5 Beauty Tricks To Try With Natural Face Oils

by Gourmet Skin Bar September 28, 2015 2 min read

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Facial oils are amazing for a boost of hydration or to target specific skin concerns, such as anti-aging, brightening, and even to balance oily or acne-prone skin. Use them alone or easily incorporate them into your current skin care regime by mixing a drop or two with your current moisturiser, or layering with another serum or cream.  Here are five tips on how to get the most out of your natural face oils.

1. Less is more

Chances are, you may be using too much product. Unlike creams and water-based serums, facial oils are highly concentrated with natural active ingredients that have not been diluted with water and other liquids. Applied on damp skin, 1-3 drops will normally be enough to cover your entire face and neck. 

2. Use on clean, damp skin

Damp skin will absorb oils more easily (like water-based serums and creams do, which are already formulated with water). You could use a plain rosewater or facial water mist, but for added benefits, use a natural toner.

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Natural Beauty Staple: shop Kahina Argan Oil: a light oil for face, body, nails and hair packed with antioxidants and vitamin E. Essential, everyday hydration for all skin types that is moisturising enough for dry skins yet won't clog pores for oilier skin types. 

 

3. Massage well 

Taking the time to gently massage the oil into your face will also help your skin absorb it more completely, leaving you with supple, petal-soft skin. Always massage skin upwards and out. 

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All-in-1 Essential: shop MUN No. 1 Aknari Brightening Serum: a clean formula of only three precious oils (prickly pear, argan and rose oils). A heavier anti-aging and brightening oil blend that is also suitable for sensitive skins.

 

4. Mix it up

Not ready to try applying oils directly, or maybe your current moisturiser isn't quite hydrating enough for your skin at the moment? Just add a drop or two of oil into your cream for a quick and easy way to get its benefits. You can also use this method if you are short for time.

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Anti-aging powerhouse: shop Kahina Serum: a sophisticated blend of more than 10 plant oils. Specifically targets drier, mature skin types.

 

5. Layer with serums and creams

Have other beauty favourites you want to keep in your skin care routine? Incorporating a facial oil is easy, but make sure you use your products in the right order. Start with water based serums, then follow up with facial oil. In dryer months, or whenever if you feel your skin needs more hydration, add a cream as an extra protective barrier for the skin.

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Winter Pick: shop Kahina Prickly Pear Seed Oil: also known as barbary fig seed oil, Indian fig seed oil, and prickly cactus seed oil, contains higher concentrations of vitamin E than in argan oil to repair skin and vitamin K to strengthen capillaries and reduce dark under eye circles and spider veins. 
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