The Secret to Reviving Dry Winter Skin? Face Oils

Get the glow with face oils. (Photo: Trunk Archive/Christian Kettiger)

One of the biggest changes in my skin came after I started using face oils. The combination of an oil cleanser with moisturizing face oil turns skin from dull and dry to radiant and hydrated. It’s a myth that oils cause breakouts, instead they heal and revive skin. Here’s how to make face oils work for you:

  • To remove dirt and makeup without stripping your skin, try a cleansing facial oil. Some versions can be applied directly to dry skin to remove dirt and makeup. Then they are rinsed off with warm water.

  • All skin types can use face oils. It won’t add greasiness to your skin or clog pores, instead they just restores the natural balance.

  • While you can use oils found in the health food store like jojoba oil, many beauty brands create targeted blends of a variety of oils for maximum moisture.

  • In the winter, layering cream moisturizers with face oil is the key to providing a serious boost to skin. Start with oil and then layer a cream moisturizer or balm on top. If you want really dewy skin pat a little oil your cheeks as a third layer of moisture.

  • Oils can be used on the body as well. It’s my go-to for anywhere that’s very dry like cuticles, elbows, and ankles.


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