So Why Use Face Oils?
For those who hate the feeling of cream on your face or just on your skin in general, face oils are your best bet because they are able to absorb into the skin faster and more effectively than a cream or gel moisturizer.
And while over-the-counter moisturizers typically contain a mixture of both oil and water, face oils tend to be more pure and are able to penetrate the surface of the skin in a quicker and gentler way.
“The benefits of using facial oils are that they are moisturizing and many contain antioxidants. If you’re using anti-aging products, they can prevent some of the irritation caused by these products.” – Dr. Debra Jaliman , assistant clinical professor of dermatology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and author of Skin Rules.
How Much Do Face Oils Cost?
You’ll probably find that the least expensive oil tends to be coconut oil.
You’ll also notice that the price tends to go up when oils are made/packaged and sold as skin products.
Where Can I Find Face Oils?
Many oils that can be used on your face can be found at the grocery store.
For example, olive oil makes for an effective makeup remover while also being inexpensive.
But if you’re looking for a face oil that comes with extra health benefits and you’re willing to spend more $$$, try grape seed oil which is highly concentrated with antioxidants, making it great for repairing/protecting skin cells while maintaining your youthful glow.
How Can Face Oils Be Used?
As An Antioxidant Booster:
When you find that your skin is just begging for nutrients, one way to provide your skin with what it needs is through using an antioxidant-rich oil.
Argan oil, borage seed oil, cranberry seed oil, rosehip oil and seaberry oil are all rich in antioxidants, which is just absolutely amazing for your skin! 🙂
Because antioxidants form a complex with free radicals in order to prevent damage to the collagen and elastic tissues in your skin, causing you to appear more youthful and radiant.
So if you’re looking for something that can help with anti-aging, opt for rosehip oil as it’s loaded with antioxidants and can help with your overall appearance of the skin, including reducing fine lines.
Rosehip oil is also fantastic when it comes to preventing blemishes and reducing the appearance of acne scars because it also contains fatty acids that are essential to skin health.
But FYI, if you do opt for rosehip oil, let it be known that it does come with a very distinct and sometimes off-putting scent. 🙁
Note: When using an oil an an antioxidant-rich oil, apply to the face as needed, using a cotton ball or cotton swab to affected areas.
As A Moisturizer:
If you’re one of those who just can stand the feeling of cream on your skin, opting for an oil just might the best solution for you.
And if you’re already thinking “ew, oil will just make my skin super greasy!”
It can actually leave you with a moisturized and glowing!
Note: To use an oil as a moisturizer, soak a cotton ball in the oil and apply to your face as needed.
As A Makeup Remover or Cleanser:
Believe it or not, oils such as jojoba oil and coconut oil make for fantastic makeup removers and cleansers that can be used to effectively and easily get rid of that unwanted oil, while also removing dirt and makeup!
Opting for an oil like coconut oil is great because it softens/moisturizes skin and is super effective and easy to use. And it also helps that it doesn’t contain any harsh chemicals.
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