How to Incorporate Facial Oils into Your Skin Routine

26th Sep 2018

How to Incorporate Facial Oils into Your Skin Routine

As autumn is here, it is time to incorporate facial oils to the skin routine. When used correctly, facial oils can improve your skin’s texture. They are nourishing& hydrating. K-beauty has a lot to offer in the space of facial oils. Let’s discover the beauty of facial oils together so your skin can make a glowing statement.

What are facial oils?

Facial oils protect the skin. They repair, maintain and strengthen it so it can defend itself from harmful external factors. In addition, they are filled with antioxidants and present anti-inflammatory properties, therefore, they help to restore natural moisture in the skin and keep it balanced.

Korean skincare Blossom Jeju 100% Camellia Seed Dry Oil

Blossom Jeju 100% Camellia Seed Dry Oil

What do facial oils do to your skin?

The power of oils is incredible. At some point, you might have noticed that the skin which is stripped of natural oils caused by over-washing, over-exfoliation or other external factors, starts producing more oil to compensate for the dryness. This results in clogged pores and acne. Therefore, facial oils can play a role of SOS product. If you got carried away with cleansers or exfoliators, facial oils will compensate immediately lack of moisture in the skin.

Do you have maturing skin? If yes, you want to add facial oils to your skin routine. They will support it and make it look younger. On top of that, they will protect the skin from drying out by preventing water loss. The facial oils will keep it plump.

External factors are constantly attacking your skin and compromise your skin barrier all year round. Whether it is the sun, dry or cold wind, central heat, and pollution are just a few elements that we may be exposed to on a daily basis. Facial oil can be amazing for sensitive skin. Facial oil correctly selected for your skin can calm irritation, hydrate and nourish your skin.

For those with oily or combination skin, facial oils can be very beneficial as well. An oil cleanser helps to wash oily and combination skin without stripping it from natural oils. The same way facial oils, used wisely, will promote balanced and hydrated skin which will be less prone to acne and breakouts. Remember to use 1-2 drops of facial oil every few days to keep the skin balanced without overfeeding it.

Urang Oil Serum Trio Set

Urang Facial Oils

How to incorporate facial oils to your skin routine?

As cold and windy days are approaching, the rich formulas but the lightweight texture of facial oils is something your skin will thank you for. In fact, a lot of times we use drying products in summer and we need to replenish lipids, the skin’s natural moisture trapping oils.

Remember that texture matters and so do the ingredients. As you always apply your cosmetics from thinner to thicker texture, the same rule applies when it comes to the ingredients. Hence, you should apply a facial oil on top of active ingredients. A facial oil should be applied on top of active ingredients such as amino acids, retinoids and vitamin C. The facial oil will nicely hydrate and nurture your skin and will reduce the risk of creating sensitivity.

Save your facial oils for your night routine. You can start applying facial oils during your night routine. You can try Blossom Jeju 100% Camellia Seed Dry Oil. It is a lightweight, fast-absorbing dry oil that will blend beautifully with your day or night moisturizer.

Jina Lee, CEO of Urang has shared with us her tips on how to apply the facial oils and prepared an amazing guide.

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Urang Skin Routine

What about sheet masks?

There are other options for you to incorporate oils. Blossom Jeju sheet masks can be an amazing form of combining facial oils with sheet mask.

Korean skincare Blossom Jeju Sheet mask

Blossom Jeju White Camellia Soombi Sheet Mask

Golden rule: don’t overuse them

No matter what skin type you have, the most important rule when using facial oils is to not overuse them. Hence, observe your skin before you apply the facial oil. When you start using the facial oil we suggest using 1-2 drops of facial oil on your face every few days. Facial oils do not have to be used daily. As they act the same way as your natural oil production, if overused they can clog pores and create breakouts. If they are used too frequently on the dry skin they “discourage” the skin to produce the moisture naturally. If you stop using them in this situation, your skin may experience immediate dryness. Like with everything, balance is a key.