Facial oils have been steadily rising in popularity over the past few years - and it’s easy to find out why. The formula of facial oils are packed with vitamins and nutrients that do wonders for the skin as they provide a greater boost of moisture and nourishment to your skin (and that's all it truly needs to stay healthy and radiant).
Good facial oils also get absorbed into the skin easily so that they can help lock in hydration, and keep your skin hydrated, soft and supple throughout the day.
What's even impeccable about facial oils is their ability to be multi-functional. It’s always a great idea to experiment and integrate them into your skincare routine in different ways until you find what works for you; the joy is in the discovery.
Here we’ll be talking about 6 ways to use facial oils rather than just applying them to the skin on their own.Try and see which you fall in love with:
1. Use facial oil as a primer or mix with foundation
If your skin looks dull and lackluster, and wish that radiant-dewy-glow to come back, take one-two drops of facial oil as a primer or mix your oil with foundation on a small palette, which not only will give you the “glow from within” base, but also help your makeup stay in place all day.
p.s. This won't be for everyone, and remember, a little goes a long way!
2. Mix and match facial oil with serum
One of the greatest things about serum and facial oil is that they are team players. You can layer your antioxidant serum with your facial oil for further hydration. In that way, your face will feel less heavy or greasy you can sometimes get from using the facial oil alone. (You might want to know: 6 Face Oil Myths Unraveled For You!)
p.s. It a good start for those who haven’t tried facial oil before too!
Know more the go-to serum that can pair up with facial oil: Luminosity Serum
3. Use facial oil on cuticles
Facial oils aren’t just for the face! Apply one small drop on each cuticle, then spend 10-20 seconds rubbing the oil into your cuticle and nail area. You will soon find softer skin around the nails.
With long term use, it will also ensure you get healthier cuticles and stronger nails.
4. Try facial oil as a makeup remover
If you don't have a makeup remover or cleansing product right away, facial oil can also be good substitute as cleansing oil. As oil will lift any makeup off of your face smoothly without irritating your skin, try gently rub onto your facial oil onto dry skin, paying special attention to eye makeup as well as other oil-based makeup.
Once your makeup has been completely melted away, rinse your face with tepid water and pat dry.
p.s. Be cautious to not get it in your eyes!
5. Try apply facial oil on dry, split ends
Whether you’re looking to tame flyaway or the ends of your hair need a little TLC, applying facial oil to your split ends will keep things looking perfected and glossy.
p.s. If your facial oil is very lightweight, it can be used on dry hair as a styling agent, giving the hair a subtle sheen.
6. Use facial oil for gentle facial massage
Finally, you can invigorate your skin by practicing a facial massage with facial oils. Just pour a few drops on your face to make sure you have enough slip. Gently massaging your skin as if you are playing the flute! It's a great relaxation technique and also helps with circulation.
p.s. You can also equip with a jade roller or guasha if you want to increase the strength of massage.