First things first, do you know your skin type? If not, try the blotting test. After gently cleansing the face and removing all products, wait one hour, before lightly blotting skin with a tissue. If the tissue absorbs no oil and your face feels healthy after blotting, you likely have normal skin. If the tissue picks up oil and your face is shiny, you most likely have oily skin. Dry skin types, like normal skin, will not leave oil on the tissue, but skin will feel tight or be flaky. Combination skin will feel dry in some areas and oily in others —usually on the forehead and around the nose.
Now that you know your skin type, what facial oil should you be using?
Dry skin is caused by a lack of oil in the skin, so facial oils need to have thicker consistencies to help trap in moisture.
Vitamin E Oil – This oil is made with an antioxidant rich blend of Soybean, Jojoba, and Rosehip Seed oils. A natural source of fatty acids that dry skin loves, this oil helps maintain a healthily moisture balance to keep skin feeling soft and nourished.
Avocado Oil – Similar Vitamin E Oil, Avocado Oil contains high levels of nourishing Vitamin E and fatty acids. Its rich texture helps deeply moisturize skin and lock in hydration so skin feels nourished throughout the day.
Many people know that oily skin is the result of oil imbalance, but not as many realize it can stem from dehydration too. When it comes to caring for oily skin—the key is regulating and absorbing excess oils – not stripping – and bringing moisture back to skin. The best facial oils to use are those that lightweight and balancing.
Jojoba Oil – This oil mimics the skin’s naturally produced oils which makes it good for both oily and sensitive skin. Jojoba oil helps support moisture levels and reduce excess oiliness that can lead to clogged pores and blemishes.
Hempseed Oil – Not only is this oil lightweight and full of nourishing omega fatty acids, it contains skin calming properties that bring soothing moisture to all skin types – even those who are prone to blemishes.
Combination skin types need oils that support's skin moisture levels to balance dry and oily areas. It’s a high order to fill but Grapeseed Oil and Rosehip Oil get the job done!
Grapeseed Oil – This oil is a natural source of essential fatty acids and vitamin E that help bring lightweight hydration to skin. Gentle and fast absorbing, Grapeseed oil effortlessly moisturizes all skin types without feeling heavy.
Rosehip Oil— This nourishing oil is a natural source of powerful antioxidants A and C that help brighten the appearance of skin and support a smoother, more even-looking complexion.