I’ve been a fan of using oil on my body and hair for as long as I can remember. The amount of tubs, jars and bottles I go through of everything from Argan, Jojoba and Vitamin C oil to Coconut oil is a bit astounding for one person! So I consider myself a bit of an expert when it comes to cold pressed oils for your skin.
How to Use Skin Oil
If you’re new to using facial oils there are a few different ways you can go about it. After cleansing you can massage 2-3 drops directly onto your face and neck area. If your skin needs a bit more of a hydration boost, a sneaky skin hack I have is to combine a few drops with your favourite moisturiser.
Is Oil Right for My Skin Type?
There are so many myths out there about skin oils—they hydrate, they don’t hydrate, they clog your pores, they help with breakouts, they work miracles, and it goes on forever!
The truth is that they are the perfect top me up addition to your current moisturizing routine. An oil is a key part to helping you achieve healthy glowing skin as it acts as the sealant that locks moisture in. Without it, moisture just escapes out until the next time you apply product. While this isn’t necessarily going to wreck your skin, it’s definitely not ideal—and it becomes a bigger problem in dry winter weather or in the dry heat of the summer.
What Brand Should I use?
My latest oil crush is In Essence, as they’ve just launched their own range of skin therapy facial treatment oils. They have Organic Camellia, Soothing, Rejuvenating, Vitamin Boost and Overnight Repair treatment oils. I decided to try out the Vitamin Boost as a bit of a top up to my existing skincare routine. My favourite thing about it is definitely it’s refreshing scent. It’s a blend of Carrot Seed, Grapefruit and Everlasting and the smell alone is enough to energise and revive me! I can’t wait to road test all the other oils and share my experience with you. If the Vitamin Boost oil is anything to go by they’re all going to be fantastic! So grab an oil that is relevant to your skin concerns and fall in love with it as much as me.