Our body produces oil naturally, but as we age that production decreases significantly. The skin needs oil to maintain a healthy balance, otherwise, it gets too dry which can cause breakouts, fine lines, and wrinkles. Using facial oil helps keep moisture in the skin while protecting it from environmental damage.
Plus, they work with every skin type (yes, even if you have oily or blemish-prone skin). So, what kind of facial oil should you choose?
Here is a guide to help you pick the best facial oil, according to your skin type:
For Dry Skin:
Marula oil is great for reducing redness and hydrating dry and irritated skin. It’s not heavy so you won’t feel greasy. This oil is also rich in omega fatty acids.
Coconut and squalane oils are also suitable for this skin type. If you have dry skin, a moisturizer with hyaluronic acid in conjunction with facial oil would work well. Hyaluronic acid plumps the skin and replenishes any moisture loss.
For Normal Skin:
Avoid using oils that are are too heavy. Squalane, jojoba and marula oils are your best bet. Take a few drops of facial oil and mix it with your moisturizer before application.
For Acne-Prone Skin:
Breakouts happen due to overactive oil glands, so using a healthy supplemental oil such as squalane, diminishes your own oil production. Most people with acne try to dry their skin out, which is one of the worst things you can do. Acne is your skin’s way of telling you that your oil to water ratio is off balance. Opt for lighter oils like Jojoba, squalane, and tea tree oils. These facial oils contain ingredients that can kill acne-causing bacteria and help slough off dead skin cells.
For Oily Skin:
Jojoba, tea tree, squalane, and marula oils are good for people with oily skin. They are light in texture and don’t make the skin greasy. Other low-comedogenic oils like Argan, Buckthorn, Kukui, and rosehip are also safe options. A moisturizer with alpha hydroxy acid is a good choice to use along with a facial oil if you have oily skin.
For All Skin Types: Squalane is derived from olives and because its molecules are very small, it can be easily absorbed and has amazing benefits for all skin types.
Dr. Sheenam Sharma
Skin Specialist in Chandigarh
Dr. Sheenam's Skin | Hair & Laser Clinic
# 1 | Sector 21 A | Chandigarh