Are Facial Oils Good for My Skin?

February 4, 2014 | By | Comments (3)


Oil. It’s a word that strikes fear into the heart of any woman who has ever had a pimple on her face. I was raised in the Sea Breeze years myself; the squeakier clean you could make your skin, the less of a chance you’d get zits.

With all due respect to Sea Breeze (which still gives me a cool thrill in the summer), at a certain age, it began drying out my skin, causing it to produce more oil. I remember the first time I heard that balancing the level of oil in your skin was the only way to prevent either producing too much or not enough. That was the first time I experimented with facial oils.

Now, to be clear, my skin is combination (dry on the cheeks, oily in the t-zone), so I’m not ready to slather oil all over. But I did start mixing a few drops of one (Fresh Seaberry Moisturizing Face Oil, $50, Sephora) into my nighttime moisturizer. And I’ve found that I wake up to much better hydrated cheeks; with no extra oil along my t-zone.

As the rest of my face inevitably dries out, who knows? I may start applying it all over.

See more of our face oil picks for dry skin.


  1. Gail

    I use a blend of castor oil and a scented almond oil to cleanse at night and use ashea butter natural oil cream on hands and face during. Skin like satin and no breakouts at zll

    February 4, 2014 at 2:48 pm
  2. Caren

    I use mix of olive and a small amount of castor for 4 days every few weeks for a deep cleanse and it been a fab routine. My facial ladys says my skin has improved drastically. It does not produce oil, it cleanses deeply and us really gentle!

    February 4, 2014 at 11:07 pm
  3. Evelyn@Tea Tree Oil Face Wipes

    Some natural oils are goo for skin such as tea tree oil,coconut oil and almond oil are some out of them. They pull impurities from the skin and leave skin healthy, balanced and properly moisturized.

    February 5, 2014 at 5:36 am

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