There are many different wonderful oils out there when it comes to skincare, but for beginners, applying an oil on to your face may be daunting and raise questions. What face oils are best for my skin type? What is the benefit of face oils? What kind of face oils are available? Fear not - we are here to walk you through your burning facial oil questions.
What are face oils?
Face oils are typically made up of one or various plant oils. Plant oils are rich in antioxidants that can help treat damage caused by the sun and environmental pollutants. They act as emollients, meaning they strengthen our skin barrier and can help to restore our skin’s natural firmness, which can lead to healthy, radiant, glowing skin.
There are many popular face oils out there, some of the most popular being rosehip seed oil, argan oil, tea tree oil, avocado oil, grapeseed oil, squalane oil and evening primrose oil. Oftentimes these oils are diluted with additional ingredients to make them more compatible for skin application.
What are the benefits of face oils?
Face oils work in tandem with the natural oils created by your skin to help balance complexion and lock in moisture and prevent water evaporation. Face oils can help soothe and soften your skin and increase its resilience and elasticity, which can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Adding the right face oil to your skincare routine is a step towards happier, healthier skin.
What face oil is best for my skin type?
Not everyone’s skin is the same, so your skin type will help determine the best face oil for you.
If you have dry skin, choose a face oil that helps strengthen your skin barrier and trap moisture and hydration. Popular face oils for dry skin are rosehip seed oil, grapeseed oil, squalane oil and argan oil.
If you have oily skin, you’re probably very hesitant to add a face oil to your skincare routine. Believe it or not, face oils can actually complement the natural oils of our skin. Try jojoba oil or tea tree oil if you have an oily skin type.
There are also many face oils that are ideal for all skin types. The Heritage Store Rose Oil is a nourishing blend of apricot oil, squalane oil, rosehip seed oil and damask rose oil that smooths the appearance of skin texture and helps diminish the look of fine lines and wrinkles while hydrating and soothing your skin. Dermatologist tested and hypoallergenic, it’s suitable for all skin types. Simply apply some to your face or hands and pat into your skin before bed for a deeply hydrating treatment.