Tobacco, pollution, the cold, make-up, rubbing clothes … these are all factors that, day after day, tire and damage our skin. For years, people have used day and night creams to treat their skin, but what if I suggested something even better? Something more natural and better for the skin – vegetable oils work wonders!
FACE CREAM VERSUS VEGETABLE OILS
Taking care of one’s face is not just about treating the surface of the skin, it needs to go deeper that that. Vegetable oils have a capacity to penetrate all the layers of the skin: the epidermis, the dermis and the subcutaneous tissue, therefore guaranteeing optimal hydration. Conversely, recent studies show that face creams only act on the epidermis and the upper part of the dermis, which, put simply, is rather superficial.
WHICH VEGETABLE OILS FOR WHICH SKIN TYPE
Oily skin, dry skin, combination skin, sensitive skin, mature skin and dull skin: nobody is sidelined from a skin condition.
Oily skin :
If you suffer from oily skin, do not be reluctant to put oil in it. As they often say, you have to fight evil with evil! Skin which is over oily is basically damaged skin that secretes an excess of sebum to defend itself. It therefore needs a hand to reconstitute itself. To enable this, you should apply a few drops of dry and regulating oils like jojoba, hazelnut or macadamia oil first thing in the morning and then again in the evening, just before bedtime.
Dry skin :
For dry skin, we recommend a local application of avocado or wheat germ oil. Dry skin is often due to a dietary imbalance which means treating your skin from the inside, by incorporating these oils into your diet. Dryness can also be caused by dehydration, remember to hydrate yourself properly: a minimum of 1.5 litres of water per day.
Mixed skin :
Mixed skin is characterised by oily skin on the T zone and dry skin on the contours of the face. If this is your case, grape-seed oil is the answer! It descales, regulates sebum, moisturises and has nourishing properties. With just a few drops applied to the face in the morning and the evening, you will see an immediate improvement.
Sensitive skin :
Calendula oil contains fariadol which has an exceptional anti-inflammatory properties. Apply a few drops of calendula oil in some sweet almond oil to the face and you can soon say goodbye to redness and irritation.
To prevent ageing, a daily application of Rosehip oil works wonders. It stimulates the synthesis of collagen, thus giving back all its elasticity to your skin and thanks to fatty acids, regenerates the cells.
A cutaneous application of carrot and apricot kernel oil guarantees good-looking skin! These oils are rich in provitamin A which activates a good “tan” and brightens your complexion.
Exposing oil to light reduces its concentration of vitamins and minerals which impacts their effectiveness. To limit these losses and to ensure your oils maintain their properties, choose oils which are contained in opaque and first cold-pressed bottles. Moreover, since these oils penetrate the deepest part of the skin, it is far better to choose virgin and organic oils and to consult your doctor beforehand to avoid any allergic reactions.