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Is "oil for skin" really for you?

There is no single ingredient, formula or skincare regimen that will satisfy everyone's skincare needs!

By GonzagaPublished 4 months ago 3 min read
Is "oil for skin" really for you?
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The whole network is saying "nourishing skin with oil", in the mouth of the beauty marketing number, it has been the perfect existence, so in reality, is it so?

First of all, let me make my point: there is no single ingredient, formula, or skincare method that can satisfy everyone's skincare needs!

This is also true for "oil for skin", which must be traded off according to individual skin types.

Not all "oils" are suitable for skin care!


Oil for Skin

What are the "oils"?

The range of "oils" covered in skin care formulations is large, including but not limited to: natural vegetable oils, animal fats, synthetic lipids, and mineral oils.

Chemically, they may belong to alcohols, waxes, lipids, fatty acids, sphingolipids, phospholipids, etc. Although they are all "oils" in a broad sense, there are significant differences in their properties.

Moreover, not all "oils" are suitable for skincare!


Different oils

The difference in efficacy

There are huge differences in the properties of different oils and fats.

For example, some common vegetable oils, such as olive oil and rosehip oil, are likely to cause acne.

Some synthetic lipids, such as "isopropyl palmitate", have a strong osteolytic effect and are often added to cleansers and makeup removers (with some risk of allergy).

Among the fatty acids, unsaturated fatty acids and oleic acid, have good moisturizing properties, but they are structurally unstable and easily oxidized in sunlight and air, giving off an unpleasant odor.

Among the long-chain fatty acids, like lauric acid, they are very irritating and are basically used to make soap, and are rarely used in cosmetics.

Based on the characteristics of different oils and fats themselves, only to find the right application scenario, to play their best role, so some popular oil products, not necessarily for your skin Oh ~.



The "oil" in the

So the cosmetics in the oil, in the end, what is good

① Oil super moisturizing properties

Effectively penetrate the stratum corneum and form a shrinking oil film on the epidermis, which is loved by large dry skin.

② The "matchmaker" role of oil

Some oil-soluble ingredients cannot be combined with water directly, such as Coenzyme Q10, and Vitamin E, etc. In this case, they are first dissolved in the "matchmaker". This is the time to dissolve them in the "oil" first, like a "ship's bin", so that they can play a role in skincare.

But do not, not everyone needs to use oil, oh, you say you can oil acne skin, can not think in the summer "to oil skin", you do not acne who acne?



How to choose?

To summarize, there are three rules.

① depends on your skin condition

For example, clean skin without acne - choose vegetable oil.

Large pores + acne, then no.

② Do your homework on the acne-causing and acne-causing properties of oils

For example, we are all familiar with: beautiful cultivation.

Generally, refined mineral oil, silicone type, and jojoba oil are more friendly to acne skin.

③ If you really can't figure it out, try a small area first

If there are no uncomfortable symptoms, you can continue to use it, if the acne or something, immediately stop, do not listen to the marketing number of the set of "build tolerance" lies, and beware of a rotten face.


Knowledge points


1. there are many types of oils, and they vary greatly. They have different effects on the skin and are suitable for different people, so not everyone is suitable for skin care with oil. 2.

2. There are 3 key points in the selection of "oil": a. Select according to a skin condition or skin problems; b. Pay attention to the acne-causing properties of oil ingredients; c. Recommend a small area for the first use to observe whether there is any adverse reaction.

3. It is recommended to use inert and non-reactive oils, such as refined mineral oil, silicone type, and jojoba oil.

4. cosmetics oil has two main roles: a. the skin can produce good moisturizing, nourishing effects; b. oil can serve as a carrier role.

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