Depending on what skin type you have, the words “facial oil” can have a huge impact on you.
If your skin is drier than the Sahara desert in July, your thoughts are probably along the lines of “can I bathe in it?”
If your skin’s oil content more closely resembles that of authentic southern fried chicken, those words might seriously threaten your mental health (dramatic but play along, k?)
As someone with oily skin, I definitely related to the latter.
I am someone who has to repeatedly blot their skin lest you should want to check your lipstick in your reflection on my forehead. My very last thought was that I needed to put more oil on my face.
Well, I’m happy to announce that I have learned from my mistakes and can admit that I was wrong. Facial oils and I are in a deeply committed relationship.
I know that I am way late to the game on this one but like I said, it was scary to take that leap!
I started using a facial oil on my skin a couple months ago, and I wanted to really give it time to see if I really liked it or not before blogging about it.
After months of daily use, I can honestly say that I love it!
Not only does my skin feel super soft, but I honestly feel like the texture of my skin has improved! I also haven’t broken out once from it, so gold star from me right there.
The oil that I’m currently loving is called Face Hero by Go-To, and it’s a blend of all natural botanical oils like jojoba (ho-ho-buh) and macadamia oils.
Jojoba oil is a favorite of mine in particular because it’s basically a super food for your skin. Its chemical composition is very similar to sebum, which is the waxy substance produced by your skin to keep it moisturized and protected. Thus, it’s very easy on your skin.
Along with containing high concentrations of Vitamin E, jojoba oil protects against damaging free radicals and is antibacterial and non-comedogenic, which means that no, adding this oil to your routine won’t break you out.
As far as how I use facial oil goes, I mix 2-3 drops in with my moisturizer at night and let it work its magic.
I only apply it at night because that’s when I don’t mind looking like a oil slick (sorry, hubby!) and believe it or not, your skin is more able to absorb and utilize products at night than during the day.
I think when this oil runs out I’ll probably expand my horizons and explore the wonderful world of face oils, now that the concept no longer strikes fear into my soul.
Go-To Face Hero, five stars from me!!