Not sure whether you'd want to introduce a facial oil into your skincare regime? This blog post will help you understand a little bit more about what to expect and some key things to remember if you're new to using an oil.
1 It is an oil :)
Stating the absolute obvious, I know (forgive me!) - but so many people expect an oil to feel like a cream type moisturiser on their skin and of course that just wouldn’t be the case. It may take a little while for you to get used to the different kind of texture and feeling on your skin.
One of the things I was particularly worried about initially was to use an oil on my already oily t-zone. This seemed so counter-intuitive to me, but again I'm so glad I persisted and in the end the Glow in a Bottle formula has really helped to regulate my oily t-zone and my make-up stays on a lot longer these days. My skin also doesn't feel so greasy first thing in the morning any longer.
2 It may take a little while longer to absorb
Different oils will feel different on your skin - and some may take a little longer than others to sink in. I tend to put my oil on when I get out of the shower - and then while it’s being absorbed I may get dressed or do whatever else. Glow in a Bottle is designed to be ultra-light and easily absorbed, but you’ll work out for yourself how long your skin takes to absorb it. Mine usually takes less than five minutes and then I’m read to put my make-up on.
It's important to start with a thin layer and then work out how much your skin really needs. I find that this changes from time to time due to the weather, or even hormonal changes. Sometimes I use a little less on my t-zone, sometimes a little more. You will soon find just the right amount for you skin.
3 Give your skin time to get used to it
Not everybody falls in love with using a facial oil. Some people will just never like it, others may take a little while to get used to it. When I initially started using oils it was stop-start for me, because I wasn’t immediately convinced and sometimes I just preferred to put cream on.
But, after a week or so I’d go back to my oil because I started to love how it felt, the effect it had on my skin and the fact that I was using natural products. I also loved the idea that I was using something that was truly feeding and nourishing my skin and over time the changes in my skin really convinced me.
I ended up using oils only at night because I couldn’t find any oil that was light enough for me to use under my make-up. I really wanted one product that could do both and this is another reason why Glow in a Bottle was born - a facial oil light enough to be used day and night.
4 It has a shorter self life than cream moisturisers
Due to the natural plant oils and the absence of preservatives and fillers your oil will not last as long as regular moisturisers. I believe this is a very good thing and another reason why I love my facial oil so much. There are no nasties added just to make it last longer. The shelf life of Glow in a Bottle is 6 months, but people usually finish theirs before then. Make sure that you take care to keep it out of direct sunlight and store it in a cool, dark place. The amber glass bottle also helps to preserve the integrity of the oil. Hopefully you will get so much use out of your Glow in a Bottle that you'll be replacing it long before the 6 month mark anyway!
5 Facial Oils don't contain sunscreen
This is super important to remember - due to the nature of the ingredients (11 natural plant oils) there is no sunscreen in your Glow in a Bottle.
Always remember to include this crucial step in your skincare routine.
Glow in a Bottle is a fantastic oil to try if you're new to facial oils in your skincare regime. It's a very gentle, ultra-light formula and it's like a superfood for your skin, packed with Vitamins, Anti-oxidants and Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) to restore and maintain Healthy, Glowing Skin.
I hope you love it as much as I do!
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