If you have kept up with my previous posts, then you know as you age your hormones start fluctuating causing changes in your skin. You may start noticing dryness, uneven skin tone, skin laxity, and inflammation. Those are just a few skin issues you may be facing as you get older.
While having a skincare routine in place for keeping a glowing, youthful appearance is essential, adding a facial oil to the mix can give your regimen the supercharge it needs. Before you go out and grab the first face oil you see, you need to know which kinds of facial oils meet the needs of your skin.
Just keep reading to know which oil(s) will be of the best benefit to your skin!
Why use facial oils?
As you age, your natural oil production will decrease leading to fine lines and wrinkles. Using facial oil will help your skin stay hydrated, keeping those lines and wrinkles at bay.
Facial oils are able to form a protective barrier to preserve the moisture in your skin and allow your other products to absorb better.
The majority of facial oils have powerful antioxidants to help repair and protect your skin from environmental aggression.
How to choose your facial oil
Basically, you will choose a facial oil based on the needs of your skin. For instance, if you’you need more hydration or to improve texture, you’ll want one that contains rosehip oil.
To tighten loose skin, you’ll look for some almond oil for vitamin E. If you have oily or acne-prone skin, you need to avoid oils with saturated fats but look for oils with smaller molecules that penetrate the skin more easily, such as squalene, jojoba, and argan oils.
List of Oils and Their Benefits
1. Almond Oil – Rich in vitamin E and omega-3 fatty acids, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and sun damage will subside.
2. Argan Oil- Hydrates, firms, improves elasticity, and minimizes fine lines and wrinkles, along with protecting your skin from free radical damage. Packed with antioxidants, vitamins A & E, and omega 3, 6, & 9 fatty acids.
3. Avocado Oil- Chock full of omega 3 fatty acids and vitamins A, B, D, & E. Powerful antioxidant and also increases the production of collagen.
4. Coconut Oil- Promotes production of collagen, mimics skin’s sebum, and has antioxidants for fighting free radicals.
5. Olive Oil- Moisturizes, is anti-inflammatory, increases elasticity and firmness, fights bacteria, and has a high concentration of the antioxidant squalene.
6. Rosehip Oil- Packed with antioxidants, rich in vitamin A, and the molecules are small enough to penetrate the deep layers of your skin to increase moisture and collagen.
7. Seabuckthorn Oil- Has 10x more vitamin C than oranges, very high source of vitamin E, and is packed with antioxidants, omega 7, and essential amino acids. Promotes cell regeneration along with strengthening the skin and restoring its elasticity.
8. Tea Tree Oil- Antiseptic, antibacterial, and stimulates collagen production. Great for fighting acne.
9. Jojoba Oil- Antioxidant and vitamin-rich, it improves the skin’s barrier, along with tone, texture, and elasticity. Also, it will soothe dry skin and reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
10. Camellia Oil- Another excellent source of antioxidants and vitamins. It maintains moisture, protects from UV and environmental damage, and promotes healthy skin cell production.
11. Mandarin Oil- Vitamin C promotes the synthesis of collagen, brightens the skin, and reduces the appearance of fine lines.
12. Pumpkin Seed Oil- Rich in vitamins, minerals, and omegas, this oil lifts, firms, and moisturizes the skin.
13. Primrose Oil- Helps to maintain skin hydration making it soft and supple. Fights free radical damage as well.
14. Yangu Oil- Extremely effective in providing protection against UV rays and nourishing skin to give it a healthy glow.
15. Geranium Oil- Has an astringent effect that causes the tissues of the skin to tighten and contract. Renews skin, fading acne scars, and dark spots.
16. Bulgarian Rose Oil- Contains approximately 300 vitamins, antioxidants, proteins, and other compounds that will soothe irritation and redness, hydrate, and diminish the appearance of wrinkles, scarring, and dark spots.
17. Plum Oil- Hydrating and anti-inflammatory this oil will brighten and plump as well as help with skin cell repair and turnover.
18. Camelina Oil– Excellent vitamin E and omega 3 source that moisturizes, improves skin tone, and protects from free radical damage.
19. Buriti Oil- Diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, reduces dark spots caused by the sun, protects skin against the sun, and helps keep skin cells healthy for longer.
Those are just a few oils that can be beneficial for your skin. You can use these oils individually or combine oils for their different benefits. Keep reading to find out which oils I have found to be the most beneficial!
**Important** Face Oils Do Not Replace Your Moisturizer.
Add A Massage
When I use my facial oil, in the morning right after cleansing, I also take 5 to 10 minutes to massage my face and perform some lymph drainage.
Massaging and lymph drainage both have some amazing anti-aging benefits.
By massaging your face daily, you are not only promoting better absorption of your products but you will also relieve tension and increase circulation. By increasing circulation, you are bringing more oxygen to your face and also stimulating the production of collagen. It’s a natural facelift!
A daily facial massage will give your skin a healthy glow and provide temporary instant plumping.
Lymph drainage can also help in making you look younger by eliminating toxins and fluid buildup in your face. It also improves your skin’s quality and reduces acne and oily skin problems by helping nutrients circulate more freely and aid in cell renewal.
To learn how to perform your own facial massage go to YouTube for Abigail James. She is an awesome facialist and I learned how to massage my face by watching her videos.
Shop These Facial Oils
Absorbs instantly to hydrate and lock in moisture, increases skin’s elasticity, smoothes fine lines and wrinkles, and helps to repair the skin’s lipid barrier.
Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate– Ingredients include botanical oils like Lavender, Squalane, and Evening Primrose.
Wake up to visibly restored skin along with smoother and more radiant skin.
RMS Beauty Oil- Ingredients include organic jojoba, rosehip, and wildcrafted buriti oils along with rare herbal extracts.
This beauty oil will hydrate, soothe, moisturize, soften, and protect your skin.
Mara Algae Retinol Face Oil– Ingredients include clean retinol, Hemp Seed Oil, Fermented Green Tea, Cacay, and Brown Algae Blend.
This oil fades the signs of aging, dark spots, and the look of pores along with smoothing and plumping your skin.
**Contains retinol* Use at night* May irritate sensitive skin* Use SPF*
Maya Chia The Super Couple- Ultra Luxe Face Oil Serum- Ingredients include Astaxanthin, one of the world’s most powerful antioxidants, and Chia Seed Oil which has been clinically proven to improve the skin barrier function, reduce transepidermal water loss, and hydrate deeply.
Augustinus Bader The Face Oil– Ingredients include Babassu Oil, Hazelnut Oil, Argan Oil, and Karanja Oil.
All the oils combined work together to repair, renew, and nourish along with strengthening the skin’s barrier to protect against environmental aggression and improve moisture retention.
Your skin is immediately nourished, soft, and supple, and with continued use, fine lines and wrinkles are visibly reduced.
Adding a facial oil to your anti-aging routine can only be beneficial if you are serious about keeping your skin youthful looking. Whether you decide to use a single ingredient oil or one that combines several, facial oil will be your secret weapon against aging skin!
All opinions, questions, and suggestions are welcome!