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Face Oils vs. Oily Skin

Face Oils vs. Oily Skin

Can you use oil when you have oily skin? 

We believe that face oils for oily skin types are a match made in heaven. They are a hero for problematic skin and a friendly companion for all skin types and all ages as they will always remain functional during the life of our skin. 

Botanical oils were a must in Ancient Egyptian queens and kings in the daily skincare routine thanks to the powerful proprieties. They are at the core of Hayaty’s self-care rituals and for a good reason. We have long admired the hidden benefits that most rare oils hold deep within their chemical structure and while face oils remain among the most misunderstood skin treatments for oily skin types, we are here to share our fascination with them.

Blemish-prone skin seems to be off-limits for a facial oil and while it may be true that some oils can worsen rather than alleviate certain skin concerns, not all oils are made equal.  It is a common misconception, that oily skin types can’t use a facial oil as part of their self-care routine, even if it would seem illogical to treat blemish-prone skin with added oil. The key is using the right facial oils and to know what to expect from them.

Oils are nature’s way of creating highly concentrated treatments that stem from powerful botanicals that can reduce hyperpigmentation, offer around-the-clock antioxidant protection, reduce stubborn photoaging, and acts as natural hydrators and nourishing agents. 

While not all skins may react positively to all oils, the oils used in Hayaty's formulas are non-comedogenic, meaning that they do not cause acne or lead to breakouts. 

We receive countless questions, on our website and our Instagram account, concerning the use of oils and in particular their application on oily skin. And while, being afraid of layering a greasy film on your face is a constant state of mind for acne sufferers and oily skin types, oils hold multiple benefits that could transform and regulate your oily skin beyond your initial expectations and fears.

Facial oils are the key to skin health. They are your personal invisible skin bodyguard that will ensure that your hydrolipidic layer stays strengthened and functional.

Oils’ deep pigmented colours are a sign of their constituent activity, the stronger the colour, the better. Oils are a crucial component of skin’s health and wellbeing as they are already present in the outermost layer of the skin in hydrolipidic form. They are essential for protecting our skin from external agressors and minimizing transepidermal water loss. This lipidic layer on the skin is partly of fatty acids, i.e. lipids. These fatty acids come from sebum, a lipid mixture secreted by our sebaceous glands. Sebum production may differ from one individual to another and will remain high or low depending on the person, their stress and hormonal fluctuations and their age. Now, if this sebum production is too high it can be problematic, that is why oils can be lovely to regulate and soothe oil production on the skin. 


While moisturizing oily skin can be tricky, mainly due to the fact that most people with oily skin dotion effortlessly thanks to their emollient properties.

Face oil is known to have an innate attraction to oil so it can balance the skin and work as a healthy, biocompatible moisturizer. 

In addition to moisturizing the skin,  face oils can also help with breakouts. There are some face oils that have anti-inflammatory properties and therefore can help to reduce inflammation in breakouts.

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