The benefits of oil on your skin
Oils are not new to my arsenal of beauty products, as I often use it in my hair before blow-drying or heat styling. However, what is new is that I am using oils on my face too.
For those of you who have not already heard about the benefits of oil on the skin I know you reading this with feelings of uncertainty, but you can trust me, and here’s why.
Usually, I find that when this knowledge is passed around the first group of people to raise concerns are those who have oily skin. Contrary to popular belief putting oil on your skin actually helps combat oily skin. If you are putting oil on your skin, then there is no longer a need for your body to produce more. Makes sense right?
Cleansing oils can also be used to clean the skin. Oils are a great way to remove stubborn makeup and skin impurities. Personally, I like to follow up with soap and water, but I do think using oils to cleanse and remove makeup is an effective first step and makes for more efficient nighttime routine.
Applying oil to your face at bedtime can also help decrease signs of aging. Oils reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as a result of the antioxidants and other anti aging ingredients in the product. The Aubrey Age-Defying Therapy serums, found on our website, is a blend of two forms of sea buckthorn oil with moisture rich jojoba oil. This organic formula calms and rehydrates dry, stressed skin and protects it from environmental stresses like over exposure to sun and air pollution.
Oils also provide us with that glowing look. Putting oils on your face will give you that radiant look we are looking for.
These are my top reasons for using oil on your skin, but if you still need a little bit more convincing or are looking for benefits of oil beyond skin care I have added some additional tricks and tips bellow.
- Oil can make your perfume last longer
- Use oil on your body right when you get out of the shower for smooth skin all over
- Apply oil to nail polish for added shine and softer cuticles and
- Add a little bit to your shampoo and conditioner for silky smooth hair
So go out and buy some oil already, because you are missing out on all these awesome benefits by the second. Ask a dermatologist or skin specialist which oils will work best for your skin type and personal needs, and you will be on your way to healthier skin. The results will pleasantly surprise you.
- Stacy Pierre-Louis