Facial oils can be an effective addition to your skincare routine if you are seeking hydration, a healthy skin barrier, and an overall healthy glow. They are packed with antioxidants that help your skin handle environmental stress. Facial oils help retain hydration, this is why it should be the last step of your skincare routine to seal it all in. Let’s discuss all you need to know about some of the most common oils used for skin care: argan oil, grapeseed oil, academia oil, and rosemary oil
- Argan Oil: Argan oil is made from kernels that grow on the argan trees and have numerous benefits for skin and hair. Particularly for skin, it has anti-aging effects, protects from sun damage, treats skin infection, and most commonly helps in moisturising the skin. Argan oil is safe to use for most people. In some cases, it may irritate the skin so it is always a better option to patch test first.
- Grapeseed Oil: it is a lightweight oil suitable for all skin types since it’s non-comedogenic. Grapeseed oil helps treat acne, balances out skin tone for an even-toned skin, protects from sun damage, and improves the elasticity of the skin. There is a little risk of trying it out for your skin unless you’re allergic to grapeseed oil.
- Macadamia Oil: it is an effective ingredient to add to your skincare, suitable for even the most sensitive skin. It contains omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids, rich in antioxidants and vitamins. It can help dry and itchy skin, provides hydration and keeps the skin smooth, prevents premature wrinkles.
- Rosemary Oil: It is an essential oil extracted from rosemary plants and can be beneficial for the skin. It helps smooth out those fine lines and wrinkles, naturally fights odour, prevents acne, and has anti-inflammatory properties.