Are oils good for oily skin?

Are oils good for oily skin?

It might sound a little counterintuitive to add oil if you’re trying to keep your oily skin, but we’ll let you in on a little secret: they can actually help skip breakouts and excess oil. 

Let’s take a closer look at some of the benefits and how to add a facial oil into your routine.

The benefits of using facial oil for oily skin

Oily skin is usually genetic, hormonal, diet-related or even sometimes just down to the weather. It can also be a symptom of a routine that’s too harsh for your skin type. If you use products that strip your skin and damage its natural barrier, your skin’s oil production can actually go into overdrive as it thinks your skin needs extra hydration.


Using a facial oil, like Clean Greens - Superfood Serum Facial Oil,  can seriously benefit oily skin. Here’s why you should add a facial oil into your routine if you have a combination or oily skin type.


  • Hydrates your skin - your skin doesn’t feel stripped or dried out, and therefore doesn’t overcompensate by making lots more oil to try and hydrate your skin.
  • Rebalances your skin - facial oils are different to your body’s natural oils (also known as sebum), they absorb faster and lock in more moisture to hydrate and protect without feeling greasy or shiny.
  • Nourishes your skin - natural facial oils nourish your skin with the plant-based nutrients it needs to stay healthy.
  • Keeps breakouts at bay - because it regulates oil production, facial oils can reduce breakouts. They can also help to soothe sore, irritated or inflamed skin.

How to use oils for oily skin

When it comes to getting the most out of using a facial oil for oily skin, there are a few things to keep in mind to stop your pores from getting clogged or your skin going into oil overdrive.

Choose natural oils

Using plant-based oils rather than synthetic oils (you might see them called mineral oils on the label) is best. Synthetic oils can be comedogenic, meaning that they can block your pores and lead to breakouts. Natural plant oils are best to nourish your skin without blocking your pores.

For a blend of 20 antioxidant-rich, plant-based oils to balance and hydrate the skin, Clean Greens Superfoods Serum Facial Oil contains the natural oils your skin needs to thrive. With jojoba oil - a beautiful, soothing oil that mimics the skin’s sebum - and lightweight marula oil (to name just a few) it nourishes your skin without clogging your pores.

The Tomato Tonic Fragrance-Free Serum contains a soothing blend of natural oils for sensitive skin. Antioxidant-rich tomato seed oil and pumpkin oil help to heal and hydrate, coupled with anti-inflammatory sea buckthorn oil to help calm the skin.

Apply your oil to clean skin

Make sure that you’re starting out with fresh, clean skin before you add an oil. This way you’ll be removing dirt, sebum, makeup and pollution before putting an oil on top. You might even want to try double cleansing - especially if you wear makeup - so that you’re starting with a clean base.

Keep the oil to the end

Oil is usually one of the last steps to take in your routine. Add it after you’ve washed your face and applied any serums, moisturisers and eye creams. This will help to lock in moisture and will stop the oil from blocking your other skincare steps from doing their thing.

Less is more

Even though it feels great to add plenty of oil to your skin, you don’t usually need to. A few drops is usually enough for your own face and means that you’re not overloading your skin (or your pillow) with your favourite oil.


Ready to add a facial oil into your routine? Discover Clean Greens - Superfood Serum Facial Oil at The Glowcery.

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