Can I Use Face Oil if I have Oily Skin?

When you think of applying oil-based skincare to oily skin, it sounds like a recipe for skin disaster. Why would you add more oil when your skin is already being a little too over-generous with the shine it's providing — seems counterintuitive. However, oily skin paired with the right face oil can work in harmony to regulate and rebalance skin. To understand how this harmony is achieved, let's get to know what the culprit of oily skin may be.

Our skin is made up of oil-producing sebum glands; while found almost all over our body, they are most abundant in our face and scalp. Sebum is a waxy substance made with a mixture of fats and other natural chemicals produced by our body’s sebaceous glands. Sebum creates a protective barrier against water evaporation and keeps your skin moisturized. Read our blog on the difference between hydration and moisture!

While sebum works for us, it is possible to have too much of a good thing. When skin is stripped of its natural oils, it can cause your sebaceous glands to go into overdrive and cause a buildup of sebum, which may lead to clogged pores, increased breakouts, and oily skin and hair!

This is where face oils come into play! Oily skin paired with the right nourishing oil can actually cater to your skin to restore balance and give your sebaceous glands a much-needed break. If you've picked up that you need to use the right oil, that's because not all oils are created equal. There are a variety of oils and formulas that address different skin types and concerns. RUVI's Age-Defying Glow Serum is an oil-based serum that can be used by those with oily, normal, dry, combination, and sensitive skin. Consciously created with a powerful blend of 5 wild-harvest and organic ingredients: bataua oil, copaiba, helichrysum, sandalwood, and vanilla, it restores balance and deeply moisturizes skin for a radiant, healthy glow. It will help replenish and regulate your skin's natural oil, keeping your super shiny, overly oily skin feeling and looking more balanced without clogging pores.

It's important to keep in mind that while a buildup of sebum may lead to oily skin, genetics, hormones, lifestyle, and environmental factors may also affect how our skin behaves.