Putting oils on your skin can be highly intimidating, especially if it has not yet been a part of your skin care routine. It can produce a fear of breakouts and oily skin. However, oils have been used for centuries across all different cultures to attain beautiful, healthy skin. The Greeks, known for their love and search for beauty, would often use olive oil for their skin. It was called “liquid gold” by Homer and “the great healer” by Hippocrates. Oil, in general, is a great tool for hydration due to its ability to lock in moisture. Though it is not just concerned with hydration, but can act as both cleanser and healer, making it one of the most productive and natural ingredients to efficiently take care of your skin.
The Greeks, known for their love and search for beauty, would often use olive oil for their skin. It was called “liquid gold” by Homer and “the great healer” by Hippocrates.
Some of you may wonder what the use of using oil may be if our skin already produces its own. It’s true, our skin works hard to produce an oil called sebum to keep our skin moisturized. However, we often find that it is either producing too much or too little, causing really oily skin or dry, itchy skin. And if this happens it can lead to other problems such as bad breakouts or uncomfortable reactions to harsh skin care products. We sometimes find that our own facial oils, along with other particles in the air that find their way onto our skin, can clog our pores which only adds to our problem.
At Sageborn, we use well over ten different kinds of oils in our skin care products from the more well-known avocado oil to the potentially lesser known baobab oil.
If we implement oil based skin care into our routine then there is hope for consistently healthy and beautiful skin. There are numerous oils besides olive oil that offer different healing properties that we can use. At Sageborn, we use well over ten different kinds of oils in our skin care products from the more well-known avocado oil to the potentially lesser known baobab oil. Our Purifying Facial Cleansing Oil contains three of these: organic sunflower oil, organic avocado oil, and organic rosehip oil. Within these oils, we find things such as vitamin A, C, E, essential fatty acids, and antibacterial and anti-fungal phenols, to name a few. Essential fatty acids mostly contribute to the hydration of the skin. They help to strengthen the cell walls which helps to lock the moisture in. The vitamins and phenols found in oils are responsible for collagen production, cleansing, and contributing to an overall vibrancy.
Using a cleansing oil is not at all complicated, nor is uncomfortable or messy as one might imagine. The best part about using an oil based cleanser is that it will not strip the skin of its natural oils. Most foam cleansers or even cream cleansers can strip the skin of its natural oils leaving it feeling dry and itchy. For oil cleansing, we recommend using our Purifying Facial Cleansing Oil. You simply warm the oil into your hands and begin massaging the oil directly onto the face and neck for approximately one minute. From here, we recommend dampening your Sageborn Bamboo Facial Cleansing Cloth with warm water to gently remove the cleansing oil. After you have cleansed the skin, lock in hydration with spritzing the skin using our Refreshing Botanical Facial Mist (another product that is jammed packed with organic oils). If you are in need of more hydration, try our Rejuvenating Facial Oil which is rich with organic sunflower oil, another fatty oil used to lock in moisture.
The kind of hydration we get from oils will also last longer than the average lotion or moisturizer. And, while it is still important to exfoliate your skin with something like our Montana Clay Facial Masque, you can know that even on a day to day basis you are helping your skin’s natural process of exfoliation when your cleanse with oil. The rosehip oil used in our Purifying Facial Cleansing Oil is full of vitamin A which encourages cell turnover, acting as a light exfoliator without being too rough on the skin.
The oils will feel very light when you apply them, leaving you with a smooth, "glowy" feeling rather than heavy and greasy.
The oils will feel very light when you apply them, leaving you with a smooth, "glowy" feeling rather than heavy and greasy. Not only will your skin be thanking you, but your nose too! Because the oils are coming from sunflower, rosehip, evening primrose, etc. it smells like a delightful walk in the woods or a big patch of natural wildflowers. No more potent, synthetic, chemical smells.Using oil based skin care is simple and allows you to keep up with a natural, healthy skin care routine without over-washing and overthinking. When you use oil based skin care you can walk confidently knowing you are nourishing your skin with one of the treasures this world has given us: Oil.