Winter has finally come and has brought with it all things joyful, including the magical memories of the past. As a kid, looking out of the window, awaiting the first snow of the season. Running to the park, spending hours playing with snowballs and competing with one another to make the best snowman. All these beautiful memories that we hold so dear make us want to turn back time and relive them, even if for a fleeting moment.
But while reminiscing the good old times, how can we forget our mothers forcing us to bundle up in layers while lathering sticky and greasy creams on our faces, which usually had an off putting odour. It’s to keep the skin from getting dry, she would insist.
And that’s so true. Dry skin and winters go hand in hand, and can be such a nuisance. The chapped and flaky skin, often accompanied by irritation and redness is really one of the very few things about winters that we despise. And no matter how much moisturizer we apply, it’s not enough. So how can we keep the skin looking dewy and radiant, despite winter?
The answer is facial oils!
Facial Oils are the extraction of specific plants and flowers that lock moisture into your skin enabling it to not only look, but also extremely hydrated and moisturized, throughout winters.
So if you want to find out which facial oil will suit your skin the best for this winter season, read on!
Tips To Remember Before Trying Out Facial Oils
So before you go shopping or hit the 'add to cart’ button, there are a few points that you must take note of. All skin types react differently to different oils, and you definitely don’t want to aggravate any pre-existing skin problem. So caution is definitely recommended, along with thorough research about which oil will work best for your skin!
Ability To Absorb
Most facial oils sit on the superficial layer of your skin. They don't absorb into your skin but do prevent moisture from escaping from it. However, few cosmetic oils are specially formulated to absorb into your skin and soothe out any irritation and redness. These types of facial oils have a base that is also very lightweight making them perfect for most skin types.
It’s best to get an oil that is as close to its natural state. So try your best to avoid anything that smells too sweet, sugary or anything that takes away from the natural and medicinal properties of the facial oil. Because if it does have some sort of nice smell then it probably has an additive such as artificial fragrances or flavouring which you don’t want on your skin.
Check Out The Ingredients
Whenever you're shopping for facial oils don't forget to take a look at the back label. All the ingredients are listed on it. Make sure that the first ingredient listed is the fruit or seed oil and not water or any other dilutions. This shows how much concentration you're getting from the actual product and whether it will do any good or not. The Leovard Oil Fusion is a perfect blend of different oils with their perfectly formulated concentrations that are not only great as facial oils but also for your entire body. This fusion is a concoction of the eleven different botanical oils like avocado, flaxseed, argan, and green tea oil that not only improve skin texture but also hydrate and moisturize your skin.
Try And Test it Out
At the end of the day, it is a process of trying and testing. After you take care of all the rules mentioned above it’s time to try out the facial oils. Trying them once can tell you a lot about the product. Here's how you can do it.
- At the end of your night routine, apply a rich moisturizer to hydrate your skin.
- Apply a generous amount of your chosen facial oil.
- Sleep with it on.
- The next morning observe whether your skin feels fresh and plump or dried out and irritated. If your skin feels hydrated and ultimately replenished, you have found the facial oil that suits you best.
Determining Facial Oils For Your Specific Skin Type
For Dry Skin
Dry skin is a result of stripped-out moisture. It could be because of many reasons including genetics, environmental factors, or a messed up skincare routine. But you can prevent that by using a heavy oil that forms a layer on your skin that retains the moisture and hydration in your skin without clogging pores. Oils that are heavy yet rich should be considered such as marula, olive, and avocado oil.
For Sensitive Skin
If you're someone who has very sensitive skin but still wants to benefit from facial oils then you should lean towards highly absorbing oils that are quickly absorbed into the deep skin layers. Oils like argan and apricot kernels are great for penetrating the skin, making them perfect for the entire skin spectrum.
For Oily Skin
We know what you must be thinking: Why do I need to put more oil on my face if my skin type is already oily?
Well, lack of hydration is the main cause of oily skin. Less hydration causes the skin to produce more oil so that it keeps up with the skin’s hydration and flexibility. So facial oils that are lightweight and not greasy just like argan, tea tree, and coconut oil are great for moisturizing the deep layers of your skin so it secretes less sebum and doesn't clog your pores that later on might give an oily appearance and cause pimples.
For Combination Skin
This skin type is somewhat tricky to play with. You need specific facial oils that not only soothe out agitated skin on the drier areas of your face but those that also don't cause the pores on the oilier areas to enlarge and facilitate their appearance. Facial oils that have anti-inflammatory properties along with hydration ones work wonders for combination skin. Oils like jojoba, marula, and flaxseed tick both of these boxes.
For Normal Skin
If you have a normal skin type then you'd probably be looking for a facial oil just to try this new sorcery out. However, any facial oil will suit your skin as it is neither oily or dry. But you might need to choose an oil that won't alter the composition of your skin type. Argan, squalene, and marula oils will suit your skin as they absorb quickly, making your skin look healthy and glowy without causing any damage.
Winter comes with its own joy. The festivities and the ambience really make it the most wonderful time of the year. And you don't want anything to come in the way of you enjoying the season, including dry skin. Facial oils will help you combat that. They help replenish the skin and make it glow from the inside out, giving a boost to your self-esteem.
Making you a happier and more confident version of yourself. Because at Leovard, we believe in treating ourselves the way we deserve.