If you have oily skin and the thought of applying a face oil to your gorgeous face freaks you out, don’t worry!
You’re not alone. It’s a very common fear, but one that we definitely can help you with.
Yes, you can use a face oil on oily skin. Here’s how (and why):
I suffer from oily skin around my chin area, while the rest of my face is dry with a side serve of sensitive. I know. It’s quite the combination.
Growing up my skin was flawless – not a breakout or blemish in sight. And then I hit 40.
Hormonal breakouts started happening on my chin and I started freaking out.
I also started exfoliating my face and avoiding all the oily things in an attempt to calm the situation down.
This made things worse because while I thought I was ‘cleaning’ my skin, I was actually stripping it of it’s natural oil.
Now the clever thing about our skin is it knows what to do when it’s not getting enough of something. So while I was busy stripping my skin of it’s oil, it was busier producing even more oil to make up for the goodness I was taking away.
How to regulate your skin’s oil production
What I know now is that great skin has – and needs – oil.
That’s because oil acts as the skin’s lipid barrier, locking in moisture and protecting it from dryness and dehydration.
Regulating oil production is the key to managing oily skin.
So how exactly does applying a face oil do that when you have oily skin?
The secret is in the oils that are used and how much you apply.
Natural botanical oils are jam packed with
- fatty acids
- vitamins and
that can work wonders to nourish and balance your skin.
Oily skin requires non comedogenic (won’t clog your pores) oils that are rich in fatty acids (a natural emollient for the skin that can help the skin lock in moisture by forming a protective barrier).
Let’s take a look at three of our favourite oils that oily skin loves. Yes, really, it does!
Sweet almond Oil
The fatty acids in
It’s also very light texturally, making it easy for the skin to absorb.
Rich in fatty acids and vitamin e, it has the clever ability to mimic the oil our skin produces keeping it in a state of harmony.
Extremely lightweight and similar in molecular structure to our own natural sebum, Jojoba Oil mixes seamlessly with our own sebum, dissolves excess oils and balances oil production. So clever right?!
How much face oil should I use on my oily skin?
A little goes a long way, so a 3 – 5 drops should be plenty.