If you have oily skin, then you may be wary of facial oils in your skincare. If oily skin is already pretty oily, then adding a facial oil would only make things worse right? But, actually there are plenty of facial oils that can benefit all skin types, and some that even help balance oily skin.
The important thing is to make sure you are using oils that are best for your skin and are non-comedogenic (meaning they won’t clog your pores).
How to navigate the world of facial oils
There are tons of oils to consider in skincare like coconut, rosehip, jojoba avocado, etc. While they may all be classified as oils, that doesn’t mean they are all the same, nor do they function the same on the skin.
Here’s quick rundown on some of the more popular facial oils:
Coconut Oil has gotten a bit of a bad rap when it comes to facial skincare. And while it is true that some skin types may receive adverse reactions from using this oil, it still has great benefits for use on hair and body.
Since Coconut Oil has the potential to clog pores, oily and acne prone skin types should avoid using the oil on their face. But, its moisturizing properties make it a good oil for the body to help lock in moisture and for the hair to protect it from styling damage.
You may think oil and oily skin don’t mix, but in the case of Jojoba Oil it can actually help curb oiliness and breakouts. Jojoba Oil is close in composition to the skin’s natural oils, so it helps moisturize the skin and balances the skin’s natural oils.
Aside from providing moisture and balance to the skin, Jojoba Oil is also anti-inflammatory. So, if you deal with things like redness and skin irritation, this oil can help soothe the skin and minimize the look of redness..
Although oils are mostly associated with moisturizing benefits, there are oils that can do so much more. One such oil is Rosehip Oil. Due to its high amount of Vitamin A and C, Rosehip Oil has anti-aging properties and can help brighten the skin.
Similar to Jojoba Oil, Rosehip Oil is anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial, meaning that it can help soothe irritated skin and reduce the appearance of breakouts.
Yet another great facial oil for acne-prone and oily skin is Grapeseed Oil. This oil’s numerous benefits include: reducing hyperpigmentation, boosting collagen production, hydrating the skin, minimizing breakouts, and lessening redness.
As you can see, Grapeseed Oil covers a number of different skin concerns from dark spots to acne. So whether you have dry skin, oily skin, and/or acne-prone skin you can definitely incorporate this oil into your skin care.
🥑 Avocado Oil
You may be more familiar with cooking with Avocado Oil, but in skin care this oil is a source of antioxidants to protect the skin, helps keep the skin moisturized, and is anti-inflammatory to help minimize breakouts.
Avocado Oil is best for dry skin types, but those with oily, acne-prone skin may find that it's a bit too heavy on the skin. But this doesn’t mean you can’t use this oil if you have oily and/or acne prone skin. Avocado Oil can also be used on the hair and the body for its moisturizing benefits.
Squalane Oil, like Jojoba Oil, is similar to the skin’s natural oils so it has the benefit of balancing out the skin’s oil production to help reduce oiliness. Squalane Oil also reduces skin redness, provides antioxidant protection, has anti-aging properties, and can help boost the skin barrier.
Since this oil is non-comedogenic and has various benefits, all skin types can benefit from incorporating Squalane in their skincare routines.
Save this handy guide to choose which oil is best for you: