C.Are there specific oils for oily skin? Yes, they are the ones that rebalance the skin that tends to become oily, even if it seems a paradox
If you think about face oils for oily skin, the most contradictory thing about skincare comes to mind, right? Yet the oils, used of the right type, can help improve the condition of oily skin, despite their similar texture. And it is precisely on the basis of the principle of affinity that oils work for oily skin. What does it mean? Having an oily consistency, therefore akin to oily skin, they transmit the impulse to the skin itself produce less sebum (which is nothing but an oil). In this way, they rebalance it. Of course this concept is valid only for those oils that have a fairly light texture so as not to be too greasy. For oily skin, olive oil is certainly not suitable as, being very rich, it would occlude it, with the sure effect of increasing the disconfort.
The oils indicated for oily skin
Specific oils for oily skin must have one light texture: you notice them to the touch, as they have an almost dry touch. We refer only to vegetable oils which, unlike the mineral ones (the infamous paraffinum liquidum), have the same pH as the skin, making it more similar. This ensures that they do not worsen the condition of a skin that already stretches for default to become oily. However, this is not enough: excessively nourishing oils suitable for skin with poorer hydrolipidic mantle, such as argan oil, are not suitable for the epidermis “already nourished by its own”. Instead, they will need oils with astringent, sebum-normalizing and purifying properties. Some examples of oil suitable for oily skin? Rosemary, neem, hazelnut, grape seed oil. They all have the function of regulating the production of sebum by the sebaceous glands.
Another oil suitable for oily skin is thejojoba oil which, while not having purely sebum-normalizing functions, remains an oil with a light consistency that is quickly absorbed.
Some products are found in pure form, while others are formulated in a blend of vegetable oils which often combine essential oils with the aim of increasing the sebum-normalizing properties.
How to use face oils for oily skin
Being quite rich products (despite the lightness we have seen), face oils for oily skin must be used in small amounts. They can be applied either alone, directly on dry or slightly moistened skin, or mixed with your own treatment. Better day or night? Again due to the full-bodied texture, intuition would suggest apply oils at night, also to allow them to perform the main task: to nourish the skin. Furthermore, during rest, the skin has plenty of time to rebalance itself thanks to the typical properties of specific oils aimed at normalizing the production of sebum.
However, if you live in places with a very harsh and dry climate, nothing prevents you from using your normalizing oil for oily skin even during the day. At that point, we suggest mixing a drop or two with your day cream. It is the secret to having skin that is more protected from the cold, and at the same time controlled from the point of view of sebum production.
The oils for oily skin to try
In the gallery below, discover our selection of face oils ideal for oily skin: they control the production of sebum, refine the texture and narrow the pores.
– Rebalancing day oil by DR HAUSCHKA
Its blend of carrot, almond, calendula and neem oil has a sebum-normalizing action, reducing inflammation. Suitable for oily and impure skin.
– Huile Lotus by CLARINS
The combination of essential oils of rosemary and geranium, combined with lotus extract, purifies oily skin, refining its skin texture.
– Jojoba oil from I PROVENZALI
A light oil with a “dry” texture that is not too greasy, suitable for nourishing combination skin with a tendency to oily. Ideal for the night.
– ANTOS hazelnut oil
Suitable for oily skin, as it has astringent, lightening and sebum-regulating properties.
– Neem oil from THE HERBS OF JANAS
A healing oil that eliminates excess sebum and flames pimples, as well as lightening them.
– Organic Beauty Oil by SKINFOOD
Specific for young and combination skin, it helps against spots from pimples, blackheads and dilated pores. Regulates the production of sebum. The credit goes to rosemary oil, passion fruit extracts, lemongrass and moringa.
– Grape Seed Oil from BIOPARK COSMETICS
Its light and silky texture makes it suitable for use on oily skin as a night nourisher.