The human body is a remarkable machine that can make most of the types of fats it requires from other fats or raw materials. That isn't the case for omega-3 fatty acids (commonly called omega-3 fats). This is where a facial oil rich in omega-3 can play an important role.
These are essential fats – the body can't make from scratch but must get from an external source, either through ingestion or topical application.
1. Face Oils Are ESSENTIAL to Your Skin Care Regimen
Facial oils protect the skin by strengthening and maintaining its lipid barrier, blocking external influences such as extreme temperatures, over-cleansing, low humidity, sickness and travel. Strengthening this lipid barrier also accelerates the skin's natural healing and repairing process.
Sonya says, "My favorite oil is the Organic Omega Booster because I see instant results on my clients' complexions. It's made of organic flax seed oil and essential oils of chamomile and lavender. It has amazing anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties."
2. Oily Skin Types Should ALSO Embrace Face Oils
Feeding your skin oil will actually make it LESS oily. When stripped of oil through over-washing or other external factors, your skin will respond by producing more oil to compensate. Skin problems such as acne and clogged pores are often exacerbated due to a deficiency of essential fatty acids. When applied to skin, these essential fatty acids are rapidly absorbed and assist in the expulsion of pore build up, resulting in a healthy, glowing complexion; not an oily one.
TIP: The best way to restore balance to oily skin is to use lightweight hydrating serums that contain pure organic plant oils. This will slow down the skin's sebaceous glands' natural oil production since it has what it needs to stay healthy and clear.
3. Facial Oil Can Help Mature Skin LOOK YOUNGER
As we age, wrinkles suddenly look deeper because the skin's natural oils decrease, the moisture barrier breaks down, and the skin dries out. Oils help prevent water loss and plump the skin with moisture more effectively.
TIP: Apply facial oil before your anti-aging cream. The oil molecules will aid active ingredients like retinol, lactic acid, and vitamin C to penetrate deeper into the epidermis and closer to the collagen-producing fibroblasts, all without irritating the surface. This allows your treatment products to work more effectively.
4. CALM & QUENCH Sensitive, Dry or Irritated Skin Instantly
Face oil is ideal for sensitive and irritated skin because the ingredients work together to calm irritation, quench dryness and nourish your skin. Omega 3 fatty acids are also very beneficial to those suffering from psoriasis, eczema, rosacea, and acne due to their anti-inflammatory properties.
TIP: Apply facial oil right after washing skin and right before your moisturizer. The oil will hold the water on the skin and seal in the essential omega 3 fatty acids to provide a protective, hydrating layer.
5. A Must Have ALL Year Long
While facial oils are perfect to help quench parched winter skin, they are more effective when used all year long as part of your daily skin care regimen. External factors are constantly damaging our skin's lipid barrier; the sun, dry or cold weather, wind, indoor heat, and pollution are just a few elements that we may be exposed to on a daily basis.