Think beauty oils are a passing fad? Think again. These natural oil combinations may be some of the most beneficial things you can do for your skin.
When we think oils, we think banishment. All through our teen years we were instructed on the virtues of oil-free skin. “Oil-Free Wash”, “Oil-Control Skincare”,“Drying Potion.” These are just some examples of the advertising onslaught geared toward not only acne sufferers, but anyone looking for clear skin. Even those with sensitive or balanced complexions were taught that oil and skin don’t mix.
So, it should come as no surprise that the thought of actually applying oil to the face seems unthinkable to most woman. What if you learned that we’ve been going about this oil thing all wrong? That oil is not the devil it’s been made out to be.
Our skin produces its own natural oil. Some skin types produce more than others. But this natural oil is important to a healthy complexion. The idea should be less about oil banishment and more about oil balance. And yes, that goes for acne-prone types too.
Here’s the problem with stripping the skin of oils through over-cleansing and harsh ingredients. It actually causes your skin to produce even more oil in attempt to gain back some of what it’s lost. The skin doesn’t want to be dried out, so it ramps up oil production which collects under this dry, flaky top layer of skin. Pores are clogged, bacteria grows and…zits and dull complexions are born.
Every skin type can benefit from the use of healthy beauty oils. Most organic facial oils are combinations of several plant oils, all with their own skin supporting properties. Some are lighter, like rosehip and veronica, and better suited to oily and acne-prone skin types. Richer oils, like avocado and argan, are well suited to dry skin. And that’s just the tip of the beauty oil iceberg. There are oil combos for anti-aging, acne, brightening, smoothing, and practically any skin concern you can name.
How you use facial oil depends on what you are treating. If the oil is a treatment for clogged pores or discoloration, apply to clean skin and follow with moisturizer. If you are treating dryness, patting the oil on over your moisturizer will seal in hydrating ingredients and protect the skin.
The Best Natural Beauty Oils for Each Skin Type and Concern
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