There are many different types of beauty oils on the market, and there’s a good reason for that – oils are really versatile and can be used in a number of different ways to benefit your skin. Many people are still wary of the idea of using oils in their beauty routine, not least f all if they already have oily skin, but actually, oils can help to reduce the skin’s sebum production. Here’s a look at some of the other things that beauty oils are good for:
One of the best uses for oil is to cleanse your skin, as it does an amazing job of melting away even the most stubborn waterproof make-up. It reduces the need for skin-damaging scrubbing and nourishes and smoothes the skin as it gets rid of daily grime and pollutants. Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm is a powerful cleansing balm that provides a deep cleanse, emulsifying dirt and grime and breaking down sophisticated make-up micro particles.
Scarring comes in many forms, from acne scars to surgery scars and even stretchmarks, and oils can have a great effect in reducing their appearance. Decleor Cica Botanic Oil is a daily use oil which contains a unique blend of 9 botanical oils to reduce existing stretch marks and help prevent new ones.
Creating a good barrier between your skin and your blade is one of the only ways to reduce shaving rash, as the oil stops the drag which causes the rash in the first place. Elemis Smooth Result Shave and Beard Oil may be from the men’s range, but it’s just as good for shaving legs as it is faces and will help to leave your legs silky smooth with every shave.
Oils are perfect for keeping your skin hydrated and will support the skin’s own moisture-producing barrier. Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Oil is a replenishing facial oil formulated with a trio of seaweeds – padina pavonica, golden seaweed and roaring water kelp – to deliver maximum hydration, whilst reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
No, we aren’t suggesting that you cover yourself in a non-protective oil and sit in the sun to bake like a Christmas turkey! Decleor Summer Oil SPF30 is a high protection, ultra-sensory sun oil with an SPF30 for skin, which contains UVA and UVB filters to help protect skin from the appearance of the signs of ageing, and is enriched with manoi oil. Skin feels sublimely soft, moisturised and looks beautiful.