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Best and Worst Facial Oils for Darker Skin

Best and Worst Facial Oils for Darker Skin

 

Facial oils are an essential part of the beauty routine for many different reasons.

However, some are better than others, depending on your skin type.

It can be tricky to know what to pick, so here are some reasons why face oil is so essential in your skincare regime and what are some of the best and worst facial oils for darker skin.

 Smooth black skin

Benefits of Facial Oils

 

There are many benefits to using facial oil, and of course one of the most obvious is it seals the moisture into the skin and nourishes it from within.

Even if you have oily skin, you can safely use a facial oil. It also acts as a barrier for your own skin, creating a protective layer between you and the world.

Regular use of facial oil adds that natural glow to your skin and also helps to create the perfect base on which to apply your foundation. It can also help with preventing the damage from free radicals to your face and slow down the appearance of the ageing process.

It is vital though that you get the correct facial oil for your skin type, and this article is focusing on darker skin.

You are looking for a facial oil that will not clog the pores as this, in turn, leads to breakouts and acne, which is clearly something you do not want to encourage.

What to Avoid

Avoid Coconut Oil

While it is entirely understandable that you would want natural products in your facial oil, coconut oil and it is a favourite on social media but it can actually be the wrong choice for darker skin.

Coconut Oil has a comedogenic rating of 4 (out of 5) so it wI’ll clog your pores and cause acne.

If you want to use this on your face. It makes a great makeup remover, but I would recommend not leaving it on the skin as a moisturizer.

There are much better oils for that. Plus, with only an 8% composition of essential fatty acids, you are actually not getting that many benefits.

Coconut Oil can clog pores


Say no to Vaseline

Just No. We’re getting no benefits here except protecting your skin and trapping it under layers of petroleum jelly. 

It doesn’t moisturise the skin and the skin struggles to absorb it and when it does seal in moisture it seals in any dirt on your skin at the same time. 

Cocoa Butter

A very moisturizing ingredient that has skin-protecting antioxidants as well as plumping fatty acids, but it can be too heavy for oily skin, especially on the face. It is comodogenic which means it will clog pores leading to acne and pores appearing much larger than usual.

Applying cocoa butter

What to Use

Castor Oil

Is fantastic weapon to be used when fighting acne, its anti-bacterial properties stop the acne causing bacteria in their tracks. It is extremely good at moisturising the skin keeping the skin looking young and healthy. Finally because of its anti-bacterial properties it is one of the number one oils recommended to treat eczema.

Rosehip Oil

High in Vitamin A this oil is famous for its ability to reduce wrinkles by boosting collagen production. It also reduces inflammation caused by skin conditions such as eczema, psoraisis and rosacea. Great tool when battling against sun damage as it is known for fading dark spots meaning it is an essential weapon in your skin care routine.

Jojoba Oil

This oil is actually more similar to a wax and structurally similar to the sebum (oil) that our skin produces, because of this similarity it can help to regulate oil production preventing acne and keeping the skin soft and supple. It also is non-comodogenic  meaning it wont clog pores when applied directly to the face. 

Our Alternatives

Nourishing & Cleansing Oil 

Our Nourishing and Cleansing Oil is a good choice for any type of skin. With a base of organic castor and hemp seed oil, the other ingredients such as argan and sweet almond oil combine to create a product that is able to regulate the oil production of your skin while minimising the size of your pores and moisturising at the same time. It is specifically designed not to clog pores and has fantastic anti-ageing properties—undoubtedly, one to consider adding to your beauty routine.

 Nourishing & Cleansing Oil

 

Unique Hair & Body Oil

If you are looking for a facial oil that can also be used on the hair, then our Unique Hair and Body Oil could be the solution. The organic castor oil base ensures that there is no clogging of the pores, and it is also suitable for hair as it does not create a greasy layer. The oil promotes hair growth, and also prevents breakage as well as being useful for thickening the hair and preventing dandruff. Used as a facial oil, it helps to fight acne and reduces the premature signs of ageing. So, if you are looking for a two in one product, this could be the perfect hair and body oil for you.