As I’ve already said multiple times, my skin is oily. Not combination-oily, not oily that gets drier in the winter… Just plain oily. So most of the time, I don’t really feel like I need a traditional moisturizer: in the morning I always put on my beloved Collistar Hyaluronic Acid Serum and at night I’m currently alternating Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair and Alpha-H Liquid Gold.
Sometimes, though, (maybe twice a week) even if my skin doesn’t feel tight or uncomfortable, I still want to do a more comprehensive routine in the evening and follow my serum with something a little richer. It’s the same as when I drink water even if I’m not thirsty – I do it because I know it’s good for my body.
For this step, I simply like to use pure Jojoba Oil, which is said to be the nearest in molecular structure to our own natural oil. I’ve heard several times that, because of this, it is supposed to be able to trick the skin into stopping sebum overproduction, thus helping fight oily skin.
I don’t use it often enough to be able to verify if that’s true, but I guess that it does make sense somehow. How many times do you hear that if you use harsh products that strip the skin of its natural oil, you’ll end up with oilier skin than you started with? With Jojoba Oil you do the exact opposite: you put an oil on your face, so that the skin doesn’t feel the need to produce its own.
Anyway, whether it fights sebum overproduction or not, it definitely does feel good on my oily skin (especially after I’ve used a clay mask). I like to give myself a quick facial massage with it and when I’m done my skin feels super soft and only slightly oily, but in a nice way.
If you have oily skin and would like to start exploring the world of face oils, I think Jojoba makes a great entry-level option, as it is super affordable and, in my experience, doesn’t aggravate your skin condition. In case you don’t like it as a moisturizer, you can still use it to remove makeup or to heal chapped lips!
Do you use face oils? What is your skin type and which one works best for you?