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Why every skin type needs face oil

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Typically, when you hear the words "oil" and "skin" in the same sentence, many women believe it's a recipe for disaster. However oil can set one on the path towards a gorgeous complexion. Face oils can work wonders on a number of skin care woes, and can your transform skin from dull to dazzling.

There is a facial oil that is perfect for every skin type, even oily skin so don’t shy away from facial oils simply because you have oily or acne-prone skin. There are facial oils that are light and work well for oily skin. If you are acne-prone, look for the right facial oil that has antiseptic properties, can heal your skin and reduces facial lesions.

What are face oils?

Face oils are one of many skin care solutions. They are specially tailored to work with your natural oils to help keep your skin balanced. Face have many benefits, but their overall purpose is to serve as an extra level of protection for your skin.

1. Facial oils moisturize dry skin

Facial oils moisturize and nourish the skin better than skin lotions and creams. Natural water based moisturizers certainly have their place in the skincare ritual because skin desperately needs the hydration they have to offer. However, for full effectiveness, an oil-based moisturizer is necessary for all skin types because if your skin is dry, flaky and rough especially during the cold season. Facial oils replenish the skin’s natural oil content, form a temporary barrier, and feed the skin with the nutrients that it needs to stay healthy.

2. Facial oils reduce wrinkles

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The skin’s natural oil production decreases as we grow older, causing the moisture barrier to break down, the skin to dry out and wrinkles to deepen. Facial oils restore, maintain and strengthen the moisture barrier to lock in hydration, leaving the skin better hydrated and more resilient. When the barrier is restored, the skin can better absorb the replenishing nutrients that reduce signs of premature aging. Good facial oils have antioxidants that prevent damage to the skin by freeing radicals and delaying the signs of aging. For dry skin or sun-damaged skin use products with vitamin E or sea buckthorn berry oil. If your skin is shiny, use grape seed oil because it is light, non-greasy, and anti-aging.

3. Facial oils protect the skin

Oils penetrate deep into the inner layers of the skin, trapping water and other moisturizing agents in and keeping toxins out. Some oils even fortify and strengthen the skin’s natural barrier, keeping out environmental pollutants. One can also use products that contain cranberry oil which is full of antioxidants, especially in the cold season.

4. Facial oils shrink enlarged pores

Highest-quality facial oils that are either steam-distilled or cold-pressed, depending on the type of oil, and unrefined such as jojoba, coconut oil and camellia, pull out dirt and old oils from pores, making them look smaller.

5. Facial oils act as a perfect base for makeup

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Certain oils, such as pumpkin seeds and neroli, quickly penetrate the skin, settling in areas that need hydrating, and immediately plumping up the skin. The smoother skin is, the more perfect of a canvas it is for applying makeup.

6. Facial oils calm down irritated skin

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Oils such as sunflower and bergamot have anti-inflammatory properties that are perfect for calming down skin irritations, especially those caused by rosacea and popular anti-aging products such as retinol and alpha-hydroxy acids.

7. Facial oils offer a concentrated dose of omega fatty acids

Omega-3 fatty acids have as many benefits to us through the skin as they do when ingested. They are anti-inflammatories, so they treat skin concerns such as acne, rosacea, dryness and eczema. One such oil is borage seed oil.

8. Facial oils are a natural source of vitamins and antioxidants

Facial oils effectively act as a temporary skin barrier to lock moisture in. Unlike mineral oil which lacks nutrients and whose toxicity is questionable facial oils are full of vitamins and antioxidants that feed the skin and improve its overall resilience. Facial oils like coconut oil, pomegranate and African marula, are powerful antioxidants which one can greatly benefit from by applying a few drops on clean skin before applying sunscreen or foundation.

9. Facial oils contain high levels of skin-identical ingredients

The outer layer of our skin mostly comprises of fatty acids, cholesterol and ceramides which are all oil based. By applying facial oils, you give your skin highly usable nutrients which the skin recognizes and works positively with.

10. Facial oils banish acne

The use of particular oils in moderation on your face reduces oil production and regulates your skin’s natural sebum leading to a reduction of, and in some instances completely eliminating acne breakouts.

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