Are oils bad for oily skin?

Are oils bad for oily skin?

by Ashley Boyd

Moisturizing oily prone skin will make my skin even oilier, right?

Isn’t it better to dry my skin out? Wrong. In fact, drying out oily skin by not moisturizing could make your body produce even more oil to compensate! Contrary to popular belief, adding oil to oily skin will actually help your skin to stop producing so much oil on its own. I know this is an interesting phenomenon to wrap our heads around because we've all been hearing the wrong thing for so long.

It’s understandable that there is some confusion about whether or not oils are good for oily skin. After all, if you already have oily skin, why would you want to add more oil to it?

However, this is not how the skin works. Although oily skin produces a lot of oil on its own, this does not mean its moisturized. Often, oily skin produces more oil as a defense mechanism to balance out the loss of moisture on your skin.

By using oil-based products, the oil attracts oil and can dissolve excess sebum, grease, or makeup without stripping the skin of its natural oils. Face oils help keep moisture in the skin, which in turn keeps your skin from over-producing oil to try and compensate for over-drying the skin.

Lastly, people with oily skin often will use products that strip away natural oils- this actually causes your skin to create even more oil, disrupting its natural balance and leading to clogged pores and that extra greasy feeling. Nobody wants that, right? 

Moisturizing is key in a good skincare routine- whatever your skin-type is (oily or not) aim to moisturize twice a day after cleansing and using toner. All of our products are non-comedogenic, which is important to help prevent black heads from forming. 

Try the Intense Hydration Facial Mist followed by the Intense Hydration Cactus Concentrate for oily skin. After applying 3-5 full sprays of the mist, seal in all the nourishing benefits of the hydrosol with this fast-absorbing gel-like moisturizer contains non-comedogenic oils and will balance and properly moisturize even the most oily skin without leaving it feeling greasy.

PS, take our skin quiz here to find out which full skincare routine is best for your skin-type!