CAN I USE A FACIAL OIL SERUM ON OILY SKIN?

If you have oily skin, you likely believe: *An oil serum would worsen your condition. *There is enough natural oil on your skin to keep it healthy. *Oil-free skincare options are better for your skin.


Most people with oily or combination skin make these mistaken assumptions. As counterintuitive as it sounds, using oil on oily skin can actually be beneficial. It is important to understand what causes the skin to be oily. It is the result of excess sebum production, which can be caused by hormonal fluctuations and influenced by genetics. Those with oily skin should not use oil-free products as drying out the skin can signal the oil glands to produce even more sebum. The trick lies in choosing the right kind of oils which can keep oil levels balanced, breakouts at bay and replenish your skin’s natural oils.


So, what kind of facial oil should you choose?


Experts recommend oils with a smaller molecular size. If the molecular structure of an oil is too big, it can’t penetrate through the top layer of the skin. Lighter oils will sink into skin quickly without clogging the pores. Also choose a facial oil where water is not the first ingredient.


Jojoba, Squalane and Rosehip Seed oils are good for people with oily skin. They are light in texture and don’t make the skin greasy.


JOJOBA OIL is not only an incredibly lightweight and breathable oil but also controls shine. It has the special property of breaking down and dissolving sebum making it ideal for both oily and combination skin. Jojoba oil comes closest to sebum (skin’s natural moisturiser) in its structure & composition and therefore, can trick the sebaceous glands into believing that enough oil has already been produced and no more is needed.


ROSEHIP SEED OIL is also a lightweight facial oil that is absorbed quickly by the skin and does not leave an oily residue. In addition, it has the ability to calm inflammation that can accompany acne, leaving you with softer, moisturised skin and more even skin tone. Loaded with Linoleic acid and Vitamin A, two powerful acne fighters, Rosehip Seed Oil also fights free radicals and boosts collagen, keeping wrinkles away.


SQUALANE is a special molecule similar to squalene, which occurs naturally in the sebum our skin produces. Light and easily absorbed, it leaves the skin really silky and smooth. It softens the skin, improves elasticity, protects against moisture loss and has a luxurious skin feel. Read more about the benefits of Olive Squalane here.


Other low-comedogenic oils (oils that moisturize and nourish without clogging pores) like Argan, Buckthorn, Kukui and Marula are also safe options.


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