6 reasons to use oils in your facial routine
Published: 9 November, 2020 | 4'
Our skin is constantly changing and its condition is affected by ageing, stress or environmental factors such as environmental pollution or ultraviolet radiation to which we are daily exposed.
A balanced diet, physical exercise and good habits are recommended to maintain your skin in good condition. This may be complemented by a daily facial care routine with the use of cosmetics appropriate to our skin type.
The use of creams, serums and exfoliants are already part of the facial beauty routine of many people. However, using vegetable oils is not so common. In this post we are going to give you six reasons on why using oils in your facial routine can be a very good option to give your skin an extra boost in your daily care.
1. Vegetable oils are very beneficial for your skin.
As opposed to the traditional belief that skin oils make the skin oily, vegetable oils are suitable for moisturising, nourishing and protecting the skin. Other properties will depend on the main ingredient with which they are formulated as they can also have regenerative, repairing, anti-oxidant and sebum-regulating properties.
In summary, vegetable oils are moisturising and rich in nutrients and, depending on their formulation, easily absorbed.
How to use oils on the face?.
The use of vegetable oils is a perfect way to include them in your facial routine due to the beneficial properties they provide. First of all, find out which vegetable oil is more suitable for your face.
A proper use of oil is to apply a few drops on the face with a gentle massage, enough for easy absorption and correct hydration of the oil.
Do you first apply the moisturizer or oil?.
In order to have a proper hydration and absorption, the best is to apply first the oil on the face. Once we feel that the oil has been absorbed, we will apply the moisturizing cream. Depending on the oil, this may be used as a moisturizing serum with no need to apply cream afterwards.
By following these easy steps you will achieve optimum hydration to nourish and protect your face as much as possible.
2. Add the facial oil to your beauty routine.
As we mentioned above, vegetable oils nourish and hydrate the skin, and depending on their main ingredient, will provide some properties or others.
As each skin has a different type of condition, each person has a different objective according to their skin type. However, there is no doubt that by using vegetable oil you are giving an extra boost of vitality to your daily routine, protecting your skin, moisturising it, caring for it and giving it a healthier look.
3. These oils may be used alone or with your usual cream to enjoy all their benefits.
You can also use a few drops of oil in combination with your usual moisturiser so that you can make the most of its properties.
It is important to find out what type of skin we have and choose the appropriate products for our routine based on its properties and external factors that may affect its condition. According to the Spanish Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, an important factor is UVB radiation such as UVA rays, which causes damage to the skin, leading to a process responsible for premature ageing. Thus, oils can be used in combination with a daily moisturizer containing a sun protection factor.
4. Make your own homemade scrub with oils
Vegetable oils should not only be used as a moisturizer. Other options to include in your beauty routine are exfoliants. Making a natural homemade exfoliant is easier than you think, all you need is to find out which oil best suits the needs of your skin. Brown sugar can be used as an exfoliant ingredient.
5. Facial oil as the first step before makeup.
The most important thing to keep in mind when applying make-up is that your skin must be well hydrated, so the make-up you apply will last longer and look perfect.
The best way to apply oil is first to clean and tone the skin and then to apply the oil. The use of vegetable oil will soften and moisturize the skin in order to get an optimal result when you apply the makeup.
6. There are many different oils suitable for all skin types with different properties.
At MARNYS, a laboratory specialised in natural food supplements and certified organic and natural cosmetics, we offer a wide range of vegetable oils so that you can choose the one that best suits you, depending on your purpose or the needs of your skin. MARNYS vegetable oils are certified by COSMOS NATURAL, which ensures the use of sustainable resources, environmental respect and manufacturing processes which are not harmful to health.
Some MARNYS oils to be included in our facial routine are Jojoba Oil, perfect as sebum regulator, Musk Rose Oil, an ally to prevent the formation of wrinkles and improve the appearance of scars and stretch marks, Coconut Oil, which moisturises and softens the skin all year round, Argan Oil, which provides shine, nutrition and smoothness, or even Sweet Almond Oil, with an omega-9 content that improves the appearance of the skin, as well as intense smoothness.