Got Dry Skin? Here Are The Ten Best Oils To Help Balance Your Skin

Posted by Courtney on Tue, 01/12/2016 - 6:18 PM

There’s definitely some big misconceptions about facial oils you’ve probably heard an earful about. But, while some myths claim that oils lead to excess breakouts or clogged pores, facial and body oils actually work to balance dehydrated and battered skin on an instant.

And sure you may be a bit reluctant to bring these products into your daily routine, but with the chilling winter air on the horizon, there’s never been a better time to give your thick and moisturizing creams some extra help. Ready to beat dry and chapped skin once and for all? Prepare to fall in love with these amazing oils, sure to help balance your skin this winter.

For Intense Hydration

With the constant exposure to dry indoor heat and the harsh winter air outside, your skin may have a difficult time staying supple and moisturized. And yes, those heavy creams and facial masks can help perk up your skin, but adding some facial oils to your routine can also keep your complexion ready for anything winter throws your way.

For intense hydration that never quits, the Clarins Face Treatment Oil-Orchid Blue ($45.99) uses hazelnut oil and blue orchid extract to help soften, and hydrate damaged skin. Similarly, the Aesop Fabulous Face Oil ($81.99) smooths scaly winter skin, while the Cowshed Raspberry Seed Anti-Oxidant Facial Oil ($70.99) conditions skin from any harsh environmental aggressors.

For Anti-Aging Protection

Aside from their noteworthy hydration benefits, facial oils can also work to help boost your anti-aging regimen. And while they shouldn’t substitute your retinol-filled creams and lotions, antioxidant-powered serums like the La Prairie Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Dry Oil ($306.99), helps prevent unwanted moisture loss, keeping those fine lines and wrinkles in check.

For A True Balancing Act

But if you are a sucker for multitasking products that can address multiple skin care issues all at once, it’s best to find a balancing serum which can tame even the most unruly of skin.

If you’re on the hunt for something you can wear under your makeup, the Estee Lauder Nutritious Radiant Vitality Essence Oil ($51.99) fortifies and protects the skin, without weighing it down. In addition, the equally lightweight Jurlique Skin Balancing Face Oil ($73.99) and the amazing SKII Facial Treatment Cleansing Oil ($60.99), make great wintertime essentials, as they detoxify and smooth the skin, without the unwanted greasiness or irritation.

For Handy Body Oil

And while we’re all eager to feed our complexions with essential oils, it’s just as important to give your body the same love and care. The skin surrounding our arms, legs and torso can become unbearably rough and dry, so finding exceptional body oils like the L’Occitane Almond Supple Skin Oil ($48.99) is always a great place to start. And if you are looking for more oils to add to your beauty arsenal, either the nutrient dense Dr. Hauschka Almond St. John’s Wort Body Oil ($41.99), or the luxe Darphin Nourishing Satin Oil ($41.99)  leaves your body velvety smooth.