The wonder potion for the skin
Rather than covering up your skin, it's more important to work on your skin concerns. Finding the right skincare routine involves a lot of trial and error.
Our skin requires more than just cleansing and moisturizing, it requires extra protection, which is offered by essential face oils. Face oils are one of the various skincare products out there. They’re specially curated to complement the natural oils produced by our skin to keep our skin hydrated, calm and balanced. Face oils are usually plant-based and are extracted from the different parts of plants such as leaves, flowers, seeds, etc. As they consist of various powerful ingredients, the potential benefits are never-ending. Face oils are a superfood for skin, which promote skin cell regeneration and serve as an extra layer of protection to our skin.
If you’re wondering whether you should include face oils in your skincare regime, we will be listing 3 uses of essential oils for you
- Under Eye Oil — The skin under the eye is very delicate and sensitive and it defines the youth of a person. Thus, it is imperative to focus on the under-eye area and actively prevent under-eye skin conditions such as dryness, dark circles, puffiness, fine lines and crow feet. Under-eye oils are the magic potion to get that youthful look. They are made of various essential oils like almond oil, lavender oil etc.
- Lip Oil — Lip oils offer long term hydration to dry lips and are more nourishing than lip balms. Our lips do not have sebaceous glands and hence do not produce any oil unlike other parts of our skin, so adding lip oil to our skincare routine is a must. Lip oils are made of olive oil, jojoba oil, coconut oil etc. Lip oils go much deeper into your skin to heal your lips from within!
- Face Oil — Face oils serve as an extra step of ensuring 100% hydration to your skin. These oils have a small molecular structure hence, they easily penetrate your skin and do the needful. Face oils have been in use from time immemorial, but have recently gained due attention for their numerous benefits. They can be used in multiple ways, for instance, they can be mixed with moisturizers, they can also be added to face mists etc. There are various kinds of face oils out there such as lemongrass, tea tree oil, sandalwood, eucalyptus etc. Also, people suffering from acne are often low in omega 6, on their skin surface, and oils like prickly pear seed oil and evening primrose are very rich in omega 6.
Before using any face oil, it is important for you to conduct a patch test to ensure that the oil is suitable for your skin type. While face oils are extremely beneficial, they must be used in a controlled manner and one must not overdo them. Essential oils must be stored in a cool dry place. With all of this in mind, let us achieve super hydration from this superfood for the skin.