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The Benefits of Natural Oils

For years we have seen products advertised as oil free, which has made us wonder if oil is bad for our skin? While oils have been used for hundreds of years in skincare and beauty products, it is more recently we are again seeing the huge benefits of using pure plant oils to hydrate our skin.

I personally love face and body oils and can’t get enough of them. I love the way they feel and the effects they have on my skin. Face and body oils are easy to apply, quick to absorb, super hydrating and give your skin a gorgeous healthy glow.

Why oils are good for your skin?

Our skin naturally produces oil to hydrate, protect and keep our skin healthy. As we get older our skin produces less oils naturally so face oils are a great addition to help boost healthy oils and keep us looking younger. Botanical oils (oils extracted from plants, nuts, seeds and flowers) have a huge range of beneficial  properties. They are packed with vitamins, minerals, proteins, omegas, antioxidants and essential fatty acids. These penetrate the epidermal layer to aid in repairing skin at a deeper level and can help improve skin tone, elasticity, rejuvenate, hydrate, heal and fight the signs of aging, lines and wrinkles.

Using oils benefits all skin types, but especially oily. When our skin is stripped of natural oils, either through harsh cleansers or over cleansing, skin can be forced to compensate and the over produce its natural oils. Using a face oil can help regulate oil production and balance out oily skin.

How and when to use oil?

Oils can replace your cream moisturisers or can be incorporated into your routine as a night time moisturiser. In winter, face oils are perfect to include as an extra boost of hydration, after you cleanse and tone and before you moisturise.

Oils work best when applied to slightly damp skin, locking in moisture and keeping skin smooth and well hydrated. The great thing about using natural oils is that a little goes a long way.

Andrea

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