Face oils sometimes get a bad rep and often associated with worsening skin conditions. This cannot be farther from the truth.Here are three (3) myths about oils in skincare and and how oils can actually help all skin types get healthy, glowing skin.
1. Using oils on your face can clog pores and worsen acneThis is probably the #1 misconception about face oils. The true reason for clogged pores is quite contrary. When your skin is parched (this can happen in humid climates as well), it responds by increasing sebum production.
2. Oils are bad for people with oily skinWhen younger, imbalance of hormones can lead to excess oil production in skin and even hormonal acne. However, the most common reason for over production of sebum is an imbalance in moisture levels caused by loss of skin’s on oil. This is usually due to the use of soaps on skin and harsh cleansers.
Living in polluted regions, Squalane in skin is constantly depleted. Replenishing skin’s oils and Squalane is paramount to keeping skin well balanced so it does not become oily. A recent dermatology review further points out how face oils can benefit all skin types.
3. Oil free moisturizers are better for people in hotter climatesIt’s true that people in hotter climates perspire. But perspiration that causes skin to look moist and shiny should not be confused with oiliness. In fact, in hotter climates, skin is constantly exposed to UV damage that depletes skin’s vitamins and anti-oxidants. An oil based serum is the best way to replenish skin’s nutrients to keep skin balanced and nourished.
Plant oils have an abundance of moisturizing properties and light oils like Cacay, Squalane, Argan and fruit seed oils, can be light and easily absorbed by skin, leaving a conditioned and smooth (not oily) appearance.