It’s that time of the year again when our skin needs some extra TLC as the autumn days get cooler and nights draw in.
As you get older it is ever more important to keep protecting your skin from the weather. Experts often focus on the damage the sun can do to the skin, however, just as important is the wind and cold. Chapped lips, dry patches on the nose and upper/lower lips and cheeks are all signs that the skin is struggling to hydrate.
So where do face oils come in?
Oils can act as an effective barrier between the weather conditions and your skin as well as nourishing and feeding your skin with anti-oxidants and other nutrients. A good oil will not be too heavy and will sink easily into the skin’s surface. A very effective way to use an oil for weather protection is to massage it into the skin gently, and when it is absorbed, follow with a medium weight moisturiser. This regime will protect and hydrate your skin and keep it soft and supple all day long.
Some of the best facial oil products contain a mixture of highly nourishing easily absorbed oils, such as jojoba and sweet almond oils.
Paul Penders Ceramide Recovery combines these oils with their amazing LevensESSENTIE Gold, a 22 herbal extract as well as plant based ceramides and anti oxidants; giving your skin a real boost of nutrition and protection when its needed.
Another oil to consider is Moana Oil. Using native New Zealand plant oils this slightly thicker oil is great for exceptionally dry and dehydrated skin.