If you had asked my opinion on face oils this time last year you would have gotten a firm ‘no, never gonna happen’ kind of answer, but over the past couple of months my opinion on face oils has completely flipped, to the point that I need one in my life.
I used to have major oily skin, so face oils were always something I steered clear of as I didn’t want my face to become any oilier than it already was. Even though my skin is no longer oily (more on the dry side), I still was a little afraid of face oils as I wasn’t sure how my skin would react and to be honest I just didn’t have a clue.
Rewind to a couple of months ago, and I was going through a horrible rough patch with my skin. It was just so dry, especially on forehead and my foundation would just cling to it so bad, and I just didn’t really know what to do. I’d read on a few blogs that using an oil on dry patches really helped to soothe and minimise the appearance, so I whacked out the Balance Me Radiance Face Oil (£30), which I got in a beauty box and instantly my dry skin looked so much better. The oil pretty much sunk into the dry area, and it was almost as if it had disappeared, and since that moment my entire opinion on face oils has changed.
Since then I have been using a facial oil on a daily basis as part of my skincare routine, usually just in the mornings but if needed in the evenings then i’ll also apply a little. I’ve also been loving the Jurlique Skin Balancing Facial Oil* (£40), and this one is aimed towards dry skin. I’ve also found that adding an oil cleanser into my cleanser rotation has also helped, but i’ll report back on that at a later date.
What are your thoughts on face oils?