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Facial oil may be one of your new favorites or perhaps you have yet to dabble with the skin care product. Either way, summer can be a great time to utilize the hydrating and nourishing formulas as a part of your daily skin care routine. Facial oil formulas can be used by anyone with any skin type at any time of year. That being said, there a few tips to keep in mind so that you reap all of the summer skin rewards that facial oil has to offer – as well as avoid any of the accidental pitfalls.
Summer skin facial oil tip #1: Look for facial oil with SPF. When applied to clean skin after moisturizing with any serum or day cream, facial oil can form a protective barrier-like layer on the surface of your skin. This not only helps lock in added moisture from your other skin care products, but also helps protect your skin against harmful free radicals present in the environment. That’s not all that facial oil can protect against, facial oil formulas like Age Perfect® Hydra-Nutrition – Facial Oil SPF 30, that offer broad spectrum protection can help shield your skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays as well and this specific formula brings long-lasting hydration and comfort. Since you’ll likely be spending more time outside, it’s wise to protect your skin against external factors that can accelerate your skin’s natural aging process.
Summer skin facial oil tip #2: Try lightweight, non-greasy formulas. In the summer months, temperatures are more likely to be hot and humid. This may in turn, cause your skin to experience more oil and sweat. You may think avoiding products with oil will help, but that is not necessarily true. Many facial oils are formulated to be lightweight and non-greasy so that your skin can become hydrated and nourished without becoming congested.
Summer skin facial oil tip #3: Give your moisturizer a glow-boost. Luxurious, lightweight and non-greasy formulas like Age Perfect® Cell Renewal* Facial Oil Light, can bring the look of a healthy, youthful glow to your skin – something that you may covet all year, but glowing skin can be especially desirable in the summer.
Summer skin facial oil tip #4: Only apply facial oil at night if you have oily skin. If you tend to have oily skin or are experiencing oily skin because of the hot, humid season you don’t have to avoid facial oil all together – simply consider applying it once daily instead of in the morning and at night. It may be a good idea to apply facial oil at night, when your skin is less likely to build up heavy sweat and natural oils. This way your skin can still receive a nourishing boost, but it won’t add to any excess shine.
Summer skin facial oil tip #5: Use it as a gentle way to remove makeup. Another tip you can follow all year, but that can be especially nourishing to summer skin that may be dry or delicate from days spent in the sun, some facial oil formulas can provide a gentle way to remove makeup. Simply add a few drops of a facial oil formulated for makeup removal to a cotton pad and gently swipe across the areas of your skin with makeup –the polarity of facial oils enable it to be particularly effective in removing heavy eye makeup.
With its hydrating and protecting summer skin qualities, facial oil is one of the skin care products worth trying this season if you haven’t already and keep these tips in mind for nourished summer skin that glows.