How to Apply Facial Oils 101

Let me tell you, girl. Facial oils are intimidating! The first time I slathered coconut oil on my face, I could hardly sleep that night from worrying that I would wake up to find a face full of blemishes. And—shock of all shocks—I didn’t! My face felt smooth, supple, and extremely soft. In other words, it was healthy and glowing! Since then, I’ve done tons of research on how to apply facial oils. There are so many questions that come up when you think of how to apply facial oils. How do you fit them into your skincare routine? What types of facial oils should you use? Can you put them on during the day? How do you apply facial oils at night? Well, hold your horses, girl! We’ve got you covered.

The Ins and Outs on How to Apply Facial Oils

We know that you're probably skeptical of using a trendy skincare product because who knows if the trends are actually correct on proper skincare? But we promise that facial oils are the real deal. They are full of the healthy stuff that your skin needs, so you'll be giving your skin all of its vitamins and nutrients if you do start using facial oils in your regular skin routine! 

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What are the best facial oils for glowing skin?

If you Google facial oils, the results WILL overwhelm you. There are simply SO MANY facial oils to use for your skin. How do you know which ones are the best? Should you only use one facial oil or multiple? Let me give you a little guidance! Here are all the of the best facial oils for glowing skin!

Safflower Oil

Safflower oil is GREAT for your skin! Safflower oil contains linoleic acid, and even though that sounds like something that is bad, it really isn’t! Linoleic acid unclogs pores, reduces blackheads and acne, and helps regenerate new skin cells.

Argan Oil

Argan oil is fantastic for your skin because it contains essential vitamins such as vitamins A and E. Argan oil also has antioxidants, omega-6 fatty acids and linoleic acid (sound familiar?). Vitamins A and E are great for reducing wrinkles around your eyes and keeping that delicate skin moisturized! Argan oil also helps with blemishes and prevents them in the future. This fantastic oil soothes irritated, dry skin, so it is a great oil to use in the winter!

Jojoba Oil

Jojoba oil is a famously known facial oil that is fast-absorbing and effective. Jojoba oil soothes skin and unclogs pores while soaking into the skin quickly. This oil is most famously known for preventing and reducing acne!

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Sunflower Oil

Sunflower oil is rich in Vitamin E, a vitamin known for soothing the skin and regenerating skin cells. This oil also protects your skin from the sun’s harmful rays, keeping your skin youthful longer. This oil will also help reduce the appearance of dark spots and scars.

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is known for being the ultimate moisturizing tool, and let me tell you, that’s correct! Besides that, coconut oil is antibacterial, reducing your chance of getting breakouts. Coconut oil heals scars and soothes redness and flare-ups. We all know that coconut oil is super popular right now and is never a bad idea to use!

If you want to simply buy a product that only has one facial oil, feel free to do so! I only used coconut oil on my face a year or so, but I learned that mixing facial oils has produced the best results. I’m using a product that has ALL of the facial oils I mentioned above and more! What?? Such a holy grail exists?! I know, girl, I know. It does wonders to my skin. Do you want to hear the best part? It’s only $36! It’s called transformation oil, and it has literally changed my life.

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How Do You Apply Facial Oils?

Often times when you’re trying to improve your overall health, one of the things you do is research a healthy diet or a healthy meal plan. It is important to eat foods that will give you the best benefits if you’re trying to improve your overall health. This same concept applies to your skin! If you want glowing skin, you have to give it the best food! Facial oils are chock full of these healthy ingredients that improve your skin’s health in so many ways. Now you know the best facial oils for all skin types, how do you apply these facial oils? Luckily, there are tons of ways to ensure that your skin gets its daily dose of facial oils! Here are a few tips on how to apply facial oils!

1. How to Apply Facial Oils: Mix a Facial Oil in With Your Moisturizer

If you’re feeling a little nervous with putting on pure oil on your face, we feel you. It’s intimidating, but it’s worth it. Trust us. If you want to ease your way into the facial oil world, this is a great way to apply facial oils. With your favorite moisturizer already on your fingers, put a few drops of facial oil in it and mix it all up before applying to your face!

2. How to Apply Facial Oils: Directly Apply a Thin Layer to Your Face

If you’re feeling gutsy or you are confident in the benefits of using a facial oil, then just apply the facial oil directly to you face! Be sure you don’t use too much! I typically lightly squeeze the dropper as a I run it across my forehead and both of my cheeks. Then I massage the facial oil thoroughly into my skin so that the facial oil reaches deep into my pores.

3. How to Apply Facial Oils: If You Are Going to Apply a Thin Layer, Put it On After Your Moisturizer

The reason we recommend that you apply facial oils after your moisturizer is because facial oils protect the skin. If you apply a moisturizer after you put on your facial oil, the moisturizer won’t seep down into the pores properly. Make applying your facial oil the last step you do in your skincare routine!

4. How to Apply Facial Oils: Add a Few Drops of Facial Oil to Your Foundation

If you’re looking for all-day moisture, put 1-2 drops in your foundation and mix it all together! Adding facial oils to your foundation will not only keep your skin moisturized all day, but it will also add the perfect amount of dew and glow to your look!

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5. How to Apply Facial Oils: Massage it In 

If you’re looking for the best results, give your face a good massage when applying your facial oil. Apply in upward motions to evenly distribute the facial oils throughout your face. This will also help ensure that your facial oils soak in deeply into your pores because the stimulation of the facial massage opens the pore further. A really popular method of applying products evenly right now is using a roller! Check out these rose quartz rollers that are hitting the skincare industry by storm!

6. How to Apply Facial Oils: Mix it With Your Serum

If you’re feeling nervous about applying so many layers of moisturizing products on your face, try adding just 1-2 drops of your facial oil with your serum! The combination of these two textures will feel a little funny while applying, but mixing these products together is an effective way of applying facial oils.

Let’s Talk Facial Oils

Facial oils are intimidating the first time you try them, but we promise that they will do wonders to your skin! Transformation oil is made for all skin types, including sensitive skin! Give it a try, and tell us what you think! What’s your favorite type of facial oil? Do you have any hesitations about using facial oils?


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