When it comes to caring for our skin, there’s certainly no shortage of moisturizing creams and lotions available on the market, all of which are aimed at hydrating and repairing your skin.
However, skin experts often recommend replacing your traditional moisturizer with a naturally-made facial oil for a variety of reasons.
So with that in mind, today, I thought it might be a good idea to shine the spotlight on facial oils; what they’re made of, the benefits they offer, as well as debunking a few of the myths surrounding the use of facial oil.
Let’s get to it!
What Is Facial Oil?
Naturally, our skin produces oils and lipids, called sebum, which help keep our skin hydrated. These naturally occurring oils don’t only hydrate, but they also help strengthen our skin, keeping it healthier and more vibrant.
Facial oils, on the other hand, are skincare products specifically designed to supplement and complement our skin’s natural secretion of oils.
So, when we use a facial oil, we’re actually adding to those existing oils, and supplementing them with natural oils that also contribute to clearer, younger-looking skin.
Most facial oils are made from naturally-sourced oils, such as jojoba, coconut, tea tree, maracuja, or argan. However, certain facial oil products (including our Restorative Facial Oil and our Bakuchiol Day Serum) might also contain essential oils, which are derived from the flowers, leaves, and roots of different species of plants.
With that said, let’s take a look at some of the other benefits associated with adding a facial oil to your daily skincare routine.
The Benefits Of Using Facial Oils (Even During The Summer)
While virtually all facial oils are going to offer the main benefit of softening, strengthening, hydrating your skin, depending on the type of oil you’re using, some might also offer antibacterial, antioxidant, or anti-inflammatory benefits as well.
Antioxidants allow facial oils to work at repairing and even reversing some of the damage caused by free-radicals and sun exposure. In other words, using a facial can help reduce the uneven pigmentation and signs of premature aging.
In fact, some facial oils, such as our nighttime Restorative Facial Oil With Bakuchiol, are specifically designed to offer anti-aging properties, helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Additionally, the scented bohemian is also proud to offer our Bakuchiol Day Serum, which is also an extremely effective anti-aging facial oil formulated for day time use.
In the end, when we apply facial oil on our skin, we’re compensating for any sebum deficiencies by replenishing moisture, which, in turn, helps promote healthier, smoother-looking skin.
Should You Be Using Facial Oil?
If you’ve been using a facial oil, I’m sure you’re already well-aware of the amazing, natural benefits they can have on your skin.
But for those of you wondering if a facial oil is right for you, the short answer is yes.
However, there are a few myths out there, which often lead people to believe that using a facial oil isn’t a good idea, so I thought it’d be a good idea to debunk these myths, once and for all.
Myth #1 - Facial Oil Clogs Pore
Unfortunately, people often believe that using a facial oil is going to clog their pores, worsening any existing skin conditions they might already be contending with.
However, this isn’t always true.
The key is to look for facial oils that contain non-comedogenic ingredients, which means that they won’t clog your pores. Avoid oils that are high in oleic fatty acids such as coconut oil, wheat germ oil, avocado and even cocoa butter.
In fact, using a facial oil can actually be beneficial to those with skin conditions like acne.
This is because many facial oils contain high levels of linoleic acids, which help your skin retain moisture, keeping it hydrated and plump-looking. Look for ingredients like grapeseed, argan, castor, rosehip and raspberry to name a few.
Individuals that are prone to acne and breakouts typically have lower levels of linoleic acids, which results in a build-up of sebum, which is stickier and likelier to clog your pores.
Therefore, using a facial oil can help balance your skin’s oils, preventing acne and breakouts.
Myth #2 - Facial Oils Cause Even OIlier Skin
Another common myth is that using a facial oil is going to cause your skin to become even oilier than it was before.
Once again, this is simply not true.
In fact, our skin’s natural protective barrier is partly made up of oils, and this oil (sebum) is crucial in keeping our skin from drying out.
Therefore, as long as we’re using a naturally-sourced facial oil, specifically formulated for your specific skin type, there’s no reason for it to cause our skin to become oilier.
Myth #3 - Facial Oil Shouldn’t Be Used In The Summer
Because of the fact that we naturally tend to have sweatier and oilier skin during the warmer months of the year, many people believe that using a facial oil during the summer isn’t going to be beneficial.
However, as I’ve already mentioned above, using a natural facial oil won’t cause oilier or greasier skin.
So whether it’s being used in the wintertime, when our skin is drier, or in the summertime, when our skin tends to be oilier, the fact is that using a facial oil is almost guaranteed to work wonders for the health and appearance of your skin.
the scented bohemian’s Restorative Facial Oils
For those interested in trying a 100% natural facial oil, I invite you to check out the scented bohemian’s Restorative Facial Oil Night Repair With Bakuchiol or our Bakuchiol Day Serum, both of which, are sure to make an excellent addition to your skincare routine.
Our handmade facial oils contain a comprehensive combination of organic, non-comedogenic carrier oils, and essential oils, as well as bakuchiol.
Both of our Restorative Facial Oils are tried and true, designed specifically to help nourish and hydrate your skin while also helping to reduce and minimize the appearance of fine lines and pores. Guaranteed to help lighten dark spots and even skin tone. They even work to reduce acne scarring.
Finally, both oils are ideal for all skin types, be it dry, sensitive, or acne-prone and guaranteed to have your skin feeling softer, smoother, and healthier after only the first few applications.
But don’t take my word for it, check out what Janice Y. had to say about adding our Restorative Facial Oil to her skincare routine.
“I started using the restorative night oil a few months ago. I initially gave it a try to support a local business, not really expecting a huge difference in my 65-year old skin. However, within two weeks, I noticed a definite improvement in terms of hydration, line reduction, and overall skin tone and softness. I look forward to experiencing the addition of bakuchiol in my next purchase of this truly restorative product.” - Janice Y.
Additionally, Colleen H. also had a positive experience using our Bakuchiol Day Serum. Check out what she had to say about it:
“Since using this oil, my skin is glowing and no need for makeup anymore! At 47 years old I’ve finally found my skin products and I love them.” - Colleen H.
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