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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


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