The greatest myth-busting advice I ever got about my skin was that just because I had oily skin didn’t mean I had to forever avoid facial oils. I always thought that drying the crap out of my face was the only way to clear up my shininess, and of course it never worked out. The science behind skincare has come so far from the days of me scrubbing my face to death in high school, and I wanted to show that there is a facial oil for everyone! So let’s get into the facial oil that…..
…That Won’t Break The Bank
The Ordinary exploded onto the scene by offering those expensive ingredients for only a few bucks with the same results. Now these don’t have any of the added fragrance so I usually save mine for night application as they can smell a bit chemical-like. If you want to get into facial oils but don’t want to spend much money, definitely check out anything from this brand.
…That Will Absolutely Bankrupt You
If you are on the complete other side of the spectrum, and your monthly skin care budget could cover most people’s rent, then let me live vicariously through you as you slather on this liquid gold.
…That Will Soothe Your Soul
I was so hesitant to start using this facial oil because it was just so, well, oily! It has really done wonders for my combination/oily skin. I wake up the next morning with fresher, plumper looking skin, and it has improved the way make up sits on my face as well.
…That Will Leave You Highly Moisturized
There has been a sudden sharp increase in cannabis infused beauty products, and while I have yet to hop on the bandwagon, this product really intrigues me. Hemp seed is supposed to be an amazing hydrator, especially for damaged skin, and I am drawn to the simplistic packaging of Herbivore products like any other well behaved millennial.
…That Will Banish Your Breakouts
This was the first facial oil I ever really fell in love with, mostly because it did exactly what it promised: it cleared up my skin. I have cystic acne and this helps to keep it at bay whenever I have a bad breakout. This isn’t very moisturizing like the other oils on this list, but it’s perfect for super oily skinned people like me.
…That Will Keep You Bronzed Through The Winter
Though I spent high school desperately laying outside hoping for a tan, the biggest transition into adulthood has been my dedication to sunscreen. I want to be beautiful and youthful like my mother is when I reach her age, so I have been exclusively using bottled sunshine to achieve my glow. I don’t like using classic self tanners on my face because it tends to break me out, but this oil is specifically made with sensitive faces in mind. Add a drop or two into your moisturizer before bed and maintain that sun-kissed look all year round.
…That’s Like Eating A Salad Instead Of Fries
While browsing the aisles of Whole Foods and somehow convincing myself that my healthy lifestyle starts tomorrow, I came across this cult classic brand. Made famous by their Vitamin C Serum, I was much more interested in this facial oil. Antioxidants may seem like a health-nut buzzword, but I promise it is worth a try.
…That Preps Your Face For Foundation
If you are already an expert at applying your nightly oils, try incorporating them into your daily life as well! This drugstore soothing oil is meant to be used a foundation primer, mainly for those with extremely dry skin. If you suffer from dry patches and flaky foundation, try smoothing this on before applying your face.
Let me know your favorite facial oils at the moment!