At the end of October, when the days are getting shorter and the temperatures are getting cooler, the skin is starting to feel tight. To remedy this, some beauty influencers do not hesitate to slip a few drops of vegetable oils into their day creams. What do you think of this practice? Is it really effective? The opinion of Dr Isabelle Gallay, dermatologist.
A very popular beauty ritual on social networks
The beauty tip popular with beauty influencers is rather simple on paper: it consists of adding 3 drops of vegetable oil to your day cream, in order to reinforce its moisturizing power and thus better prepare the skin of the face for the winter.
An easy practice to reproduce at home, which promises supple, plump and plumped skin.
And for good reason: vegetable oils, rich in essential fatty acids and vitamins, protect the epidermis from dehydration and beautify it.
But should we rush to argan, coconut or apricot oil without thinking? No, according to Isabelle Gallay, dermatologist.
“It’s a little risky to do this, regardless of the type of day cream used: water in oil and oil in water. Any mixture is often designed to be stable, so I don’t think you should mix drops of vegetable oil in a cream without knowing its composition. There is no point in doing this. On the other hand, you can apply your day cream, then apply a few drops of vegetable oil, taking care to check the co-medicity of the oil. Coconut oil, for example, risks generating blackheads… whereas argan oil does not.“, warns the dermatologist.
There is therefore no need to change your usual day care, which is already adapted to your skin type. On the other hand, a richer day cream can be used.
When removing make-up, also choose a creamy milk or an oil, richer in lipids.