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New to using oil-based skincare? Keep reading.

New to using oil-based skincare? Keep reading.
We first want to remind you that transitioning from one skincare product or routine to another requires some patience and a realistic expectation of how your skin may react (patch testing is very beneficial, especially if you have sensitive skin). 

Let’s get into it.

Why should you make the transition to oil-based products?

Your skin loves natural oils. We have oil glands for a reason. We actually need oil! Topically, oil works to hydrate, smooth, and create a healthy balance for our skin with protective properties. Applying oils work with your skin’s natural processes. Oil-free products can be counter-intuitive for oily skin. Oily skin is usually a result of skin that is lacking in moisture. Oil-free products can strip your skin of its natural oils, resulting in drier skin and an overproduction of sebum (potentially leading to more breakouts).

Not only do organic plant-derived oils work with your skin, but they also nourish your skin with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Like everything, sourcing and quality is important (don't worry, we got you covered).

If you’re already using oil-based products, you should have a pretty smooth transition.

If you’re new to oil-based products, and you’ve been using oil-free products, we recommend transitioning slowly. In this case, less is usually more.

A whole new skincare regime overnight can shock your skin and disrupt its balance temporarily. Start by implementing your new oil-based products a few nights a week or every few days to allow your skin to transition with more ease. We recommend using a very small amount at first (half of what you would normally want to use) and applying it to a damp face. Applying your oil products to a damp face will help the product soak in and do its thing to seal in the moisture. As your skin adjusts, you can increase the amount of product you're using.

During this time, it’s also important to exfoliate 1-2 times per week to aid cellular turnover.

We recommend giving yourself at least 3-4 weeks to re-balance your skin. Your adjustment period timeline will depend on how your skin reacts, what you were using before, and how you incorporate it into your new routine. It’s also important to know that your skin is affected by both internal and external factors. While having a solid skincare routine is a great way to treat external factors, you might think about potential internal factors that could be affecting the state of your skin (things like hormones, stress levels, gut dysbiosis, and diet).

We are always here to help! Please feel free to email us at hello@lookorganics.com if you have any questions xx

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