Updated: Nov 7, 2018
We have so much choice in this day and age that sometimes a little guidance goes a long way. So don't worry, we are here to help. Here are 3 common mistakes that people make when choosing a face oil. A wise person learns from other people's mistakes. So welcome to a bit of wisdom:
Mistake 1): Forgetting that face oils can be filled with chemicals. Remember that what you put on your skin can be readily absorbed. What goes on the outside can easily end up on the inside. That's why we only use premium, natural and organic oils at the wellbeing doctor.
Mistake 2): Doing things in the wrong order. You don't put on your shoes before your socks. You do it the other way around, socks first. Skin care products have a correct order too. Use moisturisers and serums and mists underneath your face oil. Add your oil at the end, so that it can then act to help your skin retain the goodness you've just put on it.
Mistake 3): Thinking that all oils were created equal. They aren't. They are nowhere near equal. Mineral oils aren't what you want to be putting on your face. Remembering that they are made in the processing of petroleum when it's turned into gasoline might make you think twice about it, anyway. Certain natural oils such as sweet almond oil, and grapeseed oil are great for skin. And evidence shows that oils such as jojoba can anti-inflammatory effects may even act to help regulate sebum production. The oils that we use at the wellbeing doctor have been tested by scientists and us, and especially selected to give you the best results.
All the basics of skin 101 also need to be observed. Our hands can have an enormous amount of bacteria on them, so it's important to remember to only touch your face once you have washed them. And try to be aware of how often you do actually touch your face in the day - one study suggests that it might be up to 3,000 times per day without us really even noticing! And ensuring that you dry it with a clean, chemical-free cloth is also important. The sensitive skin on your face can be upset by harsh chemicals and detergents, or the bacteria on dirty towels.
Fore-armed is fore-warned. Now you can avoid these 3 common mistakes, and your glowy, hydrated face will thank you for being so wise.