The best facial oils to combat your skin care concerns
Winter is well and truly upon us, and as much as I look forward to rugging up in warmer clothes, I don’t look forward to the havoc the colder weather wreaks on my skin.
To help combat this, I love turning to facial oils. They add moisture back into the skin and are easy to slap on right before you hit the hay.
But if hydration isn’t your worry, there are so many different oils out there that are specially formulated for your skin type and concern, so you can really customise your skin care regimen.
If you feel like your skin needs some extra loving, look no further – as we round up the top five different facial oils to try.
If your skin looks dull and tired throughout winter, opt for a brightening oil to give that lacklustre complexion the flick.
Look for ingredients such as rosehip oil, Kakadu plum and vitamin C to help boost radiance and even help minimise pigmentation.
- A’kin Brightening Rosehip Oil with Vitamin C
- Thursday Plantation Brightening Oil
- Swisse Kakadu Plum Brightening Serum
If ageing skin is your concern, don’t worry – there is a wide range of facial oils to help stop the process in its tracks.
Look for a formulation that includes plant-based oils such as cranberry seed, carrot, wheatgerm and calendula to help soothe and repair dry, mature skin.
Hydrating facial oils are perfect for those with dry skin, adding moisture back that has been lost.
Ingredients like jojoba and avocado oils and vitamins A and E all help to replenish the skin, leaving it feeling nourished and plump.
Does your skin need an extra boost? Try adding a few drops of your facial oil in with your moisturiser. This will help provide the added kick your skin is looking for.
Not all skin types dry out through winter, and those with oily skin may find they still produce just as much oil as in the warmer months.
If you have oily or combination skin, using a facial oil may sound crazy. But actually, applying an oil over oily skin helps counteract the oil production and can help even out the skin.
Ingredients like ylang ylang, vitamin E, chamomile and neroli all help to balance excess oil production, leaving skin feeling conditioned but not greasy.
- Clarins Lotus Face Treatment Oil - Combination/Oily Skin
- Molton Brown Tunisian Neroli Balancing Facial Oil
- Aromatherapy Associates Refining Face Oil
The change of seasons can also mean a change in our skin texture. Flare-ups such as rough skin, irritation and redness can be side effects from the harsh elements.
If your skin starts to feel any of these, a soothing facial oil is the way to go. Formulations with almond, calendula or marula oils help soothe and calm red, irritated skin, providing relief from irritation.
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