Best Oils for Your Skin Type
I'm sure you'll say no if anyone asked you to put oils on top of your oily-skin. But here’s the thing, applying oils into your skincare routine might just be the missing element for healthy skin, adjusting the moisture level and regulate sebum! Regardless of your skin-type, oils bring in a lot of benefits.
1. Acne-Prone & Oily Skin
Let’s start with acne-prone and oily skin.
One theory that people with acne-prone skin have will be the lower levels of linoleic acid content in their natural sebum. This results in making the sebum more sticky and thick thus eliminating all oxygen inside the sebum and capturing all the acne bacteria, allowing it to grow and clog the pores, causing acne!
This is where acne-prone and oily skin are missing out - not using thin and dry oils that are high in linoleic acid content. It’s an unsaturated fatty acid, that is known as Omega-6. So you might want to inject these oils into your skin to unglue some sebum and balance them out.
2. Dry Skin
For those with dry skin, you’ll need oils high in oleic acid content which is a monounsaturated fatty acid called Omega-9. These oils are very heavy, rich and super moisturising. Their molecules are big so they sit on top of your skin and does not penetrate your pores.
3. Normal & Combination Skin
Lastly, for normal to combo skin-type there are oils that are in between the oleic and linoleic acid contents. The great thing about adding oils into your skincare routine is that it can used solely on its own or you can mix it with your favourite serums or essences.
Another tip besides getting the suitable oils for your skin type is to also look into the oil comedogenic score. The word ‘comedogenic’ means the tendency to cause blackheads by blocking the skin’s pores. The ratings vary between 1 to 5.
So now you know about oils! Just keep in mind of your skin type and which oils you should reach for; whether it’s linoleic or oleic acid content. And don’t forget to check the comedogenic ratings for the oils. Time to start oiling up your skin!
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