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6 Ways to Make Oils a Part of Your Skincare Routine

For a long time, oil was a dirty word in the skincare world, something meant to be removed from your skin, not added. My, how time has changed. A better understanding of how oils work and an influx of different oil types on the market has led to a long, long list of all kinds of oil-base beauty products on store shelves. But there are still many misconceptions surrounding skincare oils.

A few important things to keep in mind when you’re using oils for moisturization purposes. One, “they can be an adjunct for moisturizer, but not a replacement,” cautions dermatologist Michelle Farber, M.D., of Schweiger Dermatology Group in New York City. Rather than using one in lieu of your daily moisturizer, add a few drops to your moisturizer for a hydration boost.

While it’s true that some oils can clog pores, choosing judiciously can keep your skin hydrated and acne-free, Farber says. Whereas those with dry skin should look for heavier oils, anyone with oily skin or who is prone to breakouts should seek out lighter, noncomedogenic (AKA pore-clogging) oils.

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Source: Better Homes & Gardens – 6 Ways to Make Oils a Part of Your Skincare Routine By, Melanie Rud

About Schweiger Dermatology Group

Schweiger Dermatology Group was founded to help make excellent dermatology care accessible throughout the Northeast. In 2010, Dr. Eric Schweiger started the practice with a single location in Midtown Manhattan. When he saw the need for high-quality dermatology care that did not require weeks or months of waiting to see a qualified provider, his vision of a multi-location practice was born.

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