Why your next purchase should be a good facial oil
You’ve probably heard of facial oils, but are wondering whether it’s really worth adding another step to your skincare routine.
This time, it’s totally worth it. Facial oils are the real deal - and they can bring an endless list of benefits to your skin.
You should think of facial oils as a super-boosting vitamin which was made just for your face. Compared to the moisturising creams and lotions you might have in your cupboard, oils have a much smaller molecular structure. This means they can penetrate deeper into your skin, hydrating and nourishing on a much deeper level.
Plus, oils are able to work with your skin. The outermost layers of your skin are oil-based too, making facial oils the perfect treatment which your skin can really understand and make use of - they make a great team!
So now you know how facial oils actually work, why should you purchase one?
Facial oils bring your skin hydration, moisturisation and nourishment all in one. They plump up your skin, adding radiance, youth and vitality.
They even work with oily and combination skin types. Adding oils to these skin types can actually help to rebalance the sebum production in your skin, helping to combat breakouts and oiliness.
Your skin will love omega rich oils, a natural source of antioxidants and vitamins which help to restore your skin's barrier function. This prevents water loss and helps keep skin hydrated, healthy and strong.
Facial oils are great for preventing and treating chronic skin conditions such as dryness, eczema, rosacea and acne. This is due to their omega fatty acid content, which are known anti-inflammatories.
Your complexion will not only look healthier, but it will actually be healthier. Stronger, healthier skin helps fight and prevent the signs of aging such as pigmentation, wrinkles and unevenness.
Sounds good, right? But with facial oils being one of the biggest skin care trends of the moment, it might seem confusing to know which one to use. Nope, you can’t just nip into the kitchen cupboard and grab the olive oil. A good facial oil should contain one, or a combination of plant oils which are suitable for use on the face.
It’s best to avoid any products which contain mineral oil. This synthetic oil is found in many oils, moisturisers and creams we can find in stores today. It acts as a skin barrier, preventing hydration from escaping from your skin. Although it may sound good, it creates such a harsh barrier that your skin won’t actually receive any nutrients or goodness from the product.
Natural oils help to lock hydration into your skin, as well as providing nourishment and conditioning the skin with fat-soluble vitamins and antioxidants. Here at Affinity Organics, we’ve created the Rose & Frankincense Facial Oil, a calming and hydrating organic rose otto facial oil which is free from mineral oil, petroleum and sulphates.
No matter what your skin type, a facial oil should be your next skincare purchase. Glowing, strong, healthy and hydrated skin is within reach just by adding this simple step. Trust us, your skin will thank you!