Skincare 101: Are You Using Your Face Oils Correctly?

Essential oils, moisturizing oils, and more – facial oils are a must have in any thorough skincare routine. But are you using them correctly?

When used properly, your skin can get plenty of benefits from facial oil in the long run. But when used in the wrong order or incorrectly, you might not be getting the most out of your facial oil’s nutrients and vitamins.

No worries! Here’s your guide to learning the correct way to apply these oils for any skin type.

Use Your Oils Last

First thing’s first – or should we say last? That’s right: whatever your skincare routine consists of, your face oils should always be last in line. This is because water-based skincare products are meant to absorbed into your skin, while oil-based products stay on top of your skin.

If you start your skincare routine with face oils, this creates a barrier that prevents your natural moisture from escaping. This means that the water-based product you put on after your face oils not only make it more difficult to be absorbed, but it doesn’t have the protective oil layer to help it nourish the skin even more.

To make the most of all your skincare products, put your facial oil on last. This can serve as a protective layer for your entire skincare routine before you start your day and before going to bed.

A Few Drops Go a Long Way

Contrary to what many people believe, you should still put on facial oil even if you have oily skin. What they might be getting wrong is the amount of oil they put; put too much, and you’re bound to get a shiny, oily result. Around four or five drops is more than enough to cover your whole face.

Places a few drops of oil onto your palm. Using a finger, dab a small dot of oil onto your nose, near your eyebrows, and your neck. Next, use your hands to press the oil around your face, neck, and jaw. A little can go a long way, so no need to use too much oil to get maximum coverage.

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Morning & Night Routine

Just like you would with your moisturizer, we recommend using face oils for both your day and night skincare routine.

In the morning, your facial oil serves as a protective barrier for your skin throughout the day. When you go out, your skin is exposed to dirt, dust, and other particles that can clog your pores or cause your skin to dry out. Oils serve as a layer that protects your skin’s hydration (especially if you’ve moisturized!).

At night, oil serves to nourish your skin. For instance, our Moringa Herbal Therapy Oil for Hair, Scalp, and Skin is rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that can benefit and nourish your skin while you sleep.

Mix with Your Primer

Did you know that you can also incorporate facial oil into your makeup routine? This can help your makeup nourish your skin while also making you look ready to face the day!

Mix a few drops of oil into your primer. Your primer is meant to create an even base that can last throughout the day and adding oil can help keep your skin moisturized before adding makeup (especially if you’re using full-coverage makeup that can dry out your skin).

Keep your skin healthy on the inside and outside. Adding facial oil adds a lot of benefits to your skin, but make sure you’re using it properly to get the most out of every drop!

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