How to choose the best face oil for your skin type

Face oils are one of those tricky skin care categories
that often get bad rep.

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Face oils are one of those tricky skin care categories
that often get bad rep.
So may people with different complaints and
experiences, only to discover they were to blame in the
first place. How irritating!
Though ladies with dry complexions have long known
the benefits, those on the oilier side of the spectrum
are usually hesitant to try it out.
The truth is, just about every skin type can take
advantage of an oil’s nourishing properties.
A face oil penetrates the skin at a deeper level than a
cream or gel, meaning you get more hydration than you
would with a traditional moisturizer, and they can help
the products you layer on top to be more effective.
For oily complexions, a few drops could be all you need
to balance the shine-inducing elements in your skin.
The addition of more oil actually counteracts the
production of sebum.
Many of the new formulas are lightweight and absorb
quickly, allowing you to wear a layer under your
makeup.
If you don’t want a dewy finish during the day, we
recommend applying one at night, like Sunday Riley’s
Luna Sleeping Night Oil.
To find your perfect formula, start by determining the
issues you want to address.
Laura Mercier’s Flawless Skin Infusion de Rose Oil is a
good one-size-fits-all option, while Estelle & Thild’s
BioDefense Multi-Nutrient version is great for especially
dry types or skin that is showing signs of aging.
Immediately after cleansing and toning, we recommend
working one or two drops into your complexion, then
wait a few minutes to let it absorb completely.
You can layer the rest of your usual regime on
afterwards.
Alternatively, you can mix a few drops of oil in with
your favorite moisturizer to give your skin extra love.
As an added plus, the oil can make any aggressive
antiaging ingredients less harsh, without reducing their
efficacy.

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