It sounds counterproductive to put oil on your face when everyone tells you that you should keep your skin clean from oil that clogs your pores, but hear us out! If you have dry skin and you find face moisturisers aren’t really working and face washes make the problem worse, then oil is really the best answer for your skin. But don’t turn away just because you have oily skin or a combination of oily and dry! Oils will work for you too, as I will explain in a bit.
For dry skin, this is obvious. Oils can help moisturize and soften your skin, and stop it from peeling and flaking. Mix them together and gently rub a drop onto your forehead, cheeks and chin. Leave overnight or for a few hours. If you’re heading out, wipe our face off with tissue paper to remove excess oil. Remember that these oils work best in combination but you don’t have to use all of them. Research each one of them and try them to see what works for your skin.
These are some oils that are good for dry skin – Rosehip oil (best used with other oils), Argan oil, Avocado oil, Coconut oil, Jojoba oil, Lavender oil, Olive oil, Tea Tree oil
Oily skin usually occurs because your pores are clogged, and this could be due to having makeup on your face for a long time, stress or other factors. Putting some oil on your skin will help balance the amount of oil, as your face will stop overproducing oil and only produce the amount that is needed to keep your skin moisturised. Leave on for a few minutes then lay a towel damp with hot water on your face for 10 minutes or so. The warmth will help your skin absorb the oils. Wipe off with the towel.
These oils are good for oily skin. Rosehip oil, Argan oil, Avocado oil, Coconut Oil, Olive oil, Tea tree oil, Rosemary oil, Peppermint oil, Grapeseed oil
Remember with essential oils NEVER put them straight on your face. Always mix essential oils (such as peppermint or lavender, they’re usually thin and extremely fragrant) with carrier oils (such as avocado and coconut, which are thicker and can be bought in larger qualities)