I know what you are thinking. How can face oil be a good thing? Why would you want to layer it on your face when you spent half your teen life trying to get rid of it? Celebrity dermatologist Dr. Gervaise Gerstner raves about the ultra-hydrating, rejuvenating, nourishing, beauty benefits of facial oils.
“Facial oils are an excellent way to get antioxidants and vitamins quickly into the skin,” explains Dr. Gerstner. “Oils are absorbed quickly, and soften the appearance of fine lines.” So far so good, right? Essential oils are derived from botanicals, many of which are naturally packed with antioxidants, and create a protective barrier against harsh and uncaring external factors, like pollution, environmental toxins, even over cleansing. Still light weight, and incredibly aromatic, the oils penetrate surface layers of your epidermis and maintain moisture for a brighter more radiant appearance. Just like all those plant-based super-foods that are so good for you, face oils actually nourish your skin with intense moisture.
What if you have oily skin?
Would you really want to add more oil? Dr. Gerstner, to the rescue again. “Facial oils should not cause oily skin to break out. Use a small amount at first to test,” Dr. Gerstner advises. “The oils absorb instantly so the skin does not look greasy or shiny but rather has a sheer glow.” Of course, we know, glow is good. #GetYourGlowOn
Skin Normal or Dry?
For those with normal, dry, or combination skin, Dr. Gerstner shares her regimen. “I put four or five drops on at a time. One on my forehead, one on each cheek, one on my chin and jaw line.” And if you’re not ready to give up your favorite moisturizer, you don’t have to. Face oils are great for layering. “You can definitely use both. It is best to apply oils right after freshly cleansed skin in the morning and at night right before applying your moisturizer or you can even use alone.”
Aside from the nourishing, moisturizing, hydrating beauty benefits, facial oils continue to gain popularity because they feel and smell amazing, not to mention the silky smooth, super soft finish that converts are raving about. One application, and you’re hooked!
Watch for our new line of face products coming very soon! Get your GLOW on!
Essence of L Medispa is located in beautiful White Rock, B.C.
Owner and Skin Specialist, Leah LaVanway offers free skin consults to get you on the path to healthy, glowing skin. Call or email and let’s get your skin glowing tomorrow!
Sources: L’oreal, Paris/USA
Weekly World New, Ancient Beauty Secrets
Wall Street Journal Online, At My Vaniety
Discovery Health, Tips to Banish Dry Skin
Webmd, The Skin (Human Anatomy)
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