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Get the sheen
If the thought of applying oil on your face brings painful breakouts to mind, think again. It can, in fact, help you keep your facial skin smooth and flawless. Most skincare and cosmetic products list essential oils as a major ingredient. By including these oils in your skincare regimen, you can nourish your skin with antioxidants and vitamins to achieve natural glow.

Facial skin is delicate with fragile tissues that, if not taken care of properly, becomes dull quickly. So it is important to make sure that it is kept hydrated and protected. While the skin secretes oil to maintain moisture, breakouts occur when there is an excess. 

Good quality facial oil nourishes the skin and tricks it into believing that it has produced enough oil and therefore doesn’t need to produce more. This aids in relaxing the facial muscles and preventing breakouts.

For every skin typeThe best thing about facial oils is that they work on all skin types. Whether you have oily, combination or dry skin, by regularly applying facial oils, you can achieve a balance. As they are completely natural, there is minimal chance of the skin reacting negatively. In fact, facial oils are also known to reduce redness, irritation and breakouts. 

What makes facial oils perfect for the skin is the presence of vitamin E. As it is a powerful antioxidant, it helps repair cell damage. Other nourishing ingredients that are often used in them include marula, argan, rosehip, camellia and black cumin.

These oils penetrate the epidermis and moisturise, without leaving the skin looking oily. As a result, you can use them along with your other cosmetics. However, it is best to apply them after cleansing your face in the morning or at night, right before applying moisturiser.

Many benefits From acting as an anti-ageing application to skin medication, the benefits of facial oils are immense. Many are naturally packed with antioxidants and create a protective barrier against harsh external factors like pollution. 

Aside from the nourishing, moisturising and hydrating beauty benefits, facial oils also help in getting rid of acne, thanks to their medicinal properties as they disinfect and soothe the skin. Dab your skin with these magical potions to achieve clear, fresh, healthy skin.

(The author is head – training,  The Body Shop)
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