The Surprisingly Easy Way To Apply Facial Oils More Effectively
It sounds terrifying, we get it. In hot and humid tropical Singapore, using an oil on your face might be the last thing you have in mind. People with dry skin tend to get away with it, but what about those with oily skin? Facial oils don’t sound appealing for those with oily skin. After all, your skin goal is “Less Oil”, not more!
The thought that facial oil creates an even oilier skin is very common. However, as long as you choose the right formula for you, you‘ll find that facial oils offer a host of benefits that can be enjoyed by people of all skin types.
A large variety of facial oils exist in the market, with some extracted from plants, while others are made from synthetic substances like mineral oils. Most recommend oils of natural origins. Many swear by rosehip, argan and jojobas oils, precisely because they are considered to be the most effective yet safest for the skin.
Benefits of Facial Oils
The main benefit of facial oils is their moisturising and hydrating power. They are used to lock in moisture provided by other skincare products at the end of a routine. Facial oils are particularly useful at treating dryness and flaky skin, but some are also good at preventing excess sebum via maintaining the moisture level in the skin.
Facial Oils and Fatty Acids
Facial oils are packed with essential fatty acids. What are they? Simply put, fatty acids are the building blocks in our skin cells. They supply cells with omega 3, and other fatty acids, which help strengthen the skin’s natural barrier function to better protect from external aggressors, such as the damaging effects of UV rays and pollution.
Rosehip oil, in particular, is effective in correcting texture on the skin. People worried about wrinkles, scarring and stretch marks use rosehip oil to boost collagen production and to increase the skin’s turnover rate.
This is also why facial oils are considered effective anti-ageing treatments as they keep skin supple and smooth and appearing youthful!
Are You Applying Them Correctly?
Follow these simple steps!
1. In the evening, cleanse skin with an appropriate cleanser.
2. Tone with an alcohol-free toner.
3. Use a serum, followed by a moisturiser.
4. Dispense 1-3 drops of oil (depending on your skin type) onto the palm of hands.
5. Warm the oil up by pressing your palms together a few times.
6. Gently pat onto skin starting from your cheeks, moving upwards and outwards. And don't forget your neckline!
The Patting Method: Why Is It Better?
The patting method allows the facial oil to really stay on the very top of the skin so only the moisturiser used prior is coming into contact with the pores.
The real benefit of a facial oil comes from its ability to act as a sealant and to help all the water-binding products underneath to work most efficiently. When applied correctly, skin should look and feel hydrated and moisturised without feeling greasy and sticky.
The Wrong Way of Applying
If you have broken out or are prone to acne, mixing a facial oil directly into your moisturiser, or massaging it directly on the skin is what you do not want to do.
Oily skin require hydration. When skin is prone to blemishes, applying an oil directly onto the skin is more likely to breed bacteria, which ultimately exacerbates and/or instigates more unwanted blemishes.
If you find that a facial oil is causing increased breakouts, then discontinue use immediately.
Evans Dermalogical Bio-Active Oil Night Repair
Like its name suggests, this facial oil is best used at night. It contains Spilanthes Acmella flower extract which lifts sagging skin and boosts collagen and fibroblasts. This makes it an exceptional anti-ageing treatment for mature skin. It also contains pink grapefruit oil and jojoba oil, which provides long-lasting hydration. It has a light texture and is easily absorbed into the skin, so you can look forward to a more lifted appearance without the greasy feeling.
Evans Dermalogical Argan Oil
Containing 100% argan oil from Morocco, this popular facial oil intensely moisturises, repairs and firms skin. Argan oil is also a versatile oil and can be used on hair ends to nourish and repair frizz and split ends. Simply apply on dry hair hair for shine and luminosity.
Evans Dermalogical Rosehip Oil
Did you know: Duchess of Cambridge - Kate Middleton and supermodel Miranda Kerr both love and use rosehip oil? It is harvested from the seeds of rose bushes and is chock full of vitamins, antioxidants and fatty acids. It helps regenerate dull and lifelss skin, and improves the appearance of scars. It has even been said to fade out hyperpigmentation and potentially minimize the appearance of fine lines and stretch marks. No wonder it is a favourite among celebrities!
Evans Dermalogical Jojoba Oil
If you’re a facial oil newbie, this might just be the facial oil for you. Technically, jojoba oil isn’t an oil. It is actually wax ester, a main component in human sebum. Simply put, jojoba oil mimics natural sebum and is as close to your skin’s natural oil as you can get.
This is why it helps balance out oil production and feels so lightweight. No matter what it's called – an oil or wax ester – the benefits it delivers remains the same. It helps maintain skin hydration, offers antioxidant protection, and is also useful in helping to treat acne. It is non-comedogenic and anti-inflammatory – perfect for acne-prone skin! It also works as a hair hydration and a lip treatment for dry, chapped lips.
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