There is not one other part of your body that you would leave out in sub-zero temperatures (well some of us would, balaclava really doesn’t suit me – ha!) other than your face, geez even the hands get gloves!
Ever noticed if you play with your hair a lot, it gets super oily? Well the same concept applies for your face. You might not even realise how much you do touch your face!
I am 100% guilty of this one, I take such good care of my skin in every other way, THEN I slap on a load of concealer, foundation, powder and expect it not to notice! I also get caught in that cycle of using a spot fighting face wash to get rid of breakouts, which then dries my skin and causes more oil and therefore more spots!
Think of the wind as literally blowing the moisture away from your face, helpful when you’ve come back from a long run, but not so much for your normal non-sweaty state! The same goes for air conditioning (offices are the worst!). The rest of our body usually has something to protect it (also known as clothes), but not our poor little faces!
So you have to let these beauties sink into your skin, which for me at least means I use them only before bed. There wouldn’t be any point in trying to apply makeup straight onto a layer of oil, it would just slick right off your face again. Moving onto tip 2…
What helps those oils sink in, is to add a thin layer of moisturiser over the top of the oil and it will pull all those precious oils deep into the skin. Don’t try and rub in the cream, just apply it liberally all over – almost like a face mask and leave it to sink in.
A lot of the oil cleansers you can buy off the shelf are formulated with lots of cheaper ingredients. These ingredients prolong shelf life but don’t do much for your skin, or could be considered texturisers that sit on top of your skin. Making your own means you can choose an oil which is right for your skin. For oily skin I would recommend Hemp, Rosehip and Evening primrose oil. Almond oil is also a safe bet, it is good for most skin types and you can even find this at the supermarket.