I know I talk about my oily skin on here like a broken record. However, today I want to talk about one way I’ve learn to manage the amount of oil my skin produces. It sounds surprisingly counterintuitive, but I’ve gotta hand it to face oils!
I’ve been trying out a variety of face oils over the last year. I use them in different ways throughout my skincare routines. Even right before I apply my makeup. Scary, I know! Or at least I thought it was until I saw it could be effective at managing my oil.
I’ve rounded up my three favorite face oils to share with you guys today. I hope you find one that you like and will try!
I was gifted this oil by my sweet friend Marissa of Shabby Chic Cheap. She’s worked with Earth Kissed Beauty, and before that time, was regular patron. She knew of the quality of their products and had also heard me drone on about my skin issues. I’ve been using this oil in my nighttime skincare routine and have been very impressed! Also, did I mention that this is a black, woman owned business? Shazaam!
The fact that it’s made completely of essential oils with no additives makes it a winner from the jump. The Nourish face oil is formulated with lavender, frankincense, and safflower oil to name a few. Lavender oil can benefit the skin in numerous ways. It has the ability to lessen acne, help lighten skin, and reduce wrinkles (Healthline, 2018). Frankincense also reduces the appearance of wrinkles and scars, and is known for its cancer fighting properties (Epicnaturalhealth.com, 2018). The linoleic acid in safflower oil works with sebum to unclog skin pores thus reducing blackheads and acne (Beautyepic.com, 2018).
I got the Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate in a swag bag at an event I attended. Using this product was the first time I ever attempted to use a face oil on my oily skin. Because of this oil, I never looked back! This product is said to be an anti-aging night serum that hydrates skin overnight for a smoother-looking complexion and a radiant glow come morning (Sephora.com).
I’ve seen for myself what it can do, especially when I’ve experienced acne irritation. I generally wake up to reduced redness and a lessened appearance of the acne. Since this serum is on the pricier end, I use it sparingly. I mostly pull it out when I’m experiencing a breakout, or if my skin needs an extra boost.
Tea Tree Oil as a Face Oil
Tea tree oil is hands down my favorite oil! I use it not only as a face oil, but on my body and in my hair. There is nothing that tea tree oil can’t cure! That’s, of course, an exaggeration but it does do alot. Tea tree oil, also known as melaleuca, is well-known for its powerful antiseptic properties and ability to treat wounds, which is why it’s one of the top antibacterial essential oils. Due to tea tree oil’s antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, it has potential to work as a natural remedy for acne and other inflammatory skin conditions, including eczema and psoriasis. (Draxe.com, 2018).
I mix a few drops of tea tree oil with grapeseed oil before applying it to my face. This oils is mighty and can be potent. As a result, a carrier oil is recommended for application. Grapeseed oil alone has powerful antioxidant properties which can aid in delaying skin aging by minimizing damage caused by free radicals. It leaves the skin looking younger, improving overall appearance (Naturallivingideas.com, 2016).
Do you use a face oil? If so which ones have you been loving? Let me know in the comments! In the meantime, check out how my skincare routine has evolved here.