Should I be using facial oils in summer?
Facial oils are often associated with dry winter skin, but they can actually be an important addition to your summer skincare routine.
Here are a few reasons why you might want to consider incorporating a facial oil into your summer skincare routine:
Facial oils help balance your skin's natural oils
When it's hot and humid outside, your skin might produce more oil than usual. This can lead to clogged pores and breakouts. However, using a facial oil helps to balance your skin's natural oils as it mimics the natural sebum your skin produces to counter over-production. By applying a lightweight facial oil to your skin, you can help regulate your skin's oil production and prevent excess oil from building up on your skin.
Jojoba oil penetrates the skin quickly and helps to regulate sebum production making it great for balancing oily skin.
Facial oils can help protect your skin from environmental factors
Summer often means spending more time outside in the sun. Environmental factors such as sun, heat, wind or pollution can take a toll on your skin, leading to dryness, irritation, and premature aging. By using a facial oil that contains antioxidants and other nourishing ingredients, you can form a protective barrier to help protect your skin from these stressors and keep a healthy glow.
Marula Kernal oil is rich in fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants which hydrate and protect the skin.
Facial oils can help hydrate your skin without feeling heavy
During the summer, you might be hesitant to use heavy moisturizers that can leave your skin feeling greasy and weighed down. Facial oils are incredibly nourishing, but more lightweight and easily absorbed into the skin, making them a great option for hydrating your skin without adding any extra weight.
Squalane mimics your skin’s natural oils, its an excellent alternative to other oils that may feel heavier on the skin. It’s lightweight and noncomedogenic, meaning it won’t clog your pores, but also has anti-inflammatory properties that can reduce redness and swelling.
Facial oils can help soothe sunburned skin
Now we all know the importance of applying your SPF – even when it’s not sunny, or you’re not planning on going outside. Even if you're diligent about applying, you might still end up with a sunburn at some point during the summer. If that happens, a facial oil can gently soothe your skin and help it heal.
Pomegranate seed oil is used to calm or soften the skin and is especially used for repairing sun-damaged and aging skin because of the high levels of vitamin C and antioxidants it contains. It also aids in wound healing quickly and prevents cell damage.
Facial oils can help enhance your natural glow
Finally, using a facial oil can help enhance your natural glow and give you a radiant, healthy-looking complexion. By using a facial oil that contains ingredients like vitamin A, C or Rosehip oil, you can help brighten your skin and reduce the appearance of dark spots, hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles.
There are many reasons why you might want to consider using a facial oil in the summer. Whether you're trying to balance your skin's oil production, protect your skin from the environment, or simply enhance your natural glow, a facial oil can be a great addition to your skincare routine.
Just be sure to choose a lightweight oil, such as our Radiance Facial Oil, and always apply sunscreen on top to protect your skin from the sun's harmful rays.