It is a common perception, that people with oily skin types (or acne-prone) can't use a Facial Oil, such as Argan
or Rosehip Oils
But in fact using an oil helps to balance the natural oils of the skin, and can help to correct an overactive production of oil, by giving your skin something it may be lacking! (hence producing a little more oil than desired).
They can be a great addition to acne skin care being a natural way to deliver fatty acids and nutrients to your skin, and are non-comedogenic, so won't clog pores.
Plus, people with acne tend to have a deficiency of linoleic acid in their skin which is an Omega- 6 essential fatty acid (found in both Argan & Rosehip Oils) that the body cannot produce on it's own, and is imperative for strong and impermeable skin, and thus less sensitive to irritations.
Correct : Apply the oil in the morning or evening after cleansing, toning (left damp on the skin for extra hydration), and applying a serum. Mix 3-4 drops of the oil directly in with your moisturiser (or directly into Serum) and apply to both the face and neck. You can also use drops applied over your moisturiser, which will provide a protective barrier to prevent dry air from pulling moisture out from the skin, and this forms a silky base for makeup application also.
Avoid : Used directly on the skin underneath moisturiser, or in its pure form in place of moisturiser.
When you use moisturiser over the oil, the beneficial ingredients will not be able to penetrate the skin effectively because the oil will act as a slight barrier.
For Normal Skin
Correct: Follow the same steps above for dry skin, but mix in 1-2 drops of your chosen oil, as normal skin obviously needs a little less oil.
Avoid : Although many normal skin types experience the occasional breakout, if you start to notice frequency in breakouts occurring AFTER you've begun using an oil, you might consider dialing down the frequency of use, or just simply using an oil on its own applied to clean fresh skin.
For Oily/Combination & Blemish-Prone Skin
Correct : Follow the skin-care routine suggested for dry and normal skin types, and then massage just 1-3 drops of oil directly onto the skin. Oily skin already has its own oil built in, so you don't want to use too much oil.
Generally, when you use a moisturiser for oily skin, it's lightweight and oil-free. You want your moisturiser's ingredients to absorb into the skin first to avoid any potential blocking or clogging of the pores. After you've moisturised as you normally would, you can add a protective layer of oil (sparingly) over your moisturiser.
For Airplane Travel (All Skin Types)
Correct : Apply 1-2 drops over moisturiser or on its own, every hour during a flight to provide a protective barrier to prevent moisture loss from the dry cabin air.
It is important to note, not all formulas are equal. Look out for oil blends without 'carrier' oils in them, try and choose as pure as possible with minimum 99.9% of the main oil.
And preferably certified organic & cold-pressed as this ensures you are getting the highest quality!