Facial Oil Benefits & Why They Are Skincare Superheros

Hyaluronic acid, coconut oil, rose facial oil.. Which one is best for me? We all know about creams and lotions and how they are essential in our everyday skincare routines, but when did facial oil come into the picture, and more importantly, do I need to start using it? The answer: Yes. Your skincare experts at SelfCareKey highly recommend trying out facial oils and integrating them into your skincare routine. We’ll go in depth as to what facial oil we recommend for your skin type, how you can incorporate it into your routine, as well as facial oil benefits for your skin and other significant aspects about these products. 

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Types of Facial Oils and their skin type counterparts

Most facial oils are composed of essential oils and hydrating plant based oils - all great sources of natural moisture. These facial oils are great for increased skin hydration, reduced skin inflammation, and providing an overall healthy glow to the face. 

Have oily prone skin? There are a ton of myths out there stating that excessively oily and acne prone skin folks, should avoid applying sticky lotions and oils but this is a myth! It's good to use oil on your face because studies have proven a decrease in oil and acne production as long as skin is healthy and maintained. In fact, applying all-natural facial oils are much healthier than adding bulky products with unpronounceable ingredients. After a face wash, moisturize with a rose facial oil, and apply at night, to truly reap essential oil benefits. 

Best for dry and combination skin - Hyaluronic Acid is all the rage these days and the perfect product to reach your moisturize goals. Most lotions and creams have hyaluronic acid listed in their long list of ingredients, but we advise opting for the actual product itself. Additionally, regular application of essential oils such as jojoba and grapeseed oil, are great in preventing skin inflammation such as acne, as well as providing an all natural source of hydration. 

How to best incorporate Facial Oils into my routine and get the most bang for your buck

For Dry Skin

For Oily Skin

For Combination Skin

For Acne-Prone skin

-Apply two times a day (after face wash)

-Directly after wash, apply 1 pump of your facial oil of choice 

-Rub into skin thoroughly

-Apply once a day (after face wash)

- Ideally apply at night, to prevent face from looking oily throughout the day

- Apply one to two times a day at any time of day

- Prevent product overuse and stick with 2-3 products at most 

-Apply once in the evening after face wash and other products (check with a dermatologist)

-Rub 1 pump of anti-inflammatory oil (i.e. Rose or Pomegranate) and rub into skin

To get the most bang for your buck with your facial oil and get the most absorption out of it, add a moisturizer after applying a facial oil. After washing and patting your face dry, take a pump of facial oil and massage it for about 30-50 seconds until fully absorbed. Even if it’s not fully absorbed, adding an extra layer of moisture, such as a lotion or a cream will help in double layering of your skin’s moisture, amping up your skin’s ability to suck in the moisture. Due to active ingredients in most moisturizers, they help to retain hydrating compounds. 

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Best Facial Oils for Aging Skin

Facial oils can be miraculous when it comes to aging skin, and can provide another level of brightness to the skin, and keep fine lines at bay. As we age, our skin moisture levels decline, causing dry and dehydrated skin, making fine lines and wrinkles more noticeable. Keeping a regular skincare routine can effectively prevent signs of aging, along with a myriad of other health benefits. 

When considering purchasing a facial oil, definitely do research into your particular skin type, and from there look for cold-pressed oils, vitamin A (stimulates collagen production), and anything containing the essential fatty acids including omega-3s and omega-6s. Fattier oils improve hydration, hyperpigmentation, and maintain overall skin health. Consider almond, morroccan, apricot, or rosehip oil. We recommend a blend of different essential oils to really reap any benefits from each all-natural, powerhouse, ingredient. 

Learn about our Patchouli Balancing Oil

What’s Patchouli? We’re glad you asked! Patchouli stems from the mint family, and acts as an amazing anti-inflammatory, known to treat skin conditions such as acne and dermatitis. This therapeutic oil contains sweet, spicy, and earthy notes that pairs well with other essential oils. Although it comes from the mint family, Patchouli is far from that scent, and is instead found in many candles, perfumes, detergents, and more. 

Patchouli facial oil

SelfCareKey’s Patchouli Facial Oil is a blend of jojoba, grapeseed, patchouli, geranium, and rose geranium essential oils. Perfect for really any skin type, it’s incredibly lightweight and smells light, with no strong, impending fragrance. A single pump of this oil provides excellent coverage, and makes skin feel soft and dewy. 

SelfCareKey’s Rose Facial Oil 

Avocado, Apricot, Frankincense and Rose make up the artisanal blend that is the Rose Facial Oil. What is rose facial oil good for? It's highly recommended for those seeking a non-greasy, hydrating facial oil, best for those with dry or combination skin. Rose facial oil benefits include reduced eczema and reduced stress and anxiety. Packed with essential fatty acids, you can be sure that you will be getting optimal hydration, paired with the calming, pleasant scent of rose.