When I tell you I am asked multiple times a week about what I use for my skin or what makeup I use, I'm not kidding. Even my dentist made a comment about my skin when I went in for my veneers. (Had no makeup on either.) I started to seriously take care of my skin 3 years ago, and I only wish I had started earlier. First and foremost, by keeping it out of the sun, or at least putting sunscreen on my face. But... oh well, can't go back in time. So basically, if you're reading this and do not have a skin care routine - GET ON IT.
One part of my skincare routine is something I added just about a year ago. OILS. I know, I know, I was super against it at first, because I was like.. Ew, I don't want to be oily. But once I tried my first facial oil product, I was transformed into believer. I. WAS. OBSESSED. The first one I ever tried was the Save Face Oil by Kopari, and it's still my number one favorite.
BUT... before we go into oils and all the benefits... it's important to know that oils need to go AFTER your moisturizer. Which I learned via Tata Harper- "Oils by definition are not hydrating- it's a misconception. They are great for delivering vitamins, nutrients, & anti-aging, but they do not moisturize. You need to trap water in the skin with moisturizer, first, then an oil can help lock it in and retain moisture. Oil can penetrate anything, but other things cannot penetrate oil, due to the size of the molecules." If you've seen my "I Woke Up Like This" skincare routine post, I mention that in there, and show you which step I add my oil on. Now, because a tiny bit of oil goes such a long way, whichever bottle you go with, will last you SO LONG. I use the Save Face Oil by Kopari the most, which I've had for I THINK a year now, and I'm not even close to being done with it. So, although they are smaller bottles, they last much longer than all of your other products in larger bottles. Aka, don't let the prices of each freak you out, because you won't be buying another one for a looooong ass time. (Do skincare products expire? I should probably look that up.) And if there's one piece of advice I can give here, it's to invest in your skin. You will be wearing it for the rest of your life.
"Facial oil promotes a healthy glow. Your skin may appear dull and dry as you age – this is common because, your skin will produce less natural oils as you age." - L'Oréal Paris