Combat Oily Skin with….Oil?
Yep, you read that right.
As a teenager who suffered with acne, I never thought I’d put oil on my face. Back then, every dermatologist I saw told me oil was bad for acne. Looking back on that advice now, it reminds me of the fat free diet fad. Both the diet and this skincare recommendation deprive your body of its own ability to repair itself.
So what do you mean by oil?
About five years ago when my skin finally stabilized, I was introduced to the idea of a face oil by my skincare professional at Woo Skincare and Cosmetics. I remember her saying, “Jean you are going to think this is crazy but I think your skin needs a good oil.” As counteractive as this seemed to me at the time, she was right. The oil she recommended is made by Darphin and is called, “Niaouli Aromatic Care.”
Now, ff you know me at all you know that moderation is not in my vocabulary. I started out using just a tiny bit and quickly progressed to practically dumping it on my skin because it felt so good. It took a while, but I think I finally struck a nice balance. This oil not only rejuvenated my face but my skin is also noticeably younger looking. After struggling with bad skin for SO long, this was a total win-win in my opinion!
When to use the oil in your skincare routine
I use the face oil with my nighttime routine. I start with cleansing my face and then put on a gentle toner. Next, I apply a hydrating Vitamin B5 gel, which travels to the deepest layer of the skin and replenishes.. After the gel seeps in, I lightly apply the Niaouli oil. The key to this is to only use a little bit at a time and rub it into your skin until you feel it is mostly absorbed. My last step of my routine is a Caudalie lotion that seals in moisture and prepares your skin for a full night of restorative beauty sleep.
June 16, 2017 @ 12:57 pm
Thank you for sharing this! I definitely need to keep this on my list to try this since I do have occasional breakouts due to hormones:( You have amazing glowing skin and so youthful❤️
July 24, 2017 @ 4:31 pm
Thank you dear! Your skin looks pretty amazing to me.
June 19, 2017 @ 7:56 am
Thank you Jean for the callout on Woo! Your blog is awesome just like everything else you do!!
July 24, 2017 @ 4:30 pm
Thanks Linda! You know I love Woo and all the people that work there, that make it so special. Thanks for always being so supportive and helpful. Love, jean
June 20, 2017 @ 10:57 pm
Great entry and very helpful!
July 24, 2017 @ 4:28 pm
I’m so glad! Nice to hear from you.
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August 3, 2018 @ 6:17 am
[…] I had lunch with Linda, or should I say reconnected, with Woo, the store and skincare people I trust most in Atlanta. They first helped me years ago. This time Linda recommended Tata Harper oil for the face. My skin had a great reaction. Tata Harper uses neither toxins nor fillers. It is all natural and non-toxic. I’m very impressed. Good call, Linda. It also smells amazing. I inhale deeply as I massage it into my face and neck every night. If you’re in the Atlanta area, I highly recommend paying Woo a visit for a personal touch with skin care and makeup. They have two locations–Peachtree Battle and Vinings. Linda and her staff have been a long time trusted favorites of mine. If you’re interested more in my skincare background check out this post. […]