I used to be scared of beauty oils. Growing up with oily skin, the thought of applying added oil to my face and body never made sense. But with the beauty world’s craze of oils I decided to rethink the products. I talked to a bunch of skincare experts and learned that in fact, when applied correctly, beauty oils can work wonders for all skin types.
The trick to using beauty oils for oily skin is to make sure to exfoliate first so the oil absorbs easier. It’s a great way to help soothe skin in winter as well as dry environments. Here are the five types of oils I’ve been using:
There are three different types of oils I’ve been incorporating into my skincare routine. The first is a cleansing oil. I’ve been usingTatcha One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil. It’s a super moisturizing way to get rid of makeup and leaves my skin silky smooth.
The second oil is a boost. I was introduced to Clarins Booster Detox last year. Like the name suggests, you simply use it whenever you need a face boost. You add a few drops to your regular moisturizer and it really helps freshen the skin. They have a bunch of different types of boots but I prefer the detox.
The third oil is for when my skin is extra depleted of moisturizer. A couple of times a week, I’ll apply Sonya Dakar Organic Omega Booster to my cleansed and exfoliated face before going to sleep. When I wake up, my skin is as soft as a baby.
Between traveling and the wind, my cuticles have been extremely dry. Nail oils are game changers. When you apply them daily, not only does it help moisturize your cuticles, it also helps protect your nail polish. My two favorites areSally Hansen Color Therapy Nail & Cuticle Oil (the brush makes applying so easy!) and Essie Apricot Cuticle Oil (it smells delicious!).
For Body and All-Over
I have a friend who swears by coconut oil. She seriously uses it for everything! She convinced me to try it and now I’m hooked. There are a ton of options but I’ve been using Kopari Coconut Melt. My favorite way to use it is as dry shave. It leaves my legs super moisturized all day long.
I hope you liked hearing about the beauty products I’m currently using! Do have any faves?
Photos by Falcon Griffith