Frequently Ask Questions

Frequently Ask Questions

WILL PUTTING FACIAL OIL ON MY SKIN MAKE ME BREAK OUT?

Just the opposite.  It seems counter intuitive but use of facial oil will reduce  oil production and  regulate  your skin’s natural sebum leading to prevention, reduction, and even completely eliminating, acne breakouts. Using facial oil pulls dirt and old oils out from pores, making them look smaller.

Oils to Avoid
– A lot of people use coconut oil as a body moisturizer. Here are some facts you should know

– First it is important to understand what is a cosmogenic rating; In the simplest terms, a cosmogenic rating is a scale from 0-5 that tells you the likelihood of an ingredient clogging your pores. A rating of zero means that an ingredient will not clog your pores. … And a rating of 5 means that an ingredient will definitely clog your pores.

– This may come as a surprise but everyone’s favorite Coconut Oil, has a cosmogenic rating of 4!

– This oil is a favorite among many for its amazing health promoting and beautifying properties only for those who tolerate it well. Coconut oil is rather heavy and has a slow absorption rate. Unless you want to risk breaking out and standing around awhile before getting dressed steer clear.

– Many moisturizers also contain Palm Kernel oil. Here are some facts you should know.

– Palm Kernel Oil also has a Cosmogenic rating of 4 and is used in many body oils and moisturizers. Its texture and absorption is similar to coconut oil but will make most skin types break out.

 

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN FACIAL OILS AND CREAM MOISTURIZERS?

– An oil-based moisturizer is necessary for all skin types. If you have to choose between a water based moisturizer and a Facial oil grab the facial oil. This is because if your skin is dry, flaky and rough, especially during the winter, the function of water-based moisturizers as a natural barrier is compromised. They just don’t perform as well to lock in moisture. Facial oils replenish the skin’s natural oil content, form a temporary barrier, and feed the skin with the nutrients that it needs to stay healthy.

– They also protect the skin unlike cream based moisturizers. Oils penetrate deep into the inner layers of the skin, and keep toxins out.

 

CAN I USE FACIAL OIL IF I HAVE SENSITIVE SKIN?

– Absolutely. Most facial oils contain amazing anti-inflammatory properties. They’re perfect for calming sensitive skin, irritations, redness and inflammation. They are also extremely effectivefor calming skin after facials, Botox or laser treatments.  Facial Oils treat skin dryness and irritations caused by rosacea and popular anti-aging products such as retinol and alpha-hydroxy acids.

 

WHAT ARE SOME OF THE ADDITIONAL BENEFITS OF USING FACIAL OIL?

Facial Oils Reduce Wrinkles
– The skin’s natural oil production decreases as we grow older, causing the moisture barrier to break down, the skin to dry out and wrinkles to deepen. Facial oils restore, maintain and strengthen the moisture barrier to lock in hydration, leaving the skin better hydrated and more resilient. When the barrier is restored, the skin can better absorb the replenishing nutrients that reduce signs of premature aging.  Facial Oils are full of antioxidants that prevent damage to the skin by free radicals, delaying the signs of aging.

Facial Oils Offer a Concentrated Dose of Omega Fatty Acids and are a Natural Source of Vitamins and Antioxidants
– Omega-3 fatty acids have as many benefits to us through the skin as they do when ingested. They are anti-inflammatories, so they treat skin concerns such as acne, rosacea, dryness and eczema.  In addition,facial oils are full of vitamins and antioxidants that feed the skin and improve its overall resilience.

Facial Oils Contain High Levels of Skin-identical Ingredients
– The outer layer of our skin is oil-based, and it is mostly composed of fatty acids, ceramides and cholesterol, all of which are bio-available in facial oils. By applying facial oils, you give your skin highly usable nutrients that the skin recognizes and works positively with it.

Every Drop Counts
– Facial oils are highly concentrated and only require a small amount to achieve maximum results.  Commercial moisturizers don’t compare because they are usually a synthetic-filled mixture of oil and water that have significantly less concentration of enriching oil (and frequently unsafe petroleum-based oils at that).

 

WILL BODY OIL MAKE ME BREAK OUT?

– Some will and some won’t depend on the oils that are used.  It seems counterintuitive but the use of the proper blend of body oil will reduce oil production and regulate your skin’s natural sebum leading to prevention, reduction, and even completely eliminating, breakouts.

 

WHY DOES MY SKIN FEEL DRY EVEN AFTER I APPLY MOISTURIZER?

– Lotions are made of oil and an emulsifier. The emulsifier is usually a lab-manufactured chemical. Most are ethylated which can expose you to carcinogens and mutagens. Most importantly lotion moisturizers are upwards of 65% water with not only must be preserved to keep out mold and bacterial it DISSIPATES when putting on to your skin. So not only are you covering your skin in chemicals, fragrances, and preservatives. More than half of what you apply disappears leaving dry skin.

 

HOW DO YOU USE BODY OIL?

– After a shower or bath towel dry and leave skin a bit moist. Apply body oil. Applying the oil onto moist skin allows it to LOCK in skins natural moisture. (humans are 80% water!) High-quality oil will absorb deeply and quickly. Because it is locked in the skin it will continue to moisturizer throughout the day.

 

WILL I HAVE TO WAIT TO GET DRESSED AFTER USING BODY OIL? WILL IT RUIN MY CLOTHES?

The answer to both questions is; “It depends”.   The main factor to consider is the ingredients and their quality.  Some oils don’t absorb as well as others. Some are just not good for you. Look for organic or natural oils.

– High absorption (and high performance) oils include:
Jojoba,
Pomegranate
  Rosehip

 

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