Do I Really Need: Facial Oils

Do I Really Need… Facial Oils

Facial oils have become an every staple in my own skincare routine. After years of suffering from dry skin and blemishes, which happens to be a pretty rare combination, I’ve finally discovered that oils are the best for my skin type. 
We’ve already taken a look at Electronic Facial Cleansers and the Jurlique Water Essence, but are facial oils for everyone? Probably not, as everyone’s skin is pretty different. I’m going to tell you why and how they work for me though, and why you may need to introduce them to your own skincare regime.

What Are the Benefits of Facial Oils?

Well, apart from the obvious moisturising and hydrating benefits, there are a range of other results you can enjoy from using a facial oil. Each type of oil has its own usage and can be introduced to help a variety of skin issues. From Rose Oil, which is anti-inflammatory and has regenerating properties, to Lavender Oil which can help to increase blood circulation; there is a host of oils suitable for skincare on the shelves and it’s just a case of finding the right one for you.
I personally found that the use of oils has not only kept my skin really soft and supple, but I’ve also experienced a dramatic difference in the amount of blemishes I get from using them instead of a creamy moisturiser. There is the misconception that if you’re spotty you must have oily skin and therefore steer away from using oil based products. I have discovered though, that due to my skin being dry, it overcompensates by producing more oil and sebum and this is why I was getting spots.
Not only that, but generally moisturisers can be heavy and block my pores, alongside not hydrating quite as well as oils seem to.

Are Oils Suitable for All Skin Types?

It depends on the oil type you use and the skin type you have. As mentioned, everyone has different skin types, textures and concerns, so there will never be a ‘one size fits all’ solution. However, if you do your research and invest in the best oils then you will more then likely find one which is perfect for you.
If you do suffer from spots and breakouts then try and avoid comedogenic oils such as coconut oil and palm oil. Instead opt for non-comedogenic oils such as Argan, Jojoba and Rosehip oils. Non-comedogenic basically means that the oil won’t block your pores and cause any further breakouts or blemishes.

So, Do I Really Need Some Facial Oil?

If you find that you have similar skin to mine, or suffer from spots and can’t quite work out why, then I would suggest giving a facial oil a try for a few weeks to see how you get on. I’ve tried many over the years and the only one which has caused my skin any issues is coconut oil, which was heavy and broke me out. I would definitely recommend Keihls Midnight Recovery Concentrate if you’re looking to splash out. Or you can opt for a more purse friendly choice of the Vitamin E Radiance Oil from Superdrug to see how you get on.