Are Facial Oil Right For You?

It seems counterintuitive to put oil on your face when most of us don’t want to look oily—especially if we already happen to have oily, acne-prone, or combination skin. But that hasn’t stopped companies from making new face oils seemingly every week.They usually smell great and feel luxurious, but are they actually doing anything for you? Experts tell us that the answer to that depends on both the oil and your skin.

Your skin cells are like bricks and the oil is like mortar? Well, without the oils that your skin makes, the bricks can separate, allowing water to escape from your skin (a process referred to as transepidermal water loss) and causing dryness and flakiness. Many people have dry skin because their skin does not naturally produce enough oil to keep that outer layer of skin—which keeps hydration in—functional.On the other hand, if your skin is oily, that’s because your skin produces too much oil (sebum).But, of course, it’s not always that simple. Using harsh skin-care products (like some acne products) can either dry out your skin or even cause the skin to produce more oil in response to dryness.People with oily skin tend to think that a moisturizer will make the problem worse.However, neglecting to hydrate your skin is a key component in excess sebum production. And then there are people with combination skin, meaning that it’s both dry and oily. Basically, everyone could use some type of moisturizer. But whether or not an oil will help moisturize your skin depends on your skin type and the oil.

3 Facial Oils That Are Great

 For Every Skin Type

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