Rich care: which facial oils are suitable for which skin types?

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Facial oils provide rich care and are popular care products, especially in the cold season. The possible applications are varied and promising. You can find out what you should pay attention to and which oils are available here.

Face oils are suitable for the needs of different skin types. They care for the skin in a targeted manner and are intended to support the development of a healthy skin barrier function against moisture loss and environmental influences. The oils can be used for a short time or can become a permanent part of the care routine. However, oils are considered greasy, and so there is a rumor that they are not recommended for problematic skin. The opposite is the case because the right facial oil can even reduce the production of sebum on oily skin or prevent inflammation on blemished skin. Read here which facial oils are suitable for which skin types.

Face oil is versatile.

  • There is a suitable facial oil for every skin type that cares for it in a targeted manner.
  • It is not only suitable for care but can also gently remove waterproof makeup and dirt residues from the pores.
  • Foundation and Co. can be diluted with facial oils and provide valuable moisture.

Different skin types, different oils

Whether a product harmonizes with your skin type depends, among other things, on the level of unsaturated fatty acids. In natural cosmetics, a distinction is therefore made between dry oils and non-drying oils. The so-called iodine number reveals whether an oil dries quickly or slowly. 

If the iodine number is below 100, it is non-drying oil with more saturated fatty acids. These include, for example, coconut oil, olive oil, avocado oil, almond oil and jojoba oil. These facial oils, therefore, form a light film on the skin.

An iodine number between 100 and 170  means that the oil is semi-drying. Sunflower oil, wheat germ oil, sesame oil, safflower oil and grape seed oil, for example, belong in this category.

If the iodine number is over 170, it is a drying oil with a high proportion of unsaturated fatty acids. These oils are not on the skin and are quickly absorbed. These include, for example, linseed oil and wild rose oil.

Which oil is suitable for oily or blemished skin?

For oily and blemished skin, use oil that dries quickly. This way, the oil can be absorbed quickly, and you avoid gloss formation. Many oils have sebum-regulating ingredients and signal the skin. It then produces less fat because it is already fed enough from the outside. At the same time, facial oil can have an antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effect on pimples. The following oils are suitable for oily and impure skin:
  • Argan oil
  • Wild rose oil
  • castor oil
  • Grape seed oil
  • Hemp oil

Which facial oils are comedogenic?

The term comedogenic refers to substances that trigger impurities and clog the pores. A structure that does not block the pores of the skin is called non-comedogenic. Comedogenic facial oils include, for example, coconut oil, wheat germ oil, olive oil and linseed oil. Popular products such as almond and castor oil, on the other hand, are non-comedogenic and also suitable for blemished skin.

Which face oil is suitable for sensitive and irritated skin?

Sensitive and irritated skin often shows redness and irritation. Use natural oils and avoid ingredients like paraffin. These oils are suitable for sensitive and irritated skin:
  • Evening primrose oil
  • Borage oil
  • Marula oil
  • Currant oil
  • Hemp oil

Which face oil is suitable for dry skin?

Dry skin needs a particularly rich care and so non-drying oils such as almond or jojoba oil are suitable. Especially in winter, many people are affected by dry skin, then care with rich facial oil is particularly worthwhile. This includes:
  • almond oil
  • Wild rose oil
  • Argan oil
  • Jojoba oil
  • Avocado oil

Is facial oil recommended for rosacea?

Rosacea is among the most common skin diseases in adulthood. The skin is particularly sensitive, appears red, burns or itchy and small poplars can develop. So when it concerns skincare, less is a lot more. Facial oil is less recommended for this sensitive skin, creams that have been specially developed for those affected by rosacea, such as this cream, which is intended to combat redness and inflammation, are more suitable.

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Which oil is suitable for mature skin?

Nourishing, regenerating and moisturizing facial oils are best suited for mature skin. These include natural oils that are cold-pressed from seeds and nuts of plants and are similar to the skin's own fat. These could be these oils:
  • Jojoba oil
  • almond oil
  • Argan oil
  • Avocado oil

Which oil is suitable for normal skin?

Normal skin is particularly uncomplicated and can be cared for with various oils. It is best to use a drying oil that is quickly absorbed and does not leave a film on the skin. For example, this could be wild rose oil.

Face oil: how to apply it

Thoroughly cleanse your face and remove makeup and dirt from the pores. Then moisten your skin slightly, so that it can absorb the facial oil better. In the evening, the application is most worthwhile; then the facial oil can act overnight. By the way, you only need a few tropics of the facial oil, because the mass is very productive and can be easily spread over the face. Put a few drops of the facial oil in the palms of your hands and warm it up by rubbing it lightly. Then you can spread the oil on the face and massage it into the skin. Ideally, use a practical jade roller to work the oil into your skin.

How to recognize high-quality facial oil

  • Make sure that it is cold-pressed or virgin oil that still contains all-natural active ingredients.
  • Especially when it comes to face care, it is worth paying attention to high-quality ingredients, which is why organic oils are well suited.
  • Most oils have to be stored protected from the light because this way, the nutrients are preserved. The darker the color of the glass bottle, the better the oil is protected.

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