4 cosmetic oils for sensitive and irritated facial skin
Published: 11 June, 2020 - Updated: 3 May, 2023 | 3'
Maintaining a clean and moisturized facial skin is essential, but when we talk about sensitive skin, reactive or with a tendency to irritate easily, this becomes even more necessary.
Sensitive skins are the most vulnerable to continuous exposure to external conditions, from environmental pollution to, for example, the continued use of masks covering a wide area of your face. With rising temperatures, keeping your face covered for more than 4 hours a day causes our skin not to “breathe” as it should and this can lead to dryness, irritation, redness or marks on the skin.
Effects on the skin due to the use of masks
The use of masks for several hours in a row causes a microenvironment in the area with an increase in humidity and heat, in addition to the continuous friction on the cheekbones, the nasal cartilage and the chin. This causes irritation, but also dryness and flaking and even acne breakouts on the chin or nose.
Healthcare professionals are the most affected due to their continuous use of masks, so in addition to irritation and alteration of the skin condition in these areas, visible marks can also appear when the mask is removed from the face.
How to care for the skin of the face when using masks continuously?
To maintain the skin’s luminosity and avoid the appearance of redness or pimples in the areas hidden behind the mask, it is essential to preserve the skin care with a daily routine of cleaning and moisturizing.
Cleansing is the first step in conditioning and preparing the skin for the application of products that do not dehydrate excessively, and should be followed by moisturizing products.
Correct hydration is essential to maintain the skin’s natural protective barrier function and prevent the appearance of problems caused by mask use such as dryness or irritation.
To provide hydration and soothe the skin, it is important to use products that are suitable for your needs and skin type and that contain natural ingredients that keep the skin in peak condition.
Oils with natural skin care ingredients
To maintain the skin’s hydration, some natural oils such as rosehip or jojoba will be the perfect partners to apply before and after using a mask or being exposed to contaminating agents or situations that can dehydrate our skin. They should always be applied to clean skin.
A perfect natural ingredient to provide hydration and soothe the skin is aloe vera. MARNYS® Organic Soothing Aloe Vera Oil is a 100% vegetable oil and 99.9% organic, certified by COSMOS ORGANIC, that acts as a moisturizer and regenerator for the skin. It can be used on the face to soothe slightly irritated skin as it provides smoothness and a calming effect in case of a possible appearance of erythema. In addition, it maintains the skin’s natural protective barrier function thanks to its high content of fatty acids.
In the summer, with the rise in temperatures, it is a very versatile oil as it can also be applied after exposure to the sun or after waxing. It is absorbed immediately and does not leave a greasy feeling on the skin. Finally, its spray format makes it easy to carry around and apply.
MARNYS® Organic Argan Oil is a 100% pure, vegetable oil, with a light, fluid texture that is quickly absorbed into the skin without leaving oily residues. Argan Oil is extracted by cold-pressing the fruit kernels from argan trees (Argania spinosa) from south-east Morocco.
Provides nutrition, shine and softness to your skin and hair. Suitable for all skin types, especially dry and damaged skin and hair.
On the other hand, MARNYS® Jojoba Oil is indicated to restore the skin’s fat balance. It has the COSMOS NATURAL seal, being a 100% natural liquid wax obtained by cold pressing. It provides intense hydration without leaving any greasy residue and can also be applied to hair.
Another oil indicated for all skin types, and especially for sensitive skin with a tendency to irritate, is MARNYS® Soothing Marigold Oil. It is a 100% vegetable oil with Calendula and Birch extracts that calm, soften and help the skin’s natural regeneration.
Its use is indicated even for children from 3 years old. In addition, calendula helps skin regeneration after sun exposure and is soothing and refreshing to the skin.