Adding a face oil to your routine at this time of year should be a no-brainer. With plummeting temperatures and cranked up heaters sucking moisture straight from your skin, a face oil can help to minimize the damage, leaving you with the glowing skin you’re after. Still on the fence about it? Here are 3 reasons why you may want to take the plunge:
Face Oils Help to Relieve Dry Skin
Wind and cold air can leave skin feeling dry and flaky. While moving to a heavier moisturizer may be tempting, consider adding a face oil to your routine instead. Oils are packed with fatty acids to nourish and help lock in moisture from serums and moisturizers. Use them as the last step in your skincare routine. They’re ideal at night – let them do all the work while you get your rest.
They Can Help to Protect the Skin
As you age, your skin produces less oil, which can leave it looking dull. Face oils penetrate deep into the skin, keeping in moisture and other hydrating ingredients, while keeping harmful ones out. They can also help strengthen the skin’s barrier. Healthy skin acts as a strong protective barrier to further retain moisture and offer protection against irritating ingredients and pollutants. Adding a few drops of face oil to your moisture is an easy way to defend your skin against those external attacks.
Face Oils Can Protect Against Free Radicals
While a face oil can promote a healthy glow, the benefits are more than just skin deep. If your formulation contains antioxidants (like Apothekari’s), it can protect skin from free radical damage. These unstable molecules harm skin, leading to issues like loss of elasticity, photoaging, wrinkles and fine lines. Antioxidants act like a circuit breaker for free radical damage, interrupting the chain reaction of damage to cells.
We’ve suggested adding a face oil to your nighttime routine, but we love it equally during the day. Try smoothing one onto the high points of your face as a makeup-free, natural-looking highlight for an immediate glow. They can also help foundation apply more smoothly by allowing makeup brushes to glide effortlessly across the skin.
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