Updated: Jul 3, 2019
Facial oil have become extremely popular over the past two years but the truth is that its been around for many years. Before facial moisturizers and serums came around people strictly used natural oils to nourish, hydrate and keep the skin looking healthy. Now you can walk into Sephora and find so many different types of face oils that have been formulated to target skin concerns such as low hydration levels, signs of aging, dark posts, hyper pigmentation and the list goes on!
Face oils can be used on all skin types and do not be scared that it will make your skin look oily as everything gets absorbed. Oil should be used as the last step in a skincare routine to seal all the other products and further nourish the skin.
Here are a few natural oils that will make a huge difference in your skincare routine.
ARGON OIL While it first claimed fame as a savior for dry, damaged hair, the oil also works wonders on the face and body. "The fatty acids help our skin cells make healthy membranes, reduce inflammation, and promote healthy collagen. AVOCADO OIL This oil is high in vitamin E and omega-3 fatty acids, which helps proper cell function and decrease inflammation. Because it's such a rich emollient, avocado oil is ideal for those with dry, itchy, or aging skin.
FLAX SEED OIL Packed with heart-healthy omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, flax seed is important for a healthy heart and complexion. You can mix the seeds in foods, or use the oil as a topical moisturizer.
JOJOBA OIL This oil has a chemical structure that's very similar to our skin's natural oils, so it's easily absorbed. This oil contains such minerals as zinc and copper, and vitamins B and E, which help strengthen the skin.
LAVENDER OIL Lavender oil may be especially beneficial for those with acne and general skin irritation. It helps control sebum production, soothes irritation, and is a natural antiseptic and disinfectant. OLIVE OIL Like jojoba oil, olive oil is similar to the oils naturally produced by our skin and so is absorbed well into the skin. It typically does not cause allergies, but because it's a heavier oil, those with acne should avoid using it on their face.