You have probably heard quite a few myths about facial oils that have made you doubt their effectiveness and suitability for your skin. It does sound logical that facial oils are not good for oily skin types or, at the very least, they are only suitable for use in winter. Or a facial oil can never offer mature skin the same benefits as a vitamin and enzyme-rich anti-aging cream created in the laboratory following a specific formula. It can also be assumed that oil-free cosmetics are a better choice for the skin, and facial oils should definitely be avoided for acne-prone skin. If you don’t think twice about these questions and never do your own research, then most of them really sound correct. In reality, all of the abovementioned is one big myth that we are now debunking, so more people would be open to adding a facial oil to their beauty routine because there are so many incredible benefits!
HERE ARE 5 MOST COMMON MYTHS ABOUT FACIAL OILS:
1. FACIAL OILS ARE NOT SUITABLE FOR OILY SKIN TYPES – MYTH!
Facial oil actually helps regulate sebum production in the skin and can balance oily skin instead! If the skin feels that it has enough sebum, which the facial oil mimics, it stops producing it, ridding you of excess sebum that would make your skin look oily. In terms of molecular composition, facial oils are very similar to the sebum produced by the skin. This is why oil is well absorbed into the skin, better than a moisturizer composed of oils and water. However, not all facial oils are created equal. You should avoid synthetic and mineral oils. Oils with large molecular structures that do not penetrate skin fully, leaving a mask effect on the face. And also avoid low linoleic acid oils that clog pores (such as wheat germ, linseed, or coconut oils). You only need a few drops of good facial oil, and it is quickly absorbed into the skin without leaving it greasy. Light and well-absorbed oil (read: Plummé plum oil) makes your skin moisturized and radiant!
2. FACIAL OIL IS ONLY SUITABLE FOR USE IN WINTER – MYTH!
People often fear that facial oil makes the skin too oily, and think that it’s only suitable for winter when the skin is extra dry. When the crisp weather arrives, it is definitely necessary to update your beauty routine. Add a rich moisturizer or face oil to fully nourish and protect your skin because cold and dry air is quite a trial for it, presenting dry spots and cracked skin that need to be treated with facial oil. But in fact, it is also suitable to use facial oil in every other season! The key here is to choose a light and easily absorbed oil that retains moisture in the skin and provides a protective layer but does not leave your forehead shiny. Bonus: many 100% pure oils also offer moderate sun protection for the skin, including Plummé plum oil.
3. FACIAL OIL CANNOT COMPETE WITH AN ANTI-AGING CREAM – MYTH!
Where do you think these antioxidants and enzymes for fancy anti-aging creams come from? From plants that grow in the wild, of course. You can make 100% pure cold-pressed oil from the same plants, containing the exact anti-aging and skin-rejuvenating ingredients, but with the highest possible percentage. Do not forget that the skin is our biggest organ. The oil acts as a carrier and helps skin absorb these antioxidants and fat-soluble vitamins for maximum benefit. So you can confidently replace your anti-aging cream with an antioxidant-rich Plummé facial oil that nourishes your skin, keeping it supple and youthful.
4. OIL-FREE COSMETICS ARE A BETTER CHOICE FOR THE SKIN – MYTH!
The oils are responsible for the moisturizer’s absorption into the skin, as their molecular structure penetrates the skin’s lipid layer most effectively. Facial oil then retains this moisture in the skin, which would otherwise partly evaporate from the skin’s surface. Even if you don’t use face oil as the last step in your cosmetics to lock the moisture, it would be good if your face cream contained oils for better absorption. And it’s absolutely recommended to use 100% pure facial oil as the last step in your skincare routine as a protective layer. You can add a few drops of Plummé beauty oil to clean skin or mix it with your preferred moisturizer.
5. FACIAL OIL SHOULD NOT BE USED ON ACNE-PRONE SKIN – MYTH!
Antioxidant-rich 100% pure oils with anti-inflammatory properties can do wonders for acne! All you have to do is choose a cold-pressed oil without additives that is also non-comedogenic and light on the skin. Plummé plum oil is an ideal choice for this, as it also helps relieve rosacea symptoms and has cleared out hormonal acne for pregnant women. You can also try jojoba and rosehip oil for acne-prone skin. But be sure to avoid oils with large molecular structures that do not penetrate skin fully and clog the skin instead, causing additional inflammation.
Did we manage to debunk any of the myths you had about facial oils? Hopefully you will now dare to experiment and replace your moisturizer with facial oil. Witness how this swap works wonders for your skin, and try Plummé beauty oil today to get your glow on!