Ever since the K-beauty boom, people all across the world have adopted the famous 10-step skincare routine in an attempt to get flawless skin. Facial oils are an essential part of Korean women’s skincare routine. Facial oils have the power to nourish, soften and strengthen the skin’s barrier to correct and prevent early signs of ageing.
Did you know that every skin type can benefit from using facial oils? Yes, including those with an oily skin type. And what better time than winter — when your skin in extra need of hydration — to include facial oils in your skincare routine. Here are five oils to include in your winter skincare routine for glowing skin this winter.
1. Avocado oil
If you want clear and even-toned skin, avocado oil can help you achieve that. Rich in vitamins A, D and E, this oil moisturises and protects your skin from the damaging UV rays as well as boosts collagen to add a healthy glow to your skin. The fatty acids in avocado oil regenerate, rebuild skin cells and give your skin a radiant glow.
2. Argan oil
Argan oil is also called liquid gold and rightly so. This oil is beneficial for both skin and hair. Argan oil contains omega fatty acids, vitamin E and linoleic acid that provide intense nourishment to keep dryness at bay. Since it is not very heavy and easily absorbed by the skin, this oil can be used by all skin types. The Lakme Absolute Argan Oil Radiance Overnight Oil-in-Serum is a lightweight formula that nourishes the skin and makes it smooth and radiant.
3. Rosehip oil
Adding rosehip oil to your daily skincare routine can do wonders for your skin. It moisturises, treats wrinkles, evens out skin tone and brightens skin. With regular use, it can also fade scars and make the skin firmer and healthier. Apply a few drops on cleansed skin twice a day for best results.
4. Hemp seed oil
Hemp seed oil is non-comedogenic, which means it won’t clog your pores. This makes it an excellent facial oil for all skin types, including oily skin types. The anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties in this oil help get rid of acne and prevent breakouts. Other than your face, you can use this oil on your cuticles for healthy and strong nails.
5. Marula oil
Marula oil is one of the most common ingredients used in skincare products. Rich in essential fatty acids, and antioxidants this facial oil is beneficial for those with dry, acne-prone, oily and ageing skin. It gets absorbed into the skin quickly and can be worn under makeup too.
Written by Sanya Hamdani on Dec 08, 2020
Sanya Hamdani is a skincare enthusiast and lipstick hoarder, she truly believes no two red lipsticks look exactly alike. With a Master's degree in Communication & Journalism and 5+ years of digital writing experience up her sleeve, Sanya has some of the biggest beauty experts in the country on her speed dial. When she's not swatching products or writing about the latest trends in beauty, you will find her watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S. or cooking up a storm in the kitchen.