How (and why) to use a facial oil in your routine

How (and why) to use a facial oil in your routine

Discover the barrier-boosting benefits of adding a facial oil to your everyday skincare routine.

A much-misunderstood member of the skincare category, facial oils often find themselves with a reputation for being heavy, sticky and unsuitable for all skin types. These common misconceptions may mean that you’re missing out on a plethora of skin benefits that facial oils deliver. So, let's fall back into favour with facial oils, and find out why and how to add them to your routine, while debunking some myths along the way.

It’s just a myth

Yes, we’re talking about the myth that facial oils can only be used for those with dry skin. Thankfully, this myth is exactly that – a myth. Facial oils are gentle on skin, so they work well with dry, normal, sensitive, and even oily skin types. Facial oils can help to rebalance oil levels in the skin and are therefore ideal for combination complexions. With a lightweight and microbiome-friendly formula new Evercalm™ Barrier Support Elixir [insert link to product page when live] is perfect for oily or combination skin types because it is clinically proven to helps to repair and strengthen your skin barrier, which in turn helps to bring balance back to your skin.

How (and why) to use a facial oil in your routine

What is a facial oil?

To put it simply, a facial oil is an oil-based formula (typically a blend of plant oils) that enhances the benefits of your skincare routine and works alongside your skin to deliver you the best results for you. Your skin naturally produces lipids and oils to help keep it hydrated and healthy. By using facial oils, you are complementing the natural oils within your skin to help lock in hydration, soften, nourish and balance. 

Boost your skin barrier

Dehydrated skin can be caused by a multitude of factors such as the changes in the weather, air conditioning, diet… the list goes on. Your skin’s surface layers are oil-based, so, if you lose too much of these essential oils your skin will begin to show signs of stress and sensitisation. Facial oils can nourish these layers more intensively and effectively, bolstering your skin’s natural defence mechanism so that it keeps the good stuff (moisture) in, and the bad stuff (external irritants) out.  

Enriched with 7 natural oils that work together to replenish your skin, Evercalm™ Barrier Support Elixir helps to reduce 7 signs of sensitivity associated with a compromised skin barrier such as redness, dryness, itching and general discomfort. 

We’ve created two guides on how to incorporate Evercalm™ Barrier Support Elixir into your everyday routine. If you’re looking to maintain and help improve the strength of your skin barrier then the first routine is for you. If you’re skin barrier is already compromised and you’re looking to help regenerate it, then head straight the second routine. 

How (and why) to use a facial oil in your routine

Boost and brighten 

  1. Begin your barrier-boosting routine by gently cleansing away dirt and impurities (without drying) with Evercalm™ Gentle Cleansing Gel

  1. Then, spread a small amount of Glow And Protect Serum between hands and gently press over skin until fully absorbed.  

  1. Next, warm 3-5 drops of Evercalm™ Barrier Support Elixir in the palm of your hand and apply by gently patting over the face, neck and décolleté until fully absorbed. 

  1. Finally, massage Glow Daily Vitamin C Gel Cream into face, neck and décolleté using circular upwards and outwards motions until absorbed. 

 

How (and why) to use a facial oil in your routine

Replenish and repair  

  1. Start your replenishing routine by gently cleansing and calming stressed skin with Evercalm™ Gentle Cleansing Milk

  1. Then, spread a small amount of Evercalm™ Redness Relief Serum between hands and gently press over skin until fully absorbed.  

  1. Next, warm 3-5 drops of Evercalm™ Barrier Support Elixir in the palm of your hand and apply by gently patting over the face, neck and décolleté until fully absorbed. 

  1. Finally, massage Evercalm™ Global Protection Day Cream into face, neck and décolleté and neck using circular upwards and outwards motions until absorbed. 

Let’s finish on a top tip! You can also add Evercalm™ Barrier Support Elixir straight to your favourite day or night cream to give them an extra barrier- boost too.