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Which oil(s) should be used for combination skin?

Which oil(s) should be used for combination skin?

Daily skincare contributes to the protection of the skin, which is constantly exposed to external aggressors, including the sun, wind, cold, and pollution. To be effective and avoid issues such as irritation, the skincare products used must be tailored to the skin type. Let's focus on the vegetable oils to use for combination skin.

What is combination skin?

Having a combination skin means that certain areas of the face are oily while others are dry. The T-zone, which includes the forehead, nose, and chin, tends to be oilier, while the rest of the face, such as the cheeks, eye contours, temples, and neck, can be normal to dry. On combination skin, pores are also more visible around the nose compared to the rest of the face. To help you determine if you have this skin type, you need to pay attention to the details: shiny skin, dry skin, or a feeling of tightness in certain areas of the face. A simple test can help you identify if you have combination skin. For this, cleanse and pat your face dry. Wait about thirty minutes and see if the T-zone is oilier than the rest.

Which plant oils are suitable for combination skin?

To achieve healthy and balanced skin, combination skin needs to be gently nourished and hydrated. Contrary to popular belief, plant oils do not make the skin oilier. However, it is important to choose an oil that is penetrating, rebalancing, hydrating, nourishing, and regulating. The jojoba plant oil is the ideal candidate. It is known for having a composition very similar to human sebum and thus offers a sebum-regulating, protective, and rebalancing action for the skin. Non-comedogenic and enriched with unsaturated fatty acids (gadoleic acid, palmitic acid, palmitoleic acid, oleic acid, etc...), the jojoba oil is quickly absorbed by the skin to regulate sebum production and hydrate it. Moreover, with the numerous vitamins present in jojoba, the skin will be deeply nourished.

Just like jojoba oil, hazelnut vegetable oil is also recommended for combination skin types. Non-comedogenic and rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids (linoleic acid, etc...), it regulates sebum secretion and tightens pores, thus preventing any infections. The hazelnut oil also contains monounsaturated fatty acids (oleic acid, omega-6, etc...) that nourish the skin deeply and protect it against external aggressions without leaving a greasy film on the surface. Moreover, the vitamin E it contains has an antioxidant action to protect the skin from free radicals and fight against premature skin ageing. However, people allergic to oilseeds must perform an allergy test before using it.


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