7 Reasons Face Oil Should Be In Your Skincare Routine
As we get older our skin naturally produces less oil and moisturizers are often times not enough to keep skin healthy and radiant. That's because moisturizers deliver water to the skin, but not much else. A great facial oil, derived from plants, provides essential vitamins, minerals and fatty acids that lotions and creams don't. In fact, most traditional lotions are loaded with harmful chemicals such as parabens, sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), synthetic colors & fragrances, and even formaldehyde to name a few.
A great, natural oil delivers the essential vitamins and minerals to keep skin healthy and improve the overall appearance including skin's elasticity, reducing the appearance of fine lines and adding a youthful glow. An oil should be worked into your everyday routine to strengthen your skin and prevent signs of aging.
Over the years I have tried dozens, maybe hundreds, of facial oils. There are tons of mediocre oils and even more oils that have bad chemicals or preservatives in them, then there are a few that are absolutely fabulous. The ones that I think are the best are clean (no toxins of any kind), give your skin a healthy glow and protect your skin. Here are my favorites, but you can just easily Google and find a few. If you do a search lookout for ones that are 100% plant-based, all natural and organic.
1. Oils Can Reduce Signs of Aging and Wrinkles
Great oils are loaded with antioxidants which can prevent aging from natural aggressors like the sun.
2. Oils Protect Your Skin
Oils penetrate deep into your skin and trap water and other moisturizing wonderfulness while also prevent toxins from getting in your skin. This becomes especially important for those who live in cities.
3. Oils Are Great for Dry AND Oily Skin
Oils can be much more effective moisturizers than standard creams and lotions because they are packed with omega fatty acids, which is great for dry skin. Oils also help regulate oil production, so if you have oily skin, oils can actually make your skin less oily, look for oils that contain jojoba.
4. Oils Can Vanquish Pimples
Zits are caused by clogged pores and an overproduction of oil. A clean oil can help with both because putting on before a lotion or cream it will help keep your pores from clogging and help regulate oil production. Oils, like my favorite below, mainly comprised of jojoba oil are great for this.
5. Oils Can Calm Skin
Many great oils like Argan have strong anti-inflammatory properties that help quiet irritated skin.
6. Oils Can Shrink Pores
Oils on the higher-end of the spectrum, like jojoba, not only protect, but actually pull dirt out of your pores making them appear smaller.
7. Oils Make a Fantastic Primer
Using a light oil such as argan help plump skin and create a more even canvas for your makeup.
Here are my favorites, but you can just easily Google and find a few. If you do a search lookout for ones that are 100% plant-based, all natural and organic.