I know so many people who balk at the thought of applying an oil to their face, whether it’s because they have oily skin or they think it will make their skin oily, but there is nothing better to replenish your skin. I love using an oil at night as when I wake up the next morning my skin feels refreshed and supple!
Just to clarify, those with an oily skin tend to think that by stripping the skin of any oil and keep away from oil, their skin will somehow become balanced. This isn’t true. If you keep stripping your skin of oil, your skin starts to produce more oil to make up for the loss.
Here are my top three oils and I tend to apply them after cleansing at night, gently massaging the face in an upwards and outwards motion:
1) Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate – priced at £36 and worth every penny! This oil contains Squalene, Evening Primrose Oil, Omega-6 Fatty Acids and Essential Oils including Lavender. In the morning, skin looks brighter and feels softer and hydrated.
2) Balance Me Extra Care Radiance Face Oil – priced at £30 this is a little cheaper than the above. I really love this oil as it doubles up as a day oil too, just apply with your daily moisturiser to give you that glow. It contains Amazonian buruti, moringa and camellia oils that work together with soothing Roman chamomile, yarrow and benzoin to enhance the radiance of skin.
3) NUDE Skincare ProGenius Treatment Oil – priced at £58 this is the most expensive of the three and like Radiance Oil can be used in the morning too. This oil contains Omegas 3, 6, 7 & 9 – it feels a bit richer and thicker than the other two, which may not be to everyone’s liking but it absorbs beautifully and again skin is left feeling soft and supple.
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