Face oil treatments:  Why I'm a fan

by Linda Robison

Face oils have become my new favorite anti-aging treatment!

When I was in my 20s, I avoided oils like the plague for fear of clogged pores and breakouts. But, years later, I’ve changed my opinion.

Listen up ladies – especially women over 40 – hydrating organic oils are your best friend!

benefits of face oils

Natural plant derived botanical oils can help soften and plump without clogging pores or making your face greasy. They’re light but super hydrating, and they allow your skin to breath. 

But, not all face oils are alike. For best results, choose the purest, nutrient-rich organic oils.

Why use organic face oil

Benefits

Good quality organic oils are more natural than synthetic processed options. By natural, I mean:

  • NO chemicals
  • NO preservatives
  • NO dyes,
  • NO perfumes

Jack-of-All-Trades

What's cool about organic face oils is that they have many functions. They can clean your skin, get rid of makeup, moisturize and hydrated and have anti-wrinkle, anti-aging qualities. 

It's like having several skincare products in one. And they are safe to use on delicate areas like the eyes and neck. 

Plus, they offer additional comfort after chemical peels, dermaplaning or in instances where excessive use of retinols has led to dry and irritated skin.

How face oils work and hydrate the skin

Face oils can penetrate deeper into the skin, so you get more effective hydration, which is something we all could use, especially during dry winter months.

According to Dr. Clair Chang, a board-certified dermatologist at Union Square Laser Dermatology in NYC, "facial oils are valuable because they contain active ingredients, and they are lipophilic (fat loving), so they effectively penetrate into the dermis to trap in hydration."

Although Dr. Chang does warn those prone to acne prone should stick to light absorbable oils and avoid heavy ones like olive or coconut, which can clog pore and aggravate acne issues.

Choosing your organic face serum

For best results, make sure to select one based on your complexion needs such as dry, oily, combination, or sensitive.

Whether you're addressing sensitivity concerns or seeking anti-aging benefits, the right match is out there.

Very Important! 

Make sure to choose products specifically formulated for facial use.

Cosmetic Use: Avoid using one not intended for the face, such as essential oils with a strong fragrance (like tea tree or lavender oil), or those used for cooking or industrial purposes.

Cold-pressed: Look for cold-pressed oils are naturally extracted by crushing oil seeds at room temperature, avoiding the need for additional heat and chemicals in the process.

Organic: Look for ones derived from organically grown ingredients, such as botanical extracts and plants. These are free from synthetic chemicals, pesticides, and artificial additives. These contain more nutrients to address various skin aging issues.

Not sure which natural oils to try? Look for organic wild crafted facial oils. Why? Because ingredients made through organic farming methods are less processed and may possess a higher concentration of phytochemicals and antioxidants.

Is one oil better than the other

Okay, so when it comes to organic face oils, it's like a skincare buffet — lots of good choices. There are many great, nourishing oils like:

  • Jojoba
  • Rosehip 
  • Argan 
  • Grapeseed
  • Almond
  • Avocado
  • Evening Primrose
  • Hemp Seed

The list goes on ...

But, you know, it's kind of a personal thing. Depends on what your skin craves.

Anti-aging Benefits of Grapeseed

However, if you're looking for one that has some special oomph in the anti-aging department, grapeseed oil might be your MVP.

Researchers examined the effects of grape seed extract on skin for 12 weeks. The outcome? Increased hydration, improved elasticity, smoother skin, reduced pore size, and a decrease in dark spots and wrinkles. 1

And, unlike the other oils, this one won't clog pores.

Have you ever tried face oil treatments?

face oil

Got the face oil of your choice? Great. Now you need to know how to use 'em. 

Let's dive into the different ways you can use oil bases serums.

Hydrate

Start with a clean canvas. Then, place a few drops of oil into your hands. Rub your hands together to warm it up. This makes it absorb into your skin better.

Next, pat your hands onto your face gently. No need to rub it in like you might do with a lotion, just let it soak in naturally. You can do this morning and night, depending on your skin's need.

Cleansing and Makeup Removal

The idea of cleaning your face with oil might sound a bit unusual at first, doesn't it? 

Why would anyone use oil to tackle pore-clogging grease and eye makeup?

But here's the interesting part: certain oils can serve as emulsifiers, effectively thinning out and breaking down excess skin sebum. This means they can help dissolve pore-clogging grease and eliminate dirt from your complexion.

Surprisingly, if you struggle with clogged pores, oily or dry skin, facial oils can actually help regulate excess sebum production and helps maintain a balanced complexion.

Benefits for mature or sensitive types:

Using organic face oils to remove makeup is a really gentle way to go. There is need to scrub hard or use harsh makeup removers.

It's worth mentioning that it might take a bit of trial and error to figure out how much oil to use, and what type of oil works best for your skin. But once you figure it out, it can really simplify and enhance your skincare routine.

A word about using face oil for cleansing

face oil cleanser

Not convinced that oils can really clean your face? I wasn't!

Try this experiment:

Take a white washcloth and massage a small amount of oil over your face and neck. Just make sure the product is designed to be a cleansing oil.

Then use a white washcloth to wipe it away.

Check out all the dirt and grime that comes off your face!!

After rinsing the cloth, wipe your face again until it comes up clean. You'll notice that all makeup has been removed and your face feels clean and soft.

Final thought: Anti-Aging face oil treatments

If you're looking to simplify your routine, incorporating organic face oils can be a win-win for your wallet and your complexion.

They efficiently cleanse, nourish, moisturize. And because organic, wild crafted products are rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, they protect against aging.

With a wide variety of options available, it's easy to find one that complements your complexion.

Have you tried face oils before? Please share your experience.

Looking for Organic Ayuredic Oils?

Consider trying iYURA Kesaradi oil if your interested in authentic Ayurveda oils that are clean and free of additives, chemicals, binders and never tested on animals.




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