Just like moisturisers, facial oils are essential skincare products that deeply nourish the skin and impart a healthy glow. However, a lot of women are sceptical about using facial oils — especially those with oily skin type — fearing it will make their skin look greasy. But turns out, there are several facial oils are non-greasy, non-comedogenic and are easily absorbed by the skin. All you got to do is learn how to use them the right way.
Ahead, how exactly to use a facial oil to amp up your skincare game.
Step 01: Cleanse your skin
Start off by cleansing your skin with a suitable cleanser. If you haven’t exfoliated your skin in a while, use a gentle scrub such as the St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Face Scrub to slough off dead skin. If you are using the facial oil as part of your AM routine, follow it up with a broad-spectrum sunscreen, we suggest the Ponds Sun Protect Non-Oily Sunscreen SPF 30 to get protection from both UVA and UVB rays.
Step 02: Slather on moisturiser
Even if you’re applying a deeply nourishing facial oil, you can’t skip the moisturiser. Because moisturisers do more than just nourish your skin; a pick like the Lakme 9 to 5 Naturale Day Creme SPF 20 With Pure Aloe Vera protects the skin from environmental aggressors like dust and pollution. Since facial oils block moisturisers and other skincare products from penetrating into the skin, it’s best to slather on a moisturiser first.
03: Apply facial oil
There are two ways to apply facial oil on the skin — you can either take a few drops and apply it directly onto your skin or mix it with your liquid foundation for a stunning glow. The application also depends on the skin type – if you have oily skin, rub a few drops on cleansed hands before patting it into your skin. Those with dry skin type can massage a few drops over moisturised skin until absorbed. The Lakme Absolute Argan Oil Radiance Overnight Oil-in-Serum is suitable for all skin types as it gets absorbed easily into the skin and leaves you with a radiant glow.