Sunday, 27 September 2015

Oil for Oily Skin?



Now when your like me and suffer from the curses of oily skin, putting an oil on top of that can seem rather a no-go. 'NO MORE OIL' your mind may scream. But in fact even oily skin can be dehydrated and although it may seem second nature to leave out the hydration steps of your skin care to avoid more oil, that could in fact make it worse.

Serums and facial oils are used for hydration on the skin, and believe it or not, dry skin isn't the only type that can become dehydrated. I know first hand that with oily skin your reaction is to go for mattifying products and forgetting those oil cleansers, going for the foaming, acne cleansers. STOP. Don't forget all skin types need moisture and using all of those stripping cleansers will strip your skin, actually making it produce more oil in order to hydrate itself. As for those mattifying moisturisers they don't do much in the hydration department. The best bet for oily skin is to use products with targeted oily skin that aren't stripping. If you suffer from spots steer clear of the foaming cleansers and opt for on oil base with spot zapping alternatives such as low concentrates of salicylic acid. HYDRATE. Even oily skin needs some love and hydration. After you've cleansed you should apply a serum or facial oil to your skin, this will help to repair damaged areas as well as improve scarring and brighten your skin. If you find a heavy oil to much for your skin, try lighter alternatives, you can even get serums targeted for oily skin like the L'Oreal Rebalancing Oil. Follow that up with a moisturiser targeted for your skin type, nothing mattifying though. And voila!

So then, oil for oily skin? Yes.

12 comments:

  1. Great post, I really need to reconsider my skincare at the moment. Something to add to the to do list! x

    Martha Edwards | http://www.marthajanemusic.com

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  2. I have really oily skin and recently have started using an oil and its actually worked so well - great post:)

    Lucy | www.foreverseptemberr.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. I'm so lazy when it comes to skincare... I must try some new products, because my skin is terrible.
    Thanks for this post!

    life-with-marianne.blogspot.com

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    1. We all get lazy sometimes but you only have one face!

      Georgia x

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  4. In use a very hydrating Manuka honey moisturiser, but I'm still way to scared to use a facial oil! I went through a phase of using coconut oil to take of my makeup, and even though it worked brilliantly, it clogged my pores so much!

    The Velvet Black | UK Style & Beauty Blog

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    1. Where did you find the Manuka honey moisturiser? Is it any good? I am yet to try coconut oil! Not sure how I feel about it!

      Georgia x

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  5. OIL FOR EVERYONE, really! I have super dry skin, but I loooove a good facial oil. I was always scared that it would cause me to break out, but nope, it's so perfect. Yay!

    Aisling | aisybee.

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  6. I have a similar problem, I have combination skin and when I have oily skin I have this amazing oil that I put on my face and it is one of the best things ever! I would completely recommend it to anyone!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook

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  7. I've just downloaded iStripper, and now I can watch the best virtual strippers on my taskbar.

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