Why should I put oil on my face?

December 17, 2018

Woman taking out oil from the jar

If I would have a nickel for every time I heard: "I don't want to put oil on my face, my skin is already greasy." ...

It is a common myth that oils will make skin greasy, as high-quality plant oils feel light on the skin and sink in quickly, helping to soothe, moisturise and protect the skin. If you choose the right ones, they can make your skin feel and look better.

 

The right face oil mixture can:

- protect your skin from water loss

- minimize acne scarring

- increase elasticity and firmness (minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles)

- helps skin improve barrier function

- help to rebuild the lipids of the skin

- bring your skin comfort 

 

Plant oils are full of:

- essential fatty acids (linoleic acid, omega 3, 6 and 9, oleic acid, palmitic & stearic acids)

- vitamins (A, E)

- antioxidants

 

What are face oils?

Face oils (or oil serums) are blends of oils that can be used to moisturise and condition the skin. Look for blends that have high quality plant oils and be aware that some brands do add cheap fillers such as mineral oil and silicones, which are not needed or useful in a face oil.

Both face oils and moisturisers have their own important function in a skincare routine. Moisturisers mix oils with water to create an emulsion. Both oils and water are essential ingredients for skin, so a moisturiser can deliver both. Face oils are extremely concentrated as they don’t have the water content of a moisturiser which makes them perfect for adding extra nourishment to the skin.

How to use face oils?

There are different ways to include a face oil in your routine depending on your skin type and needs. Some people like to add a few drops of face oil to their moisturiser to amplify the effects. This is perfect for customising your skincare routine and can be helpful in winter if you feel you need an added boost to combat the cold. Some people like to use a cream product in the mornings and a face oil in the evenings, which is a perfect way to use our Midnight Beauty Serum which is designed to nurture the skin whilst you sleep. The Midnight Beauty Serum has a beautiful silky feel and leaves the skin, soft and cared for.

Face oils can be layered with other skincare products such as hydrating toners and serums and when you apply a face oil over the top of these products, not only can it help your face oil to penetrate the skin, but it also will seal in any hydration and slow down any further loss of moisture from the skin.

How much oil should we apply?

We suggest using 2-3 pumps of the Midnight Beauty Serum serum daily at night time. If you are new to using oils and serums, you can start with just one pump and add more as you get used to the application and skin feel. You will be surprised how light good quality plant oils feel when applied to the skin. The Midnight Beauty Serum blends ten quality plant oils such as Sacha Inchi, prickly pear seed oil, argan and apricot seed oil and others.

With using oils, your skin tone will become more even and your skin will get this healthy looking glow! 

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