Oils have been in the skincare spotlight recently, but their use in body care has been around for centuries. Although many new products are coming out almost daily, dry skin is hardly a new phenomenon.

So why does our skin become dry?

Our skin produces sebum, which is a natural oil necessary for skin health. When our pores struggle to produce adequate amounts of sebum, our skin becomes dry, sensitive and vulnerable to damage. This is when facial oils help provide much needed healing and support.

Facial oils help to soften and soothe dry skin which can easily become inflamed and age prematurely if neglected. Oils also support the skin’s moisture barrier and plump up the skin to reduce the appearance of fine lines. This in turn helps prevent the formation of wrinkles by virtue of their anti-oxidant content. Some oils, like jojoba and pomegranate, have anti-inflammatory properties. When infused with anti-inflammatory herbs like calendula, facial oil benefits are amplified and deliver remarkable benefits to the skin.

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