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The Best Face Oils for Your Skin Type

The Best Face Oils for Your Skin Type


Face oils are very popular in skincare right now, but they're not "one-size-fits-all." That's why it's important to use a face oil that works for your skin type. Here's a handy guide to help you find one!

Dry Skin

If you have this skin type, then you need face oils that contain moisturizing ingredients like jojoba oil, avocado oil, and olive oil. Avocado oil is especially great because it's rich in vitamin C, omega-3 fatty acids, and antioxidants.

Oily Skin

Despite what you might think, face oils won't make your skin even more oily. Oil is lipophilic, meaning they dissolve in fats, so you actually need oil to combat oil. Look for face oils that contain geranium oil–it's a natural astringent that controls sebum production and helps tone the skin.

Acne Prone Skin

If you have this skin type, you want to look for oils like grapeseed oil, sage oil, and tea tree oil. Grapeseed oil is another natural astringent that gets rid of excess oil, shrinks pores, and soothes inflammation. Sage oil helps reduce inflammation and sebum production. And tea tree oil is a great anti-bacterial.

Sensitive Skin

If you have sensitive skin, you need to look for face oils that calm the skin while also moisturizing it. Oils like tamanu, marula, and evening primrose all help calm irritation, soothe, and hydrate.

Combination Skin

For this skin type, you need a face oil that'll balance oil your skin. Oils like rosehip, camomile, pomegranate, and argan are all great options!

Aging Skin

Great face oils for anti-aging are rosehip oil and marula oil. Rosehip oil is high in trans-retinoic acid which helps prevent premature aging. Marula oil is rich in vitamin C that can help reduce sun damage and hyperpigmentation.

What's your favorite face oil? Tell us in the comments!

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