Use of face oils on skin has always been laden by controversial stances. Application of face oils for the treatment of skin conditions like acne and oily skin may even seem counter intuitive but nothing could be further from the truth. So today, lets debunk top myths associated with the use of face oils once and for all.
Myth Number 1:
Face oils are not an effective anti-aging products:
Aging is a natural process, but the signs of aging like wrinkles, fine lines, saggy, dull and dry skin are not a natural part of process of aging. These happen as a result of dehydrated, under moisturized and oxidative stress prone skin cells. Cell membranes are lipid bilayer structure, therefore fat forms an important component of skin cell structure. Nature has also blessed our skin with an oil barrier which helps in locking in the skin moisture. In the absence of sufficient oil in the skin, this barrier becomes weak and starts losing moisture, as a result foreign harmful agents like bacteria, pathogens and pollutants start entering into the skin pores thereby blocking them and causing myriad of skin problems.
Moreover, face oils are rich in anti-oxidants which fight collagen damaging free radicals.
Myth Number 2:
Facial oils are only for the winters:
Facial oils are for all seasons and every skin types. There is a variety of high quality face oils available in the market. These face oils vary in their properties and consistencies which offer numerous choices for every season and skin needs. At Ayra skin care, we offer a wide range of pure face oils like walnut oil, avocado oil, sweet almond oil and grape seed oil which are suitable for different seasons.
Myth Number 3:
Facial oils cause break outs:
Break outs are often a result of clogged skin pores. The comedogenic oils like mineral oils and those with high comedogenic value tend to clog pores. Non comedogenic face oils not only clear out the dead cells but also maintain skin’s oil barrier. At Ayra skin care, non comedogenic face oils like apricot kernel face oil and grapeseed oil promise flawless skin.
Myth Number 4:
Oily-skinned gals shouldn’t use face oils:
One of the main factor causing high sebum production by oil glands is actually dryness. Face oils like jojoba oil maintain the skin’s oil balance thereby reducing the excessive oil production. Oil cleansing using these face oils helps in dissolving dirt and excessive oil thereby cleaning the pores. According to recent research your body produces more oil because it feels it is not providing enough oil to your skin so when you apply oil on your skin from outside, your body produces less oil.
Myth Number 5:
If you use a good moisturizer you don’t need a facial oil:
One might use moisturizer regularly but it is not sufficient for all skin’s needs. Using a moisturizer in conjunction with a face oil helps in better absorption of its ingredients. Face oils seal in the moisture thus keeping the skin hydrated and glowing all day long.
Myth Number 6:
Oil-free products are better for your skin:
There is no such thing as an oil free product, such products contain non-comedogenic oils which don’t block pores and keep skin moisturized. Face oils form an integral component of skincare products.
Myth Number 7:
Face oils result in growth of facial hair:
The growth of facial hair depends on the number of hair follicles on face, hormones and genetics. Application of face oils on face does not cause facial hair growth because a lot less number of hair follicles are found in facial skin.
Hope after debunking all the myths associated with the use of face oils you will include face oils in your daily skin care routine without any reservation and reap the benefits of nature’s nutrient packed gift of face oils.
Suggestion: Test different oils on your skin for oil cleansing method or apply and massage lightly at night before going to sleep. You will get to know which oil suits your skin better.