Beauty Finds: The Truth About Oils

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It’s getting to be that time of year when your skin goes cray-cray.  Seasonal transitions are never kind on your skin, especially as we move from fall into winter.  I normally always suffer a bit during this transition, but for some reason this year my skin is a raging B. I’m dealing with extra dry and itchy skin, and let’s not even talk about the breakouts. Adult acne is no joke friends. So I’ve abandoned my normal winter skin care routine for the wild side – oils. I know, while it might sound counter-intuitive to most, oils can do wonders for your skin. I’m finally feeling some relief, and the breakouts have subsided.

So how do oils leave you with clean, glowing skin? Won’t oils make your skin (especially your face) greasy and cause more breakouts? Rest assured, those are the same questions I had before giving it a try. I was desperate, especially from a cleansing standpoint. Everything I used to wash away the day’s dirt, grime and makeup left my face feeling dry and tight almost immediately. Not a great feeling. With the cleansing oil, there’s nothing in it to strip away your skin’s natural oil. There are no harsh chemicals. When this natural oil is stripped away, your skin goes into overdrive to create more. This is what causes your breakouts, your blackheads, your dull, lifeless skin. The cleansing oil replenishes your skin with good, healthy oils while stripping away the grime.

I started using body oils this season mostly out of pure laziness. I can leave the oil in the shower and apply immediately after. Maybe you do this with regular lotion too, and I’m just way behind the curve. But in doing this, I’m locking in moisture immediately. It’s been a world of difference for my skin. It’s staying soft much longer and is less itchy. Not to mention, I feel body oils are so luxurious and indulging. With both the facial and body oils, it’s taken a bit of time for my skin to adjust. So if you try it and don’t see results right away, don’t give up! Glowing, radiant skin is right around the corner!

Full disclosure on the featured products – I’ve tried most of them but not all. The others I’ve included have gotten rave reviews from either co-workers, friends and/or other beauty bloggers. Like anything, it’s trial and error. Your skin may respond better to one oil over another, so do your own research and give it a try! If you’re already an oil fan, what are your go-to products? This self-admitted beauty junkie would love to know!

Cleanse
Amore Pacific Treatment Cleansing OilLaura Mercier Purifying Cleansing Oil/SK-II Facial Treatment Cleansing Oil

Moisturize
Caudalie Vinosource Overnight Recovery Oil /Marula Pure Facial Oil /Boscia Tsubaki Beauty Oil 

Indulge
L’Occitane Almond Firming And Softening Supple Skin Oil /Caudalie Divine Oil /Tata Harper Revitalizing Body Oil 


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  • elle [wonderfelle world]
    November 18, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    Yes , yes, yes to all the oils! I really love Elizabeth Dehn for One Love organics face oil and body oil. And that Tata Harper oil is divine – I should have restocked during the Sephora sale but totally forgot! Beautycounter oils are on my list to try next I think….

    • Jenn Specketer
      November 20, 2014 at 8:48 am

      Ohhh I might have to try the One Love body oil. I just looked it up, and it sounds lovely! You know what, I forgot to pick up more of the Tata Harper oil too during the sale! I always say I’ll stick to the basics and pick up one or two new things….and then I don’t. And then I forget to get what I really needed! Oh those shiny, distracting objects…