As the winter months are approaching, many of us need some extra nourishment for our skin to battle the cold. In this post I will discuss how to use oils in skincare and my favorite two options.
As I’ve mentioned plenty of times in my previous skincare posts, I start adding oils to my skincare routine when it gets colder outside. I have combination skin that’s quite oily in the summer, but can get dry and patchy in the winter, especially on my t-zone. When I first noticed this I wasn’t sure what was missing in my skincare – I was applying HA and moisturisers, but it wasn’t enough. That’s when I realised that moisturising is not the same as nourishing.
We moisturise our skin with moisturisers, but it still lacks nourishment. Nourishing your skin can be done by adding various serums with different active ingredients to your routine, but in the winter I would recommend you to try adding oil to your moisturiser and see the difference.
Avocado oil is a well-known substitute for the classic sunflower and olive oil for healthy cooking. Besides being used for food it actually has lot of benefits when used in skincare.
The antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents in avocado oil help your skin stay smooth, strong, and elastic. The beta carotene, protein, lecithin, fatty acids, and vitamins A, D, and E found in this product help moisturize and protect your skin from damaging UV rays. It’s known for its thick consistency and a dark color.
Avocado oil can be used on dry and combination skin. Some research shows it’s also effective in treating some skin diseases such as psoriasis. You can simply use the avocado oil as the last step in you skincare. I like to mix my oils with moisturiser so it applies easily and then I continue to do my gua sha routine.
Grapeseed oil comes from the pressed seeds of grapes. The oil is actually a by-product of the process of making wine! It helps the vitamin E and vitamin C in your skin to be more efficient and it’s known for its anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antioxidant properties. It does wonders for acne prone skin as it helps to heal your skin with its anti-inflammatory properties.
The powerful antioxidants in this product also have one more really beneficial property – it helps protect your skin from damaging UV-rays!
Grapeseed oil can be used for acne prone, dry and combination skin. I mix my oils with my moisturiser and apply it as the last step in my skincare routine.
That’s all for this post, talk to you soon x