We know what you’re thinking. Face oil? Must be one of those fleeting trends. Actually, that’s not the case.
People have been using oil for hundreds of years to smooth, clean and moisturize their skin. Even people with oily skin reap the benefits of using face oil. Still not convinced? Here’s why you should add face oil to your skincare routine right now.
1) It’s great for all skin types.
Yes, including oily skin! Putting oil on oily skin may seem like a counterintuitive process, but let’s break it down.
Without added oil, your face tries to make its own. This often leads to an excess of sebum, or oily facial secretions, created on the surface of the skin. This sebum leads to shine, acne, and other issues.
Face oils decrease your skin’s production of sebum by penetrating deeper into the skin and giving your face the natural oils it needs. These natural oils are often stripped from the skin when artificial cleansers and moisturizers are used.
Basically, this means you have less oil where you don’t want it and more oil where you do want it. It’s a win-win situation for oily, dry, and combination skin types alike. The best face oils also soothe irritated or inflamed skin, which is perfect for the more acne-prone.
2) It’s packed with nutrients.
Whether you’re a health nut or not, the nutritional benefits of oil are hard to ignore. The best face oils are packed with antioxidants, vitamins, omega fatty acids and more.
One of our favorites, Buckler’s Revitalize Face Oil, is made up of 100% good-for-you natural oils. By applying this face oil nightly, the natural ingredients can seep into layers of your skin. This helps even your complexion, smooth wrinkles, and calm irritation without any harsh, unnatural chemicals.
3) It’s efficient.
All you need is a few drops. That’s it! And most face oils boast some serious multitasking capabilities. While the Port Products Conditioning Beard Absolute is great for facial hair, it also does a stellar job of hydrating the skin. Run this oil through your hair or beard for shine and to reduce frizz. Apply some to the skin before shaving for an especially smooth shave too.
4) It feels great.
There’s a reason people have been using this stuff forever. All the natural ingredients make for a refreshing, aromatic experience without being overwhelming. Still worried putting oil on your skin will make it even oilier? Besides helping decrease excess oil on your face, face oils are surprisingly lightweight. They often feel like there’s nothing on your skin at all. Try out a few until you find the one that’s perfect for your specific skin.
Now you know, the benefits of face oil are undeniable. We recommend using it to decrease shine during the muggy summer months and nourish dry skin during cold winter months.