Face oils such as squalane have become one of the biggest trends in skin care today. Dermatologists and cosmetologists alike have endorsed the use of oils for healthy skin and, yet, many people continue to have reservations about using them. When we consider an oily complexion a problem, it does seem counterintuitive to use it as a moisturizer. However, it has many uses in your skin care regimen going far beyond basic hydration.
Using Squalane With Your Makeup
The purpose of makeup is often to make your skin look less oily, so it may seem strange, but using squalane as a primer can help you achieve that look. Face oils make excellent primers because they smooth out your skin almost instantly, creating a beautiful canvas for your makeup. They also plump your skin, helping to eliminate any sagging before you apply your cosmetics. As a bonus, they are generally packed with nutrients that you won’t find in a purely cosmetic primer.
Getting Rid of Pimples
When you have a zit on your face, the last thing you want to do is add more oil into the mix. However, squalane, among other oils, can help reduce your skin’s natural oil production. When skin is too dry, it produces more oil in order to get the moisture it needs. Unfortunately, many treatments for pimples dry out the skin, creating more oil and feeding into a vicious cycle. Oils moisturize your skin so that you can get rid of blemishes for good.
Less Is More
The most common mistake that folks make with face oil is using too much. You do not need to use nearly as much oil on your face as you would a cream based product. The oil will spread effectively and penetrate your skin quickly. Using too much will leave your skin feeling greasy but that will simply be the result of the amount you used and not a consequence of using face oil at all. Just a drop or two should be more than enough to treat your face and neck.
Even if you have a naturally oily complexion, you can benefit from using face oil in your skin care routine. In addition to moisturizing, face oils can fight pimples and create a perfect canvas for your makeup. Just be sure to use it sparingly so that you do not end up with skin that looks and feels greasy.
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