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THE BENEFITS OF USING A FACIAL OIL 

You know that it’s important to moisturize your complexion twice a day after cleansing. And that’s something you should pay even closer attention to as you age, since your natural oil production decreases as your skin matures. Plus, daily exposure to UV rays can further compromise your skin’s ability to retain moisture, which can leave it looking and feeling lackluster and dehydrated. A facial oil can help to moisturize and nourish your skin, and it can also help to restore some radiance. There are facial oils out there for just about every skin type (yes, even oily!), so it’s easier than ever to find your perfect match. 

HOW TO APPLY FACIAL OIL

There’s just something about using a facial oil that makes us feel like we’re at the spa—don’t you agree? Want to apply facial oil like a pro? Here’s what to do: After cleansing in the morning, take around four to five drops of facial oil into your hands. Then, massage it onto your skin with your fingers. Start at your nose and then sweep your fingers towards your ears and outer eye area. Next, gently massage the skin from your eyebrows to your hairline in an upward motion. Lastly, smooth the oil from your neck to your jawline and finish with your upper chest. 

HOW TO INCORPORATE FACIAL OIL INTO YOUR SKIN CARE ROUTINE 

Now that you’re up to speed on what facial oils are, it’s time to learn how to incorporate them into your skin care routine. Keep this in mind: A few drops of oil go a long way, so there’s no need to overdo it when you’re applying. Just like with traditional moisturizer, it’s a good idea to apply a facial oil when your skin is still damp to help lock in hydration—and use massaging motions to blend it onto your skin. You can use facial oil morning and night after cleansing, and feel free to follow up with a face lotion or cream if you feel you need more hydration.