*Guest Post by Lauren*
There’s been a lot of buzz around face oils lately, with claims that they can do everything from cure acne to remove of wrinkles. Some of these claims are a little overstated, but some are true.
While they might not be a miracle cure-all, oils can make a formidable addition to your skincare routine, regardless of your skin type.
They can strengthen your skin’s natural moisture barrier, give your epidermis an antioxidant boost, and yes, some of them can even prevent wrinkles.
So, if you want smooth, soft, glowing skin (and who doesn’t?), then follow these tips on how to use oils in your facial skincare routine.
For those with Dry Skin
Dry skin is definitely the skin type that benefits most from using oils. With dry skin, you might feel that you’re not quite getting enough moisturization from your moisturizer alone. And that’s where facial oils come in. You can use an oil in addition to your regular moisturizer.
Simply apply the oil first and then follow it up with your regular moisturizer. Alternatively, as a time saver, simply add a couple of drops of oil to your face cream and apply in one step. Facial oils give your skin an incredible moisture boost.
Recommended Oils: Coconut Oil and Argan Oil
For our beauty babes with Oily Skin
If you have oily skin, then you’ve probably heard about choosing products that are oil-free. But, there’s no need to avoid oils altogether. Some, like coconut oil are comedogenic, meaning they block pores and cause breakouts.
But, other oils are non-comedogenic, so they won’t result in clogged pores or frustrating breakouts. If you have oily skin, you can still use oils in your skincare routine. Just replace your regular moisturizer with a non-comedogenic oil.
Recommended Oils: Argan Oil and Jojoba Oil
If you have Combination Skin
For combination skin, oils can be a total skin-savior. Combo skin can be hard to care for. You want to keep your dry areas soft and hydrated, but you don’t want to use anything too heavy on your oily areas. The best thing to do is use a lightweight moisturizer on your oily areas, and then use oils on your dry areas.
Recommended Oils: Almond Oil and Argan oil
So whether your skin is oily or dry, you can still benefit from using oils in your skincare routine.
About the Author: Lauren Todd is a writer, author and skincare expert who has worked as a writer for dermatologist offices and a range of health and wellness companies for almost ten years. She’s also the owner and writer of
sanguineskincare.com where she offers science based skincare advice, and product reviews.