5 COMMON MISTAKES WHEN USING FACIAL PLANT OILS

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I may be an expert by experience, as I have made all the mistakes once. But after learning and researching, I know how to use face oils for optimal results, a.k.a. very happy skin. So I share with you how to change the five common mistakes when using facial oil. Because if you use face oils correctly, you will be surprised about how beneficial they can be to your skin. They protect the skin barrier and are skin-softening, nourishing, and healing.

1. USING THE WRONG OIL FOR YOUR SKIN TYPE

Nature offers a wide range of plant oils with all different profiles and compositions. For every skin, there is a suitable, nourishing, skin-softening plant oil. But when not using the right facial oil, your skin will not benefit or cause breakouts or other undesirable conditions.

For example, coconut oil is only beneficial for very dry skin. For other skin types, it can cause breakouts. Rosehip seed oil, hemp seed oil, or grape seed oil are good choices for oily acne-prone skin. 

2. USING FACIAL OILS ON DRY SKIN

When you put facial oil on dry skin, you may experience greasiness or lack of absorption. This is because you should always put oils on damp skin. This way, it helps spread over the skin and will absorb more quickly.

3. USING WAY TOO MUCH

Facial plant oils are the concentrated form of your facial creams. That is why there is no need to slather the oil onto your skin. Three drops of face oil are enough to put on your entire face. Damp face, of course 😉

4. NOT USING A MOISTURIZING PRODUCT

A facial plant oil nourishes the skin and keeps moisture locked in your skin. So it protects your skin from moisture loss but does not moisturize itself! For some hydration, you need a product with, for example, vegetable glycerine, hyaluronic acid, aloe, or panthenol. 

You need to use these two heroes together to get the best skin results. The order is not that important. You can first use a moisturizer and then the facial plant oil or the other way around, or mix the oil drops with your cream. 

5. USING RANCID OILS

Oils exposed to sunlight and air oxidate more quickly and get rancid. When they turn rancid, they release a chemical that is harmful to the skin. So when a plant oil is past the due date, smells bad, or has changed in texture or colour, toss it! Safe your oils in a cool, dark place to prevent premature oxidation and enjoy them as long as possible.