Dry Winter Skin?
Try a facial oil!
They feel luxurious, bring back your skin’s brilliance, and they’re a great way to protect against TEWL: transepidermal water loss.
Yes! That’s a thing. Cold, dry weather conditions will take moisture from your skin. Oils create an occlusive barrier between your skin and the environment keeping in both your natural moisture and the moisture from your products.
what step in my routine should I use an oil?
Definitely your last step after moisturizer. Even if the oil says to use it at the serum step. Serums in theory should be able to pass transdermally through the top layers of your skin to the fresh, living cells. Oils don’t go that deep and tend to hang around the top layers of your skin and condition the dry, flat skin cells.
Because oils are occlusive and water repellant (which we love), anything applied over the oil will not truly touch or be available for absorption by your skin. Your products will be most effective with an oil as your last step as it locks in moisture.
what about my spf?
Apply before a moisturizer / SPF combo. Apply after a pure SPF or SPF / makeup combo.
how do I choose an oil?
We’ll make that easy for you! Choose a dry oil for everyday wear. Choose a wet oil for outdoor cold weather time or to use in your gua sha home practice.
Our favorite everyday dry oil rn is the watermelon hemp oil by cocokind. We have it at the studio and are happy to set up a convenient time for you to pop by and snag one. Send us an email to order <3
so oils don't make for good serums... then what does?
Our infographic below outlines some basic things to look for in each of the product steps for a routine that promotes bright, dewy skin. Pop in for a facial and we’ll make customized recommendations for your skin based on type, condition, and goals.