Thinking about adding an Omega-rich facial oil to your natural beauty regime? Here we explore the skin-boosting benefits of using a facial oil containing Omega-3 and Omega-6 and help you to choose the best facial oil for your skin type.
Why use a facial oil?
Want softer, smoother skin? Adding a facial oil to your skin care regime is a great way to lock in moisture and fight fine lines. Read more about the skin secrets of facial oils.
Luxurious to use and light on the skin, all skin types can benefit from a facial oil but it is important you check the base oil your facial oil is made from.
Facial oils can be made from all kinds of oils including the oils of tree nuts such as Almond, Karite nuts (which give Shea Butter) and Argan nuts. Whilst these natural nut oils can benefit the skin, they may not be tolerated by those with severe nut allergies.
The base oil used in Green People facial oils is Rosehip oil, which has a naturally high concentration of pro-vitamin A, vitamins C and E and Omega-3&6 (linoleic acid and linolenic acid). Gentle on sensitive and allergy-prone skin, this nourishing natural oil helps lock moisture into the skin whist supporting collagen and elastin levels.
Why use an Omega-rich facial oil?
Omega-3 and Omega-6 are essential fatty acids that the body cannot produce naturally and are important for healthy skin hair and nails. We get some fatty acids from our diet but can boost our skin’s supply of Omega-3 and Omega-6 by using a facial oil made with organic plant oils.
Getting the right balance of Omega-3 and Omega-6 into the skin and hair will help hydrate and soften skin, hair and nails. Anti-inflammatory and moisturising, Omega-3 and Omega-6 also help to protect against:
- Dry skin
- Dull hair
- Flaky scalp
- Brittle nails
WHICH FACIAL OIL IS RIGHT FOR ME?
The best facial oils for oily and acne-prone skin
Surely the last thing you want to do when your skin is producing an excess amount of sebum is apply more oil? Whilst sebum oil can contribute to breakouts, applying the right natural facial oil to acne-prone skin can actually help to balance congested complexions and regulate sebum production.
When choosing a natural facial oil for spot-prone skin, the most important thing to check is that the facial oil is non-greasy and does not clog pores. Not only is our Anti-Ageing Facial Oil non-pore clogging, this delicate oil contains Rosemary, an anti-inflammatory ingredient which soothes irritated skin. It also has a Rosehip oil base so is rich in linoleic acid and linolenic acid, an unsaturated fatty acid which are ideal for acne-prone skin.
Another good oil for spot-prone skin is Jojoba oil. A liquid wax, this oil has antibacterial properties and closely resembles natural sebum. We blend this with Rosehip oil to create our luxuriously light, non-comedogenic Anti-Ageing Facial Oil.
The best facial oil for acne scarring
If you have acne-prone skin, you may also be worried about scarring. According to the NHS acne scars can develop when you squeeze spots or when spots burst and damage the surface of the skini.
A good natural acne-skin care regime packed with Tea Tree, Black Willow Bark and Rosehip oil will help reduce your risk of developing spots which may scar your skin.
You can also help to reduce your risk of acne scars by applying a fast-acting antibacterial serum to large, red spots and using a Rosehip-based facial oil regularly. Known to help regenerate the skin, Rosehip is an Omega-rich ingredient and can help soothe and heal skin tissue that has been damaged by acne.
The best facial oil for wrinkles
Mature skin can be prone to dryness and will benefit from a nutrient-rich plant-based facial oil designed to promotes cell regeneration and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
Formulated with 20 beauty-enhancing actives, our Age Defy+ Cell Enrich Facial Oil penetrates deep into the skin and because it contains Rosehip, Perilla, Blackcurrant Seed and Evening Primrose, it has an extra high concentration of Omega-3&6 essential fatty acids.
A multi-purpose product, this skin-smoothing anti-wrinkle facial oil can also be mixed with our Hydrate & Renew Serum to create the perfect primer for mature skin.
The best facial oils for dry or sensitive skin
Most plant-based oils will be gentle on delicate skin but those prone to dry skin and sensitivity should take care to check the label of their facial oil for skin-irritating ingredients.
Some base oils, such as Argan oil, oxidise quickly so powerful preservatives are often added to them to prevent this from happening. These can include artificial fragrances, colours and alcohol which can all leave skin feeling dry and sensitive.
If you skin is prone to sensitivity or dryness, it is important to avoid the above ingredients and instead choose a more natural formula. We use an Omega-rich blend of plant extracts and oils in our Anti-Ageing Facial oil to plump, nourish and support the structure of the skin.
Do you already enjoy the benefits of an Omega-rich facial oil or do you need help choosing the best facial oil for your skin? Join the conversation at @GreenPeopleUK or by commenting in the section below.