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Using Oils On Oily Skin

Using Oils On Oily Skin

If you're someone with oily skin , chances are you've been conditioned to avoid face oils or any type of oil at all costs. Oily skin is often prone to breakouts because of clogged pores due to excess sebum production, so avoiding products that add more oil to your face makes a lot of sense.

As surprising as it maybe, there are benefits to using oil on oily skin as long as you're using the right products, you're doing it right and pairing it with other steps for managing excess sebum.


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Dehydrated Oily Skin Leads To A Cycle of Excess Sebum Production

Dehydrated Oily Skin Leads To A Cycle of Excess Sebum Production

Moisturizing oily skin can be tricky. People with oily skin often skip out on moisturizer and load up on mattifying products thinking that with its natural oils, their skin's already got all the juice it needs. However, skipping out on moisture may only be causing dehydration, creating a vicious cycle of excess sebum production.

"Most oily skin types have dehydrated skin, and that's because people will use very harsh products to dry out their skin, but their skin will produce more oil and break out to make up for the lack of moisture."Taylor Worden, esthetician and founder of Taylor Worden Skin


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The Benefits of Face Oils

The Benefits of Face Oils

And that's where the benefits of face oils come in. "Oil is attracted to oil so it can balance the skin and work as a moisturizer," says Worden. However, it's emperative that you use the right kind of oil. "Light ones are the best, like jojoba, hemp, starflower, evening primrose, aloe vera, tea tree oil, marula, squalane, and grapeseed are good for oily skin," she says. "Applying less is more, especially with acne and oily prone skin."


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Oils Can Moisturize and Prevent Breakouts

Oils Can Moisturize and Prevent Breakouts

 "For oily skin, face oils may be sufficient to moisturize." She explains it's because face oils have emollient properties, which help soften and smooth the skin. - Hadley King, MD, a New York City-based board-certified dermatologist, agrees. Aside from its moisturizing properties, some face oils can also help with breakouts. "There are some face oils that have anti-inflammatory properties and therefore may help to reduce the inflammation in breakouts," says Dr. King. "There are also oils with a composition similar to human sebum that may be able to help regulate sebum production."


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Face Oils + Tried And Tested Acne Fighting Ingredients

Face Oils + Tried And Tested Acne Fighting Ingredients

And while there are benefits to using facial oil on oily skin, Dr. King emphasizes the importance of incorporating other acne-fighting ingredients that have been tried-and-tested into your routine for maximum benefits, like salicylic acid. "It's an excellent pore-clearing ingredient because it exfoliates the surface of the skin and penetrates pores to remove oil," she says. "This is a great ingredient for people with oily and acne-prone skin, and particularly for treating and preventing blackheads and whiteheads."


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Moisturizer, Moisturizer, Moisturizer

Moisturizer, Moisturizer, Moisturizer

Aside from using salicylic acid, washing your face twice daily, using exfoliating and clarifying masks weekly, and, of course, moisturizing. "Don't skip the moisturizer," she says. "If you apply nothing after washing your skin, you will produce more oil, and oily skin needs to be hydrated."


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Jack of all people-related trades, master of none. Majored in Psychology, Customer Service Assoc for a few Years, HR Officer for 4, Manager and ESL Teacher for over 11 yrs now, an artist since birth.


Because many do not know that skipping on moisturizer can cause dehydration, creating a vicious cycle of excess sebum production and sometimes acne.

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