You may have been told that face oil is the enemy of acne-prone or oily skin. But while it’s true that some oils can clog pores and cause breakouts, the right face oil can actually help to control excess sebum production and keep your skin hydrated and plump. If you’re not sure where to start, we recommend our highly regarded Avoila Nourishing Face Oil (no surprise!). Here are 4 reasons why a face oil should be a part of your daily skincare routine.
1. Face oil balances sebum production.
If you have oily or acne-prone skin, you may think that using any kind of oil on your face is a recipe for disaster. However, the reality is that face oils can actually help to regulate sebum production and prevent your skin from overcompensating for dryness by producing even more oil. One ingredient proven to reduce sebum production is kalahari melon seed oil which can be found in Avoila.
2. Face oil prevents moisture loss.
Dehydrated skin is more prone to fine lines, wrinkles, and sensitivity. By using face oil to seal in moisture after cleansing and applying serum, you can create a barrier that protects your skin from moisture loss throughout the day.
3. Face oil brightens the complexion.
Face oils can be rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that nourish and revitalize the skin. This is especially true if you are using a plant-based face oil blend. They can also help to diminish the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and age spots.
4. Face oil helps makeup go on smoothly.
If you’ve ever noticed that your foundation looks cakey or settles into fine lines after applying it, chances are your skin is too dry. Adding a few drops of face oil to your foundation before applying it can help to smooth out imperfections and give you a glowing, natural-looking finish.
There are many benefits to using face oil as part of your skincare routine—including preventing moisture loss, balancing sebum production, brightening the complexion, and helping makeup go on smoothly. If you’re not sure where to start, we recommend our best-selling Avoila Nourishing Face Oil. Trust us, your skin will thank you!
Q: What is face oil?
A: Typically formulated with a mixture of non-comedogenic plant oils, face oils can be derived from nuts, seeds, or fruits, and they are rich in nutrients that can benefit the skin.
Q: What are the benefits of using face oil?
A: Face oils can help to moisturize the skin, reduce inflammation, and improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. They can also help to balance the skin’s natural oil production, which can lead to fewer breakouts.
Q: How do I choose the right face oil for my skin type?
A: If you have oily skin, you should look for an oil that is lightweight and non-comedogenic. If you have dry skin, you may benefit from an oil that is richer in texture. If you have sensitive skin, you should look for an oil that is hypoallergenic and free of fragrances.
Q: How do I use face oil?
A: To use face oil, start by cleansing your face with a gentle cleanser. Then, apply 3-5 drops of oil to your fingertips and massage or press it into your skin. You can use face oil as part of your morning and evening skincare routine, or you can use it as needed throughout the day. It's best to introduce a new product slowly and see how your skin reacts to it. You also don't want to introduce more than one new product at a time.
Q: How should I include a face oil in my skin care routine?
A: Apply your water based products like hydrosol/toner before applying the oil. This way, you don’t have to use so much facial oil as it will spread and glide evenly all over your face. You can also use a facial oil in place of your moisturizer, or you can apply a small amount over it to lock the hydration into your skin. In the end, do what feels right to you.
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