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Are Facial Oils Good for Dry Skin?

Use of oil on dry skin can help with skin elasticity

Are Facial Oils Good For Dry Skin?

Oils, unlike creams are rather better for dry and sensitive skin. Oils have minimal ingredients and they can be just as nourishing as creams. 

Oils and Skincare

Actually, what’s important about using oils in skincare is the ratio of oleic : linoleic acid contained in the oil. Oils rich in linoleic acids are usually lighter, and they are more suitable for acne prone skins. Oils high in oleic acids, however, are usually more nourishing and suitable for dry and sensitive skins.

Are Facial Oils Good For Dry Skin?

Yes. Oils such as sweet almond oil contain a high level of fatty acids, including oleic acid and linoleic acid. Such a balance makes sweet almond oil good for dry skin. Oils such as argan, jojoba, tamanu, and avocado are balanced in oleic : linoleic ratio. Oils such as rosehip, hemp, grapeseed and prickly pear are high in linoleic acid.

Oils to avoid

People react differently to oils. It's always important to do a patch skin test before general use. Comedogenic oils, or those that cause break outs and blackheads, should be avoided. Hemp seed oil is a supposedly non-comedogenic oil but it goes rancid quickly. Coconut oil and wheat germ oil however are highly comedogenic, so tread very carefully when testing them on your skin.

Oil Cleansers

Oil cleaners, such as Teddy's Eczema Bar's 10 Oil Cleanser is rich in non-comedogenic oils and has a balance oleic: linoleic ratio. Infused with ingredients such as grapeseed, jojoba, argan, sweet almond, moringa, and rosephip oil, the 10 Oil Cleanser would be a good addition to your morning or nightime skincare routine.


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