Plant oils are one of nature’s most powerful and versatile moisturizers.
Packed with essential fatty acids, antioxidants and vitamins, it’s no wonder that natural plant oils have been used around the globe for thousands of years for their beneficial properties for skin.
Every oil is a little bit different, so it’s important to consider your skin type when looking to introduce one into your personal care routine.
- If your skin is on the dry side, you should look for a rich oil, high in fatty acids such as Argan Oil.
- For oily, acne prone skin, lighter oils such as Jojoba, Apricot Kernel and Rosehip Seed Oil are best, as they won’t clog pores.
When purchasing an oil, it’s important to keep in mind that an oil from the highest quality sourcing can sometimes cost more than a body lotion or cream, but will contain natural and organic ingredients, last longer and offer more versatility. If you need help selecting an oil, our Wellness Department is always happy to help.
You can incorporate oils into your routine in a number of ways.
For facial care, oils should be applied right after your toner and serum. Start slowly with just a few drops and pat into skin. You can also try adding a drop or two to your favorite moisturizer to provide richness and moisture. If you’re looking for an all over moisturizer, try adding a few drops of your favorite oil in a bath. The water will help the oil absorb more quickly.