Age, injury, using the wrong skincare products can contribute to the drying out of your skin. As well, our skin produces fewer natural oils as we age. Dryness makes fine wrinkles more noticeable, and the skin dull and lifeless. Face oils prevent water loss and containing antioxidant-rich substances. These antioxidants increase collagen formation and improve skin suppleness. The best oils will replenish hydration and leave you with bright, glowing skin.
While it seems counterintuitive to use oils on your face, especially if your skin is acne prone – using facial oils will actually minimize and prevent acne. This is because acne is caused by excess sebum production that has collected in hair follicles where bacteria have infected clogged pores. Using facial oils will rebalance the skin environment so that sebum production is reduced, and bacteria gets eliminated. If you’re not acne prone but have oily skin (like I used to), a facial oil is exactly what you need! Again, because your natural oil production is out of balance and a facial oil brings you back into balance.
A moisturizing face oil also enhances the hydrating benefits of your moisturizer, whether your skin is dry or oily. It locks in all the moisturizing components of the moisturizer, keeping your skin hydrated for a longer period. Applying a face oil after your moisturizer at night may be all that's necessary if you have oily skin. If you have particularly dry skin, your face might benefit from using it in the morning as well.
Whether it's daunting or exciting for you to think about adding another step to your skincare routine, facial oils should not be overlooked. They're one of the most important aspects of taking care of your skin. Not only do they protect your skin from pollutants and irritants, but they encourage your skin to age slower, glow brighter AND they make makeup application much easier!
What is the best facial oil for glowing skin? Check out our Hibiscus Baobab Flawless Facial Oil.