How To Use a Facial Oil the Right Way
You know that using a nourishing moisturizer is a crucial step in your morning and evening skin care routine. But moisturizing your skin can be done with more than just a cream. If you haven’t incorporated face oils into your routine yet, you’re missing out. Oils sometimes get a bad rap from the longtime assumption that using one will leave your face looking overly shiny, clog your pores, or cause you to break out — but that’s not always the case. If applied correctly, face oils can be extremely beneficial for the skin. Here, we’re giving you the lowdown on how to apply face oil as part of your skin routine, plus, how to use facial oil with makeup so that you can have glowing skin whether you’re bare faced or sporting a full face of glam.
What Are Facial Oils?
As the name suggests, facial oils are skin care products that work to provide your skin with moisture in an oily consistency similar to that of olive oil 一 although the consistency can vary. Typically made with a mixture of plant oils, facial oils offer your skin various benefits ranging from locking in moisture to softening and balancing skin. Depending on the facial oil it can also offer anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits.
Understand The Order Of Application
Like with all skin care products, the order of application matters. When it comes to facial oils, they should be applied as the last step in your skin care routine at night, and right before SPF in the morning. It’s been debated whether oil should be applied before or after moisturizer 一 and while it can vary from product to product, in general, facial oil should be used on top of creams and lotions. This is because once you apply an oil it's tricky for other products to penetrate the skin due to the oil’s high density.
How To Apply Face Oil on The Skin
Once you’ve applied moisturizer, it’s time for the oil. It’s always best to follow the directions on the product, but as a rule of thumb, apply four to five drops of oil into your palms and pat it into the skin. Smoothly press the oil onto your face and neck, using the whole surface of your hands.