Best facial oil for every skin type

The best oil for your face

In the wonderful world of vegetable oils for the skin and natural facial oils, there is a lot of choice. If you can't see the forest for the trees, we understand. Maybe it's because putting oil on your acne-prone face seems insane. Or do you have such sensitive skin that you think you can't use oil. Maybe you just think the whole concept of a good dose of facial oils is too confusing for an easy skincare routine. Does a high concentration of vitamins and antioxidants scare you? Or you just really don't know which oil to use for your skin. And don't you know which oils there are that make the skin shine again.

Whatever the reason, we're here to shout from the rooftops that facial oil is the only product that can truly treat your skin problems. And oil gives you the beautiful skin and healthy skin of your dreams. And yes, any skin type can use it. So to prove it to you, we've worked out the best facial oil types for your oily skin, sensitive skin, dry skin, even your normal skin. Read below which oil for sensitive or oil for oily skin you can use for your skin.

1. Oily skin

It sounds contradictory, but the right oil can not only work as a miracle cure for removing excess fat from your face. Oil will also help stabilize and regulate your skin's sebum production, the natural skin oil. This will generally make your oily skin less oily. Natural skin oil also no longer causes clogged pores, because the oil has a light texture. This makes the skin feel nicely nourished.

Use natural facial oil on oily skin as the last step in the skincare routine. This way you keep the moisture in your skin. When you use a moisturizer for oily skin, it is generally lightweight and oil-free. So you want these ingredients to be absorbed into the skin first to avoid having to deal with clogged pores. You can then add a protective layer of oil in your moisturizer to prevent water loss." 

1.1 Which oil to use for oily skin

1.1.1 Jojoba oil

Jojoba oil is an incredibly lightweight and breathable oil. The oil is great for combination skin that still needs some moisture. Since jojoba dissolves excessive sebum production, it also helps control your shine. A real must-have in your skincare routine if oily skin is your goal.

2. Dry skin

You would think that any facial oil would automatically be a must-have in your skincare routine for dry skin. Unfortunately, you cannot use all types of oil for your skin if it is sensitive.Some vegetable oils are naturally more astringent and lighter than others. For example, jojoba oil and grape seed oil and pomegranate oil are dry oils. If you have dry skin, you want to use a rich oil with a good dose of unsaturated fatty acids. Oleic acid, for example, helps to condition the skin, retain moisture and reduce irritation due to dryness.

Mix 3-5 drops of oil with your night cream and apply to both face and neck. You can also smear your moisturizer to form a protective barrier to prevent dry air from drawing moisture from the skin.

2.1 Which oil to use for dry skin

2.1.1 Almond oil (coming soon in our shop!)

Almond oil is intensely moisturizing and gentle enough for anyone with eczema, dermatitis or just really dry skin. It also contains a good dose of vitamins and antioxidants such as A. These vitamins and antioxidants help skin show less fine lines with regular use. Almond oil also works well for mature skin!

2.1.2 Marula Oil (coming soon in our shop!)

Massage marula oil into the skin and you will notice that it is well absorbed into the skin. The oil is still rich enough to moisturize and soothe your dry skin all day or night. Marula oil contains a high concentration of unsaturated fatty acids, free radicals, vitamins and antioxidants. This makes marula oil a real must-have in your skincare routine.

2.1.3 Hemp seed oil

What does dry skin need? That's right, more moisture! One of the best facial oils for moisture retention is Hemp seed oil. This oil strengthens the outer skin layer through fatty acids and important vitamins such as A, C and F. If you suffer from eczema or psoriasis, Hemp seed oil can very well help calm the skin and create new skin cells. This natural facial oil has a sebum-regulating effect. This is perfect if you suffer from dry skin, as this is associated with increased sebum production. Do you suffer from tired skin due to stress or sleepless nights? Then hemp seed oil is also your new skincare favourite.

2.1.4 Black cumin seed oil

It is as old as the road to Rome, yet it really comes from the Middle East. Black cumin seed oil has an antibacterial effect and is anti-inflammatory. This makes it a perfect natural facial oil for dry skin or for acne and other skin conditions. Black cumin seed oil is a wonderful elixir of skincare and health. It is rich in minerals, Omega-3, 6 and 9, and linoleic and linolenic acids. The latter two also help reduce wrinkles and fine lines. This way you also have your anti-aging facial oil in the pocket.

3. Acne-prone skin

The key to reducing your breakouts is to add natural facial oil to your skincare routine. Most acne treatments on the market are filled with irritating ingredients that strip the skin of natural oils. If your skin is dry and inflamed, it produces excessive sebum. excessive sebum production leads to pimples and blackheads. Acne-safe facial oils, however, work to nourish your skin. Your body can heal the pimples you have without causing more.

In the last step of your skincare routine, add a special oil for acne skin. Try a patch test on the most acne-prone area of ​​your face first. This is the most reactive spot and therefore the most accurate. Do this for a week to see what happens. If your skin doesn't break out, massage a few drops of oil onto your skin at night at the end of your skincare routine.

3.1 Which oil to use for acne-prone skin:

3.1.1 Rosehip oil

If you want to treat your irritated skin with red spots and pimples, you can use rosehip oil. The harmless oil deeply moisturizes the skin without causing clogged pores. The oil contains a good dose of unsaturated fatty acids that also fade acne scars. Furthermore, the oil reduces redness and makes the skin look calm again.
 

3.1.2 Castor oil

Castor oil is also known as castor oil. This versatile powerhouse is at home in almost all markets. Castor oil stimulates hair growth of, for example, the eyelashes and eyebrows. Our castor is full of omega 9 fatty acids and is therefore a good means for the care of sensitive skin. Because the oil has a cleansing effect, it clears the skin of pores. Due to the low molecular mass in the oil, it penetrates deeply into the skin and has a bactericidal effect. For this reason, castor oil is a good remedy for (mild) acne and gives dry skin and sensitive skin a fresh tone.

4. Normal skin

If you don't have oily skin, but you also don't have dry skin, no sensitive skin, and no acne, you most likely have normal skin. That means you can use a base oil in your skincare routine without worrying about clogged pores and irritation or dryness.

Normal skin is naturally less dry. So less oil is needed compared to dry skin. Try mixing 2-3 drops of the oil into your night cream. A good natural facial oil protects your skin and ensures a healthy appearance.

 

4.1 Which oil to use for normal skin:

4.1.1 Argan oil

Argan oil is the oil for people with normal skin. The natural oil is rich and soothing. Argan oil is quickly absorbed and contains a good dose of vitamin E. Vitamin E oil contains a powerful antioxidant. The vitamins and antioxidants prevent skin damage and dark spots and fine lines by blocking environmental damage. Massage it in the morning or evening as the last step of your skincare routine.

5. Sensitive skin

If you have sensitive skin, the best facial oil is one that works specifically to improve your skin barrier. And that means finding a formula that minimizes irritation to the skin. An oil with absolutely no essential oils that tend to irritate sensitive skin.

Whichever oil you choose, test it with a patch test first and wait 24 hours to check for a response. If your skin seems calm you can massage the oil in the morning and/or evening as the last step of your skincare routine.

5.1 Which oil to use for sensitive skin:

5.1.1 Moringa oil (coming soon in our webshop!)

This powerhouse is packed with powerful antioxidants and protects your skin from irritating free radicals. The oil contains unsaturated fatty acids that help repair dry and damaged skin and protects your skin barrier. Finally, the oil contains anti-inflammatories to soothe irritated skin. Moringa oil is also lightweight and absorbs quickly. The oil is still moisturizing enough for dry skin and ideal for sensitive skin. You can therefore easily apply the oil under make-up.

5.1.1 Macadamia oil

Nourishing, soothing and with a healing effect. The gentle Macadamia oil is perhaps the best facial oil for both sensitive skin and mature skin. Macadamia oil provides supple skin and helps to reduce and care for scars. Despite the high content of unsaturated fats, the oil does not feel greasy. The nourishing effect of the natural Macadamia oil is also suitable for dry and damaged hair.Say goodbye to those split ends!

This natural facial oil can be applied to cleansed skin in the morning and in the evening for the best results

5.1.2 Baobab oil

Another perfect, natural facial oil for sensitive skin is Baobab oil. Maybe a bit difficult to pronounce, but certainly not difficult to apply. Apply a few drops of this orange-coloured oil with a nut scent to your skin before going to sleep, massage it in well to improve the firmness of your skin and voilà, ready for bed. This Baobab oil is one of the best natural oils to restore the skin and improve elasticity. This is due to the correct ratio of fats, various vitamins and antioxidants. Did you know that this oil also restores your scalp and hair? That's a nice plus.

Hopefully all this information has given you a good overview of the different types of natural facial oil and you can now make the right choice for your skin type. Let us know in the comments what you think is the best facial oil of 2022.

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