Natural oils have been used for skin and hair treatment for many years. According to a study published in the Journal of Experimental Botany, ancient Egyptian cultures experimented with their use, and ancient Greek athletes slathered olive oil on their skin, possibly to make their skin look more lustrous in competitions.
I understand if the word “oil” makes you cringe, maybe it’s because putting oil on your acne-prone face seems nuts, or maybe your skin is so sensitive that you think you can’t use an oil, or maybe the whole concept of face oils is too daunting for your low-maintenance needs.
But trust me, girls, I have been there too before reaping its amazin’ benefits for myself!
I can affirm you that face oil is perhaps the only product that can help cure your skin problems while still granting you the bright, glowing, and clear complexion of your dreams.
The majority of acne products on the market contain inflammatory ingredients that deplete your skin’s natural oils. Your skin overproduces sebum when it is dry and inflamed, resulting in pimples and blackheads.
Acne-safe face oils, on the other hand, nourish the skin so that your body can cure existing zits without creating new ones.
If you’re ever worried that the oil would aggravate your acne, try patch-testing it for a week on the most acne-prone part of your face. Massage a few drops of oil over your skin at the end of your nighttime skincare routine if your skin isn’t breaking out any more than usual.
This oil holds major antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties helping to combat zit-causing bacteria in your pores while also soothing the rest of your inflamed, broken-out skin. Applying this oil won’t leave you feeling greasy as it’s super lightweight on the skin.
Bring in the soft tender rosehip oil when you want to treat irritated, frustrated, red, zit-ridden skin. With fatty acids that erase acne scars and minimize redness, the benign oil profoundly hydrates the skin, without suffocating the pores.
If you have sensitive skin, you’ll want to use a face oil that’s made to envelop your skin barrier in a calming, nourishing embrace. Patch test any oil you like, dab it below your ear near your jaw and wait 24 hours to see if you have a reaction. If your skin appears to be in good condition apply it as the final phase in your skincare routine in the morning, evening, or both.
Aloe Vera Oil
Aloe oil is high in anti-inflammatories and antioxidants, but it also works as a natural antibacterial and astringent, making it ideal for sensitive skin that is also oily or acne-prone.
Moringa oil is filled with antioxidants, to shield the skin from irritating free radicals, fatty acids to help restore a dry, damaged skin barrier, and anti-inflammatories to calm irritated skin. It’s also lightweight, but moisturizing enough for dry skin, so you can layer it under makeup without it looking greasy.
It might seem surprising, but the right oil will help you not only get rid of excess grease on your face but also stabilize and control your skin’s sebum production, making you less oily ultimately.
Grape Seed Oil
If your skin is really oily, as in, you’ve never had a dry spot on your face, then, the grapeseed oil is the way to go. It’ll help mattify your skin because it’s a natural astringent and a little more drying than jojoba oil.
Not only is jojoba a pretty versatile and absorbent oil (perfect for combination skin that still requires moisture), but it also helps control shine because it actually breaks down and disperses sebum.
A rich oil high in oleic acid, a fatty acid that helps condition skin, lock in moisture, and reduces irritation from dryness, is needed for dry skin types.
Apply 3-5 drops to the face and neck after mixing with your nighttime moisturizer. You may also apply a protective barrier over your moisturizer to keep low humidity from extracting moisture from your skin.
This oil absorbs into the skin within minutes of application, but it’s still dense enough to moisturize and relax your dry skin all day or night, thanks to a heavy dose of fatty acids.
It’s incredibly hydrating, as well as easy and gentle enough for anyone suffering from eczema, dermatitis, or just extremely dry skin. It’s also rich in vitamin A which is where retinol comes from, so it can help smooth lines and combat zits when applied intravenously over time.
In comparison to dry skin, normal skin is less dry, so less oil is needed. Add a couple of drops to your nighttime moisturizer. You don’t have to fear clogged pores, discomfort, or dryness when you use pure, OG face oil.
A gentle retinol-infused oil will brighten your skin’s color, clear your breakouts, smooth your bumps, and moisturize your skin without causing any intense inflammation. Use it every night after moisturizing, and do get a hydrating moisturizer, since retinols are able to cause your skin to dry out over time, leading to serious skin problems.
Try the one-and-only face oil you’ll ever need for a beautifully balanced complexion. It’s rich and calming, absorbs easily, and is packed with vitamin E, an antioxidant that helps prevent skin harm, dark spots, and fine lines by fending off environmental aggressors. As the last part of your skincare routine, massage it on in the morning or at night.
So happy oiling ladies! Do remember, never to mix in oil with a sunscreen/moisturizer hybrid, no matter what type of skin you have. This may affect the effectiveness of the products.