Forever Young with Facial Oils


From left: Seriously Firming Facial Serum by Acure, Tsubaki Beauty Oil from Boscia, and Lotus Face Treatment Oil by Clarins

Facial oils have been a major trend for a while now. Why? Simple: they help your skin stay younger. No matter your skin type, these plant-based, natural soothers help prevent lines and even stop breakouts. Besides nourishing, hydrating, and balancing the skin, facial oils continue to gain popularity because they feel and smell amazing!

Facial oils are an excellent way to get antioxidants and vitamins quickly into the skin. Most oils are naturally packed with key nutrients like antioxidants and polyphenols, as well as skin-saving omega fatty acids.

Some think facial oils are only for those who have dry skin, but this is a common misconception. For instance, hazelnut oil contains astringent properties that can help balance oily skin. That said, individual skin type can vary, so it’s important to do some research to find the right oil for optimum results.

The great variety of facial oils available can be overwhelming. Generally, creamy, heavier oils are good for people with dry and sensitive skin. For those with oily or acne-prone skin, lighter, instantly absorbing ones work best. The most important thing when using facial oils is having thoroughly cleansed skin. You can then use facial oils on its own, or layer it much like a serum under your moisturizer for extra skin soothing effect.

If you’re still in doubt about the right one for you, here are some suggestions:

Seriously Firming Facial Serum by Acure – A big hit with beauty bloggers! It works wonders for those who still have trouble getting rid of acne, because it helps reduce inflammation. It’s not greasy and the smell is amazing. Two big tips: use it at night instead of a moisturizer, and you apply it around the eye area, too.

Tsubaki Beauty Oil from Boscia – This is perfect for all skin types. It prevents signs of aging by hydrating and soothing your skin, and helps with natural collagen production. One great thing about this oil: its lightweight, non-greasy texture.

Lotus Face Treatment Oil by Clarins – Applying oil on oily skin can seem counterintuitive, but believe it or not, this face oil is perfect for oily skin. Lotus extracts refine the skin texture, and hazelnut softens the appearance of fine lines. For this one, you should avoid the eye area. You don’t have to apply a great amount. Just some drops, and you’ll get hooked!

Leticia Katz
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Brazilian-born Leticia has had a passion for learning new languages and writing stories since youth. A carioca—or Rio native, now living in the U.S., her interest in culture, people, fashion, and beauty led to reporting and editorials for Los Angeles Magazine and Salt Lake Magazine. Other multimedia works include NBC and Paramount Pictures. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in English and a Master’s degree in Professional Writing from Westminster College.

Her one big dream? To inspire people through her stories.
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