Natural Skin Care Tips
Oils that come from natural plants have been a positive element of the cosmetic industry for years. You find them in many common products like serums, moisturizers, and makeup. In recent years new brands are being launched featuring various types of oils like coconut, jojoba, Argan, and special blends and combinations. They are used to attack different skin problems from acne to wrinkles to Rosacea. So how do you choose the right one?
First of all, in this article, we want to talk about ‘face oils’. These are oils used on the face more than anywhere else on the body. A good example would be Argan oil. You see these things being sold at places like Sephora, with a little different labeling, and a markup price to go along with them. The truth is, it’s the same oil you can pick up at your local health food store for only a fraction of those prices.
Which Oil is Right for You?
Different types of skin call for different types of oils. When your skin is quite dry and the moisturizers don’t seem to be getting the job done, then it could be that adding a bit of non-fragrant plant oil is just the ticket. You can use just about any kind of oil around your eyes. However, if you’re skin is the oily type then face oils may not be what you need.
Oils are more of a moisturizer ‘booster’ than anything else. They are not the total package in and of themselves. Working in conjunction with a good moisturizer, they really can step things up a notch. They simply don’t contain all the necessary anti-oxidants, cell-communicating ingredients, or skin repair abilities to be a stand-alone skin product.
The skin itself is a very complex organ. That’s why trying to find one single ingredient to correct your problem areas is virtually impossible. The trick is to pinpoint your problems, know what you need, then shop for the oils that match up to that.
When you decide to add face oils to your skin care regimen, make sure you search for products that feature a combination of oils, that have the capability of addressing the problems that ‘your’ skin is facing. Relying on one oil to cover it all is really just a pipe dream.
Never let yourself be drawn in by a beautiful fragrance. There is nothing wrong with a fragrance, as long as you don’t sacrifice results to have it. Fragrant oils don’t tend to carry the same benefits as the non-fragrant oils. Many of them have a potential to harm or irritate your skin.
The bottom line is this – if your skin care regimen is not getting it done, but your moisturizing seems to be fairly good, then try learning which non-fragrant oils have the ability to attack the problems that are keeping your routine from being spot on. Natural skin care requires natural oils.