The Skincare Post: All About Oils

We're into the colder months now and something I love using every night are oils, whether it's mixing a few drops into my moisturiser, or just on their own. Every other time I mention them on my blog, someone always comments saying that they never know where to start with oils, so I'm here to help you start. Don't be put off using oils if you have oily skin. Often more than not, if you have oily skin, you can strip your skin of the natural oils your skin needs!

A little goes a long way with oils, so don't be put off buying oils from a good brand, it will last you months. I've had the Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate since last year and it has hardly went down. If I'm mixing the oil with a moisturiser, I will use one or two drops and mix them together with my finger tips. If I'm using the oil on it's own, after a serum, I will apply between 4-6 drops all over my face & neck. My favourite out of them all is Clarins Blue Orchid Face Treatment Oil* for dehydrated skin. I have mentioned this a few times before, but Clarins have three oils which are targeted for different skin types, so there is something for everyone. I feel as though this does the most for my skin, it skins straight in and when I wake up, my skin isn't tight or dry. Another one I reach for on a weekly basis is Jurlique Herbal Recovery Antioxidant Face Oil*, which restores radiance and deeply moisturises the skin. The Youth Defence Biodynamic + Blend helps to rebalance the skins moisture levels and provides the skin with optimum level of nutrients. Origins Plantscription Face Oil* is a new addition to the Plantscription range, but don't be put off that it's an anti-ageing product. Yes it will help with fine lines if you're at the age of using it, but the reduce lines the skin needs to be moisturised, so the products are always hugely moisturising. This one has been passed onto my mum as she loves the range and I have enough face oil to last me till I'm 25.
If you're in the market for a cheaper alternative, the Aroma Actives Skincare Face Oil* and Mandara Spa Beauty Oil* are brilliant alternatives. Both are available in Sainsburys beauty department, which has been all done out recently. You could also check out their make-up range whilst there, it's very good quality for the price! Another alternative is one of the face oils from the Superfacialist range by Una Brennan. There is two in the range, one being a pre-cleanse which will also deeply nourish your skin and one to apply on an evening.

Luce x