Oil Rich: Winterize Your Skin for a Youthful Glow

November 7th, 2014

Winter is on the way… Yet most people are reluctant to apply oil to their skin for fear of breakouts, but the best day spas recommend some nourishing varieties to winterize skin for a youthful glow.   Dermal tissue naturally produces sebum to help maintain elasticity, but if glands over produce it can potentially lead to acne.  Therein lies the struggle with choosing one that works for specific skin types and tones.   What leading aestheticians and dermatologists understand is that applying certain oils can help in balancing sebum production, effectively moisturize and restore ageless vitality.

The anti-inflammatory properties are an added benefit in applying natural skincare in the form of nutrient rich serums that contain highly regarded age-reversing oils.   Soothing irritation and chaffing, that are common as colder weather arrives, aids in the prevention of premature aging.  A Rejuvenating Serum delivers a deep concentration of vitamins and minerals with jojoba, argan and neroli of superior quality.   As Joanna Vargas’s antioxidant elixir, it also protects against pollutants and other environmental stressors that break down dermal tissue expediting the formation of wrinkles in the process.


What the experts say about skin oils…

Argan.  Sourced in Morocco from the tree of the same name, extracting the oil by hand is a time-consuming process that comes with a price.  According to the Wall Street Journal Zoe D. Draelos, a professor of dermatology at Duke University School of Medicine, had this to say about argan: “It’s a nice light oil that mixes well with cosmetics and has good aesthetics.”  Because it is light in weight, it penetrates easily without clogging pores. With hefty Vitamin E content, argan keeps the complexion soft and flawless.  And for leery, the oil has been used as an effective acne treatment with unrivaled amino acid content.

Neroli.  Joanna Vargas chose this luxurious oil because she knew its history as highly coveted skincare and discovered through spa trials that Neroli oil “improves and maintains skin elasticity.” Healthstudio.com sites the many topical applications of the oil for all number of maladies from stress to reversing the aging process in “mature and sensitive skin.’ Known to be the most expensive oil extracted from orange blossoms, it thoroughly replenishes moisture to reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

Jojoba.  As a wax ester that is usually thought of as oil, jojoba comes closest to mimicking epidermal sebum and visibly balances oil production to avoid the undesirable oily sheen.  Instead of a greasy look, it provides lasting moisture that fades blemishes, diminishes lackluster appearance and makes the skin look radiant.

From both floral and nut sources, these fortifying natural ingredients work in tandem as an enriching serum so the winter will take less of toll on your skin as the season rapidly approaches.  Consult with a trusted professional at a top NYC day spa to create a custom tailored regime that includes these oils for improved health of skin and ageless beauty.


Deanna Lane has a BFA from Pratt Institute and a Masters degree in cultural anthropology from New Mexico State University–now writing health and wellness articles for Joanna Vargas Skincare Sanctuary in NYC.  Otherwise-trekking the national museum scene…