Today we’re going to be talking all about facial oils. For those who already have super oily skin, the last thing they wanna do is to put more oils on. But if you have dry skin, you might be like- give me any oil I want. But oils are not all the same. There’s so many oils like jojoba, almond, olive oils, etc.
So the whole spectrum- there’s oils everywhere. Today I am gonna tell you exactly how to use all of them.The correct ones to use according to your skin type. And the different oils to actually look out for. Because there are more oily oils and less oily oils.
Facial oils are single or a combination of extracted plants and fruit oils from seeds and other parts of the plant. Like the almond oil is 100 percent from the almonds, and jojoba oils are from jojoba seed. Then you have flowers, you have fruits.
Oils are an emollient, meaning they can soften the surface layers of your skin. But because they don’t penetrate
as deeply as moisturizers, they can’t be used as moisturizers. In general, these facial oils contain fatty acids. And the fatty acids can be categorized into two parts. Linoleic for the oily people whereas Oleic is for dry skin.
The linoleic acids we see most often in skincare products are: Rosehip oil, Hemp seed oil, Safflower,
Grapeseed, Evening primrose, and Jojoba.
Popular oleic acids include: Olive oil, Macadamia, Avocado, Apricot, Marula, Almond, and Hazelnut
Your skin is most dehydrated at night, so it needs most of the nourishment at that time. So you should apply facial oils basically at night before going to bed.
Now what are the different type of facial oils?
Mainly three types of oils in the market: Essential, Carrier and Treatment oil
Essential oils are distilled leaves bark roots and other aromatic parts of a plant. They’re highly concentrated and require carrier oils to dilute its potency to avoid irritation. When used properly, essential oils are great for repairing dry skin. Calming inflammation and acne, reverse aging and fade scars are some of the advantages to tell. Plus, they smell great. It includes: Frankincense oil, Lavender oil, Orange oil, Peppermint oil, Tea tree oil, Bitter almond oil, Angelica oil, Basil oil, Star anise oil, Parsley oil, Bay oil, Dill oil, Rosemary oil, etc.
They’re also known as base oils or fixed oils. Carrier oils are mostly pressed vegetable oils derived from fatty parts of a plant. Typically from nuts or the seeds and kernels of a plant. Normally carrier oils do not evaporate, and are sometimes odorless, and have a somewhat sweet and nutty aroma. So, these carrier oils are basically the ones that we see in facial oil products. Coconut oil, Rosehip seed oil, Jojoba oil, Olive oil, Argan oil, Sweet almond oil, Apricot kernel oil, Avocado oil, Babassu oil, Flax seed oil, Hazelnut oil, Hemp seed oil, Sesame oil, etc are a few examples of carrier oils.
So, the treatment oils are single or combination of various plant. Essential oils and added vitamins to treat particular and specific skin concerns. The treatment oils are typically marketed for various beauty brands as treatment for acne anti-aging and restoring the skin among many many other things.
The general rule of thumb of which products to apply when?
After thoroughly cleansing, you should apply the thinnest and the thickest. This will make sure that your skin is properly hydrated and moisturized. It’s just the general case for skin care layering.
First you start by taking off the day’s grime and makeup and all that nasty from your face with a good oil cleanser and then use water-based cleansers. So some of you might be wondering what is the difference between these oil cleanses and the oils that we put on our face in the last step.
The oil cleansing method actually works on the principle that oil dissolves oil. That’s why oil and water don’t mix, so water will dissolve water-based things. Which is why double cleansing works so fabulously. Because you’re first taking off the oil, the sebum, sweat and all that with an oil cleanser. And then you can go ahead with a water-based cleanser which then takes everything else off. So, you have like a really refreshed skin.
The main difference between facial oils and cleansing oils are that facial oils are made solely from natural oils and not much else as opposed to cleansing oils they have natural oils and other active ingredients to help it emulsify, help it foam to really properly cleanse.
After cleansing you want to tone, you want to serum, you want to moisturize, to get your skin nice and healthy. And then seal it with the facial oils.
Some Best Facial Oils that You Can Try are:
For dry Skin:
For Oily Skin:
For Acne Prone skin
Let’s jump into some tips when looking for facial oils.
The rule of thumb is with anything food-related or any natural product ingredient related, the closer you can get is natural state of course it’s best. Anything that smells too sweet too sugary too anything that takes away from
the natural herbal medicinal kind of smell, it’s probably got too much fragrance or additives or synthetic ingredients.
If you’re super sensitive but you still want to try out some oils, you might want to look for oils which absorb quicker into the skin. When you’re buying oil, look for bottles that are in dark containers because this helps retain the longevity and the life of your oil.