Skin Care

Facial Oils – For All Skin Types

Hello Beauties,

Today’s post is all about Facial Oils. In my recent post, I shared the benefits of Tea Tree Oil (an essential oil) and how much my skin has cleared since I’ve implemented it to my skin care routine. So today I want to talk about facial oils, the benefits, the right facial oils to use, and the best time to apply facial oils.


Why Use Facial Oils

As you may have noticed, facial oils are making a comeback. It seems as if everything nowadays in skin care products use some type of oil to let buyers know how beneficial their products are compared to their competitors. In the past, it was a beauty tradition to use oils. Another perk of using skin oils is that they work on all skin types. It doesn’t matter if you have acne, dry, oily, or sensitive skin because a good oil can really benefit your skin in the long run.

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Benefits

Healing

Facial oils have been used as healing oils for many, many years and they’re one of the best kept secrets in skin care. Facial oils may help reduce the appearance of scars because they work by regenerating the skin cells of damaged skin. Whether you have a rash, acne, or redness facial oils can help reduce your skin condition.

Prevention

According to Dr. Lily Talakoub, “Contrary to popular belief, oils are not solely for dry skin. Plant-based oils are filled with essential fatty acids, vitamins, and antioxidants that act to strengthen the skin’s protective barrier, prevent free radical damage, and increase skin elasticity.” Additionally, skin oils help to repair the skin barrier and train the skin to rebalance itself if overstripped from harsh cleansers, ones we may use every day, or medications.

Protection

Face oils can have many potential benefits, but their overall purpose is to serve as an extra level of protection for your skin. Facial oil can protect your skin from harmful pollutants because the facial oil you are implementing in your skin care routine acts as a barrier on the outer layer of the skin.


Selecting the Right Oil for Your Skin Type

Acne Skin

  • Argan
  • Camellia
  • Coconut
  • Grapeseed
  • Mandarin
  • Neem
  • Neroli
  • Palamarosa
  • Sweet Almond

 

 

Eczema

  • Black Currant
  • Chia
  • Evening Primrose
  • Macadamia Nut
  • Marula
  • Sea Buckthorn
  • Squalane

 

 

Irritated Skin

  • Argan
  • Black Currant
  • Borage Seed
  • Carrot Seed
  • Chia
  • Macadamia Nut
  • Olive Oil
  • Rosehip Seed

 

 

Dry Skin

  • Avocado
  • Baobab
  • Evening Primrose
  • Jojoba
  • Macadamia Nut
  • Marula
  • Olive Oil
  • Pumpkin Seed
  • Squalane

 

 

Mature Skin

  • Baobab
  • Evening Primrose
  • Macadamia Nut
  • Olive Oil
  • Pumpkin Seed
  • Rosehip Seed
  • Squalane

 

 

Oily Skin

  • Argan
  • Coconut
  • Grapeseed
  • Jojoba
  • Neroli

 

 

Sensitive Skin

  • Argan
  • Barbary Fig
  • Calendula
  • Camellia
  • Marula
  • Squalane
  • Sweet Almond

 

Sun Damaged

  • Argan
  • Camellia
  • Rose
  • Rosehip
  • Sea Buckthorn

 

 

If you have dry skin, it may be best for you to choose a hydrating, non-clogging seed oils.

If you have mature skin, it may be best for you to use a richer oil seed/nut oil blend at night.

If you have oily skin, it may be best for you to use an oil that is rich in seed oils.


When to Apply Facial Oils

It is important to apply facial oils after you have washed your face. The reason for this step is that oil will hold in that bit of extra water and it will be easier to spread on the skin. You should apply one or two drops to your fingertips, rub them quickly together, and then pat your fingers onto your face, distributing the oil all around your face.

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Conclusion

I hope my post will help you determine which facial oil you should be implementing in your skin care routine. I also hope you learned something from this post. Please let me know if you have any questions on facial oils, the benefits, the right facial oils to use, and the best time to apply facial oils. If you happen to you a facial oil that I have not included in the previous section please let me know. Have a great day!


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18 Comments

  1. I think this is a great website! I can’t wait to let my wife know about it! 🙂

    1. Hi Tom,
      Thank so much for checking out my post. Please let me know if your wife has any questions.

  2. I’m amazed at the reality of how my skin has changed over time. I’m now in my 40’s and of course during my teens and early 20’s my skin used to be very oily, but not so much these days. I’ve always been wary of oils on my skin, but as I’m getting older, it’s realistic to use hydrating moisturisers to try to slow down the aging process. Thanks for sharing the details of each facial oil for different skin types! Very helpful.

    1. Hi Kat,

      Skin types do tend to change, maybe in a few years my oily skin will become normal skin and I won’t be so prone to acne. Indeed, no matter how old we are we need to use hydrating moisturizers to take care of our skin. Thank you for your feedback.

  3. Daniel says:

    Hello Nia, I must say that this article is very helpful and informative. My wife really cares for her face (as all women lol) and I would like to buy her for acne protection as lately, she has a problem with it. I will get Coconut Oil and hope it will work well for her. Thank you for sharing.

    1. Hi Daniel, 

      I’m glad you found my post helpful and informative. Please let me know if it helps her acne. Thank you for checking out my post. Have a great weekend!

  4. RoDarrick says:

    Hello Nia, this post has come very handy at such a time as this. My wife has been battling it out with eczema for quite a long time now and it seems she is losing the battle to it despite trying so many supplements and products. But I heard oils ate very good for skin care and I think if she tried this out, maybe it may really work and help curb the eczema invasion on her skin. I will definitely share this post to her right away. Thanks

    1. Hi RoDarrick, 

      Thank you so much for sharing my post with your wife. Please let her know not to give up! She will have to test out a few products before she finds the right products for her skin type to help curb the eczema. Please let me know what she thinks about the oils I’ve listed for eczema. Thank you.

  5. Henderson says:

    I learnt that working the face is really important and facial oils have been of help. Infact, it helps with wrinkles on the face that comes with old age. True, some products might work for some people and some might not work for some. I’m happy that you have educated me on what will work for everyone by outlining all the different skin types or the needs for this oil and what is needed.  I think I will get the oil for matured skin since that’s the kind of skin I have. Great post.

    1. Hi Henderson, 

      Indeed, oils are very helpful especially when you find the right one to work with your skin type and condition. I’m glad you will try the oils Ive listed for the mature skin. Please let me know how that goes for you. Have a great day! 

      Thank you for always checking out my new posts 🙂

  6. Willy says:

    This is a Really educating post i must say. I never knew facial oils had a lots of benefits to the skin basically. Not until I read this informative  post. My partner have been complaining of her face been dry and rough and she thinks she needs an oil to soften and moisturize her skin well enough to go back to its normal state. What kind of oil can you prescribe,where can it be purchased and how much would it cost? I enjoyed reading these post and I’m grateful for it. kudos!

    1. Hi Willy, 

      I’m in no way a dermatologist, however, I do research the type of products that work on certain skin types and I’ve also used many of these products throughout my life. What type of moisturizer is she currently using? All of the oils I’ve listed can be purchased at your local Walmart and I have also included some links for you to purchase online. Thank you for checking out my post and for trying to help your partner 🙂

  7. water life says:

    Thanks for the excellent topic. My wife has oily and sensitive skin with minimal acne scars. I think that argan oil would be the most appropriate. What do you think? 

    I think that you give many choices for all types of skin and all types of skin diseases. Great article and very helpful.

    1. Hi, 

      Thank you so much for your feedback. I’ve listed a few, however, it really depends which one your wife will like for her skin type and condition. Argan oil is great in my opinion. I always keep a bottle on hand just in case. Have a great weekend!

  8. Sandy says:

    Thank you for this very interesting and useful article about facial oils. I know that facial oils are very important. What’s interesting, my husband who always thought that all the oils and creams are just a waste of money, also started using some facial oil, when the skin around his nose became dry and itchy. He used olive oil and it helped him very quickly.

    1. Hi Sandy, 

      Thank you for your feedback. These facial oils are a lot cheaper than what products usually cost at the store. I’m glad your husband was able to use olive oil to help his nose area. 

  9. Carmen says:

    Thank you for taking the time to research and share with us Nia. I use coconut oil for a long time, but I improve it with vitamin E for the face, and with lavender oil for the body. It works very well with this oil. what do you think should change from time to time

    best regards

    Carmen

    1. Hi Carmen, 

      No worries, I love coconut oil on the skin. I have mixed it with vitamin E in the past too. It really just depends on what type of skin you’re trying to maintain.  Depending on the season  that determines how my skin looks and what I need to focus on during my night time routine. 

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