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When your skin feels like an oil slick, the last thing you probably want to do is slather your complexion in oil. But what if we told you that applying a facial oil to oily skin could actually be beneficial? Yep, we’re serious! It’s all about finding the right one for your skin type. Below, learn about a facial oil formulated for oily and combination skin. Plus, find tips for incorporating an oil into your skin care routine when you have oily skin.
Who says you can’t use a facial oil if you have an oily complexion? If you’re worried that you’ll end up looking overly shiny or break out, you may just not have found the right facial oil for you yet.
The L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Cell Renewal Facial Oil Light is formulated with a purifying blend of eight essential oils (argan seed, chamomile flower, citronella, clove, lavender, lemongrass, green oregano flower, rosemary leaf, lemon balm leaf, and evening primrose). The formula aids in fortifying skin’s moisture barrier while promoting smoother-looking skin. What’s more, the weightless finish leaves skin looking dewy and vibrant, not greasy. Instantly, skin will feel hydrated and look clearer, while skin will feel more balanced with continued use over time. This clarifying light oil glides onto skin effortless and instantly sinks in for a silky smooth, fresh finish. It’s suitable for even oily/combination skin.
Just as important as finding the right facial oil formula for oily skin is how you use it as part of your skin care routine.
Step 1: Cleanser. The first step in your skin care regimen—morning and night—should be cleansing, in order to help remove traces of dirt, oil, and makeup from skin’s surface. Look for a cleanser that’s formulated for oily skin, like the L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser for Normal to Oily Skin, which purifies and mattifies. Micellar water is a gentle, no-rinse cleansing option that is powered by tiny micelles—oil molecules—that act as a magnet to lift dirt and oil up and away from the skin. Just saturate a cotton pad with the micellar water cleanser and wipe the pad across your face. More of a foaming cleanser type of gal? The L’Oréal Paris Ideal Clean™ Foaming Facial Gel Cleanser lifts dirt and impurities without drying out skin. Regardless of what type of cleanser you choose, make sure to keep up your good work every day.
Step 2: Facial oil. Every morning and evening, apply 4-5 drops of the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Cell Renewal Facial Oil Light onto the palm of the hand. With your finger, dab the oil in small dots onto cleansed skin, avoiding your eye area. Then, gently smooth and press the oil onto your face and neck, using the whole surface of your hands. Smooth the oil from nose to ears, eyebrows to hairline, and neck to jawline. All you need is a few drops—when it comes to using a facial oil, less is definitely more!
Step 3: Moisturizer. In the morning, finish up by applying a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher to help protect your complexion from UV rays. (Spending prolonged periods of time in the sun without wearing protection can lead to visible signs of aging down the road, like dark spots and wrinkles—and you can get burned even on cloudy days, which is why you need to wear sunscreen rain or shine!) At night, use a hydrating, lightweight moisturizer, like the L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care for Normal/Oily Skin, which is formulated with hyaluronic acid and aloe water and has a matte finish. You can also try mixing a drop or two of facial oil into your moisturizer if you prefer instead of applying it directly to your skin—it’s all about finding what works best for your individual skin.
See, we told you that you could use a facial oil even if you have oily skin!