Dealing with oily and acne-prone skin is anything but easy. A slight change in the weather, minor stress or simply trying a new product can leave you with red, painful bumps, overly oily skin and whatnot.

Talking about new products, serums and face oils have gained popularity and how! While everyone and their neighbours are obsessing over these beauty elixirs, girls with oily and acne-prone skin are still wondering if they should give these beauty heroes a try.

We have good news… girls with oily and acne-prone skin can most def use face oils and serums; you just need to pick the right oil and follow certain tips and tricks while applying it. Here’s everything you need to know about how to use face oils and serum for oily and acne-prone skin.


How to pick

How to pick face oils and serum for oily and acne-prone skin

Pick a lightweight, non-comedogenic oil. You don’t want something too sticky greasy or too drying. Natural oils like argan oil, jojoba oil, marula oil are your best bet. They are super light and do not clog pores. While picking a face serum for your skin, pay attention to the ingredients at the back of the label and get what suits your skin and target your skin woes. Any face serum with vitamin C, antioxidants and salicylic acid is your best bet.


How much to apply

How much face oils and serum to apply

A couple of drops is all you need for your skin. These oils and serums contain high value of nutrients and minerals, so a small amount would be more than enough. Alternatively, you can also mix it with your moisturiser and apply. Strong oils like tea tree oils can be diluted and used as a spot treatment for acne. Take a drop of oil and apply directly on the pimple to treat it.


How to apply

How to apply face oils and serum on oily and acne-prone skin

Make sure you cleanse and exfoliate your face before applying serum or face oil. You need to get all the impurities and excess oil on your face off before treating it with oil or serum. After you’ve cleansed and exfoliated, simply apply the oil or serum on your face and dab it gently with your fingertips to let it absorb. Follow up with your moisturiser.