In today’s culture, having a skincare routine is just as important as brushing one’s teeth every morning and evening. That is to say, if you don’t have a regular skincare routine, you’re doing yourself (and your precious skin) a disservice. 

Everyone’s skincare routine is different because we all have different skin types with different needs, especially those of us whose skin is maturing and becoming more susceptible to a myriad of skin conditions such as dryness, loss of elasticity, inflammation, and more.  

However, essential to every skincare routine is face oil. Aside from the usual facial cleanser, moisturizer, and SPF, face oil is crucial for healthy, nourished skin, and below are seven reasons why you should use it in your skincare routine.


1.  Face Oils Help Skin Retain Moisture 

Ever wonder why experts recommend saving face oil for the end of your skincare routine? It’s because face oil acts as a protective layer for the skin. It helps skin retain moisture and wards off harmful environmental elements (more on that later).  

Our skin needs moisture to function properly, especially for skin undergoing changes that are characteristic of aging skin. As our skin evolves, its metabolism starts to slow down, leading to transepidermal water loss and dryness. 

So, having a potent face oil in your routine will provide the much-needed help your skin needs to seal in the moisture that is key for healthy, luminous skin. 



2.  Face Oils Support Your Skin Barrier 

There’s been a lot of talk about  the skin barrier in the skincare community for good reason. 

Our skin barrier, also known as the stratum corneum, is the outer layer of skin that is responsible for retaining moisture and for protecting the skin against environmental factors and allergens that come into contact with our skin. A healthy skin barrier is essential for healthy skin.

A damaged skin barrier can be caused by environmental factors, internal health issues, or by using harsh, irritating products. Signs of a damaged skin barrier include dryness, itchiness, irritation, redness, and lack of skin elasticity. However, there are ways to repair and maintain a healthy skin barrier. 

To repair or avoid damaging the skin barrier, a face oil daily in your skincare routine alongside the use of gentle cleansers and sunscreen is the way to go. (Oh, and of course nature’s best form of medicine: nutritious food and plenty of water). 



3.  Face Oils Protect Against Harmful Environmental Elements

Remember when we mentioned environmental damage earlier when we explained why you should be using face oil in your skincare routine? Well, here’s where we take a look at how face oils can protect against that.

Our skin is our largest organ, and it is constantly in contact with environmental elements such as UV rays, blue light, and air pollution. These factors can have detrimental effects on our skin in the short and long term if we don’t implement the correct practices and products in our skincare routine and, yes, this includes the use of face oil. 

As mentioned previously, using a face oil that is rich in fatty acids and antioxidants creates a unique form of protection from free radicals that exist in environmental elements. When these free radicals become excessive and come into contact with a compromised skin barrier, they overwhelm the skin’s ability to regulate them. What can follow is oxidative stress.

Oxidative stress can manifest in various ways on the skin including an onset of hyperpigmentation, loss of skin elasticity, dull appearance, and/or fine lines and wrinkles. 

The good news is that a plant-based face oil in your skincare regime can help fight against these potential threats!


4.  Face Oils Aid in Healing Scars and Reducing Blemishes 

If you have face scars and blemishes, incorporating a plant-based face oil can help heal and minimize their appearance. 

How? Well, face oils, like Caraline Skincare’s Daily Nourish Face Oil, contain a combination of plant-based ingredients such as rosehip seed oil, organic jojoba oil, sea buckthorn seed oil, and passion fruit seed oil that are all rich in vitamins, omega fatty acids, and other compounds that naturally restore, support, repair, and revitalize the skin barrier. 

Creating a routine that includes these ingredients will gradually improve the skin’s appearance by penetrating deep into the skin layers and depositing nourishing ingredients that will help support the regeneration of tissues (healing scars and smoothing out blemishes in the process). 

All of this can be done with the addition of a quality plant-based face oil in your skincare routine. 



5.  Face Oils Help Even Out Your Skin Tone and Brighten the Skin

Uneven skin tone and a lackluster, dull appearance can be due to a variety of factors such as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, hormones, or sun exposure. 

This skin concern can be addressed by using plant-based face oils that contain the right combination of ingredients for the skin like organic macadamia nut oil, which has a profile of vitamin E antioxidants, oelic acids, and palmitoleic acids that help nourish and brighten the skin. 

Moreover, antioxidants, phytosterols, and omega fatty acids can be found in Caraline Skincare’s Daily Nourish Face Oil, which is a great option if you’re looking for for a face oil with all the essentials for your maturing skin. 

 Caraline Skincare Daily Nourish Face Oil on the back of a hand being rubbed into the skin


6.  Face Oils Help Soothe and Tame Inflammation 

Occasionally, our skin can sometimes experience redness, irritation, and discomfort due to an onset of inflammation. This is because our skin barrier becomes more sensitive as it matures, so it’s important to apply effective products that will reduce, soothe, and, ultimately, prevent inflammation. 

Oils such as Prickly Pear Oil (which is in Caraline Skincare’s Daily Nourishing Oil) contain polyphenols and phytosterols that aid in reducing, soothing, and preventing inflammation.  

Consistency is key when it comes to soothing and treating inflammation. Therefore, incorporating face oils in your morning and evening skincare routine will work in your favor to address and minimize inflammation. 



7.  Face Oils Help Soften the Skin 

Our skin naturally requires a little extra TLC as it matures and changes, and there’s nothing wrong with that! 

Over time we’re going to experience dryness and the gradual loss of skin elasticity, but that doesn’t mean we can’t partake in practices such as using face oils in our skincare routine to help moisturize and soften the skin.

Plant-based oils have a multitude of benefits with one being their ability to naturally nourish our skin with vitamins, fatty acids, and antioxidants that aid in softening our skin such as cranberry seed oil, which contains a rich profile of omega-3, omega-6, and omega-9 as well as tocopherols and tocotrienols.  

You can easily reap the benefits of these essential vitamins, fatty acids, and antioxidants by getting your hands on some face oil (your skin will thank you later). 

You should have some pretty compelling evidence of why you should be using face oil in your skincare routine by now. So, what are you waiting for? Go add a face oil to your shelf! Check out our Daily Nourish Face Oil today.

March 28, 2024 — Aaliyah Alexander, The Caraline Team

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