FACIAL OILS GUIDE: HOW TO FIND THE RIGHT OIL FOR YOUR SKIN TYPE
Whether for normal, oily or dry skin – there are facial oils for every skin type. With their unique mix of nutrients and vitamins, the luxurious beauty oils are a real treat for your skin. In contrast to creams, facial oils do not contain any additives such as water, fragrances or alcohols, but only active ingredients that nourish, balance and heal our skin. We'll show you here how to find the right oil for your skin type!
Mirror, mirror on the wall, which face is the most beautiful in all the land? Of course, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But there is a secret weapon that gives our face the ultimate beauty boost, regardless of how old we are or what skin type we have: facial oil! What is probably the oldest form of skin care has been experiencing a well-deserved revival in recent years. Valuable natural active ingredients, antioxidants, saturated and unsaturated fatty acids, a variety of vitamins and secondary plant substances are optimally absorbed by our skin and give it a healthy and fresh appearance.
But which facial oil is right for me? With all the beautiful facial oils you can quickly lose your bearings - it's high time to get an overview.
A FEW BASICS FIRST
A common misconception is that facial oils leave an unsightly greasy film on the skin and clog pores. Exactly the opposite is the case! Natural oils are quickly absorbed and can even help with oily and impure skin. Always apply facial oils to skin moistened with water or toner, or mix them with a serum. The oil combines with the moisture and forms an emulsion. In this form, moisture and active ingredients can be ideally absorbed by the skin. Natural facial oils can be used daily as day or night care.
What does comedogenicity of oils mean? Comedogenic is derived from the Latin technical term for blackheads, "comedo". Comedogenicity means "the property of promoting the formation of comedones in the ducts of the sebaceous follicles", or in short, to clog the pores. Oils have varying degrees of comedogenicity, so they can be tailored for different skin types. Mature and dry skin can tolerate a comedogenic oil well, while combination skin can have problems even with slightly comedogenic oil. The scale ranges from 0 to 5, with 0 being non-comedogenic and 5 being highly comedogenic.
Grade 0-1: Oils that do not clog the pores and are therefore well suited for oily and impure skin. Grade 2: Slightly comedogenic oils that do not cause breakouts on normal to dry skin, can still be tried on combination skin, but should be avoided on acne-prone skin. Level 3-5: Medium to strong comedogenic oils that can clog the pores of combination skin and impure skin, but can cause real moisture miracles in very dry and mature skin.
FACE OILS FOR NORMAL SKIN
Normal skin is characterized, among other things, by its simplicity. Sebum production is balanced - the skin is neither oily nor dry. It doesn't feel tight or shiny either, but instead feels healthy and supple. The skin's appearance is even - redness, blackheads or even pimples rarely appear. People with normal skin therefore do not need any special care products. A gentle facial cleanser used morning and evening is usually sufficient. Follow with a toner to refresh and moisturize the skin. The final step is a facial cream or an appropriate facial oil that is gently massaged into the skin. However, as we age, normal skin tends to become dry. Then it needs correspondingly more intensive care. Suitable oils include argan oil, prickly pear oil, wild rose oil, marula oil or apricot kernel oil.
FACE OILS FOR DRY SKIN
The characteristic of dry skin is a constant feeling of tightness. The skin is thin, fine-pored and has little shine. Due to the lack of fat in the form of sebum, it cannot maintain its natural protective layer and is therefore sensitive to changes in temperature and other environmental influences. Dry skin is often brittle and easily cracked - it can also itch from time to time. This skin type needs a lot of care. Care should be taken to choose products that contain few ingredients and no synthetic dyes, fragrances or alcohol. When cleansing your face, only use gentle cleansers that provide the skin with moisture and oil in equal measure. The right water temperature also plays a role. Very warm or hot water puts additional strain on the acid mantle and should be avoided. After cleansing your face, apply a serum, moisturizing products such as a face cream and/or a rich oil. Suitable vegetable oils include: argan oil, evening primrose oil, pomegranate oil, coconut oil, almond oil, avocado oil, macadamia nut oil, plum seed oil or sea buckthorn oil.
FACIAL OILS FOR SENSITIVE SKIN
The transition from dry to sensitive skin is often fluid. This skin type often lacks natural and protective fats and moisture. Sensitive skin reacts quickly to environmental influences and temperature changes and is prone to irritation, inflammation, redness and flaking. Allergic reactions can also occur due to incorrect washing and care products as well as vasodilation. Depending on the severity, a visit to a dermatologist is advisable. In any case, special attention should be paid to the ingredients of cleaning, care products and cosmetics. Optimal care takes the dryness and sensitivity of the skin into account equally. Substances such as alcohol or strong fragrance additives are best avoided completely. Instead, rely on organic care products and organic cosmetics with soothing active ingredients that strengthen the skin's protective barrier. Well-suited oils include: apricot kernel oil, almond oil, camellia seed oil, Avocado Oil, tamanu oil, borage seed oil or sea buckthorn oil.
FACE OILS FOR OILY AND Blemished SKIN
Oily or impure skin is mostly genetic, but it can also be caused by hormonal fluctuations, stress or inferior cosmetics. With this skin type, the sebaceous glands are in overdrive. Since the skin produces a disproportionate amount of fat, the pores become clogged. An ideal nutrientoden for bacteria, which in turn trigger inflammation of the sebaceous glands and can thus cause pimples and blackheads. The skin here tends to have large pores – the surface is often covered with a moist or oily film. Because the top layer of skin often has poor blood circulation, the face often appears pale.
In order to keep the pores clear and prevent bacteria from multiplying, thorough but gentle cleaning is important. Aggressive cleaners, too frequent washing or vigorous rubbing tend to have a negative effect and should be avoided. It is recommended to wash your face morning and evening with a pH-neutral cleanser. Then ideally use a toner with slightly disinfecting properties. A facial peeling that is used once or twice a week is suitable for removing dead skin cells. Finally, restore moisture to the skin in the form of a water-based serum, light moisturizer or organic facial oil. In any case, this skin type should pay attention to the correct comedogenicity - i.e., use products that do not additionally clog the pores. The following oils are well suited for this skin type: tamanu oil, safflower oil, hemp oil, jojoba oil, grape seed oil or sunflower oil.
FACIAL OILS FOR COMBINATION SKIN
Combination skin is a combination of the previous skin types. Both moist-oily skin areas and normal to dry areas occur. The T-zone, ie the forehead, nose and chin, is usually greasy and shiny. These areas show the same symptoms as oily skin. Impurities also appear more often in the oily area of the face. The skin on the cheeks, on the other hand, is normal or dry and can be slightly tight. Small dilated veins (couperose) can also form on the cheeks. With age, combination skin tends to become dry.
Due to the very different areas of skin, combination skin requires differentiated care. Best with a gentle one cleaning gel or foam and lukewarm water. Then treat the oily areas of your face with a clarifying toner. You should also use a facial peeling once or twice a week. During the day, we recommend moisturizing facial care that is not too greasy. If the differences in skin areas are pronounced, a richer care product can also be used for the dry areas. Here is a selection of suitable natural cosmetic oils for this skin type: grape seed oil, cacay oil, hazelnut oil, jojoba oil, black cumin oil or sunflower oil.
FACIAL OILS FOR MATURE SKIN
Skin components in the dermis such as collagen fibers and elastic fibers weaken with age and the skin's elasticity decreases. Subcutaneous fat also decreases, which can lead to capillaries becoming more visible. As we age, the moisture content of the skin decreases. The production of sebum and sweat glands decreases and the skin retains less moisture. The result is drier skin with increasing wrinkles. Overall, the skin appears duller, becomes thinner and forms age spots (benign pigment accumulations).
Mature skin is usually also dry skin. Mild and moisturizing cleaners with a low pH value are a good choice. Balms and cleansing creams with a high fat content are particularly recommended. The task of facial care is to restore moisture to dry skin. A moisturizing one vanishing cream and a rich night cream are a good combination. The number of cell divisions is particularly high at night. This means that nutrients and vital substances can support the skin's regeneration processes particularly effectively. The skin around the eyes and the front of the neck are particularly prone to wrinkles and therefore require special care. Suitable facial oils for this would include: avocado oil, evening primrose oil, macadamia nut oil, sea buckthorn oil, cacay oil or wild rose oil.
Facial oil for every skin type
Facial oils can help to improve the complexion and restore elasticity to the skin, but there are still many things that can go wrong when choosing the right facial oil. Both normal skin and mature, dry, sensitive or oily combination skin benefit from care with a facial oil. Nevertheless, you should pay attention to the ingredients of the facial oil in order to be able to combine them with the right day care. However, the facial oil is a rich care product that can also be used alone without any problems.
High quality oils for your face
The selection of oils for the face is large and all have a pleasant scent, depending on your choice, neutral, exotic, nutty or calming. But not all products are high quality. However, our facial skin only needs the best nutrients, so you should choose natural oils that are free of toxic pollutants. In our range you will find high-quality cold-pressed natural cosmetic facial oils. Most of our oils are certified organic and are certainly free of harmful substances. We attach great importance to plant-based, natural ingredients and therefore avoid any chemical additives.
Facial oil as universal care for your face
A facial oil is a nutrient-rich, immediate treatment for your face that can also be used for specific skin problems. For example, is suitable Facial oil for the treatment of dry skin areas or other skin problems caused by vitamin and nutrient deficiencies. Facial oils are quickly absorbed, improve the complexion and make your complexion shine again. The skin looks healthy and beautiful again.
When choosing the right product, the skin condition is crucial. If your skin is prone to imperfections, you should make sure to choose the right oil to avoid the risk of causing pimples and blackheads. Mature skin needs a rich nourishing oil. Also for oily, dry ones sensitive skin There is the right natural cosmetic facial oil in our range. Do you have any questions or need advice? We look forward to your inquiry.