Most men don’t believe they need to use Face oil
LEO, The Man – Face Oil
You should be using a Face Oil this winter.
Turns out face oil is the sort of beauty product that men have been using for centuries, to groom and moisturize their skin. However, it’s only now that the product has become increasingly popular. Oil-based facial products work wonders on all skin types – including oily skin (Yes! It actually helps with oil regulation). The advantages of face oil are vast, and given that the skin takes the maximum beating during the winter, it’s about time you started using this miracle liquid.
- For mature skin
Fatty acids are crucial because they replenish and maintain the hydration and nourishment levels of the skin. And, since the body can’t make them itself, it’s important you get them from external sources such as face oil. Besides this, face oils also prevent damage that occurs from the oxidation of skin. The reason you should care about this is because it helps inhibit wrinkles. Upon contact with light and other harmful environmental agents, skin undergoes oxidation, which results in loss of skin resilience and formation of wrinkles.
- Quality matters
Face oils can be on the higher side but you get what you pay for. Cheaper oil products often contain less refined, more processed ingredients, whereas more expensive oils tend to be purer and effective. When buying face oils, look out for the most important ingredient- seed oil, as it penetrates deeply and quickly but doesn’t leave any shiny or greasy finish after application. Other ingredients to look for are pure forms of argan, jojoba, avocado, macadamia nut, and calendula to get the most benefits. Also, less is more when it comes to face oil so a few drops will go a long way.
Best product for winters
- Fight oil with oil
The natural oil your skin produces (sebum) is much different than the refined oils in a facial product. Excess sebum, which is produced when you strip your skin’s natural oils by over-cleansing, clogs pores and causes breakouts. So, a quality face oil will replenish your skin with the essential fatty acids and moisture it needs. When balance is restored, the sebaceous glands would stop producing sebum, leaving skin healthier and cleaner.
- Best product for winters
Cream moisturizers or lotions are generally water based, or a mix of oil and water. These water based creams have a limit as they’re suitable for only keeping skin balanced and moisturized. But that’s not enough in the harshest winter season. Oils or oil-based products act as the skin’s ‘lipid barrier’ protecting against extreme temperatures, dry weather and over-cleansing. This helps skin repair and heal itself much more quickly. They also lock in hydration better than water-based creams thereby also protecting skin against redness, irritation and dryness.
* Article Source:http://www.mensxp.com/grooming/skin-care/21458-why-you-should-be-using-a-face-oil-this-winter.htm