Written by Marina Ferreira
Oils for Oily Skin
2019 was the year of facial oils. Nonetheless, if you have oily skin or combination, you have probably been avoiding them!
However, you really shouldn’t be! For those with oily skin, I’m sure the last thing you look for in a skincare product is the word “oil”. Nonetheless, just like any other skincare product, you should be looking for the right one for your skin type.
No need to fret though — there’s a variety of oils to choose from! From dry to plant-based, each one has a unique composition that will suit different skin types. When looking for a facial oil, it is recommended that oily skin types search for ingredients such as jojoba, rosehip, tea tree, and evening primrose. These ingredients are believed to balance the oils in your skin, whilst being light in texture but without being greasy. This is vital, since oily skin tends to over-produce oils as a defense mechanism, in order to balance out the lack of moisture.
Now that we know oils are essential to your skincare routine, let’s discuss some benefits of oils!
Benefits of Oils for Oily Skin
Face oils have amazing benefits for your skin, even if you have oily skin!
Benefit #1: A face oil seals in the moisture and adds extra nourishment to your skin. It’s definitely best to apply in the evening, so your skin will have enough time to absorb it throughout the night!
Benefit #2: It can act as a protective barrier from harmful pollutants. This is especially true if applied as the last step of your morning routine. The face oil will act as a barrier for the outer layer of the skin and will lock moisture in. The antioxidant ingredients in it will supercharge the skin cells, reducing the loss of skin resilience and elasticity.
Benefit #3: Oils help us age beautifully. As we have discussed before, our skin naturally produces oils to counterbalance the lack of moisture. However, as we age our skin will decrease its production of natural oils. If we don’t replenish with appropriate oils our skins become unbalanced and dry, which can lead to breakouts, dryness and fine lines.
Benefit #4: It boosts the natural glow of your skin! By adding a few drops to your skin, it will become enriched with amazing antioxidants, which give you a beautiful glow. You can apply it directly to your skin after your moisturizer or mix it with your foundation.
Oils for Oily Skin: Recommendations
Best Face Oils
Below are my top oil picks for oily skin, for every budget!
Mad Hippie Skin Antioxidant Facial Oil, £20
BY SARAH London Organic Facial Oil, £32
The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil, £9