Oil-free. Shine-free. Mattifying. Clarifying. Deep cleansing.
If you’ve got oily skin, then you know how great this sounds. Nothing wrong with a little shine or radiant glow, but after a while your skin just produces a little too much for your liking and that’s when the powder or blotting paper comes to the rescue.
Knowing your skin type is just one of the many things to recognise in this ever-growing, ever-changing beauty world. Skin care solutions for your skin type. Whether your skin is dry, oily or combination, there’s a miracle product for that very need. Because the largest organ in your body; your skin, is one of the first things we notice and we want it to look amazing ALL THE TIME.
But the guide to amazing skin isn’t a simple handbook, however more like a long list of DO’s & DON’Ts.
- Drinking water & staying hydrated. Yes, definitely a DO.
- Going to bed with makeup on. 100% DO NOT.
- Moisturise dry skin often. Yeah absolutely.
- Applying facial oils to oily skin. Maybe not?
Following the “rules” of skin care can seem like a big ask. One small slip up and we’re rocking a friendly pimple who’s come to stay for the week. And we don’t want that.
But skin care rules, come skin care myths.
“You don’t need to moisturise if you have oily skin.”
“You should avoid oils because they clog your pores and cause breakouts.”
But what if these facial oils are actually good for my skin?
I know what you’re thinking & it’s the biggest skin care contradiction. Why should I apply a facial oil when my skin produces more than enough? Just because your skin produces a lot of oil, doesn’t mean it is moisturised. Using harsh cleansers or over cleansing can strip away the natural oils your skin produces, therefore causing your skin to produce even more oil. The human body is often so clever at compensating what it lacks and whilst our skin is busy see-sawing between the conditions, we have to remember...
it’s all about balance.
And that’s where facial oils shine. (No pun intended)
There are many plant-based organic facial oils on the market, but navigating through them can feel like a never-ending maze! Most plant-based oils are rich in Fatty Acids, Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs), Antioxidants, Vitamins & Minerals and other skin-loving things.
So how do I find the right one for my skin type?
Studies have found that oily skin has higher levels of Fatty Acids, but lacking in Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs). EFAs such as Linoleic Acid (Omega-6), Linolenic Acid (Omega-3) & Gamma-Linolenic Acid (Omega-6).
Remember the skin see-saw, as it tries to compensate but ends up overproducing oils instead? Adding EFAs into your routine may be the answer to finding the balance your skin needs.
Natural oils that are rich in EFAs include:
- Argan Oil
- Rosehip Oil
- Evening Primrose Oil
- Jojoba Oil
- Prickly Pear Seed Oil
- Grape Seed Oil
- Hemp Seed Oil
Naturally, some oils have a higher percentage of certain EFAs to others. So looking for your one-stop shop facial oil may take a bit of time, or maybe a combination of a few. But the journey to amazing skin just got a whole lot smoother. (Pun intended)
So next time you go through your skin care do’s and don’ts, remember facial oils are a definite DO, and the result? Happy healthy BALANCED skin!
Bring your skin back into balance with our range of natural & organic facial oils!
Prickly Pear Seed Oil