The Guide to Make The Best Out Of Everyone’s Favorite Beauty Oils

Beauty oils have become a very big hit in beauty industry, yet we are taught since at our early age that oils may cause severe acne and breakouts.

Listening to people giving out testimonies about how beauty oils turn out to be their superheroes against the skin problem made us wonder, will it worsen our already oily skin?

After a lot of research, our team discovered that using beauty oils will lead to a great result for your lovely skin. An additional side note, it only works if you use the right oil. Even the double cleanse method – that is long embraced by Korean – requires an oil-based cleanser to remove impurities that sit on top of the skin. So maybe ‘oil is evil to the skin’ is a total mythology.

Here’s a guide to clear the misconception of the beauty oil that is commonly used in high-end beauty products;

1. Choose the right one based on your skin type



Like any other makeup and skincare products, there are lots of room for error in choosing the right beauty oils that match your skin type. A little tip, it’s better to always do a product test on your jawline or your neck before rubbing it on your face to make sure that it will work for your skin. If you notice little bumps or your skin turns itchy, take a break and don’t make it worse by adding more amount of oil.

2.  Use it at the right time and it will turn out great

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We suggest you apply heavier oil at the end of the day because it takes longer for them to absorb. If you’re using avocado or coconut oil at daytime, most likely you’ll find your face looking like an oil factory. No kidding and we’re pretty sure you wouldn’t want such thing to happen.

Also, you might want to skip using oils at daytime if you’re struggling with oily skin. Some oils are photosensitive too, they will have a chemical response to light which will cause us inflamed or red skin, like lemon and grapefruit essential oils, avoid using them in the afternoon.

In conclusion, for daytime use, choose lighter beauty oil and use it only at night if your skin is already oily.

Better to know the details of the oils that you’re going to apply onto your skin – after all you can’t like something if you have no idea what it is, can you?

3. Having oily skin DOESN’T mean that you need to steer clear of face oils

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In fact, the key to re-balance oily skin is respecting its barrier function. We still need to hold on the hydration and face oil could do that job undoubtedly. By having enough hydration, the skin won’t produce excess sebum because it knows that it’s hydrated enough. Plus, either it is a good news or a bad news for you, oil-free beauty products don’t exist. So embrace the oils, like what Dr. Harold Lancer – a certified dermatologist in Beverly Hills – said, “even if you suffer from acne or breakouts, you need products with some oil in them to properly hydrate and protect the skin.”

4. Never, ever apply it directly onto the skin 



Essential oils are highly concentrated and too strong to be used directly. Using even a few drops of pure essential oils could be harmful your skin– as it could settle into your deeper layer of skin. Maybe it’s not time to be experimental when it comes to essential oil, we personally think that it’s better to use the essential oils that is meant to be used for your face.

After knowing all these guides to make the best out of beauty oils, maybe next, a question pop up in your head, which beauty oil works best for my skin and hair problems?

Worry not, we listed some of them too!

Read more to know the various type of beauty oils along with the benefits they carry.

Refinery29 / The Cut / Women’s Health / Today
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