Soft and supple skin with a natural glow that comes from within, what is her secret? Little did you know that the one you envy may have had dry and flaky skin before, but overcame with regular use of face oils in her skincare routine.
Dry and flaky skin can be a result of a medical condition like psoriasis or eczema. However, the skin has its own temperaments too.
Skin does not like it when it is too dry or too windy. It thirsts for hydration, but refutes too frequent washing and chlorinated pools. So what do you do when you have dry skin and have to be close-up ready soon? Use face oils.
Why Use Face Oils
Face oils, not just any kind of oil, will not block the pores. Rather, it will create a protective barrier between your skin and makeup as well as pollutants.
Face oils keep the face hydrated just right. A nice supple skin texture means reduced wrinkles, minimized pores, and less zits overall.
Plus, face oils doubles as a primer for makeup.
Best Face Oil for Dry Skin
Pure almond oil is non-comedogenic, which simply means it will not clog your pores. Sweet almond oil is highly beneficial for different skin types including dry, oily, and sensitive skin.
This pure non-greasy formulation will not leave your skin looking oily as it is easily absorbed and locks moisture in. For centuries, almond oil has been used to treat dry skin, reduce the appearance of acne, and prevent aging caused by sun damage.
A little goes a long way to treat calloused heels, chapped lips, and windburn-caused dry skin. Almond oil can also be used for the treatment of eczema and psoriasis.
Japanese Tsubaki Beauty Face Oil by Amaki
Not all can use a mixture of different oils on their faces, but for those who are not ultra-sensitive, they can turn to this Japanese beauty must. It is a blend of oils with camellia, argan, jojoba, chamomile, lavender, neroli, vitamin E, sunflower, and rice bran.
Keep in mind that most of these oils are very potent and may cause allergies (like with lavender oil). What we like about it is it does not feel sticky. It is lightweight and will not clog pores.
Vitamin E Oil by Kate Blanc
We return to base oils that reduce your risk of allergies. As a friendly reminder, make sure to patch-test face oils before you go on full-face with any one of them.
Vitamin E Oil can help reduce inflammation and redness of the skin. If your dry skin has escalated to this level, you may use this type of oil to treat your skin.
Algae + Moringa Universal Face Oil by Mara
Fight free radical damage with this nourishing face oil. It has natural ingredients like Moringa which is packed with Vitamin C. It also contains algae, antioxidants, and essential omega fatty acids.
Phoenix Cell Regenerating Facial Oil by Herbivore
Need something vegan and cruelty-free? Here is one to try. It is a costly buy but only because it is packed with essential fatty acids, vitamins, and antioxidants.
Keep in mind not to rub face oils on your face. Rather, warm face oil on your hand and gently press (not rub) on your face.
Avoid coconut oil which can clog pores. You may want to alternate between face oils and moisturizers instead of using them in combination or one after the other. Too much hydration can dry your skin, too.