Skincare 101: Facial Oils

This step in a skincare routine is like toners or exfoliators — it’s a good step to use — but not completely necessary. I don’t personally use one every single night, but I do have a few on hand and have tried a few different brands over the last couple of years. I like to use one after my moisturizer (at night) and let it sink into my skin while I sleep. If my skin is feeling really dehydrated this is a good step for me. Some people even use a facial oil for their moisturizer instead of a gel or lotion.

Facial oils are meant to provide deep nourishment & hydration to your skin. It’s something I’m more inclined to use during the winter months when my skin is really dry. Also, I only use it at night because I feel like it’s too greasy for me to wear in the morning. At night is has a longer period of time to absorb into the skin… I don’t have time to wait for it in the morning lol. Facial oils are also supposed to be ok to use on acne-prone skin as well, but if I had really sensitive skin & was iffy about whether it would break me out, I would definitely just try a sample of one and see how it worked.

Another neat thing about them is that they are a multi-use product. You can use them on your split ends & your cuticles. I don’t personally like to put oils in my hair, but you could definitely try it as it says on the bottle that you can use it for that purpose.

The 4 oils that I have tried are pretty popular ones and you’ve probably heard of them or maybe even tried them yourself. I honestly couldn’t tell much of a difference between any of them as they all seemed to do what they claimed.

Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil | Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil Light (this one just absorbs faster) | Tarte Maracuja Oil | Origins Plantscription Youth-Renewing Face Oil

All of these oils claim to be non-greasy & are meant to make your face look younger, smoother, and more hydrated.

These are only a few of the many oils out there. I just wanted to mention ones that I’ve personally tried. You can go to Sephora and look up facial oils and do your research on ones you think would work best for you. As I said before, it might be good to just buy a sample of one first to try out if you’ve never used one before.

This step is not a must have in my opinion, but if you need a little extra hydration or want to use something in place of your moisturizer, you might want to give one a try.

Let me know in the comments what your favorite oils are!

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