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Moisturizer V. Oil
By Estela Cockrell
The face oil trend is on the rise but, what about moisturizers? We've used moisturizers before the shift to adding oils into our daily skincare regime. We pretty much are familiar with the ideal skincare routine, that prescribes the use of facial serum, face oil, and moisturizer. But, don’t they all basically do the same thing??? Like hydrate/nourish our skin?! They do but all three work in very different ways!
Face Oil 101
Facial oils go a step further from hydration by nourishing and moisturizing the deep layers of the skin. Oils like avocado, jojoba, etc., mimic the natural lipids found in our skin and actually helps reduce your body's sebum production. Oil counteracts oily skin - woahh!! It's so amazing for those with dry, parched, and dehydrated skin! Face oils are made from fruit, seed, and nut extracts and are deeply nourishing and restorative. Look for oils thave a smaller molecular size (such as argan oil or jojoba oil) to prevent clogging the pores and enable easy absorption. Using your kitchen coconut oil is definitely not recommended! Luckily, we have an array of facial oils that are highly absorbable and will leave you glowing all day!
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Moisturizers are great for hydrating the topmost layers of your skin (perfect for normal/combo skin or if you're dry - use after your face oil!). Using JUST a daily moisturizer is just right when you have normal, combination, or oily skin. But when you have to treat extreme dryness (either seasonal or you're all-around dry), a moisturizer may not hydrate/nourish/moisturize your skin deeply enough - cue the face oils!! Since they are water-based it's best for penetrating the skin for hydration but oils are best for locking in that moisture.
Fun fact: using a moisturizer helps seal the moisture into your skin and best to use while your skin is still damp (like right after cleansing!).