Oil Spill: The best facial oil for your skin type
It’s no secret that we have a deep love (borderline obsession) for clean beauty products or ‘creams’ as my husband refers to them. If you look closely at the products we offer you will notice that a number of them are oil based. And for good reason! Facial oils have been around for centuries (mainly being used in Egypt as a way to protect skin from scorching dry heat and sand). Nowadays oils are used for deep hydration, anti-aging, cleansing and repair and can provide impressive results.
Recently we received a lovely email from a customer asking us if facial oils are best left for a specific skin type. We thought it would be a great opportunity to answer that below.
Facial oils can work on nearly every skin type.
People with oily skin tend to be slightly hesitant about trying oil fearing that it may clog pores and lead to break outs. It will actually do the opposite. Oily skin is usually a sign that your skin is dehydrated and is producing an abundance of oil and sebum to compensate. Facial oils will help control excess oil production by depositing rich plant oils into the skin so it doesn't have to overcompensate. Applying 1-3 drops directly on the skin at nighttime should be sufficient. Look for oils that contain rosemary, sage, and chamomile. Try Phoenix Facial Oil which is light weight and will easily absorb into the skin without clogging.
To help with dry skin applying facial oil at night followed by an application of moisturizer will work to seal and lock in moisture. An oil is actually integral to healthy skin because it acts as a sealant to keep moisture in. I would recommend using 2-4 drops followed by moisturizer when using as a night treatment. Be prepared to wake up with healthy, vibrant skin! Look for moisturizing ingredients such as argan or camellia oils.
Try prickly pear oil which is extremely moisturizing to combat dehydrated skin.
Sensitive skin can be more prone to inflammation whether its redness, itchiness, rashes or breakouts. Facial oils are great for sensitive skin because they are packed with essential nutrients, fatty acids, and antioxidants that will not only help to keep your skin hydrated but it will also help to soothe inflamed skin. Look for plant based oils rich in Vitamin A and antioxidants and try to avoid essential oils (such lavender, eucalyptus, or any type of citrus) which can further irritate sensitive skin.
Try Lapis Facial oil which is high in Azulene content. Azulene is a powerful anti-inflammatory and antibacterial that aids in reducing redness and clarifying the complexion.
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