If you’ve been reading my column, you’ll notice how I like to keep my topics connected. I’ve previously dealt with how and why you should consider adding a facial massage to your routine. This time, I want to talk about luxury facial oils that can elevate that at-home, DIY facial massage.
Applying a facial oil before your DIY facial massage is important for a very practical reason. A facial oil gives you that needed slickness so your fingers, jade roller or gua sha can glide smoothly over your skin. Otherwise, you’ll just be tugging on your skin, causing strain, wrinkles and pain. The face on your skin is very sensitive, so even lovingly massaging it without an oil can be horrible for it.
With that said, don’t just reach for any oil on the market. Know your face.
Dry skin stands to benefit the most from facial oil. It acts as an emollient, filling in the spaces in your skin where hydration should be present. Giving hydration to dry skin plumps up the otherwise dull area and gives life to parts of the face which gave fine lines and wrinkles.
Elemis has the Superfood Facial Oil that provides nourishment and hydration. It’s formulated with omega 3, 6 and 9, which means you can target aging skin, eczema, rosacea, redness, dryness and dehydration.
If you want to further dive into oils, get to know the brand Natura Bisse. The label has the Diamond Extreme Oil. This carries various antioxidants to improve skin’s elasticity and suppleness, and it also stimulates collagen production for a youthful complexion.
Oily and acne-prone skin can also take advantage of the benefits of facial oils. Just remember to use ones with antiacne ingredients in them such as pomegranate oil and rose hip oil.
Google the best rose hip oil options and you’ll see many reviews for Vintner’s Daughter Active Botanical Serum. It has 22 botanicals and 60+ bioavailable nutrients that work synergistically for healthy, radiant, youthful skin. Aside from stimulating cell turnover so you can get younger-looking skin, it also strengthens capillaries and calms redness with phytonutrients.
Pai Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil is also something you can treat yourself with, as it has provitamin A. This is an essential component of the skin’s repair function. What you get is skin that has firmness and elasticity. You’ll also see the reduction of fine lines, scars, stretch marks and sun damage without irritation.
For all skin types, a good option is the Caudalie Overnight Detox Oil. Caudalie is a brand I truly believe in and use often. Its Overnight Detox Oil is formulated for stressed skin with omega 6, grape oil, vitamin E; and musk rose, neroli, lavender, carrot, white sandalwood and petitgrain oils. This dry oil formula also means you won’t be left with a heavy and greasy texture.