Face oils are gaining so much popularity these days. Every time you open Instagram, you see face oils all over. But many of us are still unclear as to why do we need to add them in our skin care regime. While they may sound unwanted, but they are great for targeting certain skin concerns and their regular use can actually transform your entire skincare game. With this post, besties put forward their take on face oils and elaborate why they totally love them.
What are Face Oils
Face oils are blend of many different oils with therapeutic additions. The base of these oils is generally a vegetable oil like avocado oil or it can be a carrier oil like coconut oil. Further additions are made on top of the base oils to get an end product which multi tasks and targets various skin concerns.
What Face Oils Do
Face oils are a rich source of antioxidants which is a boon for our skin. These oils penetrate to deeper layers of the skin and provide nourishment from within. Regular use of face oils can reduce and eventually remove many skin issues like fine lines, dryness, redness, pigmentation and sagging. These oils get absorbed instantly into the skin and hence do not leave behind oily feeling.
How to Apply Face Oils
The best way to apply face oils is to take 2-3 drops of the product (or read the instructions as provided on the bottle) on your palm, gently rub your hands to warm up the oil and pat into the skin. It is believed that face oils get absorbed better by patting instead of massaging into the skin. Leave a gap of 30-40 seconds before going in with the moisturizer if your using one.
How to Use Face Oils
Face oils can be used in various ways –
- As or before serum
The best way to add face oils is before serum or as a serum. If you absolutely need to have a serum in your skincare for a specific issue or skin requirement, you can apply 1-2 drops of face oil before your serum. Or you can use 2-3 drops of face oil before applying your moisturizer.
- As a night oil
Many face oils are powerful enough to be used as a night oil. Just apply few drops on cleansed and toned face and leave overnight to wake up to a beautiful and healthy skin.
- After moisturizer
Many people like to use their face oil after their moisturizer. Applying face oil afterwards provides a skin barrier and hydration is locked inside and lasts all day long.
- As a carrier for essential oils
If you use essential oil in you skincare regime, just replace one drop of your face oil with the essential oil you use. Mix both together and apply on to your face. This enhances the effects of face oils and have an easy way to use essential oils on a daily basis.
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Face Oils for Cleansing
Ever tried removing makeup with cleansing oil instead of a wipe or micellar water? Try it and you’ll love it. We swear by cleansing oils as they remove makeup in the most gentle way without stripping the skin off its oils.
With all this being said, we do think face oils are great for your skin and should have a place in everyone’s skincare regime. Below are some of the products that we absolutely love and fit every budget.
We hope you liked our post and would enjoy using the recommendations as much as we do.
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