How to apply face oil correctly for maximum benefits?
A face oil contains skin-essential nutrients like vitamins, antioxidants, and fatty acids. These natural oils work to penetrate deeper layers of the skin, delivering essential nutrients to improve the skin's health.
But applying the best face oils takes some skill and practice to master, and not every beauty oil is perfect. Moreover, even the most well-intended face oil can be counterproductive if the application needs to be made correctly. So, follow these steps to use your facial oil the right way.
1. Apply face oil to clean the skin.
If you're using beauty oil, you should first clean your face. If you use face wash, make sure you use a cleanser that is oil-free or gentle enough not to strip away the skin's natural oils.
2. Wait a few minutes before moisturizing.
While beauty oils contain nourishing ingredients that your skin will love, it must absorb those nutrients before it can fully reap the benefits. So after cleansing, wait a few minutes to allow the oils to absorb before applying a moisturizer or cream.
3. Use 2-3 drops of beauty oil.
Face oils are highly concentrated, so using too much product can end up causing breakouts, clogged pores, and uneven skin. Instead, you can use a cotton round, pad, or tissue to apply face oil. Alternatively, you can dispense a few drops onto a fingertip and then apply the oil to your face in slow, circular motions.
4. Use your fingertips to apply.
Applying beauty oil with your fingertips instead of cotton rounds, pads, or tissues helps to keep the oil on the skin for longer. Apply face oil to your temples, jawline, cheeks, and nose first, and then work outward.
5. Massage the oil into your skin.
After applying, massage your beauty oil into your skin. Massaging the face helps the oil absorb the benefits.