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5 Common Misconceptions About Face Oil

We're taught from our adolescent years that oil is the enemy: We need to keep it in check with harsh astringents and scrubs, purge all oil-like products from our vanity, and never, ever look back.
So, when facial oils became the skin-care trend du jour, it went against everything we knew and believed. But, here's the thing, the "evils of oil," turns out, are complete mythology.
Top dermatologists and skin-care brands say oil-based products aren't a passing trend — they're important staples in a complete skin-care regime. "Oil as we know it isn't the same as it used to be," says Dr. Jeannette Graf, renowned New York dermatologist and assistant clinical professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai Medical Center. "Advances in the ability to refine oil have led to cosmetic-grade oils that are the consistency of water," she says. "They used to be thick and clogging, like mineral oil, but now they're very emollient, especially dry oils, and don't leave any residue on the skin."
But, don't oils still cause breakouts? How effective are they against anti-ageing? And, are they meant for oily skin types?
A high-quality face oil will actually absorb into your skin instantly and won’t leave a shiny film. Whats more, if it contains vitamin C or hyaluronic acid, it will acutally give you the glow that many primers try to achieve, but just with a lot less chemicals! What many people don't understand is that this actually reduces the chance of breakouts.
Lots of face oils on the market today contain antioxidants and natural anti-aging ingredients Face oils can actually penetrate deeper than moisturizers. Also, if they contain omega-3s and omega-6s found in star ingredients such as rosehip, your skin’s barrier will be protected to help your skin retain more moisture. In one application your skin will be deeply nourished, your wrinkles smoother and you'll have a gorgeous glow.
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