3 Myths You Need to Know About Facial Oils
Facial oils are starting to line the beauty store shelves and for good reason. If you already use a facial oil you know the benefits of this wondrous natural skin care product, but there's also a lot of myths out there. Facial oils get a bad rap when it comes to your skin from claims that it clogs pores to causing acne to making your skin oilier than before. In reality, facial oils can actually be the next best thing for your skin! That's why we're here to debunk the 3 most common myths about facial oils and give you tips on how to apply them as part of your skincare routine.
The Benefits of Facial Oils: Stop Believing the Myths!
Myth #1: Facial oils should not be used by those with acne-prone skin
This is by-far the most common myth surrounding facial oils and one we can easily debunk. The myth that facial oils clog pores and exacerbate oily skin is untrue. Facial oils, when applied topically and chosen for the correct skin type, can actually be helpful for a variety of skin conditions like acne. These oils contain specific characteristics that can actually help your skin, like high levels of linoleic acid. Linoleic acid is a type of unsaturated fatty acid that is naturally found within the skin's lipid layer. It helps your skin retain water to keep it hydrated and plump. High levels of linoleic acid are beneficial to those who suffer from breakouts as those who suffer from acne naturally have low levels of linoleic acid in their skin. This can result in sebum (the skin's natural oil production) that is harder, stickier and more likely to clog pores - which then results in acne.
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So, using a facial oil high in linoleic acid can actually benefit those who suffer from acne by increasing the amount of linoleic acid in their skin. Pure Fiji's Dilo Oil is very high in linoleic acid which makes it ideal for sensitive or acne prone skin. In skin care, linoleic acid provides anti-inflammatory benefits which can help reduce the redness and sensitivity of acne and diminish post-breakout discolorations. Dilo oil also helps to heal, nourish and protect skin without being too heavy, but may not provide enough moisture for a drier, more delicate skin type. The benefits of Dilo oil don't stop there either. Dilo oil also:
- Has a soothing and healing effect in almost any form of skin irritation (Sunburns, inflammation, rashes, insect bites, acne, eczema)
- Stimulates the healing of scars and decreases their visibility. Also speeds and facilitates healing of burns, bruises, wounds, etc.
- Has a reconstructive and hydrating effect
- Firms and tones the skin
Myth #2: Facial oils clog pores.
Let's cut to the chase right away - facial oils will not clog your pores. Oil (or sebum) occurs naturally in your skin and your sebaceous glands are constantly working to pump it out. Acne is a result of hair follicles that become clogged with oil and dead skin cells. Using a topical facial oil won't make this process any worse - in fact they can actually help balance and improve acne prone skin. Oils with high levels of essential fatty acids like Pure Fiji's Dilo oil are easily absorbed, because they resemble the oils naturally found in the skin. Dilo oil is exceptionally high in essential fatty acids, including oleic and linoleic acids. Further analysis of Dilo oil has also lead to the discovery of a previously unknown fatty acid - Calophyllic Acid. Found only in Dilo oil, this essential fatty acid stimulates the healing process by promoting the growth of new tissue - thereby accelerating wound and scar tissue healing, and the growth of healthy new skin. This process of forming new tissue is known as Cicatrisation.
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Myth #3: Facial oils will make your skin more oily.
There's a belief that putting facial oil on already oily skin will only lead to an increase in oil. But it's important to remember that the skin's protective barrier is actually partly made of oil, and a necessary part of our skin to prevent it from becoming too sensitive, prematurely aged and prone to infection. So as long as you use a facial oil designed for use on the skin, you will find that oils can actually be beneficial, even for oily skin.
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Your daily natural skin care routine
So now that we've successfully debunked the top 3 myths about facial oils, here's how you can incorporate Pure Fiji's Dilo Oil into your daily natural skin care routine:
- Wet skin and apply Pure Fiji Purifying Cleanser directly to face with fingertips using circular motions. Rinse with water and pat dry.
- Apply Pure Fiji Exfoliating Scrub to face using fingertips in circular motions (use once a week).
- Apply Pure Fiji Balancing Toner to a cotton pad and gently wipe face.
- Apply two drops of Pure Fiji Dilo Oil directly to clean skin.
- Apply Pure Fiji Hydrating Multi Active Day crème and finish off with Pure Anti-Wrinkle Eye Cream.
Tips for acne scars: Apply a small amount of Dilo oil with a cotton swab to any small area of flaky or newly scarred skin until dryness is reduced, 3x/day for two days. This will help skin heal faster and with less scarring.
Tips for blemish care: Blend two drops of tea tree oil with five drops of Pure Fiji Dilo Oil on your clean fingertip. Use a cotton swab to apply the blend to any recently-opened blemish and let it absorb. Repeat 3x/day for two days to prevent infection and reduce redness.
So if you haven't yet incorporated a facial oil into your daily skincare routine, now's the best time to do it! It might just be what your skin has been looking for. Facial oils are wonderfully hydrating and can boost the benefits of your other natural skin care products. Simply adding a few drops directly onto your skin (after your cleanser, toner and exfoliant, of course) can do wonders for your oily skin. Just make sure you're using a quality natural product like Pure Fiji's Dilo Oil - not all facial oils are made the same, beware some may be combined with potential irritants. Now that we've debunked the top 3 myths of facial oils, they're bound to become a favorite part of your skincare routine!