The natural ingredient every skin type will love
Does the thought of using a facial oil not appeal to you at all? Do you think it will just make your skin look greasy and far too shiny?
Hold it right there. It’s time to change the way you think about facial oils because the truth is that all skin types can reap loads of benefits from using them every day – even oily and acne-prone skin!
We spoke to Fiona Forsyth from natural skin care brand Thursday Plantation about how facial oils can help to address different skin issues and why they deserve a place in your skin care routine.
How can facial oils alleviate oily skin and acne?
Facial oils can help to balance the skin’s natural oil production, making it less oily. In turn, the pores are less likely to cause breakouts. “Conventional acne solutions sometimes use harsh chemicals, leaving the skin feeling dry and irritated,” explains Fiona Forsyth. “An oil such as the Thursday Plantation Clarifying Oil combines the antibacterial and soothing power of nature’s oils to help to soothe and clear acne-prone skin. It also helps decrease the appearance of acne scars while promoting hydration.”
And how can facial oils combat dehydration?
“Skin cells need water to stay youthful. The outer layer of the skin requires oil to give it a waterproofing effect which, in turn, protects the skin cells from water loss,” says Fiona Forsyth. So, what’s the solution? Give your skin a helping hand by topping it up with a natural, hydrating oil. “Nature’s oils deliver essential fatty acids that are absorbed directly into the top layers of the epidermis, leaving no greasy residue. They strengthen the skin’s lipid barrier, helping the skin to retain moisture.”
Do facial oils work to improve pigmentation and age spots?
Facial oils can help to reduce the appearance of darker spots on the skin thanks to their high antioxidant content. “When it comes to dealing with pigmentation and age spots, oils that contain essential oils and natural vitamin C are ideal. These ingredients will help to deliver key antioxidants to the skin, which can help to restore an even complexion for brighter, more radiant skin.”
Ready to get your skin issues sorted with facial oils? Start by adding a cleansing oil like the Thursday Plantation Oil Cleanser to your daily routine. Ingredients like castor oil and grapefruit oil cleanse and purify the skin, while sunflower and rice bran oils leave it feeling soft and conditioned. But the benefits don’t stop there – your skin’s protective barrier will also become strengthened thanks to macadamia oil. The result? Purified, balanced, and super soft skin without any greasy residue.
Next, give your skin a hit of antioxidants and vitamins by massaging the Thursday Plantation Brightening Oil over your entire face. It’s packed with restorative oils like rosehip and avocado, as well as vitamins C and E to reduce the appearance of age spots, fine lines and wrinkles. It’s also rich in macadamia, lemon and mandarin oils to give you a bright and oh-so-enviable glow.
Finish off by sealing in all that skin-loving goodness with an oil-rich cream like the Thursday Plantation Face Moisturiser. Loaded with macadamia and almond oils, this formula nourishes the skin, fights the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and helps to even out skin tone. It also contains easyliance and resveratrol to naturally lift your skin and protect it from the signs of premature ageing.
Thursday Plantation offers a wide range of face and body oils that are affordable, formulated without any nasties and can target many skin concerns, so you can rest easy knowing that you’re giving your skin the chance to look and feel its best every day.
To view the entire Thursday Plantation range, click HERE.
Do you have oily, acne-prone, dehydrated, or pigmented skin? Would you like to try a facial oil?