying on natural, essential oils can turn out to be the best for you.
Moringa is known as the Miracle Tree for an array of nourishing reasons. It is lightweight, super hydrating, and packed with antioxidants that heal and promote cell regeneration.
If you are on the sensitive side, hemp seed oil will be your best friend. It’s great for soothing the skin. Another fun fact about hemp seed oil is that it’s full of protein. So it is great for strengthening the skin’s barrier and giving you that nice strong barrier.
Hemp seed oil is fantastic for repairing the skin and giving you that overall dewy finish without feeling heavy on the skin.
How To Use Facial Oils For Pigmentation, Scars & Blemishes, Dark Circles, Skin Ageing
Each one of us has some skin insecurity that we would love to banish. Using face oils to target your concerns individually is the way to go.
How To Use Facial Oil For Acne Prone Skin
You must be thinking of adding oil to inflamed acne is probably the last thing one should do. Right! Think again.
The right essential oil can be used as an overnight acne treatment to bid farewell to your inflamed nemesis.
Tea Tree oil is packed with antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. This makes it perfect for tackling the germs that are the main culprits behind pimples.
- Take a spoonful of Aloe Vera Gel and add 6-8 drops of tea tree oil and mix well.
- You can store this mixture in a small container for convenient nightly acne treatment.
How To Use Facial Oil For Pigmentation
One of the most common issues among women is pigmentation.
Lemon is well known for its bleaching properties. However, lemon oil is extremely concentrated and must be used with care.
- Mix in a few drops of lemon oil with your night cream and apply it to the pigmented areas.
- Remember only to use lemon oil at night as it increases your skin’s sensitivity to sunlight.
How To Use Face Oil For Aging
Aging is one thing no one can escape as the years go by, the appearance of fine lines and loosening of skin increases.
To fight this, pomegranate oil is just what you need. With its cell regenerating and nourishing properties, it is the perfect oil to slow down the effects of aging.
Apply a few drops right after you get out of your shower and let the oil sink in.
How To Use Face Oil For Acne Marks
Acne is uninvited guests that reside on your face. Unfortunately, even when they decide to bid us farewell, they leave their unwanted traces as dreadful Acne Marks.
If you despise these blemishes, lavender oil can come to your rescue.
- Mix a few drops of lavender oil with some aloe vera gel, and spot treat those pesky acne marks.
- Store this in a jar and use it as a nightly treatment for the best results.
How To Use Face Oil For Dark Circles
The most tackled topic in skincare and makeup today is dark Circles. Here’s the best way to heal them Naturally. Avocado oil is full of fatty acids and vitamins that will nourish your sensitive under-eye skin.
Mix in a few drops of almond oil along with avocado oil and apply it under your eyes every night.
Layering Of Facial Oils
Facial oils are generally going to be the last part of your routine. Thinnest to thickest is the easiest way to remember your skincare routine. So thinner products, so your cleansers, your toners, the watery based products, finishing with, of course, the heavier, thicker creams and of course our beloved facial oils.
How To Use Facial Oil In Makeup
If you have a more mat foundation in terms of makeup application, I love introducing facial oil into that formula. It creates a serum texture and gives your skin this really beautiful luminous finish.
So when the light hits it, you get that beautiful reflect on the higher points of the cheeks, but also, you do get that nice, healthy skin glow that I think we all strive for.
So that’s another great way to use your oils, mix it in with your foundation, even if you’re extremely dry and you’re already using a luminous foundation.
Sometimes people want that extra dew to their overall complexion. Add a facial oil. It’ll save you.
Pros and cons of facial oils
Pros Of Facial Oil
Facial oils are fantastic for really building and strengthening your skin’s barrier. If your skin is extremely unbalanced, so it’s on the dry side or credibly oily, oils can help balance your skin all back up again and give you that nice, healthy glow and help your skin to feel comfortable again.
Cons Of Facial Oil
In terms of common mistakes and cons, I would say facial oils will never be a con unless you use the wrong oil for you.
For example, if you are on the oilier side and use a facial oil such as olive oil, you will not have the best time and the most luxurious experience using a facial oil because it will congest the skin. It won’t feel very comfortable on your skin.
You’re going to notice that heavy texture, the heavy consistency, and it’s not going to be fun. You don’t want that.
Another con I would say is using them in the wrong part of your routine.
So I understand skincare routines can get very, very confusing. If you use your facial oil at the start of your routine and apply everything on top, you’re not going to notice the benefits, or you’re going to notice that it’s going to be an uncomfortable experience.
So definitely, definitely only apply it at the end of your routine.
Unlock all the miraculous benefits of essential oils to heal every skin concern. Find your match and let the miracle oil do its work.