The Pure Truth / Switch2Pure Face Oils, but how, when, why?
Switch2Pure Face Oils, but how, when, why?
By Estela Cockrell
We know that using a face oil can be overwhelming because of looming questions like: "will I break out, I had acne when I was a teen and have always been told acne and oil don't mix, what oil is right for me, what time of day do I use a face oil, what ingredients should I look for in a face oil".....
These are very valid questions....we are here to answer your oil questions one by one (If you don't like to read much....but are a shopper, we got you. CLICK here and you can cut to the oil chase.
*Will I break out?
Oil is a great moisturizer and nourishing treatment for any skin type....it is true that the right oil must be selected for acneic skin, sensitive skin, dry skin, and normal, antiaging, mature skin. Often times people recall their teen and hormonal years when their sebum production (oil production) was at an all time high during those post pubescent years. Or even years where autoimmune, pregnancy, or the change have effected hormone levels and subsequently their break outs. We have selected the best oils for each of the skin types above (click to read more). Everyone's skin's microbiome, pH balance and sensitivities are different, but in general you want to moisturize the skin with an oil that has fatty acids (moisture), antioxidants (anti-aging), and the least amount of actives or synthetics fragrances or preservatives. If you find the right oil, and ease in to using it you will soon be saying BUH BYE to that thick cream which is probably doing more damage than it is good!
* I had acne as a teen and was told oil is bad....
People are often scarred (literally) from years of sebum imbalance, oil production and acne. They get nervous to venture out as they have used the same thing for many, many years......It can be un-settling to change your products. Oil production during the teen years are at an all time high, and so is eating poorly, sun exposure, and poor overall health. We all know that skincare first starts from within. Although we cannot guarantee all oily, acne prone, and will never experience a break out. We can suggest that there are oils that are excellent for oily and acne prone skin and you will be amazed at how well they can deeply nourish, protect and moisturize. In particular I would suggest the Source Vital Custom Cocktail (has seaweed to help nourish the prebiotics on the skin and has moisture, antioxidants etc or the oil skin wonder oil by Plant Apothecary, lastly the Olie Rose Glow Oil (perfect for any skin type). With reviews for the cocktail like, "I wanted to tell you that my skin is absolutely amazing and I am no longer on acne medicine. This is the first time ever that I have not experienced massive breakouts during my period." Evan S.
What oil is right for me?
Depending on your skin type there is an oil for everyone....here is our list of oils for various skin types:
Normal Skin Antiaging - (STEAL) Amaki Tsubaki Oil
DRY, SENSITIVE SKIN
Dry Skin - Molly With Love Maracuja Oil
Dry Skin - Super Natural Body Organic Hyaluronic Acid
What time of day to use your face oil?
It is best to use face oil after you cleanse at night. We recommend pentrating the product (up to 60% more by using your crystal roller). You can double up on your oil daytime if you are feeling extra parched. Also, the Hyaluronic is best to be used am as it really helps plump and firm the skin from within and throughout the day. Antioxidant rich oils do different things day and night. READ MORE about antioxidants HERE.
What ingredients should I look for in an oil?
Here is a list of just a few of the most amazing ingredients you should find in oils....
Rosehips (antioxidants), Squalane (deep, rich, moisture), Vitamin C (antioxidants), Argan (rich moisture), Maracuja (dense, rich moisture), Tsubaki oil (absorbant and high in oleic acid, Omega 9s), Chlorella Gold (Vitamins A, B, C. K), Hemp Oil (A, B, C, D), Prickly Pear (omega 6 and dark spots).
Here is a list of ingredients you should avoid in your topical (one hit wonder!)
Parabens (under all their aliases)
Fragrance or Parfume
As you can see using facial oils, is not as daunting as you might have imagined. Oil slicker get ready....time to GET GLOWING!