Did you think that facial oils were only for dry skin? Think again! Skin care oils are full of benefits regardless of the type or condition of your skin! The key is to determine the oil that best suits your needs. Discover which facial oil you should be using for your face!
Which oil is right for my skin?
Dry & Mature Skin
What do dry and mature skins have in common? Lack of sebum! In fact, when the natural production of sebum decreases with age, the skin inevitably becomes drier and loses its suppleness… Once the skin is drier; it gives way to more pronounced wrinkles and fine lines, as well as feelings of tightness and discomfort. Dry, mature skin needs nourishing, hydrating and regenerating oils with a high content of essential fatty acids and antioxidant vitamin E. Such oils will reduce the signs of dryness, the appearance of wrinkles and bring more comfort to the skin.
- The best oils for dry and mature skin are: argan oil, borage seed oil, evening primrose seed oil and avocado oil.
Oily & Combination Skin
Contrary to popular belief, oily and combination skin can greatly benefit from facial oils. Some oils are able to normalize the production of sebum and even eliminate excess sebum within the pores. They help reduce shine, eliminate blackheads and prevent the signs of acne. Oily and combination skin will benefit from dry purifying, non-comedogenic, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial oils.
- The best oils for oily and combination skins are: rosemary essential oil, lavender essential oil and calendula oil.
Acne Prone Skin
Acne-prone skin can also benefit from the advantages of facial oils. Some skin care oils are able to neutralize the bacteria that cause acne pimples, but also reduce inflammation and promote the healing of acne symptoms. The synergies of antiseptic, purifying, anti-inflammatory and regenerating essential oils are favoured for acne-prone skin.
- The best oils for acne are: thyme essential oil, rosemary essential oil, lavender essential oil and geranium essential oil.
Tightness, redness, discomfort… Sensitive skin is fragile and very vulnerable to environmental aggressions. Facial oil can prove to be a real asset to soothe and protect sensitive skin and also to reduce redness and increase the tolerance threshold. The oils to favour for sensitive skin are nourishing, regenerating, anti-inflammatory and vitamin E based antioxidant oils.
- The best oils for sensitive skin are: Olive oil and St. John’s wart oil.
Acne rosacea is a chronic inflammatory disease of vascular origin. It is manifested by redness on the central part of the face, swelling, tingling and pimples related to the development of a mite called “Demodex Folliculorum”. Certain synergies of anti-inflammatory, decongestant, antimicrobial and purifying oils may help control the visible symptoms of acne rosacea.
- The best oils for rosacea are: Juniper essential oil, thyme essential oil, lavender essential oil and pine essential oil.
How to apply a face oil?
A facial oil is applied in the evening and/or in the morning just before your treatment cream. Use 4 to 6 drops of the oil in the palm of your hand. Apply it to your face by massaging it until the product has completely penetrated into the skin.
You have doubts about your skin’s needs? Use our Skin Analysis Tool and find out which facial oil you should incorporate into your skin care routine.