Never used a facial oil before? Well, there’s never been a better time to try one for yourself! While facial oil sometimes gets a bad rap, we’re here to tell you that it’s all about finding the right one for your skin’s specific concerns—and knowing how to use it the right way. Keep reading for four facial oil hacks that’ll help you get the most out of this skin care product—without looking greasy.
Facial Oil Hack #1: Use the Right One for Your Skin Type and Needs
Whether you have oily, dry, or dull skin, you can find an oil that suits your complexion. Here are three options from L’Oréal Paris.
Paris Age Perfect Glow Renewal Facial Oil: Created for mature skin, this facial oil is formulated with a unique blend of eight essential oils to help replenish skin and restore a beautiful-looking glow. Skin is nourished and hydrated and appears more radiant immediately while skin regains a gorgeous-looking glow with continued use over time.
L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Cell Renewal Facial Oil Light: Who says you can’t use a facial oil if you have oily skin? This one is formulated with a purifying blend of eight essential oils (including lemongrass, chamomile, argan, and clove oil). Plus, it has a weightless finish, which leaves skin looking dewy and vibrant—not greasy. Immediately, skin looks clearer and brighter, while skin feels more balanced with continued use over time.
L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Hydra-Nutrition – Facial Oil SPF 30: As skin matures, natural oil production can decrease. Plus, daily exposure to harmful UV rays further compromises its ability to retain moisture, leaving skin dehydrated and lackluster. This lightweight, non-greasy oil is absorbed quickly and is formulated with eight essential oils and broad-spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen.
Facial Oil Hack #2: Layer Moisturizer over Oil
Considering adding a facial oil to your skin care routine, but not sure in what order you should apply your products? Don’t worry—we’ve got you covered. Follow this step-by-step guide for applying facial oil.
Step 1: Cleanse your skin. First things first: Use a gentle cleanser to remove dirt, excess oils, and makeup residue. Try a no-rinse option, like micellar water, which is powered by tiny micelles—oil molecules—that act as a magnet to lift dirt, oil, and makeup up and away from the skin’s surface. The L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser for Normal to Oily Skin purifies and mattifies, the L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser for Normal to Dry Skin hydrated and soothes, and the L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser Waterproof – All Skin Types intensely purifies. Just saturate a cotton pad with your micellar water of choice and wipe the pad across your face.
Step 2: Apply your oil. Next up is facial oil! Gently smooth your oil over your complexion. (We’ve got more tips on the best way to apply a facial coming up after this!)
Step 3: Dab on eye cream. After you finish with your facial oil, move on to eye cream. The L’Oréal Paris Eye Defense is a light, non-greasy gel-cream specially formulated to defend against signs of premature aging (such as puffiness, fine lines, wrinkles, and dark circles) around the eyes. Apply the eye cream in small dots around your eye and smooth until absorbed.
Step 4: Moisturize. The last step in your skin care routine should be moisturizer. Try a lightweight water-based one for your skin type. The L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care for Normal/Oily Skin, L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care for Normal/Dry Skin, and L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care for Extra Dry Skin are formulated with hyaluronic acid and aloe water to help provide long-lasting hydration.
Facial Oil Hack #4: Massage It into Your Skin
It’s never a bad idea to indulge your skin in a little pampering. So, while applying your facial oil, use a light touch to give yourself a mini face and neck massage. To use the L’Oréal Paris facial oils, start by applying 4-5 drops onto the palm of your hand. With your finger, dab the facial oil in small dots onto cleansed skin. Smooth the product onto your face, slowly and deeply, using the whole surface of your hands. Smooth it from your nose to ears, eyebrows to hairline, and neck to jawline.
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