Have you had to put your skin through harsh chemicals and astringents from your early teens until now, just because they told you that oils are your skin’s worst enemy?
Let us tell you this: Face oils aren’t the antagonists in your skincare’s tale.
We understand there have been a lot of myths about face oils and how they can be harmful for your skin. But everything you, them and about 85% of the women in the world believed about face oils is about to be debunked – with FACTS!
It’s like saying – Pigs can fly.
In the current skincare market, if there’s anything that can keep the appearance of the signs of aging on your skin at bay, effectively, without dehydrating your skin any further, that’d be face oils!
To understand this further, let’s answer the question: Why does skin age?
It is mostly due to the soft tissue that supports it, known as collagen. Collagen is a type of protein that holds much of our body together and gives it shape. It also gives skin a supple look.
As one ages, the cheeks lose bone mass, jawbone changes shape, and the collagen scaffolding begins to thin. The process is hastened by exposure to bright sunlight, lack of exercise, poor diet, and deteriorating health. Stress also has a large part to play in facial aging.
What aging skin needs are not non-natural anti-aging ingredients like squalene or hyaluronic acids, but naturally found ingredients that are unctuous in nature, providing ample moisturization and suppleness to aging skin – which can only be found in Ayurvedic oils.
Ayurveda, 5,000 years ago, unearthed youth-enhancing ingredients that can be found in your kitchens!
A quick Google search would prove how wrong we’ve all been about this.
Face serums are mostly water-based, whereas face oils are emollient-rich so as to give your face deep nourishment.
If what your skin requires is in-depth moisturization, then you should always opt for a face oil. Oils fortify the moisture barrier and keep your skin balanced.
While serums absorb easily and provide targeted benefits to the skin, they do not deeply hydrate the skin or form a water-barrier layer over the skin, which is important to keep skin’s hydration in check.
What your acne-prone skin need are healthy fats and oils. Acne is caused when your oil glands secrete excess oil leading to pore clogging and breakouts.
And why do your oil glands secrete more oil? To keep your skin adequately moisturized.
So, using a 100% natural, plant-based Ayurvedic face oil not just provides your skin with ample moisture inside out but also reduces the need for excess oil to be produced.
But make sure you steer clear of pore-clogging oils like mineral oils or synthetic oils as they can contribute to the cause of acne.
Acne-prone skin is also often a cause of several factors including diet, general health, hormones and the like. According to Ayurveda, acne is often a cause of the imbalance of Kapha and Pitta Doshas.
When acne is caused by Pitta, it is visibly coppery and red in color. It is also oozing in severe cases. This red inflamed acne is one of the most common types of acne problems. Kapha is a cold and heavy Dosha that causes skin problems that are both itchy and oily.
As far as Ayurvedic face oils are concerned, most of them contain ingredients that are Pitta and Kapha pacifying with soothing powers for your skin.
All face oils are...NOT created equal.
When it comes to Ayurvedic face oils, each of them contains anywhere between 15 to 20 naturally occurring ingredients, sometimes even 50!
However, you may come across face oils with added synthetic fragrances and emulsifiers, which is why it is important to check the label for ingredients.
As far as face oils are concerned, ALWAYS go for the ones with only 100% natural ingredients. Because it is important to feed your skin ingredients so pure that you’d be willing to eat!
Face oils are always formulated keeping skin/ Dosha types in mind.
As far as Ayurvedic face oils are concerned, they are COOKED, not blended, using traditional, effective procedures to increase their potency on not just skin type but also a person’s unique Dosha.
For instance, an aggravation of Vata Dosha leads skin to look wrinkle-prone, thin, dry and delicate. An aggravation of Pitta Dosha leads to sensitive skin issues like rashes, breakouts etc.
An imbalance in the Kapha Dosha makes skin too oily, appearance of large pores, blackheads, whiteheads etc. Which essentially means that Ayurvedic face oils cater to all skin types – from oily to dry and everything in between, provided you secure the best face oil that suits your unique dosha!
All of us could not have been more wrong!
Face oils are not fancy. Would one call providing essential nourishment to one’s body ‘fancy’? No!
Similarly, applying Ayurvedic face oils are simply a form of feeding your skin because of their composition of rich ingredients known for their unique nourishing qualities.
Moreover, it is cost-effective, and saves you a lot more money than you think.
How? Applying the right kind of face oil for your skin promotes a healthy glow that can even prompt you to ditch your chemical-filled makeup.
Secondly, face oils are very potent. A little goes a long way! All you need is 3-4 drops and you’re all set to carpe diem. This means a single bottle of face oil would last you somewhere between 3-4 months!
Should you stop eating every day? No. Not unless what you eat is unhealthy.
Similarly, natural, Ayurvedic face oils with rich ingredients enrich your daily skincare routine by multitudes and prove any additional moisturizers and lotions obsolete.
Ayurveda believes in the power of ‘Dinacharya’, meaning, daily schedule. It’s proven beneficial for skin’s health to stick to a self-care routine and continue the process every single day.
Unlike popular contrary belief, face oils can be used every day as long as you’re using the one that suits your skin and Dosha type the most.
Additionally, it’s also a good idea to rotate between various natural oils to give your skin the taste of various rich herbs, or layer them or mix them as per your convenience.
On the contrary, face oils might have been the first to have set the idea of skin care into motion!
Ancient Egyptians have been known to use various single herb oils such as castor, moringa, sesame etc. as part of their beauty regimen? Similarly, the much-coveted beauty secret of Japan’s geishas was none other than the usage of camellia oil as part of their ‘double-cleansing’ skin care ritual!
Ayurveda is a science that dates to 5,000 years back. In Sanskrit, oil is known as ‘Sneha’, which interestingly also means ‘love’.
The science of Ayurveda strongly believes in the power of intensely cooked herbal oils for self-massage or ‘Abhyanga’ and has been for 5,000 years. Self-massage is a time-tested methodology for promoting health and a sense of wellbeing.
Apart from their skin-benefitting nature, Ayurvedic oils also allow your hands to glide over skin without friction.
Hence, face oils are not a new trend, they’ve been in use since a very long time ago because of their incredible benefits in maintaining beautifully healthier skin!
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