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Unlock the Glow: The Surprising Benefits of Using Facial Oils for Oily Skin

Written by Reema Shamim


Posted on June 24 2024

Hey there, skincare enthusiasts! Let’s talk about something that might sound a bit crazy at first: using facial oils for oily skin. Yes, you heard that right. It sounds like a contradiction, doesn’t it? I mean, if your skin is already oily, why on earth would you add more oil to it? But stick with me, and I’ll explain why this seemingly bizarre idea is actually a game-changer for your skincare routine.


Breaking the Myth: Oil on Oil

First off, let’s bust a big myth. The idea that oily skin shouldn’t come into contact with more oil is a misconception. The reality is, your skin produces excess oil because it's trying to balance itself out. Stripping your skin with harsh cleansers or going totally oil-free can actually make the situation worse, causing your skin to go into overdrive and produce even more oil.


The Science Bit: Why Oils Help

Facial oils can help balance your skin’s natural oil production. When you apply a good quality facial oil, it sends a signal to your skin that it doesn't need to produce as much oil. This can help reduce the greasy shine and leave your skin looking more matte and feeling more balanced.


Choosing the Right Oil

Not all oils are created equal, and some are definitely better suited for oily skin than others. Look for oils that are non-comedogenic (meaning they won’t clog your pores). Here are a few rockstars in the facial oil world for oily skin:

  • Jojoba Oil: This one is a classic. It’s very similar to the skin’s natural sebum, so it can trick your skin into thinking it has enough oil.
  • Squalane: One of the best things about squalane is that it’s non-comedogenic, meaning it won’t clog your pores.
  • Rosehip Oil: Lightweight and rich in essential fatty acids, it helps to rejuvenate the skin without adding any extra greasiness.


Benefits You’ll Love

  1. Moisture Without the Shine Oily skin still needs moisturisation, and facial oils can provide that without making your skin look like an oil slick. They help to lock in moisture and keep your skin soft and supple.
  2. Reduced Acne Some facial oils have antibacterial properties that can help keep acne at bay. Oils like tea tree and jojoba can be particularly effective for keeping your skin clear.
  3. Anti-Aging Perks Oils are packed with antioxidants and vitamins that can help protect your skin from environmental damage and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  4. Soothing Sensation Many facial oils have anti-inflammatory properties that can help soothe irritated skin and reduce redness. They can be particularly beneficial if your skin gets irritated easily.
  5. Natural Glow Using the right facial oils, for your skin type, can give you that coveted dewy glow. Not the greasy kind, but a healthy, radiant look that makes your skin look vibrant and fresh.


How to Use Facial Oils

Here’s how to incorporate facial oils into your routine without feeling too oily:

  • Cleanse First: Always start with clean skin.
  • Use Sparingly: A few drops go a long way. Warm the oil in your hands and gently press it into your skin.
  • Mix and Match: You can mix a drop or two of oil into your moisturiser or apply it directly before your moisturiser.


Final Thoughts

So, next time you’re shopping for skincare, don’t shy away from facial oils. They might just be the secret weapon you need to keep your oily skin under control. Remember, the goal is balanced skin, not oil-free skin. Happy oiling, and may your skin be ever radiant and glowing!

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