We were taught from our pimply adolescent years that face oils are the enemies and you should avoid them at all cost. In reality, face oils present many skin benefits and should be part of everyone's routine. Here's the thing, the "evils of oil," turns out, are HOLY GRAIL SKINCARE PRODUCT!
So we thought we’d give face oils some love, put some face oils myths to rest, and give you the rundown on whether they are true.
MYTH #1: FACE OILS CLOG PORES AND CAUSE BREAKOUTS
The most common myth about face oil is that it clogs the pores of your skin which is untrue. Plant-based oils contain essential fatty acids, vitamins, and antioxidants, which nourish the skin but also strengthen its barrier, increase elasticity, and fight damage from environmental chemicals and UV. Some face oils have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties which are beneficial for those with acne-prone skin.
Always refer to the comedogenic level to see how likely an oil is to clog pores and select a face oil depending upon your skin type.
MYTH #2: FACE OILS MAKES YOUR OILY SKIN MORE OILY
It sounds hilarious to spread more oil on your skin when you battle with an overly oily complexion. There are many different types of face oils, most plant-based oils absorb quickly into the skin and they can lock skin moisture by creating a barrier for your skin (Remember that our skin’s protective barrier is made of oil too? It's the same!) Face oil helps skin balance out sebum production. They trick your body into thinking enough oil has been produced. For those who are suffering from Super-Oily-Skin, face oils are a Godsend!
MYTH #3: TOO OILY FOR DAILY USED
Pure, organic, cold-pressed facial oils are very lightweight oils that get absorbed into the skin easily and never end your skin with a greasy feel. The use of facial oils daily will prove to be beneficial in improving the texture and appearance of your skin. The essential nutrients present in face oil helps to nourish, hydrate, and rejuvenate your skin. Make sure you apply the right amount that your skin can take.
MYTH #4: FACE OILS ARE ALL THE SAME
It is important to act like a skin detective and inspect the product label and avoid ingredients such as synthetic oils, artificial fillers, additives, or synthetic fragrances. All-natural plant-based face oil is your safest bet. It can be safely digested by the skin and reduce inflammation and irritation.
Joi's Face Oils are made with natural plant oils with a low comedogenic level. They are lightweight, easily absorbed, and do not leave a greasy feel.