I'm pretty much "normal" when it comes to my skintype. I definitely get breakouts, hormonally related and otherwise, either small superficial spots or deep and cystic rarely coming to the surface, mostly just causing annoyance. Half of these breakouts I'd say are my own fault. Too many products that shouldn't be combined or scrubs when they're not needed, etc. Sometimes I just can't resist piling it on!
That being said, I am pretty obsessed with face oils. Now to preface this post, I am not an esthetician nor am I trained in skincare beyond what I know from working as a makeup artist experiencing it firsthand. So when I write about my favorite skincare, most often I will be expressing the viewpoint in regard to my own skin.
My love of face oils began about 2 years ago when I started experimenting with essential oils. My concoctions were always a bit off but smelled amazing, which led me to Clarins Blue Orchid Face Treatment Oil. This has a strong Patchouli note in it...I know, Patchouli is polarizing, but I am a fan so for me it's pure bliss. It's moisture delivery is awesome, and it calms my inflamed skin. I primarily use this product at night as part of my anti-aging routine.
The final oil I'm going to recommend is a newer one to my beauty cabinet, the Rose Oil Blend from Pixi Beauty. The Rose Oil in this will give your skin a beautiful glow, while the geranium will help tone and calm inflammation. It smells divine, which will help balance your mood and hormones. I literally put it on first thing in the morning when I wake up, concentrating on my smile lines to help plump them up and also letting the magical scent ease me into my day. The price point on this oil is amazing as well, at only $24 for a good size bottle.
Face Oils are a wonderful aid in anti-aging, retaining moisture and adding a natural glow to the skin. Always take the time to learn about a skincare product and decide if it's best for you, rather than just taking someone's word for it. Know your skin, we all have different sensitivities and knowing what makes you react is important.
In another post I'll expand on how you can use oils as a tool, not just a treatment.