We hear “facial oils” and our brain is already vigorously protesting while imagining how much oilier it can make our skin, and god forbid, lead to disastrous breakouts! But we couldn’t be more wrong! These facial oils have turned into quite the cult in the world of beauty because of their awesome power of giving your skin some much-needed moisture, and leaving it smooth and radiant without clogging pores. Here are a few reasons why you need to use a facial oil which will convert you.
Say goodbye to those highlighters
! Your skin will light up on its own! Get your hand on these slick substances and watch your complexion transform into a dream.
1. Your Skin’s Oil-Production Will Be Better Regulated
Our skin’s sebaceous glands produce natural oils that are meant to protect our skin. When they are produced in excess, breakouts occur. Over-cleansing your face and stripping away its natural oils can be a reason why your glands go into overdrive and produce excess oil. Using a facial oil helps balance your skin’s sebum production with healthy fatty acids and plant oils, which your skin can’t produce on its own. It basically helps keep oil production in check and lowers the chances of breakouts. So if you have oily skin, it can actually help lower the amount of oil produced.
2. They Make Great Cleansers
Facial oils are amazing for thoroughly getting rid of dirt and impurities. It sticks to grime and makeup on your face, which helps wash it all off easily. No need to scrub your skin raw to get rid of stubborn makeup! Plus, they give your skin the delicate cleanse it needs and leave it brighter.
3. Moisturize + Radiance
Other than cleansing, beauty oils have super powers when it comes to deeply moisturizing your skin. They contain fatty acids and antioxidants to replenish dry skin and keep it supple and glowing. Simply massage 2 drops into your face and neck for that coveted radiance. It could be the answer to all your beauty prayers!
4. Perfect For All Skin Types, Even Sensitive Skin
Like we already told you, beauty oils work amazingly for oily skin. They quench dry skin with nourishment and soothe sensitive, irritated skin - Thanks to the fatty acids in them. They have anti-inflammatory properties which helps provide a layer of hydration without irritating your skin.
5. They Can Shrink Enlarged Pores
Hate the appearance of large pores on your face? Oils like macadamia and jojoba can shrink the fat in pores and help shrink them. We told you - They really will give you the skin you’ve always wanted!
6. Overall Skin Health To Look Young Forever
These oils are anti-inflammatory (with calming ingredients like argan), and anti-ageing (as they replenish and moisturize the skin). Even as your natural oil production decreases as you get older, they help revive skin through their richness in antioxidants, thanks to natural plant ingredients and extracts. They are also non-comedogenic, which means that they will not clog your pores. Facial oils are a blessing that should be used all year round (not just in winter) to moisturize your skin, replenish, and repair damage caused by the sun, pollution, and free radicals in your daily life. Use them long-term to keep your skin plump and soft
, revitalized, and radiant.
Our Top Picks For Facial Oils To Get Your Hands On Are:
You can’t just pick up any oil and slather it on your face. Here are the best and safest options to try for your skin:
Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Skin Therapy Oil With Vitamin E (Rs. 460)
L’Oreal Paris Extraordinary Boosting Oil (Rs. 1,550)
Kama Ayurveda Kumkumadi Miraculous Beauty Ayurvedic Night Serum (Rs. 1,890)
Dove Dry Oil Nourishing Treatment With African Macadamia Oil (Rs. 2,319)
The Body Shop Oils Of Life Intensely Revitalizing Facial Oil (Rs. 3,095)
Kiehl’s Daily Reviving Concentrate (Rs. 3,500)
You can also use argan oil.
What To Know About Using Facial Oils
They may be a bit costly but will become an essential part of your skincare regime. Also, a bottle will last you for a long time.
If you find them a bit heavy or greasy, use them at night while you sleep.
Don’t over-oil. 2-3 drops is enough to massage all over your face, as they are so concentrated. If you have super dry skin, then a drop or two more, is more than enough.
Do NOT use a body oil on your face. They could be fragranced, which can irritate your skin and can clog pores.
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