May 15, 2017

How-To Use Beauty Facial Oils

How-To Use: Beauty Facial Oils

While browsing around online today :cough: wasting time :cough: I came across a pic of Chandler and Monica's wedding... saying that they would be celebrating their 16th wedding anniversary! Is that not nuts?!? I felt so old reading that... has it really been that long? Holy guacamole.

Even though I'm over 30, I like to think that I can pass for mid-twenties still. Since I was a teenager I've been pretty good with skin care-- washing my face and making sure to use moisturizer, especially since my skin can get dry. For the past couple years I have also been using oils more and more to help hydrate and give my skin a radiant look. I started with a pure argan oil and my oil collection has immensely grown since. Here's a few oils (all under $25!) that I have currently been loving:

Physicians Formula Bright Booster Oil Elixir: This has become one of my favorite daytime oils that I can wear on it's own, or under makeup. This lightweight elixir includes a mix of mongongo oil & rhodiola extract that helps to not only hydrate skin but helps it look more radiant. If you hate greasy feelings, you'll like this oil because it absorbs quickly and doesn't leave a greasy feel. Plus, it has a nice soft lavender scent.

Pixi Rose Oil Blend: Out of all the oils I have, I think this one has my favorite scent- like a fresh bouquet of roses, but not in an overpowering way. This oil blends sweet almond, rosehip, jojoba, pomegranate seed, and rose geranium oils that work together to nourish the complexion and help preserve youth... at least I hope it does. It feels so nice on skin-- luxurious and smoothing- it makes my skin feel super soft.

Perfectly Posh Call It a Night Nighttime Oil: Another mix, I apply this oil just before bed so it can work its hydrating magic overnight. It contains oils like jojoba, lavender (which is great for helping to promote restfulness!), rosemary, evening primrose oils and botanical extracts such as green tea which packs some antioxidant power.

Physicians Formula Illuminating Argan Oil: A twist on the pure argan oil, this illuminating oil includes soft specks of shimmer that really give my skin a glowing finish. I love pairing this oil with foundation-- either applying it before the foundation OR mixing it directly into my foundation. To be honest, this oil looks a bit scary- like its packed full of glitter- but don't let that deceive you. When applying, the shimmer is light and just blends effortlessly into skin leaving a very pretty glow. I definitely recommend giving this one a try!

While my skin is on the drier side and I tend to use them for moisturizing benefits but did you know that facial oils can be good for oily skin as well? Some oils are great for oily skin and even acne prone skin as well. Reach for jojoba, argan or marula oils and other plant-based oils to give skin a radiant glow and reap the antioxidant benefits of these oils.

Tell me, do you use facial oils? If so, what's your fave?

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28 comments:

  1. Omg, facial oils are one of my favorites, and I particularly love oils that are for the night, because they really bring the moisture to the skin over night <3

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  2. I would love to try some of these! Especially the rose oil blend!

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  3. These all sound like awesome products! I've never tried a facial oil before.

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  4. I've been wanting to try some facial oils but I haven't taken the plunge. I'm in my late 20s so I really need to focus on taking care of my sensitive skin.

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    1. I'm a huge proponent of taking care of your skin as early as possible- cleanser and a good moisturizer and a nighttime serum or oil are musts!

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  5. I've been really thinking about starting to use facial oils, I'm just a bit nervous because I've been breaking out more than usual lately (not sure why)! How are they with somewhat oily/combo skin?

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    1. I have normal/dry skin so oils work really well on giving my skin hydration. I have heard that they work well with oil/combo skin because your skin will not have to produce as much oil on its own lessening breakouts. HTH!

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  6. I love the Pixi brand, so definitely interested in checking out their oil blend.

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  7. I love facial oils for the evening. They make my skin feel so soft in the a.m.

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  8. So helpful! I never understood how people used them! It seems counterintuitive to rub oil on your face haha

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    1. It does, right? However I heard that it can actually keep skin from producing too much oil to cut down on breakouts, etc. For my drier skin, it's a fantastic moisturizer!

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  9. 16 years?! That is crazy! Love this post, definitely going to look into some of these.

    XO
    Lee Anne
    www.lifebylee.com

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  10. I definitely use facial oils! They are key to looking great without makeup

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  11. Interesting post, oils seem like a great skin hydrator.

    Dylan
    www.lifebydylan.com

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  12. i have to admit - oils frighten me a little. as someone with severe adult acne, oils tend to break me out even worse. i heard so often they could help fight breakouts but they don't usually like to be my friend. however, i've only tried two - so maybe i should try these and see if they work any better for me. i'd love to help me skin in whatever ways i can! you always look so flawless!

    stephanie // shesawstyle.com

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  13. I really need to try one of these! My skin has been so dry lately and my regular moisturizer isn't doing the trick.

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  14. Great post! I have yet to add an oil to my beauty routine but I need to!

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  15. Oooo these oils look and sound super promising. I have dry skin most of the time so I think I'd definitely check these out, especially the pixi one! ;)

    xo, Chloe // http://funinthecloset.com/crane-print/

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  16. Oooo need to try the Illuminating Oil!! I love the Physician's Formula plain old Argan Oil, so I'm sure I'd love that one too!

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  17. i'm creeping up on 30 later this year so i definitely need to try these out!

    xo Emily
    www.thehipsuburban.com

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  18. This was so educational for me! I need to get some facial oils!

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  19. I've never tried a facial oil! I might have to pick up one of the products you listed and give it a try. The nighttime oil sounds great.

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  20. Love this! I use PF argon oil all the time and it works great... especially in the winter when my skin feels extra dry.

    Jennifer Ashley
    www.prettylittledetails.com

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  21. I have been wanting to try some of these oils. I hear they do wonders for your skin!

    April | www.thebluehydrangeas.com

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  22. I have never tried a facial oil before. My skin is just so sensitive I shy away from most products.

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  23. I want to try these! I don't use any.

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  24. Oh I really love this, I have been looking into more oils for my face!!

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