As the air gets a bit crisper and the skies a little grayer, remember to protect your skin from the changing temperatures. Cold winds and temperature drops along with drier air can cause dry skin, facial redness, and overall dullness. But facial oils are a great alternative to moisturizing lotion and they’re making a comeback. Facial oils can keep your skin looking soft and supple by adding essential fatty acids to the skin’s surface. They also keep your skin looking young. But it’s all about choosing the right facial oils for your skin. These tips can help:

1. Choose natural oils.

Rather than synthetic oils made with tons of chemicals, choose oils that come from sources like nuts, trees, flowers, and plants.

2. Look for powerful natural ingredients.

Argan, Moroccan, rose, muscadine, and lavender oil are all anti-inflammatory oils that are great for your skin. Cold pressed muscadine grape seed oil also contains high levels of vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant.

3. Look at the ingredients.

When you’re shopping for a high quality facial oil, look for red flags that point to poor quality. For example, if water is the first ingredient then you know that a facial oil isn’t as potent as it should be. Also avoid oils that are petroleum derived. Words like petrolatum and mineral oil are signs that you should move on. While facials oils can help protect your skin from facial redness, if you’re still plagued with rosacea, windburn, or dehydrated skin this fall, Zax’s Facial Redness Cream can help. Sara Novak is a Natural Health Care Expert for Zax Health. Follow her on Twitter at @sarafnovak