Skincare Skincare Sunday

An Intro to Facial Oils for Every Skin Type

Recently you may have seen an uptick of brands adding facial oils to their lineup. Without a doubt, facial oils and skincare go hand in hand, so I wasn’t surprised at the surge. But will they work for you? It took me some time to find just the right oil for my dry skin. Once I added them to my routine faithfully, my skin thanked me. From oily, acne prone skin to sensitive, to dry, there is an oil for every type. Some of the benefits of facial oils are:

  • Supports soft and supple skin
  • Even skins complexion
  • Treats acne breakouts and blemishes
  • Reduces hyperpigmentation
  • Controls skin sebum
  • Nourishes Fine Lines and Wrinkles

Knowing your skin type will be beneficial in selecting the right oil for your skin. Most likely you know if your skin is oily or dry but if you don’t there are a couple of ways to tell. The one I use is the blot test, wash your face with a cleanser and wait about 30 minutes without applying anything. If you blot your skin and there is no visible oil, you likely have dry skin. Let’s get into the oils best for all skin types.

Oils for Dry Skin

You all know that I’m a dry skinned girl. Add to that my maturing skin with some fine lines and you’ll get why I’m obsessed with hydration. Face oils are great for dry skin because of the added benefits of moisture and hydration. The right oil can seal in the moisture giving dry skin the extra care it needs to remain supple and healthy. Additionally, using a light oil after your nightly moisturizer can help provide extra hydration. Some of the best oils for dry skin are:

  • Grapeseed Oil
  • Rosehip
  • Argan
  • Marula

I use Rosehip Oil from the most in my routine because it not only assists with hydration, but treats hyperpigmentation as well. The Ordinary has one of the best rosehip oils and for an affordable price. You can shop that here: https://shopstyle.it/l/bqoaA

Oils for Oily Skin

While your first thought is that facial oils aren’t for oily skin, that’s definitely not true. The right facial oil can work well and even complement oily skin by balancing it out. Some great oils for oily skin are:

  • Jojoba oil
  • Squalane
  • Tea Tree

Of these oils, squalane is one of the best ones to add to your routine. What’s special about this oils is that it works like skins own oil and it soothes skin and prevents irritation.

Oils for Combination Skin

Combination skin can benefit greatly from facial oils as they have natural anti-bacterial properties to prevent breakouts. Marula oil is my first choice for combination skin because of the reasons listed above. Additionally, marula oil is light enough that it won’t clog pores and it’s an emollient which seals in moisture. Here are some other great oils for combination skin:

  • Grapeseed Oil
  • Jojoba Oil
  • Rosehip Oil

Using facial oils can help improve skin texture, hydration and manage breakout, however there are some that you should avoid. Essential oils are often filled with fragrance that can irritate the skin. As a suggestion, I’d stay away from oils with citrus, and things like jasmine or sandalwood on your face. When using the oil, I like to mix in a drop or two into my nightly moisturizer and if I’m using it during the day I use it after toning but before sunscreen. (careful not to mix oils with sunscreen as the oils will reduce the potency) All in all, you can’t go wrong with adding a facial oil to your routine. If you’re currently using one, let me know in the comments below.

XOXO- Lydia Marie

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