How to use facial oils & the benefits!
Being a licensed cosmologist, skin care brand owner and formulator, sanitation is the most important step on my list. When I see those cute little videos on social media with the models so carelessly applying their face oils directly to their skin with the applicators, it makes me cringe!!
But why?? It looks so flawless.
Let me tell you what’s really going on with that, and the correct way to apply and gain all the benefits from face oils.
Cross contamination is the first thing I see when I see those videos. The moment you touch the surface of your skin with that dropper you are taking a HUGE risk of contaminating your product. Not saying your skin is dirty, but let’s just say you missed some areas, have bacteria on the surface of your skin mixed in with some dead skin cells. The moment you touch that glass dropper to your skin to apply your product you have just contaminated your applicator, YUCK!! Then you put that contaminated applicator back into your pure and natural face oil. Do you see the big risk here?? You have unknowingly introduced bacteria and other outside elements INSIDE the bottle of your face oil.
So what’s the solution?? It’s simple… Drop 2 – 4 drops of your oil onto your clean fingertips or palm (use your other fingers to dab the oil from your palm and apply to your skin) then massage the oil into your skin using upward circular motions. With our version of the “flawless application” you are never touching your skins’ surface with the dropper.
Facial oils are highly concentrated so a little goes long way. When using oils less is more. If your skin feels slick to the touch or overly oily, you have used too much. After applying, allow a few minutes for the oil to absorb.
Remember, facial oils are not diluted with additives, emulsifiers or an overabundance of water like creams or lotions. With those products you need bigger amounts to absorb and work into the skin. With face oils, you are getting ALL the amazing benefits without the dilution which makes them stronger and more effective. And trust me, that’s a good thing!!
With oils, I do recommend applying to clean, damp skin, preferably after you tone. This way it spreads evenly & absorbs into your skin effectively. This application will leave your skin feeling nourished and happy.
A good quality facial oil should be plant based, ummmm hello!! That is why we have our beloved Hemp plant as the base of our HempRose Skin Elixir.
Infused with Blue Tansy, White Willow Bark and Rose Oil, your skin will feel deeply nourished as you fight acne, naturally exfoliate, calm redness, and reveal clearer, brighter and healthier skin.
- Packed with Omegas 3, 6, 9, High in Vitamin E, Linoleic and Oleic Acids, Powerful Antioxidants, Anti-inflammatory and Antimicrobial properties
- Improves skin elasticity and collagen for firmer skin
- Reduces appearances of wrinkles, and supports new cell renewal
- Provides gentle yet effective exfoliation revealing healthier skin
- Fights acne, reduces excess oil, helps heal and soothe your skin
- Refines pores and minimizes the appearance of pore sizes
- Brightens your complexion as it helps to fade scars and dark spots
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