5 Reasons You Should Be Using A Facial Oil

Liquid gold

What’s standing between you and a gorgeously glowing complexion? Most likely, the absence of one key product: a beauty oil.

If, despite your best efforts, your skin looks dehydrated, dull or dry, adding a few drops of liquid gold to your daily routine could be just what the dermatologist ordered. This is why.

1/ Hydrate oily skin (sans breakouts)

Those with oily and combination skin types tend to flee at the mere suggestion of facial oil, but choose the right type and you’ll find it’s a fast-track to a clear and balanced complexion. Just ensure you use one that’s non-comedogenic (i.e. it won’t make you break out) like rosehip or jojoba. Pore-clogging coconut oil is a no-go (save this for body and hair only). We love the Trilogy Rosehip Oil Light Blend, which is specifically designed for oily and combination skin types and can actually help regulate your skin’s oil production, while providing much-needed moisture.

Trilogy Rosehip Oil Light Blend, $35.95.

2/ Nourish skin naturally

With global pollution levels rising, daily exposure to all kinds of chemicals is unavoidable. But one of the simplest ways to reduce your daily chemical load is by switching to natural skincare. Incorporating a pure plant oil into your routine is a 100 per cent natural way to nourish your skin – use alone after cleansing or mix a few drops into your moisturiser to boost your skin’s natural barrier protection against free radicals and pollution.

3/ Get a natural glow

That dewy complexion you crave? There’s an instant way to get it (and it doesn’t involve Instagram filters). One of the reasons facial oils are so popular is the radiant finish they impart to the skin – no greasy highlighting cream required. “I like to mix a few drops of facial oil into my foundation before a special event, as it helps give a dewy, weightless finish,” says marie claire beauty director Lucy Adams.

4/ Deliver much-needed nutrients

A pure plant oil like rosehip is packed full of skin-loving ingredients, including essential fatty acids and antioxidants (vital for fighting free radical damage). The Trilogy Rosehip Oil Light Blend also contains jojoba oil (rich in pro-vitamin A and E) and tomato seed oil (full of carotinoid and lipid antioxidants) so it’s a veritable superfood for your skin. Which brings us to our next point…

5/ Fight fine lines and wrinkles

With its hydrating and glow-giving properties combined, there’s nothing quite like a beauty oil to leave skin instantly softer and smoother, while simultaneously working to reduce fine lines and wrinkles over time. Devote a minute or two to gently patting it in morning and night and you’ll reap the added benefits of boosting circulation and relieving tension in your face, too.

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