A Guide To Facial Oils

best facial oil for dry skin

Lightweight, luxurious and the ultimate protective treat for the skin’s natural moisture barrier, using a facial oil for dry skin is a skincare routine step that everyone should try. From how to use facial oil, to what facial oil to use with gua sha, here’s everything you need to know about this powerful hydrator. 

What Is Facial Oil?

Facial oil comes in many shapes, sizes and blends, with jojoba, rosehip, marula, hemp, and argan oils all being popular options. While widely available in pure oil form, facial oils are also often used to enrich creams and serums to help lock in moisture and nourish the skin.  

For example, our Sensitive 1000 Roses Heavenly Night Cream contains rosehip oil to help replenish the skin barrier, while our Age Defying Hyaluronic DMAE Lift And Firm Cream is infused with a soothing blend of argan and jojoba oils. 

The perfect companion to a facial massage and boasting impressive hydrating, protective and nourishing properties, using a facial oil for dry skin makes a great addition to any skincare regimen. 

What Does Facial Oil Do?

The ultimate treat for a thirsty complexion, facial oil sits on the surface of the skin, forming a protective film and preventing moisture from escaping. Oils are able to do this as they have a similar composition to the naturally occurring lipids in skin that help to repair and protect the skin barrier (the outermost layer of the epidermis that keeps moisture in and external stressors out).  

Using a facial oil for dry skin also helps to seal in your other skincare products, keeping the complexion hydrated for longer. 

facial oil for dry skin

The best facial oils will also be rich in antioxidants, essential proteins and vitamins, helping to nourish the skin while promoting deeper hydration. 

What Is The Best Facial Oil For Dry Skin?

Suitable for all skin types, our CannaCell Beauty Oil is the best facial oil for anyone struggling with dryness, sensitivity or who simply wants to treat their skin to an extra dose of hydration. Enriched with hemp stem cells, potent antioxidants work to boost skin health by helping to fight oxidative damage and pollution. 

facial oil for dry skin

Meanwhile, a nutrient-rich blend of hemp seed, evening primrose and jojoba seed oils (packed with essential proteins, vitamins and omegas) leaves the skin feeling deeply hydrated and thoroughly soothed. This natural facial oil helps to boost the skin’s defences by protecting the natural barrier function for a complexion that appears calmed, restored and glowing. 

How To Use Facial Oil

Typically, facial oil should be applied either on its own or after moisturising as the final step of your evening skincare routine. This way, it’s able to seal in moisture, helping you to get the most out of your other skincare products, while giving skin that sought-after healthy glow. 

It’s worth noting that you should never mix facial oil with SPF. Oil can alter the formula of sunscreen, meaning that it may offer less UV protection. Because of this, we recommend that you apply facial oil at night. In doing so, you can replenish the skin’s moisture levels as you sleep, while making sure that your skin is fully protected against damaging UV rays during the day by using an appropriate SPF product and staying out of the sun during the peak UV period. 

How to give yourself a face massage

Supporting circulation, lymphatic drainage and tension relief, a gentle face massage is a great way to use your facial oil. If you’re wondering what facial oil to use with gua sha or a roller tool, our CannaCell Oil is a great choice. Its lightweight and silky texture will help the tool to slide seamlessly over the skin. 

  • Step 1: Warm a couple of pumps of facial massage oil between your hands and apply to the face in a light patting motion. 
  • Step 2: With your massaging tool, or simply using your fingers, begin to gently massage the face in an upwards direction. 
  • Step 3: Begin along the jawline, working from the chin out towards the ears. Repeat this motion along the cheekbones, lightly under the eye, and over the brow bone. Work from the centre of the face outwards and upwards, following your bone structure. 
  • Step 4: Finally, work your tool or the edges of your index fingers from the centre of the forehead to the ears and down the neck. Lightly pat in any excess oil and feel the tension dissipate. 

Once you know how to use facial oil, you’ll notice that your skin feels more hydrated, healthier and truly nourished. 

If you are trying a product or ingredient for the first time, we always recommend a patch test first. 

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