Are Facial Oils Beneficial For Oily Skin? We Investigate

Written by Urvi DalalNov 30, 2023
Are facial oils beneficial for oily skin? We investigate

Even though facial oils are gaining a lot of popularity in the skincare world, there are still those of us with oily skin who are super scared to indulge in this glow-boosting skincare wonder. Doubts about clogging of pores, worsening of acne or excessive shine are quite common-place.

But according to experts, facial oils are perfectly suitable for people with oily skin, provided they use the right type of facial oil. Surprised, aren’t you? Not only do facial oils not clog pores, but the super nourishing properties may even end up rebalancing your skin’s sebum production. But obviously, since you have oily skin, it is better to tread with caution with the usage.

Read on for a complete guide on how to use facial oils for oily skin; right from the benefits to how to correctly incorporate a facial oil in your daily skincare routine…


Firstly, how do facial oils benefit oily skin?

How to use facial oils for oily skin?

While it may seem very surprising, facial oils are actually great for oily skin. This is because even though your skin produces all that extra sebum, it may not be moisturised. And since overly dry skin tends to produce excess sebum to compensate for the dryness, your skin feels so slick and oily all the time.

Additionally, a lot of skincare products for oily skin also end up stripping and over drying your skin. A facial oil, with its amazing nourishing, conditioning and emollient properties will infuse lost moisture back into your skin and keep it looking healthier, while regulating excess sebum.


But won’t facial oils clog pores?

How to use facial oils for oily skin?

Even though some facial oils are extremely heavy and could clog pores, there are quite a few others that are absolutely non-comedogenic, meaning they won’t clog your pores at all. Some examples of non-comedogenic oils are argan oil, jojoba oil, sweet almond oil and walnut oil.


How to use facial oils for oily skin?

How to use facial oils for oily skin?

If you’ve never used a facial oil in your oily skincare routine, then here’s how you can –

Step 01: Cleanse your face with a gentle cleanser such as the Pond’s White Beauty Mineral Clay Instant Brightness Facial Foam and follow it up with an alcohol-free toner like the Lakme 9 To 5 Moist Matte Mattifying Face Toner.

Step 02: Next, apply a lightweight moisturiser such as the Lakme Peach Milk Ultra Light Gel all over your face and neck.

Step 03: This is when you apply a super lightweight non-comedogenic oil such as the Lakme Absolute Argan Oil Radiance Overnight Oil-in-Serum. The antioxidants present in this product help to fight free radicals while intensely nourishing and moisturising your skin. Additionally, argan oil is extremely lightweight, which means it gets absorbed into your skin almost instantly, while since it is non-comedogenic, this product doesn’t pose the risk of clogging your pores either.

Urvi Dalal

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Writer, avid reader and hardcore beauty enthusiast is the best way to describe Urvi Dalal. With over 5 years of writing experience in the beauty industry, you can trust her to have the latest skin, hair and makeup tidbits on her fingertips. In her time working as a beauty writer, she has had the opportunity to interact and work closely with a string of dermatologists, makeup artists and hairstylists. All that knowledge exchange, coupled with her flair and love for writing make it possible for her to bring you some authentic yet fun beauty content. When Urvi isn’t working, you’d usually catch her curled up with a big, fat book, drinking a cup of tea or practising her makeup skills; there is no in-between!


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