Which oil is right for me?
True gems of green cosmetics, organic vegetable oils are full of benefits for our skin.
Always obtained by a meticulous cold pressing, these natural elixirs are concentrated in essential fatty acids for the preservation of our protective skin barrier.
Their properties obviously vary according to their origin, and although they have long been feared by oily and blemished skin, there is in fact an oil for every skin type!
Fatty acids nourish the epidermis deeply and help retain water in our skin tissue, preventing excessive dehydration for longer.
While some are known for their anti-ageing properties, others are more suitable for the treatment of all kinds of irritations.
If you haven't yet found the right oil for you, follow the guide!
Help, I have dry skin
Unsurprisingly, vegetable oils are the most faithful allies of dry skin.
Dry skin can show small patches of dryness, flaking, tightness and fine lines and expression marks that are much more easily visible.
While most skins benefit from a moisturising routine, and therefore from the use of a cream based on water as well as lipids, some dry skins can be satisfied with the use of care oils.
Oils richer in fatty acids are best suited to this type of skin, such as avocado, olive, coconut, sweet almond, wheat germ and camelina oil.
To get the most out of it, it is always best to apply the oil with pressure to the whole face, neck and décolleté, and to a slightly dampened skin.
Normal to dry or very uncomfortable skin will benefit from the combined use of a moisturiser and an oil, which can be mixed directly into a cream or applied at the very end of the routine.
Help, I have oily skin
Contrary to many preconceived ideas, oily and blemished skin does not need to avoid oils!
While some oils that are very rich in essential fatty acids should be avoided, others are perfectly suited to skin that naturally produces more sebum.
The undisputed hero of this category? Rose hip oil.
This elixir, concentrated in vitamin A, is often reputed for its anti-ageing properties and is also the ideal ally for unbalanced, combination and acne-prone skin.
Slipped into a daily routine, it soothes irritation, evens out the complexion, accelerates the healing process of skin imperfections and, above all, gradually regulates our sebum production.
Ideally, an oil of this type is mixed with a moisturiser (a few drops are enough!), or for a more intense treatment, it can also be used on its own in the evening on clean, moist skin.
Jojoba oil is also a good choice for combination to oily skin, as its composition is the most similar to our own sebum and it will not cause blemishes.
Coconut oil, on the other hand, is absolutely forbidden!
Help, my skin is getting old!
We can never say it enough, the number one anti-ageing prevention gesture remains the daily use of a suitable sunscreen (i.e. a minimum index of SPF 30, but there is no point going beyond SPF 50).
That said, antioxidant-rich skin care products can also make a difference.
In the category of vegetable oils, oils that are highly concentrated in vitamin A, such as rose hip oil, are at the top of the list.
These promote the natural cell renewal of our skin and counteract the effects of our daily exposure to UV light and pollution, which accelerate the oxidation of our cells.
Since mature skin is, more often than not, also increasingly dry skin, it is also important to ensure that it does not lack nutrients in order to remain as supple and elastic as possible, and therefore to opt for plant elixirs rich in essential fatty acids.