What are skincare oils?
Skincare oils are full of skin loving goodies that help your skin be at its best. They come from nature in the form of seeds, nuts, plants and even Kernels from Stone Fruit.
Your skin is your largest organ and absorbs much like a sponge, skincare oils help nourish and protect your skin from the outside in.
How do I incorporate skincare oils into my skincare routine?
Introducing a rich pure natural skincare oil to your skincare routine is simple – start slowly. Replace your night cream/moisturiser with the skincare oil, use sparingly about 2-3 drops. Apply to cleansed skin before bed. Continue to do this for about a week then try introducing the skincare oil to your morning routine as well.
Adjust the amount of oil to suit your skins needs. For example, in Summer use 2-3 drops and in Winter where you need more hydration use 3-5 drops.
In about a month’s time your skin will have adjusted to using the more moisturising and nourishing qualities of the skincare oil. Your skins texture will have changed, it will appear fresher and hydrated and have that awesome healthy glow…
Will skincare oils clog my pores?
Skincare oils do not clog your pores or cause you to breakout but applying skincare oil to dirty skin will and so will over cleansing.
Skin produces a natural oil called sebum, which comes from the sebaceous glands found on the surface of your skin. The sebum is there to help protect your skin from environmental factors which includes dirt & bacteria. Your body over produces sebum for many different reasons including hormones and when the oil balance is out of whack. This leads to dirt and bacteria getting trapped in your pores which causes breakouts and blackheads. If you strip your skin by over cleansing or using a harsh cleanser your skin will produce more oil to compensate.
By using a good quality skincare that does not strip your natural oils, your skins natural oils will become balanced. A good moisture cycle is the key to clean, clear healthier looking skin. Be consistent and use your skincare oils every single day morning and night.
Why use skincare oils and not facial creams/lotions?
Facial creams and lotions use a lot of unnecessary ingredients that have absolutely no benefit to our skin like water, preservatives, alcohol and emulsifying wax. Emulsifying wax is used to combine the oil and water parts of the lotion according to a Huffington Post article “Waxes form an occlusive layer on the skin which helps to hold moisture in. There are two downsides to waxes; wax build up may lead to clogged pores and the wax barrier may prevent the oil component of the cream (the part of the product that actually benefits the skin) from penetrating.”
A good quality skincare oil is full of natural ingredients that have a purpose. Not one that is filled with unnecessary ingredients that lead can lead to other skin issues.
Our range of facial skincare oils are made from gorgeous natural ingredients – a blend of botanical oils, skin loving herbs and a unique blend of essential oils. Our skincare oils are nutrient dense and formulated to target your skins needs. We have two gorgeous facial skincare oils available Hemp & Calendula Glow Serum for teenage oily/combination or those prone to blackheads and breakouts and Rose & Hibiscus Glow Serum for normal/dry/mature/combination skin with occasional breakouts.