We often skip using a facial oil because we think its texture is too heavy or sticky on our skin. What we don't know is that we're missing out on its benefits because of this misconception. Unlike what most assume, a facial oil can work for all skin types—including acne-prone skin.
The best way to maximize its benefits is by finding the best one for your skin type and knowing the proper way to use it. Read on and get schooled on facial oils below:
What kind of facial oil should I get for my skin type?
Generally speaking, squalane, argan, and jojoba oils are beneficial for all skin types. But if you're looking for a product that will specifically address your skincare concern like acne, dullness, or dryness, it's always best to read the label first. Brands are straightforward, so the facial oil's packaging usually says what it can do.
V&M NATURALS CPC+G Oil (Brightening), P1200, Glorietta
THE ORDINARY Granactive Retinoid 2% in Squalane (anti-acne and anti-aging), P850, Beautymnl
Do I still need to use a moisturizer if I already have a facial oil in my routine?
Yes, you still need a moisturizer. Although a facial oil's formula may seem hydrating, it's actually not. A facial oil is not a humectant but considered as an occlusive. It simply seals in the hydration brought by the moisturizing products you have applied beforehand.
PYUNKANG YUL Oil (for all skin types), P1,010, Go Bloom Glow
PILI ANI Ageless Concentrate Age-Defying Elixir (Anti-aging), P1,200, Pili Ani
When should I apply facial oil?
As mentioned earlier, it works as a seal or barrier on your face. Anything you apply after facial oil won't penetrate the skin. Always apply it last—after moisturizer or sleeping pack.
PIXI Rose Oil Blend (brightening and anti-aging), P1,350, Glamourbox
* This story originally appeared on Cosmo.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.