Q: I’ve read a lot about beauty oils and would love to try one but I’m worried it will make my skin feel greasy and give me spots. Help!
Hayley Elrick, 48, from Whitchurch, Buckinghamshire
A: Gone are the days of slippery, overly shiny facial massage oils. Although best applied at night, the new super-oils are designed so that you only need a few drops. And when it comes to anti-ageing, the results are fantastic.
Your average face cream contains water, which dilutes the potency of its youth-boosting ingredients. Beauty oils, on the other hand, contain super-concentrated active ingredients, so make an effective – not to mention super-luxe – way of delivering moisture and nutrients to your skin.
And don’t panic about pimples. Women with spot-prone complexions can make the mistake of using harsh cleansers, which strip the skins protective oils so that it overcompensates and produces even more. Facial oils can actually help regulate the skins cleaning process to remove impurities.
When my skin needs a bit of extra pampering, I reach for Darphin Orange Blossom Aromatic Care, £47, or Liz Earle Superskin Concentrate Rollerball, £19.75.
Stephanie Maylor, Beauty Editor
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