Right now using Face Oils are all the rage; but in my Great Grandmother's day this was how they moisturized and treated their skin. It wasn't a scary concept and it definitely wasn't a no-no!
I know there are people out they're,(all my acne prone and oily skin types,) who will likely want to debate this point. To their point, they aren't wrong but it also doesn't make them right.
Yes I know I just confused you, but hear me out.
Just because our a great Grandmother's used Oil to moisturize their skin doesn't mean that the oil they chose is right for our skin type. Genetics are a powerful thing yet it doesn't mean we have the same skin issues. Your Great Grandmother could have had dry skin and you're oily so no way are you going there! However you just need to choose a different oil, the right one for you.
There's an oil for every skin type even oils light enough and astringent enough to decrease the amount of oil or to balance out your skin. So back away from the alcohol and keep reading because all skin types can benefit from Face Oils.
How to choose?
Mostly when people take about using oil for your face or body the standard go to's come to mind: Coconut, Olive, Avocado, etc Well don't let those be the only ones you try because they're are a multitude of Oils out there from the exotic,(Prickly Pear) to the ones you didn't think about putting on your face (Almond Oil). As I was preparing for this week's blog I decided that one post just wasn't going to be enough. So this week I'll highlight some known and unknown oils and continue on next week with more of these beautiful oils. I think it's important for you guys to know about the many benefits of Face Oils and your options.
We all know about Coconut, Oilve, Castor, etc. These oils are a great options because they are loaded with benefits for your skin. We know Coconut Oil soothes dry skin, Avocado protects mature skin, Olive is full of antioxidants, and Castor is great for your hair! Did you know that there are other fruit, nut and vegetable oils out there that will do wonders for your skin? Let's take a look.
APRICOT KERNEL SEED OIL
This oil is naturally rich in Oleic Acid, makes oils heavier and good for sealing in moisture. It's also rich in vitamins A and E. it's a life saver for dull skin, restoring radiance and tone.
POMEGRANATE SEED OIL
This oil is renowned for helping to reduce irritation of dry or delicate skin. It restores vitality to mature skin. This oil is rich in antioxidants keeping the signs of ageing at bay and can also rescue skin over exposed by the sun.
SAFFLOWER SEED OIL
This oil revitalizes mature skin and prevents the onset of the signs of ageing. It's rich in Linoleic Acid, which makes oil a little lighter and thinner. Rich in vitamins K and E and reputed to minimize the irritation of skin that is prone to Rosacea and redness.
The skin balancer of skin oils! It reduces inflammation and repairs skin issues such as: Rosacea, Acne, Eczema, Psoriasis, and Dermatitis. Flaxseed oil is rich in Lineoleic Acid which makes it a great choice for oily skin!
PRICKLY PEAR OIL
Rich in vitamin E and Sterols. (Sterols, when applied to the skin they work to keep the structural integrity of the cell membrane which helps to reduce any existing and future inflammation in the skin.) This oil is effective at warding off the signs of ageing in mature skin by increasing its firmness and is extremely beneficial after exposure to the sun. This oil is best applied in the evening.
They're are many different oils to choose from so just sticking with the Classics doesn't have to be your only option.
Now that you know some of the benefits of these oils you can look for them in products or make your own custom blends based on your skin's needs.
Using oil on your face doesn't have to be a crazy idea or just a new beauty trend, it can become a part of your skin care routine. So whether your skin is sensitive, dry, damaged, or oily using the right face oil can make all the difference in your skin's appearance and over health....and that's the ultimate goal, naturally healthy skin!
Be comfortable in your skin
-Shia Skin Care