Is it ok to use face oil on oily skin?

Is it ok to use face oil on oily skin?


TOP Tips:

* The right face oil can be beneficial to all skin types, including oily skin.

* The reasons skin gets oily are genetics, hormones or imbalances. Imbalanced skin occurs when natural oils are stripped away, your body overcompensates and produces an excess of sebum. 

* Face oils are jam packed with vitamins, fatty acids and antioxidants which give the skin what it needs to regulate the level of oil your skin produces and helps resolve imbalances.

* Remember that whatever works for one individual it doesn't mean that will work for you, as all types of skin are different. Trial different ones, read the labels carefully and you will surely find the right oil for your skin.

Is it ok to use facial oil on oily skin?

If you’re reading this, you’ve probably got oily skin and you’ve probably come up with all sort of excuses for using face oil, such ad Breakouts, Blackheads, Acne, but guess what? You might be WRONG.

Want to know more? Read further 😃

Most of the people I am talking to about facial oils have always lived with the misconception that oil is bad for the skin, and we should not use it on our skin.

Many of us used harsh products to get rid of that oily skin and that horrible shiny face that ruins our makeup. So, when facial oils become the NEW BEST THING skin experts started raving about, you might have found yourself questioning if they were all going mad :)) 

The rate science advances in skincare is speeding up and there have been many discoveries in terms of ingredients, new technologies and even the ability to use well known ingredients in many new different ways to benefit our skin and treat various skin conditions.

The refining of oil to create cosmetic-grade versions that thin and non comedogenic are one of the amazing scientific achievements in skincare. What was once thick and clogging, like mineral oil, is now very emollient, doesn’t leave any residue on the skin and doesn’t clog pores. Pretty amazing, right?

If you still have doubts, read on...

Why does skin get oily?

The kind of oil your body produces is called sebum, and in the right quantities, it serves as both a natural shield and a moisturiser. However, when produced in excess, that same oil can overwhelm and clog your pores, resulting in acne breakouts, congestion, blemishes and a shiny complexion. This over production can be hormonally inflicted or genetic, but it’s also a sign of imbalanced skin.  When your skin's natural oil are stripped away, your skin gets unbalanced. 

Be careful how you use the cleanser and exfoliants, as overuse of these can cause your skin to become unbalanced. Unhealthy foods can also have an impact on your skin's balance. It can even just be the weather, genetics or using the wrong moisturiser or not using at all. These things all make your skin thirsty.

So, your body tries to fix it by producing even more sebum to compensate and that’s why your skin is oily.  

Why oily skin needs face oil If your skin is oily you might think that:

* An oil treatment will make skin more oily

* Oil-free skincare options are better at balancing your skin. These assumptions for most people however are incorrect. Turns out, the right oils can actually be very helpful when it comes to balancing an oily complexion. Often oily skin produces more oil as a defence mechanism to balance out the loss of moisture on your skin (frequently caused by harsh cleansers). The oils in a face oil however are very different that the sebum your body naturally creates. For instance oils like Jojoba, are very similar to your natural sebum. They absorb faster and lock in more moisture all whilst infusing skin with the nutrients that keep it healthy. A few drops of oil in the morning on cleaned skin, will send your skin the message that it has enough sebum and this will stop your skin from overproducing it. Because of this, the right face oil can even help clear up blemished, congested, or problematic skin. I am not telling you to replace acne treatments with any singular face oil, instead facial oil can make a great addition to your current skincare routine. Other benefits of oils... 

* Oils act as the skin’s lipid barrier. They’ll seal moisture in and ensure your skin stays protected against dryness as well as environmental damage such as super high or super low temps, and dry air.

* Oils help with ageing. As we get older natural oil production decreases and skin dehydration can cause breakouts, fine lines, and wrinkles. Using a face oil helps lock that moisture in and keeps skin healthy.

* Skin varies throughout the day. Even if you wake up with oily skin, your skin can end up dry and dull by the afternoon. Not only do face oils regulate your sebum production when you’re oily, they also soothe inflammation during your drier hours.

But can face oil cause acne or blackheads?

In most people, naturally derived oils aren't responsible for breakouts. Oils like Hemp oil, Sunflower oil, Jojoba oil have amazing properties and they actually have antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and healing properties. It's the comedogenic oils, like mineral oils or synthetic oils, that can often cause those breakouts. It’s important you choose the right oil for you. Read the labels, and always look for the natural and non toxic oils.

So, which face oil is best for oily skin?

The most important factor to consider when choosing any face oil, especially a face oil that doesn’t clog pores, is the comedogenic factor. I'll speak more about this in a future post.

Basically, if an oil is low comedogenic or non comedogenic it won't clog your pores. For a first-time user a great face oil for oily skin is something full of those nourishing beneficial oils but still feels light and sinks into the skin quickly.   

Our FACIAL OILS are light and won't clog the pores. Made out of carefully selected natural and certified organic oils with outstanding benefits for the skin, they are proven to clarify, nourish, rebalance and protect the skin. With natural UV factor and their ability to promote collagen production and restore damaged skin, our facial oils are the perfect candidate for someone who is looking for natural anti ageing skincare products.

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