For some people face oils may seem like an unusual choice to use as a moisturizer, particularly if you have oily skin. If you are one of those people, obviously you havent seen any of the many articles about the benefits of face oils.
The fact is that face oils are a great option if you are in the market for a natural skin care product.
They dont contain any water, so you dont have to worry about preservatives, artificial or otherwise. Many are made with pure, organic oils, so you dont have to worry about artificial additives and most importantly, the right oil can do wonders for your skin!
Many oils have anti oxidant properties that can protect and feed your skin. Some can even help to gently even out your skin tone, and there are oils that can help balance your skin's sebum production (important if you have oily skin) and in some cases, have the ability dissolve the gunk in your pores that causes acne.
Do you have dry or mature skin and are looking for a natural way to slow the signs of aging or soften fine lines and wrinkles? There are oils that can do that too.
So are face oils ok to use in the summer? Absolutely! Face oils are light and penetrate into the skin easily. You only need a few drops to moisturize your face and neck. They are simple to use and can be applied to clean skin and used under make-up.
Some oils can even provide you with some sunscreen protection. Naturally they would not be your sunscreen of choice for a day at the beach or the lake, but if you arent spending all day in the sun, or if conventional sun screening products irritate your skin, certain oils can offer you some protection against the elements.
If this is you, look for oil blends that contain Red Raspberry oil which apparently has up to spf 50! Carrot seed oil also has a high spf factor -up to 40. Another oil that can offer protection at a lesser degree is wheatgerm oil.
Many of the nut oils like, peanut, macadamia and coconut have lower spf levels of between 4-10. Avocado, hemp seed and sesame oils also have spf levels of 4-10.
You can even make your own face oils-especially if you only include one or two.Otherwise, it could get really expensive If like me you like oil blends, there are a number of great oil blends available for you to buy.
Some blends include ingredients that arent all natural-things like mineral oils because they are cheap and and have a longer shelf life than organic oils.
I like oil blends because, they allow me to reap the benefits of each oil in one bottle. Some face oils also include beneficial essential oils that can address things like dry or aging skin, acne or even dermatitis. However, if you are sensitive to essential oils, and some people are,there are many available without essential oils.