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Why everyone should be using a facial oil!

Facial oils and why we need them

The one thing I can’t stress enough is do not be afraid to use face oils. Contrary to popular belief using the correct facial oils for your skin type will help you to balance out your natural sebum production and will not 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 skincare 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.

Here are some of my top facial oil facts and tips.

  1. They are full of nourishing skin properties
    Facial oils are made up of high-quality plant oils that are rich in antioxidants, nutrition, and vitamins that nourish and heal the skin by rebuilding and sustaining the skins outer more limped 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 into 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. Which means your skin is dry and can be easily irritated. Using the correct facial oils here will protect your skin from the elements, heal any inflammation, moisturise, and hydrate the skin.

  5. They are a great primer for makeup
    It’s a no brainer smooth, hydrated skin allows your foundation to spread on nicely, just allow the oil to fully absorb 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 add 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!


I hope this gives you a clearer idea about the role of facial oils in our skincare routine. Check out our beauty oil blends in the store section of this website. We are also over on Instagram @akaiablends.


Written by Mikaela from @akaiablends


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