Grooming oils have a wide range of useful applications – from shaving to skin care.
For centuries people have been using face oils for grooming. Both men and women have used these oils to enhance their looks and better their health.
Put simply, facial oils help to moisturize the skin, keeping it fresh and clean for longer. Many face oils have anti ageing properties as well, helping to combat wrinkles. They are often used by men as a replacement for aftershave.
A man’s skin is different from a women’s. Men’s skin is thicker and firmer than women’s. It is for this reason men wrinkle slower than women. Having said this, nobody is immune to ageing but you can use a face oil to help delay the effects. It is recommended that men make use of face oil specifically formulated for their skin.
Let’s start with an actual definition.
What is face oil?
Face oil is a luxurious grooming product. It is formulated from a combination of various oils that have healing and moisturizing properties. It is used to condition the face. Facial oils can carry a scent and so are sometimes used as an aftershave product or to replace cologne.
Face oils have a lighter texture when compared to beard oils. As such they are absorbed much more quickly, in a way that doesn’t leave the face too oily.
Facial oil ingredients
Oils from argan, jojoba, grapeseed and avocado are often blended together to form a face oil product. Essential oils (naturally derived from plants) are usually mixed in for added effects. These essentials oils often have desirable aromas as well as health benefits.
Why use face oil?
It helps you moisturize
Face oil aids in nourishing your skin. This is especially beneficial in hot climates where skin can easily dry out. Applying face oil will boost hydration. It can be used day and night for the best results.
It promotes a healthy glow
As you age, your skin produces less natural oils. This is a similar effect as you would have when your body is dehydrated or you don’t get a good night’s sleep. Face oil restores moisture and encourages a natural glow, helping to delay wrinkles.
It protects from pollution
Environmental pollution is a real problem in this day and age. Apart from helping to moisturize, face oils provides a natural barrier to environmental pollutants and chemicals that can damage your face.
Can be used as a shaving oils
Shaving is often a problem for black men due to razor bumps and ingrown hairs. Applying face oil before shaving makes it easier for the razor to glide over facial hair, giving a closer shave. Using after shaving also helps to restore and soothe the skin which helps to avoid irritation.
It lasts long
Face oils are nutrient dense. Hence only a little needs to be applied for good effects. This is an advantage it enjoys over using lotions, which tend to require a lot of application before having the same effects.
Silver Ravan stocks a face & shave oil specifically formulated for men’s skin. It should be applied daily straight out of the shower to seal in moisture. It can also be used pre and after shaving to protect, soothe and repair the skin.