Taking Care of Your Skin: Face Oils

Keeping your skin looking fresh and young is all about staying hydrated. And we’re all trying to stay fresh and young, right? Well, today I have my number one tip for y’all on how I keep my skin as hydrated as possible. Facial Oil.

DON’T FEAR THE OIL

Oil used to get a bad rap, and luckily I feel like it’s started to come into the mainstream in recent years. People no longer see oil as something to keep as far away from their skin as possible – even cleansing oils are a commonplace product these days. So, don’t be scared of breaking out the oil, because, trust me, it’s not going to lead to an actual break out. 


HOW SHOULD YOU USE FACE OIL?

I use face oil several times a day. In fact, when I worked in an office, I actually kept a bottle at my desk to pat on my face whenever I was feeling a bit dull throughout the day. I use it in the morning before putting on a serum, lotion, and sunscreen. I use it to brighten up my skin whenever I’m feeling like I need a little something – just tap it on and your complexion will look instantly glowier. I use it in the evenings to seal in my night cream. In fact, I’ve even read that using an oil before a retinol can increase its effectiveness.

WHAT KIND OF FACE OIL SHOULD YOU GET?

The oils in the image above are a few of my favorites – I’ve bought and used every single one multiple times – and you can click directly on the image to shop them, but to give you a quick run down:

  • Avalon Organics Intense Defense Antioxidant Oil: This vitamin C rich oil is a budget friendly find that you can get at Whole Foods. I love the scent and lightweight consistency of this oil.
  • Tarte Maracuja Oil: I tried this oil when I wanted to branch out a bit from 100% argan oil and I absolutely love how it’s not the least bit greasy, yet it’s still super hydrating. It’s also less expensive than some of the other oils you’d find at Sephora, and the gorgeous purple bottle wins major points.
  • Acure Moroccan Argan Oil: Acure’s argan oil is my go to. It’s $11.99 a bottle at Whole Foods (or $5 here on Amazon), the packaging never leaks so it’s perfect for travel, and it’s as hydrating as any facial oil I’ve found. If you’re just getting into face oils, start with this one.
  • Josie Maran Pure Argan Oil: It’s a little more expensive than the others, so I haven’t used this one in a few years, but it is the classic 100% argan oil that you’ll come across again and again. Plus, it comes in a lightweight version if you really are nervous about oil on your face.
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