Facial oils are forever growing in popularity with new technologies and essential oils to use, however some men are still skeptical about using them. Maybe this is because is because of its oil texture and the grease we associate with an oil however its something everyone should try! A facial oil is perfect for dry skin, especially for men are out in the elements. The reason for this is an oil provides a protective barrier that can support your skin against pollutants. That being said, an oil can be used by any skin type to treat most skin concerns.
People with an oily skin type i imagine would avoid an oil, because that makes sense, however it is infact the opposite. Over oily skin can be treated by using oil as it allows your skin to regulate the amount of oil production, in turn reducing the oiliness of your skin. Using a facial oil can beneift your skin in many ways, depending on the ingredients. Commonly used in oils would be rosehip oil - a natural alternative to retinol, used for its possible anti-ageing properties. Cleansers often come in the form of an cleansing oil as they are intensely moisturising, toning and hydrating.
Ingredients make or break a skincare product and can drastically improve the results of your skincare routine. Facial oils use a range of mineral oil ingredients some of which are; coconut oil, jojoba oil, lavender oil, tea tree oil - great for acne prone skin, vitamin c, argan the list goes on. Night oils tend to pack slightly more intense ingredients like retinol or rosehip oil or hyaluronic acid as they can be quite drying to your skin, used as anti ageing ingredients that are firming.
Sensitive skin types should investigate what mineral oils and essential oils do to their skin as they can be quite harsh. However at The Modern Man we have an oil for everyone! check out some of our best selling brands; Radical, Evolve,Dr Hauschka,Dr Jackson's, Daimon Barber and Botanico Vida.