Facial oil sounds great in theory – unless your face is already oily, right?! Unfortunately, many acne sufferers stray from facial oils for fear of the word “oil.” But there are actually facial oils that combat all skin woes – greasy faces included. Here’s how to figure out what type of facial oil is right for you.
What Is Facial Oil?
Facial oils are oil-based liquid formulas made with non-comedogenic botanical oils, essential oils, plant extracts, and antioxidants, which don’t clog pores. These products deliver many benefits, including increased moisture, enhanced brightness, and softer skin. They also form a barrier that protects the skin from harmful environmental factors such as dirt and pollution.
How to Use Facial Oil on Normal and Combination Skin
If you have normal or combination skin, look for facial oils that contain vitamin C, which helps brighten the complexion and protect it from free radicals. You can also look for formulas with vitamin A to promote skin health and vitamin D to calm irritation and fight harmful microbes (like the bacteria that cause acne).
How to Use Facial Oil on Oily Skin
If you have oily skin, the thought of applying more oil is probably a big turnoff. But oddly enough, facial oils can help oily skin by moisturizing the skin and minimizing the need to produce sebum (its own oil). To take advantage of this effect, you’ll want to find a facial oil packed with jojoba oil. This ingredient is similar to your skin’s natural oils, but it doesn’t clog your pores the way sebum does.
How to Use Facial Oil on Dry Skin
Facial oils are the real MVP when it comes to saving dry skin. If your skin falls into this category, pretty much any facial oil will benefit you. We recommend looking for formulas with maracuja oil, one of the most moisturizing ingredients you can find in facial oils. It heals sun damage, fights inflammation, and forms a protective layer to block environmental stressors. Other great ingredients for dry skin include marula oil, which provides lightweight hydration, and vitamin C, which stimulates collagen production so the skin can heal any damage caused by dryness.
Want to treat your face to some additional moisture and protection? Try adding facial oil to your routine. No matter your skin woes, there’s an oil option that’s perfect for you!