When it comes to your skincare routine, things like moisturiser, cleanser and exfoliator are the norm. Face oils are a relatively new addition to the skincare scene, and tackle your skincare problems in a slightly different way. Whether your skin is dry or oily don’t be afraid to take the plunge and change your skincare routine to incorporate face oils. Below you’ll find all the advice you need to see what oil will suit your skin type.
If your skin is very dry you’ll want to look for a oil that focuses on hydration as its key feature. Oils that contain jojoba oil are a great place to start.
Try Apothecary Oils Organic Blend Facial Serum (£28.95 at Notonthehighstreet)
If you hate the sight of those dark spots look out for a face oil that contains camelia. Camelia helps to reduce the appearance of pigmentation and kick starts your skin’s barrier function.
Try Antipodes Divine Face Oil (£19.99 at Feelunique)
To restore that healthy glow a oil with omega in will help to repair skin and restores its natural radiance.
Try Aurelia Probiotic Skincare Cell Repair Night Oil (£55 at Net-a-Porter)
If you’ve gone past dryness and entered into the dehydrated zone, your skin is suffering and in need of real tlc. Make sure you treat the problem first, and then use a oil that not only treats hydration but stops the skin losing moisture.
Try Clarins Face Treatment Oil Blue Orchid (£33 at Boots)
Some people are probably put off oils if they have oily skin as they feel the greasiness may cause breakouts, however this is a common misconception. Whilst it may seem like a face oil will do more harm than good, the skin is able to absorb it in a way it can’t with a cream, this prevents your pores getting clogged. Use a face oil that has mostly natural ingredients such as hazelnut as they’re the easiest for your skin to absorb.
Try Clarins Lotus Oil for combination skin (£33 at Harrods)
Hands up, we all get stressed sometimes and that can really irritate your skin. Stress is terrible for causing spots and breakouts and that’s the last thing you want when you’re having a tough time. Use a oil that contains calming ingredients like jasmine and calendula.
Try This Works Stress Check face oil (£40.00 at John Lewis)
Top tips for use:
- Don’t go overboard on the oil – a pea sized amount is plenty
- Apply it after you cleansed the skin – but before you moisturise
- Oil is pretty flexible, you can use it with your cleanser for a better, deeper cleanser, to add more radiance to your face masks or your moisturisers for better hydration.