Gone are those days when women were wary about applying oil on their face due to the popular myth that oils can cause clogged pores and the outcome would most definitely be acne and breakouts. With the exception of coconut oil which would invariably be used to remove stubborn eye makeup, women usually kept away from greasy facial oils. Ever since Korean beauties have popularized the use of various facial oils in their elaborate skincare routine, we have been intrigued and interested about the importance of facial oils in making skin flawless. Most naturally-occurring facial oils deeply nourish the skin in different ways – they have antioxidants that can neutralize free radicals and prevent premature ageing. They also provide ample dose of moisture and clear out dryness and supply the skin with nutrients such as vitamin E. These oils can deeply penetrate into the skin, moisturizing and strengthen’s the skin’s natural barrier to keep toxins and pollutants out. Last but not the least, a majority of oils have soothing and anti-inflammatory properties. Now that we have underlined the importance of facial oils in skincare routine, in this post, we list out 10 facial oils you should start using now for beautiful skin.
1. Rosehip Oil: Rosehip oil is a favorite pick for all skin types and known for its brightening properties. It’s a popular oil to treat blemishes with its rich fatty acids, antioxidants, and boost collagen production. Among other things, it reduces signs of ageing and repairs skin damage.
2. Castor Oil: Due to anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, this oil is great for all skin types. We have heard the benefits of castor oil in promoting hair growth, but castor oil can prove beneficial for people who often face acne breakouts on the face or are struggling with acne prone skin. Castor oil contains unsaturated fatty acids along with minerals, proteins, and Vitamin E. Castor oil is believed to be a favorite of Kim Kardashian and other Kardashian sisters.
3. Avocado Oil: This oil has antioxidants, vitamin A, C, and E, and also omega-3 fatty acids – all of which are beneficial for healthy skin. Simply massage your face with avocado oil before going to the bed and rinse off with lukewarm water in the morning.
4. Grapeseed Oil: It’s an extremely lightweight oil helps to boost collagen levels in the skin. Grapeseed oil is suitable for all skin types and is an excellent post-shaving oil too. Grapeseed oil is packed with vitamins, treats acne and pimples, and firms up the skin.
5. Coconut Oil: A lot of celebs swear by the benefits of applying coconut oil on their skin. Though not recommended for acne-prone or extremely oily skin, for other skin types, it nourishes with its high antioxidant level and other nutrients. And also it’s an effective makeup remover, taking down every trace of makeup.
6. Macadamia Oil: Macadamia oil is the beauty secret of many celebs, and they credit macadamia oil for their younger-looking and radiant skin. Rich in antioxidants, soothes and moisturizes skin, and helps to minimize signs of ageing and age spots. You can also apply this oil on lips to treat dryness.
7. Moringa Oil: It’s an excellent carrier oil and can be used with other potent facial oils. With its anti-microbial properties, it fights acne and breakouts. It also has antioxidant properties and reduces signs of ageing, also has emollient benefits.
8. Evening Primrose Oil: This oil is extensively used in skincare products because it hydrates, treats acne, and has rich omega-3 fatty acid content which nourishes skin too.
9. Almond Oil: From fading dark circles to nourishing skin deeply, almond oil can do it all with its high vitamin E content. It lightens dark spots and also delays signs of ageing.
10. Jojoba Oil: This oil is great for acne-prone skin because it has anti-inflammatory properties and does not clog pores. For deep hydration and moisturization, acne-prone skin can turn to jojoba oil because it helps to lock in moisture, and prevent fine lines, loose skin, and major signs of premature ageing. Since jojoba oil has a molecular structure similar to natural oils, the facial pores allow it to penetrate the top layer and get to the deepest layers where moisturization is required for healthy skin. Jojoba oil has healing properties, and it’s effective on oily and acne-prone skin because it mimics sebum (which is a natural oil secreted by the skin cells), and a molecular structure similar to our natural oils. It helps in deeply moisturizing skin without clogging pores. Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, jojoba oil calms down acne and breakouts.