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Myth-Busting: Why Oil-Based Skincare Can Actually Benefit Oily Skin

It's time to put an end to one of the most persistent skincare myths on rotation - the belief that oil-based products will make oily skin worse. The reality is, it's actually the opposite! So good news to our oily-skin friends, because the right oil-based skincare products can actually work wonders for your skin. The range of benefits might even surprise you! Let's take a look.

Fact versus fiction

First things first, let's get on the same page about why this particular myth exists in the first place. The myth stems from a common misunderstanding of how oils interact with the skin. Yes, some heavy oils can clog pores and lead to breakouts, but lightweight oils can actually help to balance and manage excess oil production. Because the sad fact is, oily skin can actually result from the skin overcompensating for dryness, giving oils the opportunity to break this poor cycle.

Regulation instead of aggravation

Oils like jojoba and rosehip have a molecular structure that is similar to the skin's natural sebum. That means when one of them is applied, they tell the skin that it's adequately hydrated, which prevents the overproduction of sebum that causes oiliness. So by properly hydrating the skin, these oils can help to regulate oil production, leading to a more balanced complexion.

Nourishment and protection

Oil-based products can also provide essential nutrients to help improve the health of your skin. Vitamins A, C and E, plus antioxidants, are often found in oil-based skincare. These ingredients can nourish and protect the skin from environmental aggressors which helps your complexion to stay healthy and resilient.

How to find your perfect match

As we've touched on earlier, not all oils are created equal. It's important to look for lightweight oils, rather than heavier oils that can lead to pore clogging. Choose products that are suited to your skin type and skin goals. Always patch test a new product to ensure that your skin responds favourably to the product.

Get to know RAWKANVAS facial oils

Clarity Nourishing Dual-Phase Cleanser is designed to cleanse oil-based impurities such as light make-up and SPF. Use morning and night to nourish skin with a source of essential fatty acids and reduce oiliness overall. Clarity is $45. Yester Youth Regenerating Facial Oil is designed to nourish and revitalise maturing skin, and skin showing signs of maturing (such as fine lines and wrinkles). With camellia and sea buckthorn oils, it's lightweight yet super rich. Yester Youth is $59.

So there you have it - if you have oily skin, you don't need to shy away from oil-based skincare products. In fact, you can embrace the benefits they offer! From regulating oil production, to providing essential nutrients, to protecting your skin, these products can be a game-changer to your skincare routine. Remember to do your research, choose the right product for you, and patch test! Say goodbye to this myth once and for all and enjoy healthier-looking skin.