When it comes to a healthy beauty regimen, some may believe that “less is more” while others may feel “more is more”. I tend to fall in the latter category. Nothing brings me more joy than taking 15-30 minutes morning and night lathering and massaging my skin with my favorite creams, ampoules, serums, lotions, and (of course) oils. As a matter of fact, a good oil may be one of the most essential aspects of my routine as I feel that it provides the most locked-in moisture around the clock for soft, smooth and supple skin.
As a matter of fact, on a recent trip to the Equinox Spa, my facialist happily declared (not to toot my own horn) that I had the some of the most hydrated skin she’s ever felt. This is not to say that my skin is without woes, sometimes experimenting with new products, weather changes, stress and hormones tend to lead to unwanted breakouts and discolorations – but even these symptoms ease away with tried and true products and oils for my skin.
I won’t lie and say that finding what works for you is necessarily easy as it takes some trial and error, but the pay off is certainly worth it. Even if your skincare is more streamlined than mine may be, sometimes the only thing missing may be a good face oil. And don’t for a second think that you have to drop the big bucks to get a good one. Some of the best and most effective formulas can actually be found at your local health store or Whole Foods. Take a look below at some of the best oils for a variety of different skin types.
1. Coconut Oil
Try: RMS Beauty Raw Coconut Cream, $18-$42; Nature’s Way EfaGold Pure Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, $8
Coconut oil is very rich which is why it might work for some and not so much for others. If you have dry skin with very small pores, this is your best bet. It forms a very thick “pack” around your face that will help you lock in all your previous products and moisture. That being said, if your skin tends to fare on the more oily side of things, we would advise to skip this in favor of another oil that might aid in balancing as opposed to moisturizing.