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Which oil is best for face in Ayurveda?
In traditional Ayurvedic medicine, finding an oil that is suitable for all skin types and doshas is important. Sesame Oil is frequently recommended for all skin types, as well as being complimentary to all doshas. Similarly, Sweet Almond Oil also nourishes the skin and is suitable for all skin types. Both oils are suitable for the face and body.
Is it good to have natural oil on your face?
Our skin naturally produces oil through the sebaceous glands of the dermal layers and provides nourishment and moisture to the skin. At times, our skin can fail to produce enough or will produce too much of these oils, which is where topical oils can come in useful to penetrate into the skin, trapping water and moisture which in strengthens the natural skin barrier and promotes healthy skin.
How do I apply oil to my face?
Following a cleansed face, apply a few drops of your chosen oil to your finger tips and massage into the skin in circular motions, lightly. Massage the skin by patting, pressing and applying light pressure to the face.
Is it good to leave natural oils on your face?
Natural oils will penetrate into the skin and show their benefit at a deeper level. The most benefit is seen when they are applied topically in the evening and allowed to absorb into the skin overnight.
Can we apply oil on the face daily?
Yes, the most benefit is seen when oils are used in a consistent skincare routine. It is recommended for oils to be used both morning and night, but you can also see the benefits when applied only in the evening, if you wanted to avoid using oils under make up for example.
Should I oil my face at night?
It is recommended to use a face oil both morning and night, in the same or similar way that you would apply a moisturiser. It is recommended especially to apply at night to allow for skin repair when you are sleeping and your body is recovering.
How long should I leave the oil on my face?
The time of leaving an oil on the face is dependent on the rationale of using the oil in the first place and the type of oil being applied. Those with sensitive skin may wish to use facial oils as a cleanser, and therefore would not apply for longer than 15 minutes, whereas those using the oil as an overnight nourishing treatment will see most benefit leaving the oil on the skin overnight.
Which comes first face oil or moisturiser?
Within your skincare routine, your face oil will more than likely be the heaviest and/or most dense product being applied. Therefore, the oil will be able to penetrate through other products applied before it and therefore you can apply the oil after your moisturiser. Alternatively, you can also use face oil as a moisturiser and apply it directly onto cleanser, dampened skin. Certain oils will also blend in with your daily moisturiser cream or even your foundation. Depending on the density of the oil, lighter and more ‘dry’ oils will blend better with cosmetic creams.
Which is the best time to apply face oil?
Face oils are best applied at night as the last step in your skincare routine. If used in the morning, they are most beneficial applied to damp skin as the first step before applying SPF or make up.
Which natural oil is best for glowing skin?
All oils help to restore lustre. Oils that are richer in antioxidants will be better able to encourage that glow. If you are looking for an oil that will nourish and brighten a dull and dry complexion, Rosehip Oil is the best oil for you. Suitable for all skin types including dry and sensitive skin, it is a fast-absorbing oil that helps boost radiance, smooth fine lines and reduce signs of pigmentation. Similarly, Marula Oil or Kalahari Melon oil are both brightening oils suitable for all skin types – notably mature skin. High in Oleic and Linoleic acid from its fruit tree origin it restores moisture and adds a glow without leaving a greasy residue.
Is vitamin E oil good for the face?
Although naturally found in food, Vitamin E Oil has been historically used in skincare also. Vitamin E Oil is a great addition to your facial skin routine as it is high in antioxidants which help maintain a healthy skin appearance whilst also rebuilding the skin surface, contributing to the reduction of blemishes, scars and hyperpigmentation. It is certainly good for helping skin repair after scars and surgery.
Can face oil replace moisturiser?
Most oils are a heavier in consistency compared to moisturisers, so for those with oily or sensitive skin this may lead to the face feeling oily and greasy. However, thanks to the deeply nourishing abilities of facial oils, many people use facial oils as an alternative to moisturisers by applying the oils to damp skin. Oils such as Argan, Jojoba, Black Cumin Seed and are especially beneficial here.
Which is the best face oil for ageing skin?
Oils that are high in antioxidants whilst also being restorative aid in soothing fine lines, plumping skin and promoting a radiant complexion. Oils such as Moringa Oil, Marula Oil and Rosehip Oil are deeply nourishing oils that provide essential fatty acids to the skin to enhance radiance without leaving an oily or greasy residue.