You've probably found yourself planning your skincare routine and wondering, "Which one goes first, my Rosehip Oil or the Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizer?". If that was you, don't worry! Today we will explain everything about oils, moisturizers, and their order of application.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MOISTURIZERS AND OILS?
These products have water molecules in their composition and they bring this water into the skin. This transportation process is called hydration.
Simple Organic Moisturizers:
The Oils are full of vitamins and nutrients that provide nutrition for the skin. Additionally, they work as emollient agents, creating a barrier on the skin that stops it from losing water. Oils, however, don't hydrate the skin themselves since they don't carry water molecules.
Simple Organic Oils:
NOW, WHICH ONE DO YOU THINK SHOULD BE APPLIED FIRST?
If you've guessed moisturizer, you got it right! We should first go through hydration so the product brings water into your skin; then, we use the oil to create a protective layer, stopping your skin from losing this hydration.
If you do the opposite, the oil won't allow the moisturizer to penetrate your skin, blocking hydration and wasting the product.
WHAT IF I WANT TO USE JUST AN OIL? OR JUST A MOISTURIZER?
Don't worry, we'll teach you how!
Regarding moisturizers, if you want to avoid oil and oily textures, you can skip that step and apply sunscreen directly after the moisturizer. However, it's important to note that every skin type, even oily, benefits from oils. Copaiba Oil, for example, is super recommended for oily and acne-prone skin. It's worth trying!
If you want to stick only to oils and ditch the moisturizer, you can, as long as you have a healthy diet, drink the right amount of water, and already have a well-hydrated skin. In this case, your skin already has enough water molecules without needing moisturizers. But if your skin tends to become dry or dull, you should give moisturizers a try. ;)