Sometimes face oils can get a bad wrap, but it's not true. We caught ups with Akaia Blends founder Mikaela Nelson to dispel the rumours.
Here's the tea! Do not be afraid to use face oils. Contrary to popular belief using the correct facial oils for your skin type will help you balance out your natural sebum production and won't clog your pores. You want to look for an oil that uses good quality natural ingredients and targets your skin type. This will help you on your way to that radiant glow you’ve always wanted.
Facial oils, like other skin care products, are generally formulated to your skin type; the most common skin types are dry, normal, combination, oily, and mature. Facial oils can also include ingredients to help skin conditions such as acne, scarring, inflammation, eczema, psoriasis, uneven skin tone, and wrinkles.
Below are seven facts and tips to help show you that facial oils rule!
1. They are full of nourishing skin properties
Facial oils are made up of high-quality plant oils rich in antioxidants, nutrition, and vitamins that nourish and heal the skin by rebuilding and sustaining the skin's outermost barrier. Consider them essential for skin nourishment.
2. They protect your skin from the elements
Facial oils derived from plants act as a protective barrier to the skin. Because plant oils are lipophilic, they penetrate the skin, keeping the moisturising goodness in and the toxins and pollutants out. The antioxidants found in these oils are anti-aging, help reduce inflammation, repair sun damage and make skin appear more plump and youthful.
3. Control acne and balance out oily skin
Oily skin has lower levels of linoleic fatty acids. The sebum produced on oily skin starts to become thick, sticky, and pore-clogging; this is when your sebum is unbalanced and contains too much oleic acids. Using the correct facial oils will balance out your sebum production and decrease future breakouts.
4. Great for hydrating and soothing dry or sensitive skin
Dry skin produces less sebum than normal. Dry skin lacks the lipids, which are the skin's natural fats that it needs to retain moisture and build a protective shield against external influences. Using the correct facial oils here will protect your skin from the elements, heal any inflammation, moisturise, and hydrate the skin.
5. They are an excellent primer for makeup
It’s a no brainer smooth, hydrated skin allows your foundation to spread on nicely, allow the oil to absorb fully before applying makeup.
6. A little goes a long way
Facial oils normally come in a smaller bottle because they are highly concentrated little beauties, you only need to add a few drops to your skincare routine for beautiful skin.
7. They're for EVERYONE
Face oils are not women-only treats; all genders will get results from the glorious benefits of face oils, everybody line up!
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Akaia Blends creates effective skin and body care using gentle, non-toxic ingredients. They believe in transparency where consumers have access to breakdown lists of ingredients, because people deserve to know exactly what they are putting on to their skin. All products are handmade with care and produced in small batches to ensure quality. Suitable for sensitive skin, vegan, cruelty-free, ethical.
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