We love facial oils! From plumping out fine lines to fighting free radical damage, they deliver so many benefits to the skin….naturally! Check out 4 reasons your skin will love facial oils.
Facial oil maximises the effects of your moisturiser
Should I apply facial oil before or after moisturising? And do I need both oil and moisturiser?
Facial oil is occlusive (meaning it locks in moisture) and works to maximise the effects of your moisturiser.
When you apply facial oil after you moisturise, it basically acts as a ‘seal’ to keep all the moisture in and stop it evaporating from your skin.
So, do you need to use moisturiser and facial oil? We recommend using both an organic moisturiser and organic facial oil.
Facial oils are designed to keep the skin's barrier function at its healthiest, but they don’t actually contain water. Your moisturiser contains water that delivers a drink of hydration to the skin.
However, some people may find that only using a facial oil and skipping the moisturiser works for their skin. Experiment and see what works best for you.
Facial oil can actually help clear breakouts, not make them worse
My skin is oily and breaks out a lot, I’m worried that putting more oil on my skin will only make a bad situation worse!
We’ve got good news. Using the right type of facial oil on breakout-prone, oily skin will help regulate sebum production and help clear acne.
Your skin produces excess oil when it's been stripped of sebum (often due to using harsh cleansers) and it tries to compensate by creating more oil.
This cycle leads to a fresh round of breakouts.
When you use facial oil, you’re not stripping the skin so it won’t go into overdrive producing more sebum. Your complexion balances out and those breakouts cease.
Not all facial oils are created equal though and if you have oily skin, you should steer clear of using highly comedogenic (read - pore-clogging) oils.
Stick to oils like jojoba, almond, rosehip and evening primrose.
Facial oils help plump and smooth wrinkles and fine lines
When it comes to improving the look of wrinkles and fine lines, some facial oils have certainly earned themselves an all-star reputation.
Rosehip oil is one anti-ageing gift from Mother Nature herself! Rosehip oil stimulates collagen production, helping skin maintain youthful elasticity. It’s also famous for its ability to heal and minimise the appearance of rosacea and acne scars.
Also worth a shout out for its wrinkle busting abilities is Almond oil. This nut-derived oil is a powerhouse of wrinkle-fighting antioxidants, like vitamin E, that fight the breakdown of the skin's collagen fibres.
You can’t stop the clock but with the right facial oil you can definitely slow it down!
Facial oils fight free radical damage
Every day your skin comes under attack from free radicals that are present in the pollution, UV rays and bacteria in the air around you. The stuff you can’t see is actually one of your skin’s biggest enemies!
Free radicals are a major cause of skin ageing prematurely. They work by penetrating the skin and causing damage at a cellular level which breaks down collagen.
This means wrinkles, sagging and fine lines.
So how do facial oils help fight free radical damage? They provide the skin with a protective barrier which means free radical penetration is minimised.
Facial oils not only protect, but they also help the skin repair and recover from existing free radical damage.
Kelapa Organics is excited to bring you a range of certified organic skincare products. Free from harmful toxins, our Australian made organic skincare products are also cruelty-free.