Facial Oils 101 - Esthetician Tips
Facial oils are incredibly beneficial, yet very misunderstood. In fact, oils in skincare could be considered essential for most people to deliver extra nourishment and hydration.
Avoid Dehydrated Skin
One of the main jobs our skin has is to protect us and keep water, and our skin’s natural moisture factor (NMF) in, and keep the ‘bad stuff’, like bacteria and environmental stressors, out. When our skin loses that water, it becomes dehydrated. This leads to skin looking more red, irritated, and our lines and wrinkles are more visible. The major way our skin does this important job of preventing water loss is through our lipid barrier, that is a mix of fatty acids, ceramides, and cholesterol. Using skin care oils helps lock in the water and NMF in our skin and support our lipid barrier.
Pure Pressed Facial Oils
Facial oils that are from pure pressed nut and seed oils are different from essential oils, and oil blends. Not all oils have the same amount of nutrients, skin benefits, and some may be more pore clogging and only suitable for certain skin types. In fact, some oils may be heavy, greasy and not well suited for the needs of the face at all. The goPure Argan Oil and Rosehip Oil are pure pressed, premium oils that are packed with Vitamins, Minerals, Fatty Acids, Omegas, Antioxidants and more to give a moisturizing boost to your skin care routine.
Oils For Your Skin Type
Oils can be found as an ingredient in our products, like moisturizers, or as a stand alone product, like a facial oil. They can be an oil blend, or a 100% pure and just 1 ingredient. Our skin type and skin concerns will determine what is best for us. All skin types can find an oil best suited for them, but dry and mature skin types can especially benefit from adding in a facial oil. For these skin types, an oil like Argan oil is ideal. In fact, Argan oil is rich in Vitamin E and can be used head-to-toe and delivers deep nourishment to the face, body, hair, and hands/nails. It feels luxurious on the skin and absorbs thoroughly as a moisturizer. Rosehip is an oil that works on most skin types, even breakout prone and oily skin. It is not heavy, and even has a natural form of Vitamin A, all-trans retinoic acid, that has been touted as an alternative to retinol. It is a wonderful booster oil to add into or on top of your moisturizer.
Add Oils to Your Routine
These oils can be used day or night! They are wonderful to add in when using active ingredients like glycolic acid and retinol, or whenever your skin needs a moisturizing boost.
Esthetician Tip: Adding in a facial oil can seem overwhelming, but they are a quick and easy addition that delivers meaningful results. The easiest way to add in an oil is at the very end of your nighttime routine, after your moisturizer. Simply press on a few drops around the face and neck. You can even give an extra boost to your eye and lip care by pressing in a small amount on this area. My main rule is that oils will lock in what is underneath them since water-based ingredients can have a hard time getting through them, so that is perfect as a last step.
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Here are some of my favorite facts about Argan Oil and Rosehip Seed Oil.
Contains: Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Essential Fatty Acids-Linoleic Acid (Omega 6), Oleic Acid (Omega 9), and Squalene
Good For: Antioxidant, Anti Inflammatory, helps skin retain moisture and hydration, improves the look of skin elasticity
Skin Concerns: Dry Skin, fine lines and wrinkles, dark spots, acne, uneven skin tone, dark circles
Skin Types: All Skin Types, but especially well suited for dry and mature skin, oily skin use sparingly to start
Usage: Skin, Hair, Lips, Hands, Feet, Nails
Comedogenic Rating: 0
Rosehip Seed Oil
Contains: Pro Vitamin A - all-trans retinoic acid, Vitamin E, and Vitamin C
Good For: antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, hydrating and moisturizing, collagen support
Skin Concerns: fine lines and wrinkles, dark spots, uneven skin tone, acne, and breakouts
Skin Types: All Skin Types, oily skin use sparingly to start
Usage: skin, lips, nails, hands
Comedogenic Rating: 1