New year, new you, and new ways to take care of your skin. The trouble with the beauty industry these days is that there are so many different products out there, it can become overwhelming when deciding which ones are best for your skin, and which ones are best left on the shelf.
One of the latest trends in beauty is face oils, and they may just hold the secret to achieving radiant, healthy skin. The best part is that it doesn't matter what your skin type is. This means that even if you suffer from oily skin, you can still use face oils. Face oils are generally packed to the brim with essential nutrients, including fatty acids, antioxidants, and vitamin C, and what helps them stand out from the rest is that they penetrate the skin’s first couple of layers to protect and transform. This is going to help build a resilient skin layer that is known as the lipid barrier. However, using face oils is so much more than just dab and go, which means that there is a bit of a science to it.
Let's take a look at how to apply face oils the right way, so that you can make the most of them in your daily skin care routine.
- Use Face Oils with Moisturizers and Serums
One thing that we love about face oils is that they can be used with other products to enhance their effects. They are certainly not a standalone beauty product, and we actually think that they do a better job when they are combined with moisturizers and serums.
If you want to combine Velettá’s Face Oil with our nourishing moisturizer, we recommend doing so to lock in hydration. If you want to give your skin a treat after a long, hard week, then try combining our face oil with a serum.
- Apply Based on What Your Skin Needs
Of course, everyone is going to have a different opinion about when they think you should apply face oil. Some beauty gurus out there think that your face oil should be applied after your face serum, while some believe that it is before. We think that at the end of the day it's completely up to you based on what you prefer, and what your skin needs.
With face oil, you can use it to spot-treat dry areas, instead of applying it all over your face. If you are someone who typically has oily skin, and you don't want to go overboard but you want to treat a couple of blemishes that have popped up overnight, then you can use face oil to just treat the affected areas.
If you want to protect your skin from the harsh environment during the day, then apply your face oil right before you go to bed, so your skin can soak it up overnight, and give your skin protection throughout the day. If your skin is particularly sensitive to light, or your complexion gets shiny when you use too many beauty products, leaving it to soak while you sleep is a great way to treat your skin, without going out looking too shiny.
If your skin is dull, then you can even use face oil as a primer before you apply your makeup in the morning. Just make sure that you let the oil absorb completely before applying your foundation, for a natural, hydrated look.
Some beauty gurus out there even suggest using a face oil both in the morning and in the evening. This means you can either apply it as the last step in your evening skin care routine, or before your makeup and sunscreen in the morning.
- Pat or Dab Face Oils into Your Skin
Most beauty gurus out there agree that you shouldn't rub face oils into your skin like you would a serum or moisturizer. Instead, gently pat or dab the oil, which will push it into your pores, rather than just letting it sit on your skin’s surface. This is going to help it absorb better, so that you make the most of the nutrients.
- Just Use a Couple of Drops
One of the most important things to remember when using a face oil is knowing that a little bit goes a long way. We think that between one to three drops of your favorite Velettá face oil is more than enough to give your skin the nutrients that it needs. Face oils are highly concentrated, which means that you will benefit from their ingredients, even if you use just a couple of drops.
Face Oil, as Natural as Possible
One thing that we love about face oil and the beauty industry these days is that it doesn't have to contain lots of nasty chemicals or artificial ingredients. Here at Velettá, we love the idea of keeping everything natural and as close to how Mother Nature intended it as possible.
We are a 100% natural, plant-based, cruelty-free beauty line made right here in New Zealand, where we take the best of local and native ingredients to produce high-quality beauty products that you can apply to your skin every day. As well as complementing our face oil with our facial moisturizer, make sure to try out our facial cleanser as well, so that you can incorporate it all into your daily skin care routine. Keep your skin natural and it will stay healthy for longer!