One thing I've learnt about oily skin since starting blogging is not to be scared of using a facial oil. I read about the oil cleansing method a few years ago so I knew that using an oil could help to balance the skin. However, its only recently that I've really incorporated oils into my routine.
At this time of year my skin is still oily but very dehydrated. Any kind of nourishment is definitely needed so I've been upping my use of oils. A great pre-cleansing oil is the Una Brennan Superfacialist Neroli Firming Lift & Hydrate Facial Oil (cant find this online so not sure if its still available). I use this before cleansing and its a lovely, rich oil that helps to remove makeup and impurities. I usually do a double cleanse if I've been wearing a lot of makeup as it really helps to keep my skin feeling fresh and clean. This oil rinses off with a cloth really easy so you dont need to worry about any residue but obviously if you're following up with a cleansing balm, it'll give you a bit of extra cleansing power.
A recent addition I've been using is the Organic Surge Replenishing Facial Oil*. I've been mixing this oil with the Organic Surge Overnight Moisturiser for extra hydration and it leaves my skin feeling incredibly soft and smooth. The replenishing facial oil contains argan, yarrow and safflower oils to increase hydration, elasticity and reduce inflammation. This is a good oil for sensitive skin too as it feels really gentle and soothing. Another oil I've been using to up the moisture levels in my skin is the Nourish Argan Skin Rescue* - a 90% organic oil to protect against the signs of ageing, reduce scarring and soothe. My skin was particularly stressed over Xmas from illness and this oil really worked to help restore my skin. It doesn't feel too heavy, though it needs a few minutes to absorb. My skin feel balanced, calm and soothed after use so its a really good product for oily skins that need a boost.
Finally, I wanted to mention the Antonia Burrell Pure Therapy Facial Oil Serum*. Now this stuff isn't cheap by any means but a little goes a long way and it really is a great serum for oily or blemished skins types. Serums penetrate the skin deeper than a regular moisturiser so they're really beneficial to use. The pure therapy facial oil works on ageing, acne, hormonal or reactive skin types to calm, clear and balance for healthy, glowing skin. I've used this a lot and its one of my favourite serums as it really helps to clear up my skin if I have a few blemishes as well as keeping my skin smooth and soft.
All these have worked well on my oily skin. I also like the Trilogy Rosehip Oil too though its a little thicker in texture than any of these. Do you have a favourite oil?
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