There are a lot of misconceptions, confusion, and questions surrounding face oils. Do you doubt if facial oil really moisturizes the skin? Or does the oil cause comedones instead? My girlfriend said that facial oil should definitely not be used on acne and oily skin? But one of your friends replaced their face cream with face oil instead? Which face oil should be preferred instead of using a cream? We promise that in this article you will find answers to these and many other questions and then you will be able to orient yourself better in the world of facial oils.
Why use 100% pure facial oil?
Facial oils have many good properties for our skin, but their main purpose is to protect the skin like an extra layer. They lock moisture in your skin, regulate the production of oil, keep the skin moisturized, supple, and young, treat it with antibacterial properties and revitalize your skin with vitamins.
Our skin produces natural sebum and collagen, which keeps the skin supple and moisturized, but this production decreases with age. If we do not provide the skin with additional oils and creams, the balance of the skin will be lost and the skin will become very dry, which in turn will make it more vulnerable to bacteria and environmental pollution. As a result, wrinkles, inflammation, and other skin problems are more likely to occur. In order to keep the skin supple and fresh, it is worth adding a relaxing facial massage with 100% pure facial oil to your beauty routine, it is especially nice to do it before going to bed using a Gua Sha or a special roller. Good tip: keep your Gua Sha in the fridge and you will get an extra cooling effect!
100% pure oils and the sebum our skin produces have similar structures and are therefore well absorbed. However, it is important to look at which oil to use, because not all oils are created equal. Some of them are very heavy, not easily absorbed into the skin, but remain on the skin as a clogging layer and can cause comedones and other skin problems. Let’s talk about the different properties of the oils below, and from there you will find precise recommendations on what to prefer and what to avoid in order to take proper care of your skin.
Use face oil or face cream? Or both together?
Simply and briefly, face creams moisturize the skin and face oils lock moisture in your skin, so there’s no reason why you shouldn’t use both together.
To explain further, there are two types of skin moisturizers: occlusive and humectant. The first is a thicker cream or oil (occlusive) that traps moisture in the skin and acts as a plastic wrap on your skin, because what good is moisturizing the skin if it just evaporates from the face. Another is a specific ingredient (humectant) that separates moisture for the skin from the moisturizer itself or the surrounding environment, such as glycerin or hyaluronic acid. Both types of skin moisturizers are needed to effectively moisturize the skin, for example, hyaluronic acid adds moisture to the skin and jojoba oil traps that moisture in the skin. The conclusion is that facial oils can protect, rejuvenate and nourish the skin with vitamins, but they cannot provide additional hydration to the skin because they can only maintain the skin’s current water content. So it’s great to use both oils and moisturizers in your skincare routine for maximum hydration and protection.
When and how to use face oil?
You can use face oil in the morning or in the evening, in summer or winter, for oily or dry skin.
If you want to start using facial oil in your beauty routine, it is important to follow the order in which you cleanse your face and apply creams, serums and makeup. It is important to clean the skin thoroughly and wash it with plenty of water before using a face oil, as the oil is more easily absorbed into moist skin and the oil can lock moisture in your skin (good to know: the same applies to oiling the body immediately after showering).
If you also use serums, hyaluronic acid, or face cream, always apply serum first, then face cream or hyaluronic acid and last but not least a few drops of face oil to keep the skin moist. Wait until the previous product is slightly absorbed before applying the next product. The facial oil lasts a long time because you only need a few drops to achieve a nice radiant complexion. If you use too much of the product, the skin will remain oily and shiny and you will simply waste the product. Avoid contact with eyes and if this happens, wash your eyes with plenty of water!
Lastly, apply sunscreen and then makeup if you want to. It’s good to know that if you’ve applied too much facial oil, the makeup won’t really stick to the skin, but once all the products have been absorbed, it shouldn’t be a problem. In addition, the same face oil can be used to remove makeup in the evening! Put a small amount of oil in the palm of your hand and massage your face until the makeup has melted off of your face, then wash with plenty of water and face wash and moisturize the skin again with face oil.
Here’s a simple morning routine for you:
Step 1: Wake up in the morning, brush your teeth and drink a glass of water
Step 2: Then wash your face with Nurme Rose Facial Wash
Step 3: Pat the face lightly with a towel and apply a small amount of jojoba oil to damp skin, gently massage the oil with your fingertips or Gua Sha, preferably taken from the fridge (bonus: helps relieve the pillow face in the morning)
Step 4: Lastly, moisturize your lips with a protective lip balm and read more about lip care here.
Step 5: and voilà, start the day with confidence and success!
Which facial oil to choose?
Different oils have different properties and choosing the right face oil can seem like an impossible task! The most important thing is to choose an oil that is not comedogenic and is cold-pressed 100% pure oil. Here are our TOP 4 facial oil recommendations:
Jojoba oil is one of the most popular, multifunctional, and beloved oils in facial care. Jojoba oil has a very similar composition to the sebum produced by our own skin, which makes it suitable for many people and it absorbs the best because it is particularly well received by our skin. It helps to restore the skin’s natural oil and moisture content, so it is suitable for the care of both oily and dry skin. This oil is used in many serums and creams and is also great to use separately as a face oil. Jojoba oil can help relieve redness, irritation, and even acne, as the iodine it contains prevents and balances the growth of acne-promoting bacteria on the skin.
In addition, jojoba oil can be used to remove makeup, as a massage oil, as a hair conditioner to add extra shine, for taking care of your cuticles, to soften heels, instead of a lip balm, and also to relieve sunburn. Particularly suitable for people with sensitive skin and children due to the delicate nature of the oil. And men can use jojoba oil for beard care.
Argan oil is a real beauty elixir that is suitable for all skin types and is quickly absorbed. It does not clog pores, so it can be used by people with acne-prone skin. This oil is especially rich in antioxidants, vitamin E, and carotenoids that help improve the complexion of the skin. Argan oil is a 100% natural anti-aging oil that effectively reduces wrinkles around the eyes and mouth and moisturizes dry, itchy, and sensitive skin. In addition, the oil is also suitable for hair, as it nourishes dry scalp and restores split ends, and for nails, strengthening them and softening the cuticles.
Avocado oil is ideal for dry and lifeless skin, as it helps maintain the skin’s moisture level. The vitamin E contained in it protects against the accumulation of free radicals, which is why avocado oil is one of the best oils for the care of mature skin, as it raises the skin’s own collagen levels and reduces skin aging. Avocado oil is anti-inflammatory and therefore suitable for healing acne prone skin. The vitamin-rich oil that deeply absorbs into the skin, also soothes sunburned skin, improves the health of the scalp, nourishes the hair and makes it easier to work with. In addition, avocado oil helps reduce nail breakage.
Carrot oil rejuvenates, restores, and revitalizes the skin. It is rich in beta-carotene and is one of the best skin cell revitalizing oils due to its high content of vitamin A. Suitable for use during tanning and is also a very good post-tanning agent to soften the skin and maintain an even tan, as it helps protect the skin from free radicals found in both the air and the sun. May not be suitable for people with sensitive skin.
PS! Important to know: Unabsorbed oil can stain clothes!
What to pay attention to when having problematic facial skin?
As you already know from this article, many face oils are also suitable for problematic, oily, acne-prone skin. Contrary to popular belief, facial oils can help to balance and regulate the skin’s natural oil and balance oily skin. It is important to choose a non-clogging oil that also has anti-inflammatory properties. We recommend that you try, for example, jojoba oil or argan oil. Be sure to avoid coconut oil and wheat germ oil, as they are comedogenic oils and can make the skin more inflamed by clogging the pores.
We hope that you have found the answers to all your questions about facial oils here, and now you dare to add a facial oil to your beauty routine because it will only make it better. Keep your skin protected and moisturized with Nurme facial oils: