Face Oil is your new hero skincare product for 2016. Oils have been common place in beauty products including moisturisers, serums and make-up but you might have noticed more and more products on the market that are pure oils and claim to treat a variety of skin conditions including acne, rosacea and the visible signs of ageing. Most oils are suitable to be used on the face & body but many are labelled as “face oils”. You can go crazy on these oils, using as little or as often as you like and even in your hair. Some of the more popular types of oils that you might have heard of include: argan, coconut and rosehip.
But one you might not have heard of (or tried) is Jojoba Oil. And I’m telling you, if you haven’t tried it – you definitely should.
Pronounced [ho-ho-ba] Jojoba oil is the liquid extracted from the Jojoba nut of an Indigenous American shrub. Uses of Jojoba can be traced back to Native American Tribes that used the paste from the nuts on their hair and skin. The unique thing about Jojoba oil is that more closely resemble sebum, a waxy substance produced by our skin glands which means it acts as a natural skin conditioner. As you age, your skin tends to reduce the amount of sebum it creates which can leave your skin looking tired and dull. As you apply Jojoba your skin recognises it as similar to its own natural wax ester, allowing jojoba to penetrate beyond the epidermis layer (top layer). The Jojoba oil then works to fill the gaps between skin cells, soothes and slows their metabolism, protecting skin against accelerated skin ageing.
Jojoba is also naturally antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, analgesic, anti-inflammatory and hypoallergenic, so it is used to soothe a wide range of skin conditions including:
- Nappy rash
- Cradle cap
Jojoba oil also works to treat a variety of skin concerns including:
- Stretch marks
- Dry and sensitive skin
- Sun damage
- Uneven skin tone
- Oily skin
- Age spots
- Nourish hair
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I Have Oily Skin – Can I Still Use a Face Oil?
Face oils are great for dry skin and can be used straight after cleansing and toning before applying your moisturiser and serums for an extra boost. But if you’ve got oily skin, using drying products can often strip the skin of all your good oils, creating a reverse effect and making your skin produce even more oil. By incorporating a face oil into your skincare system you can help keep this delicate balance in place.
Avoid a Face Oil If……
The only thing I would say is if you’ve got sensitive skin, be wary of fragranced oils that could further irritate your skin.
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