Updated: Apr 28
Your Beautiful Skin Types
We have all heard about the beautiful and silky nutrients top shelf oils have. But are they really doing you any good? What's the point of paying $60 for a product if it does not match your skin type? I don't want to buy something that's making my oily skin even worse. But with the right products, even your acne prone skin can use face oils. It would be a good thing to note right now that face oils and moisturizers are completely different. Face oils tend to have fewer ingredients, they are less heavy and are typically used after moisturizer to seal in that hydration.
For oily skin a huge recommendation is argan oil. “Argan oil helps balance out the skin’s natural oil production, and won’t leave skin feeling greasy,” says Marisa Garshick, M.D., a board-certified dermatologist in New York City. Argan oil is one of the most lightweight oils out there. This will keep your face from feeling greasy as it absorbs quickly. You can also look for Jojoba oil and Grapeseed oil. As these are both lightweight, you will still get the nutrients but without the greasy feeling.
When someone suffers from dry skin they will tend to show signs of inflammation from the irritation. When looking for an oil you want something that is anti-inflammatory, such as Marula oil. This one you will want to use before you put on your moisturizer, or mix it in with your moisturizer, to lock in those nutrients. Marula oil is rich in fatty acids which helps the molecules penetrate the outer layer of the skin. What you really want to look for is something high oleic acid. This combined with the fatty acids will help condition the skin. Almond oil is very simple and used for even the most severe dry skin, such as eczema. It's very thick and nutrient rich as well as vitamin rich. This oil contains vitamin A which is used in the craze of 2020, retinol. I also have to say, if you are worried about oil giving you acne, don't be. Vitamin A is a zit fighting machine.
When you have acne-prone skin and you put on acne medicine, which strips away even more nutrients from your skin, your skin will begin to over produce sebum. This causes you to feel like you have dry skin, acne prone skin, but also way too much oil on your acne prone areas. What a mess. Using the right oils on your face can give you back those nutrients without feeling too greasy. One of my favorites is pomegranate oil. The pomegranate seed is full of antioxidants, which fight free radicals in the skin. Free radicals are one of the top fast aging problems out there. You can never have too many antioxidants. Pomegranate oil is also antibacterial and anti-inflammatory. This will reduce redness around your acne prone areas as well as kill off the bacteria causing the break out. If you are still worried about your acne prone areas I would suggest testing the oil on a little patch of skin, especially a patch with the most acne. Rosehip oil is my most favorite, I'm sure you will notice with my many products from Bloom Allure. Rosehip oil is both nutrient dense as well as lightweight. This oil is anti-inflammatory and will get rid of any redness in just a few days to a few weeks depending on the concentration of rosehip oil in your product.
Your skin isn't too oily but it's not too dry, and you're not prone to anything pore clogging, You have normal skin. Even normal skin deserves a little pampering and nutrient-rich oils. One of my all-time favorites is argan oil. Again as I mentioned earlier, this oil is lightweight but full of nutrients. Your face won't feel greasy, it won't feel dry, it will just be happily nourished. Maybe just because this one's my favorite, but I would also recommend Rosehip oil. It is a little pricey but you get what you pay for, this oil reduces inflammation, is full of vitamins, and you can dilute it into some water for some rose water. I never go wrong with rosehip oil.
My Final Recommendation
Face oils are always beneficial, no matter what kind of skin type you have. Just do your research and use your oils with care and for your specific skin type. Remember, even though face oils have a beautiful aroma do not mix them up with essential oils. Essential oils are highly concentrated and can cause damage and irritation down the road. Especially if you have sensitive skin, always research a product before you use it.