If you’re someone like myself with oily skin, chances are for most of your life you’ve avoided face oils at all costs. Oily skin is often prone to breakouts because of clogged pores due to excess sebum production, so it makes sense to avoid any products that we think will just create another layer of oil.
After struggling with this my entire life and realizing nothing else was working, I decided to start incorporating face oils into my own skincare routine to hopefully see the benefits and what I learned was that using a face oil on oily skin isn't as counter intuitive as it seems. As it turns out, there are benefits to moisturizing oily skin with a face oil as long as you're doing it right away and pairing it with other tips for managing excess sebum.
Mainly people with oily skin feel like they can skip out on the moisturizers since their complexion is naturally oily but this may only be causing dehydration and the vicious cycle of excess sebum production. Most oily skin types have dehydrated skin so the use of harsh products to dry it out will just produce more oil and break outs to make up for the lack of moisture. This is where the benefits of face oils come in. Oil is attracted to oil so it can balance the skin and work as a moisturizer. It’s important to use the right type of oil so looking for light ones are the best. Oils like jojoba, hemp, starflower, aloe vera, tea tree oil, and grapeseed are good for oily skin. My biggest advice is don’t skip the moisturizer!!!! If you don’t apply anything after washing your skin, you will produce more oil, and oily skin needs to be hydrated!