The benefits of moisturising with face oils

The benefits of moisturising with face oils and creams

As we get older, our skin starts to lose its elasticity, with fine lines and wrinkles appearing in its place. Becoming a parent can worsen the problem, due to stress and sleep deprivation that comes with having a baby. If you smoke, drink, have a poor diet and enjoy the sun a little too much, this can also speed up the ageing process. If you’re one of the lucky ones with baby bottom skin on your face, that’s great! Either way, it’s time to start moisturising your skin if you haven’t done so already. There is a barrage of creams and oils to choose from now, thanks to the booming beauty industry and high-powered influencers and celebrities endorsing a multitude of products. But, which type is the right product for you? Essential oils are a great way to slow down the ageing skin and can even minimise wrinkles and fine lines. Lumity have written a great post on the difference between face oil and face cream and below are some of the benefits of moisturising with face oils as opposed to creams:

Face oils can reduce wrinkles

Arguably, this is the most important reason, as the point of moisturising your skin is to slow down the onset of fine line and wrinkles, as well as keep your skin healthy. Face oils are packed full of antioxidants which prevents further aging, so if you’re affected by dryness or sun damage (for example, you have started to notice sunspots on your skin) then face oils with a vitamin E base, such as the Lumity Facial Oil, which contains a whopping 32 of the world’s most nutritious plant oils and extracts, can act as a protective barrier and moisturise from deep within the skin. I have noticed a reduction in my forehead lines since using the Lumity Facial Oil.

Lumity face oil

Face Oils can protect your skin

As mentioned above, face oils can act as a protective barrier because they penetrate deep into the skin and trap water while keeping toxins away. Rosehip Seed Oil contains a high number of antioxidants and can protect your skin from harsh temperatures, especially during the drying winter season.

Face Oils are good for dry skin

Face oils are good for dry skin

Face oils like Lumity Facial Oil replace lost moisture and encourage smooth and supple skin. When trying the Lumity Facial Oil on my dry skin, I noticed within days how much my skin felt soft and moisturised. I also had a few enlarged pores, which have since shrunk down quite noticeably after using the Lumity Facial Oil for a few weeks now.

Face Oils act as great primers for makeup

I noticed when using creams that I would have to use an additional primer so that makeup like concealers and powders would settle on my skin and not dry out, emphasising the lines under my eyes. One of the benefits of moisturising face oils, like my Lumity Facial Oil, is that I could literally glide the concealer under my eyes and even use a pressed powder to set the makeup. Face oils provide the perfect canvas for my makeup.

Face Oils are 100% Natural

Lumity’s post on the difference between face oil and face creams state that not all creams are 100% natural, but face oils are, as they are made up of botanicals and plant oils that are all derived from plants. Plus, face oils are vegan and cruelty-free, as well as being free from allergens and sensitizers that can cause outbreaks on the skin.

Regardless of which product you choose, make sure that it’s the right oil or cream for your skin type. If you have oily skin, you’re better off staying away from the products that add extra moisture. Likewise, if you have dry skin, you’re better off going for oil-based products like facial oils. Luckily face oils can suit all skin types because they’re natural and kind to the skin, so go for an oil that has a lovely cocktail of essential oils in it.

*Collaborative feature post with Lumity*
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Leyla Preston is the owner and Editor of Motherhood Diaries global magazine for parents. Leyla is a busy mother of two even busier boys; Aron, 8, and Aidan, 6. When Leyla isn’t feeding, managing a gazillion tasks or cleaning the infinite mess at home, she is busy working on this magazine and a new cooking channel coming very soon – no rest for the wicked! You can follow Leyla on Twitter (@M_Diaries) or join the busy Motherhood Diaries Facebook group where all mums get together and share stories and solutions with one another: