These oils are lipophilic in nature and they penetrate through the lipid layer of the skin and prevent water or moisture loss. For example olive oil, coconut oil etc.
Since the oils are combined with anti-ageing ingredients like retinol, glycolic acid and vitamin C, they help in faster and deeper penetration of these molecules into the skin, thereby augmenting the anti-ageing benefits. It also counters the irritation caused by these molecules.
Certain aroma oils like orange, tea tree, peppermint etc actually help in reducing acne and rosacea. However this should be done after consultation with an expert.
Anti blemish Rosehip oil is very useful for marks and blemishes on skin.
Soothing and calming
Owing to the faster and deeper penetration of the anti inflammatory ingredients of oils, they are also soothing and calming. They protect the skin from free radical as well as UV damage.
Remember how you felt calm and peaceful when you step into a spa therapy room. Rose, lavender, lemon grass etc are perfect for relaxation. w
The age-old remedy for stretch marks is to rub olive oil twice a day. Though it will not clear the stretch marks, it definitely helps in lightening them. Cosmetologist Dr Jamuna Pai says, “Regular application of sweet almond and olive oil twice daily throughout your pregnancy, can give you absolutely stretch-mark free skin.” w Cleansing and makeup removal Oils are super-effective make-up removers. They break up and dissolve make-up and other dirt and oils for a totally fresh and clean face. incorporating face oils into your skincare regime Choosing a facial oil primarily depends on the type of oils and its purpose:
Oils containing silicon, hyaluronic acid, argan oil etc can be used on skin under your make-up. They bind the make-up to skin for longer, prevent cracking of the make-up as well as works like a primer to even out the skin. Oils with active ingredients like aroma (tea tree oil, peppermint, calendula, chamomile) as well as vitamins and nourishing agents, should be best used on face and neck at night for therapeutic benefits. Dry skin oils can be used over the sunscreen as well as above the make-up. w However, another way is to use oils mixed with tint or mix foundation cream and oil and apply as a base on face.
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