If you’ve got oily to combination skin, your natural instinct would be to stay far, far away from a face oil or oil-based beauty products. But using a face oil on oily skin can actually help. While it may sound like the last thing you should be doing for your skin type, the truth is, facial oils have come a long way. Thick and occlusive formulas have been replaced by nourishing and lightweight face oils that hydrate without clogging pores. Plus, a face oil often has vitamins, fatty acids and antioxidants that are absorbed quickly into your skin. It also helps create a natural barrier to lock in moisture, so skin ultimately stops producing excess oil and finds the balance it needs.

When picking a face oil for your skin type, look for ingredients like salicylic acid, retinol, rosehip oil and vitamin C as they help unclog pores, stimulate cellular regeneration and reduce the appearance of acne scars. Here are some oils to try.

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Text: Joyce Cheo