Does putting oil on your acne-prone face sound insane? We don’t blame you if it does because that’s what we have grown up believing. But this can’t be farthest from the truth. “Face oil can clear up your skin and rejuvenate and repair it, make it smooth and plump in the long run. Using facial oils should be an important step towards your skincare ritual regardless of your skin type,” says Ritika Jayaswal, Founder and CEO, Nourish Mantra, an Ayurvedic skin care brand.
She further explains that it’s a myth that people with oily skin type should avoid using facial oil. The function of a facial oil is to penetrate the skin, moisturise it and create an occlusive layer to seal in moisture, keeping it hydrated. These oils provide anti-inflammatory and antibacterial benefits, which can help reduce redness and sensitivity due to acne while diminishing post-breakout discolourations.
Jojoba oil, used to control mildew, is extracted from the seeds of the jojoba plant.
Jojoba Oil is incredibly lightweight and lets the skin breathe. It is a great oil for combination skin that needs hydration. Jojoba oil breaks down sebum and dissolves it. This also helps the skin glow, without making it shine too much.
Grape seed oil
Grape seed oil is processed from the seeds of grapes. This oil is a natural astringent and does not dry out your skin completely but helps control the excessive oil. It helps retain the right amount of moisture in your skin.
Marula oil is made from the marula fruit tree, it is extracted the kernels of the fruit. It is rich in protein and light weight, hence it is gets easily absorb into the skin. It keep your skin hydrated and calm throughout the day. It contains a heavy dose of fatty acids hence it’s useful to moisturise dry and ageing skin. It smoothens and softens fine lines, prevents stretch marks, and keeps skin hydrated and well-nourished and can be used as a lip moisturiser too.
Rosehip oil is derived from the rosa canina rose bush. Unlike rose oil, which is extracted from rose petals, rosehip oil is pressed from the fruit and seeds of the rose plant. This should be your go-to oil it you have dry irritated, sensitive, red, zit-riddled skin. The innocuous oil deeply hydrates skin without clogging the pores, with fatty acids. It helps fade acne scars and reduce redness. It also works wonderfully well as an anti-ageing oil.
Argan oil is produced by the nuts found on argan trees which are native to Morocco. Argan Oil is one of the rarest oil in the world and has a lot of benefits, but what tops the list is that it is a great source of Vitamin E which helps maintain a healthy skin. It has phenols that are highly effective antioxidants. Carotenes present in the oil helps convert it to vitamin A, which is keeps the skin healthy and hydrated. Argan oil boosts elasticity, hydrates skin, prevents and reduces stretch marks, sun spots, It also control excessive oil secretion in your skin, helps reduce breakouts and prevents wrinkles over a period of time. Massaging it on in the morning and night as the final step of your skin care routine will give you excellent result.