Beauty

5 Reasons Not to Be Afraid of Facial Oils

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Beauty guru Nichola Joss, the preferred beauty therapist for A-list beauties such as Scarlett Johansson, Hilary Swank, Gisele Bundchen and Gwyneth Paltrow, wants you to know that you don’t need to be deterred by the concept of beauty oils. In fact, she’s quite the advocate of facial oils. Here’s why you should be too:

1. They work on every skin type

It doesn’t matter if you have oily, combination or dry skin, facial oils will rebalance skin to show off the calm, clear and healthy looking complexion we all lust over.

2. They are a facialist’s best friend, and can be yours too

There’s a reason facial oils have been used in professional facials for years, reviving even the most stressed out of skins. Nichola reveals that they are also a secret weapon backstage at shows and shoots, because even models don’t wake up like that.

3. The benefits are endless

Because the oil glides onto the skin seamlessly, it encourage facial massage which relaxes and tones the muscles. This helps to sculpt facial contours, boosts blood flow, and removes all the icky tension in your face. Awaken your senses, girls!

4. You only need a couple of drops

We get it, you’re still a bit iffy about putting oil on your face. Nicola suggests easing into it so it doesn’t seem like such a crazy beauty leap. Try adding a couple of drops to your night cream to give your skin an extra surge of hydration. Then, when you feel comfortable, start using the oil as normal.

5. Your skin will not look greasy

Contrary to popular belief, the product will not make you look like you’ve dipped your face into a deep fryer. It actually gives your skin a lovely plump and dewy glow, the kind we see on the red carpet and runways alike. Well, go forth…