If you have oily skin, it may be surprising that an oil can take your skin to the next level…but it absolutely can.
Contrary to popular belief, facial oils (and serums concocted with oils) won’t clog pores, even if you have acne-prone skin. Instead, they can bring your skin to life and help repair it, with ingredients that give it a major glow, soothe inflammation, and moisturize it to the max. The same is true for all other skin types as well.
“Our body produces oil naturally, but as we age that production decreases significantly,” Ling Chan, celebrity facialist and founder of Ling Skin Care, told Forbes. “The skin needs oil to maintain a healthy balance, otherwise, it gets too dry which can cause breakouts, fine lines, and wrinkles. Using a facial oil helps keep moisture in the skin while protecting it from the environmental damage.”
Of course, not every facial oil is for everybody. It’s important to keep your skin type (acne-prone, sensitive, dry, oily, combination, etc.) in mind – and the issues you want to fix – as you search for the right facial oil for your skincare regimen.
To help with your search, we’re breaking down our picks for the top budget-friendly and/or luxe five facial oils we swear by for black skin.