Face Oil Has Changed My Skin For The Better
Is it just me or does it seem like every website you go to or magazine you open, there’s some article gushing about how facial oil is the best thing ever? Now I’ll be honest, it took a little, OK a lot, of convincing to get me on board. The idea of slathering oil all over my normal-to-combination skin just didn’t sit right. Mostly because I kept imagining my skin breaking out in horrible blemishes—something I’ve never really had to deal with before. But I was never satisfied with the moisturizers I used (pesky dry patches would pop up and invade my face), so I did some research, and decided to give oils a try, and my skin is forever grateful.
Now before I go into detail about my experience, everyone should know something. The oils that are on the market now are so different than what used to be. Yes, I’m talking about mineral oil, which is pore-clogging, and yes, you should try and stay away from it. Luckily, oils today are much more pure and cosmetic-grade. And honestly, most won’t cause breakouts. However, everyone’s skin is different, and you won’t really know how your skin will react until you try one yourself.
To be honest, I think my skin has improved, because I’ve finally found a routine that’s simple and works well for me. I still use a cleanser and toner twice a day, a night cream, and have added oil in. Just like every other person, I like to see results, and fast. So I followed the instructions on my newly purchased Indie Lee Squalane Facial Oil (which is pure and olive-derived) and started applying it twice a day; in the morning after my toner, and again at night, after my cream. I kid you not, within a week, I seriously noticed a difference in my complexion. It became—and still is—smoother, brighter, and less dull-looking. Apparently, my skin loves oil and drinks it up! And guess what? Now I only feel the need to apply a bit of concealer on before I go out and that’s it. Hydrated skin, and a more confident me? What could be better?
So, the moral of the story? Try not to get caught up in all of the negative—and positive!—reviews on something popular in the beauty world. I always associated oil as being bad, based on reviews and articles I’ve read. But now I know that’s just silly. How will I ever know if something works if I don’t try it myself?
I can’t tell you how happy I am that I changed my attitude, because if I hadn’t, I’d still be the girl with annoying dry patches, that felt the need to cover her face in makeup.
Indie Lee Squalane Facial Oil, $32, available at Indielee.com