Most of those that suffer with problematic skin have always looked at oils as something to be avoided. People with acne prone skin specially get scared at the thought of applying facial oils. But here’s the truth. Facial oils can be one of the best investments in your skincare for any kind of skin. The right kind of facial oil can actually help fight off acne and help clear the skin of scars.
Did you ever wonder how women looked after their skin in the olden days when chemically produced skincare didn’t exist? And in all honesty they did have the loveliest of complexions that were pretty much flawless. A huge reason for this was also lifestyle and less environmental pollutants. But how did they meet their skincare needs ? They dug into their kitchens for all natural and pure solutions. Ghee was considered an amazing addition for soft glowing skin and a clear complexion. Sesame oil and mustard oil were used as remedies for any skin ailments. Ancient Egyptian women used moringa oil on their skin for that flawless glow.
It was always oils and homemade butters that came to the rescue.
Acne Prone Skin or Dry Skin – How to think about Facial Oils?
Most products that are commercially made for acne prone skin actually strip the skin off that healthy requirement of sebum. Sebum is naturally produced by our skin to maintain the optimum levels of hydration in the skin. By stripping the natural sebum off the skin you are actually triggering excess sebum production which leads to further increase in acne.
The key to using oils for your skin is to understand which oils will not clog your pores and have a lower comedogenic rating. Jojoba Oil for example is an extremely hydrating oil and has the ability to mimic the skin’s natural sebum production. So it actually reduces excess sebum production while absorbing easily into the skin without leaving any oily residue.
Hazelnut oil is another non comedogenic oil that is extremely rich in tannins and helps fight sun damage. It’s considered a dry oil and has astringent properties that are extremely helpful in fighting off bacteria on acne prone skin. Our Lustre Drops Face Serum contains Hazelnut Oil as a key ingredient which promotes a healthy complexion and glow. The Lustre Drops Serum is well suited to mature skin and will help your skin age gracefully.
Some oils have high Oleic acid composition and some have a higher linoleic acid composition. Dry skin loves Oleic acid and sensitive or acne-prone skin loves linoleic acid. Coconut oil for one has a very high comedogenic rating and should only be used by those that suffer with extremely dry skin.
So which are some of the best oils to look out for ?
Argan oil is another one such non comedogenic oil that is absolutely skin loving and rich in antioxidants and vitamin E. It helps fight early signs of skin ageing and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. You can find Argan oil as a key ingredient in our Radiance Drops Face Serum, which if applied regularly as a part of your skincare regime can do you wonders overtime. Serum Radiance drops is also particularly useful in anti-acne skin regime as it is packed with the goodness of Manjistha, which is a blood purifier and helps clear the skin of impurities and enhances the complexion. Using an oil to seal in the hydration to the skin should be a final step to your skincare regime.
Jojoba Oil, is procured from the seed of Jojoba plant. Jojoba Oil is recommended for people with dry and oily skin. It contains Vitamin E and is deeply nourishing for the skin as it helps locking in moisture and fighting off the damage that the skin faces due to day to day pollution. It can also be used to clean off your make up easily using reusable bamboo face pads. It is antibacterial and anti inflammatory and can also be used to treat burns. You can leave Jojoba oil overnight without worrying. Infact our Dew Drops Face Serum contains Jojoba oil and can be integrated into your daily skincare routine. Just 1-2 drops of this serum at night before sleeping can do you wonders by morning.
Babchi Oil is a wonder ingredient for the skin. It boosts hydration and collagen producing tissues, It also helps improve fine lines, wrinkles, elasticity and firmness. You can find Babchi Oil as an ingredient in our Dew Drops Face Serum. Serum Dew Drops for example is very well suited to normal to oily skin and enriched with papaya, aloe vera, licorice and sandalwood out of many others, is helpful in renewing the glow of your skin and fighting off environmental damage.
Rosehip Seed Oil deeply hydrates the skin with fatty acids. It also helps reduce acne scars. Rosehips are thought to have a lot of vitamin C. Vitamin C also supports collagen production, which helps reduce wrinkling. Finally, vitamin C may increase wound healing and help prevent dry skin.
Almond Oil is very high on Vitamin A and is very hydrating. It is excellent for very very dry skin. It is found in our Radiance Drops Face Serum which can be applied overnight on clean skin. It helps moisturize and also helps to lighten scars and marks. Almond Oil being rich in Vitamin A is rich in Retinods. It helps to unclog pores and reduce excess sebum.
Himalayan Origins uses all non-comedogenic oils that are high in linoleic acid and infuses them with fresh herbs and botanicals from the Himalayas to bring to you a power packed dose of goodness for your skin.
Oils can be used solely or as part of a step-by-step skincare regime. Just to bear in mind that one must check the labels to see that none of the oils used in your skincare routine have a higher comedogenic rating. You should also do a patch test before using a new facial oil.