There are so many changes on focusses in the skincare industry today. The change has actually been happening fast over the past 10 years. Although it may appear to have happened overnight, there has been a direct and clear change in trends in tact with environmental changes, increased general awareness and plant-based wellness approach.
Keep reading, as in this article, we will attempt to shed light on some of the trends by highlighting a particular a concept dear to our heart strings; what is functional skincare.
Do you fully understand the concept Functional Skincare?
There is no need to feel left out if you are not fully comprehending the meaning of it, how it can benefit your skin or the significance of it. Functional skincare, if explained simply, normally serves a range of purposes and can easily be used on different areas of your body. It is a product or a method that ensures results, including high-performing and effective ingredients that will directly benefit your skin or skin condition. They are as effective as any specific-focused products. These ingredients can also target specific skin conditions. Like lets say: you have for example dry skin, oily skin, ageing skin or acne prone skin. Whether your skin is dry on the elbows or the face, a functional skincare product can be used to target both those areas. The functional ingredients in your product are the ingredients that make the product work.
To sum things up, here are the main points, Functional Skincare:
- serves a range of purposes
- can easily be used on different areas of your body
- ensures results
- contains high-performing ingredients
- compatible to single use products
Many traditional skincare brands focus on one specific area. This can quickly be more costly and take up more space on your shelf as you would have to purchase different products for different conditions or purposes. The beauty of functional skincare is that it takes a minimalistic approach. Skincare doesn’t have to be overwhelming or confusing, for example making you believe that you can only achieve radiant looking skin by using multiple products. On the contrary, functional skincare elevates the routine by simplifying the process.
Decluttering Beauty Products and Contributing to a Cleaner Planet
Oh doesn’t that sound good? Are you with me? I’m totally in. Anything that can reduce our footprint on the planet and make our life simpler and or simplify our skincare routine makes a winning formula. Can you see the broader benefits from this? By simplifying your getting-ready routine, by using one product, you will be able to multitask better and find yourself calmer.
One huge bonus to functional skincare is that you can travel lighter, I am sure you have some plans to spread your wings and get flying this year. Having to pack less products will be a great way to travel with ease.
And what’s better, it's a step towards decluttering, as it helps you to reduce the amount of bottles and jars you purchase. Directly you are contributing to a cleaner planet.
Multipurpose Skincare Product
Next time on your clean shopping spree, look for a multi-purpose product. Functional skincare, in its truest form, is effective and multi-purpose. Beauty oils (which include both body and facial oils) are a great example of multi-purpose skincare products.
Look for a product that can nurture, protect and perform well for more than one purpose. Reparative treatment for your cuticles, moisturiser to soften your feet or the elbows, revitalise the skin on your face, overnight moisturiser for your lips, bring a shine on your hair and so forth. During busy periods of your life (and they tend to come around) you can take a deep breath and sigh as a lot of stress is taken away from your busy schedule by simplifying your skincare routine.
Beauty Oils and their benefits
This list of benefits is practically describing beauty oils. Natural oils provide optimal concentrations of effective and trusted ingredients to maintain and restore the skin’s ideal functioning.
Natural beauty oils demystify the skincare jargon and deliver the results as they are made with high quality ingredients specifically formulated to target any skin concern.
Beauty oils are simple to use, you can easily adapt your skincare program to your ever changing skincare needs with the use of a few drops.
Face oils are one of many solutions out there and function specifically to help to keep your skin balanced. They are especially helpful as your skin naturally creates lipids and oils, which helps to prevent water loss from your skin and to keep your skin hydrated. Face oils therefore help to compliment your skin’s natural oil and the beauty oil’s main purpose is mainly to act as an additional barrier or protection for your skin.
To understand how important oils are for your skin health, you can think of your skin as little Lego cubes, the skin cells are the cubes and the oils are the little pins on the top of the cubes that keep the cubes together.
Plant-based face oils are derived from the flowers, leaves, seeds, roots etc., and can include a whole range of potent ingredients which makes them highly effective to use in your skincare regime with endless benefits.
Although beauty oils are mostly known for their hydration properties, they are also highly effective to use as anti-ageing products, antibacterial and they have a range of healing effect and therefore highly suitable as well for irritated, dry and stressed skin.
When to Apply?
Face oil can be applied both morning and night. It is best to use as the first layer or on top of your serum, to improve the function of the serum. You can also replace a single oil with cleverly crafted facial oil serum that would replace a liquid serum and a single oil, to simplify your routine further. Although face oils benefit mostly dry skin, as they act as an emollient which seals your skin to prevent dehydration, face oils can also be used as a specific treatment for example spot treatment, dark spots (often referred to as age spots), acne or astringent skin.
You might have overlooked the use of face oils for the potential benefits for your skin until now. But the right face oil for your skin condition might have a surprising amount of benefits for your and to be the right choice for your skin type.