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Pick The Best Oil For Your Skin Type

What is the best oil for your skin type?

When I was younger the idea of purposely putting any extra oil on my face would be the last thing I wanted to do, because having an oil slick on my face wasn’t desirable.  I had to constantly blot my face.  If not, you were able see your refection on my forehead.  How times have changed, the oil well has dried up.   At the present, my skin is more normal to the dry side, depending on the weather.  Now it craves the nourishing and anti-oxidizing properties of that precious oil, that for years, I detested.


The purpose of adding oil to the skin is to replace or aide to the production of sebum ( oil).  The Sebum normally provides a fatty layer on the surface in order to help protect against from dehydration.  If the skin is lacking  sebum, then it can not sufficiently protect the skin surface from water evaporation and eventual additional damage to the barrier function ( wrinkles).

To take out the mystery about what oils would be beneficial to your skin type, I have compiled a chart showing you the different oils and their benefits.

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Now that you are educated with what’s best for your skin, you can go the beauty isle and pick out the best oil product for your skin with confidence.  I would like to recommend a wonderful blended treatment oil.  It is  Replenishing Oil by Donna’s Skin Essentials.  It is formulated for the normal to dry/mature skin types.  Your skin will enjoy this luxuriously lightweight, fast-absorbing and loaded with anti-oxidants.   The Replenishing Oil instantly hydrates to reveal luminous healthy-looking and silky soft skin.  You can purchase it on this site or at Salon Indah in Long Beach, CA.



  • Barbara Bilson says:

    I’m 84 1/2 years old and have fairly dry skin. Which is the best oil to use and how should I use it on my face and on my body?

    Thank you,


  • Donna Levy says:

    Hi Barbara,
    I know it is kind of daunting to find the right oil for your skin since, there is so much out on the market. I would look for a face oil that has a combination of oils. That will give you a variety of nourishing and antioxidant properties from those oils.

    Look for a product that contains 1 or more of these oils: Apricot Kernel (Prunus Armeniaca Kernel Oil), Argan Oil (Argania Spinosa Nut Oil), Camellia Oil (Camellia Sinensis Leaf Oil), Evening Primrose (Oenothera Biennis Oil), Pumpkin Seed (Cucurbita Pepo Seed Oil) or Rose hip (Rosa Canina Seed Oil).

    For the body look for these oil: Sweet Almond (Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis), Apricot Kernel (Prunus Armeniaca Kernel Oil), Olive (Olea Europaea Fruit Oil), Rice Bran (Oryza Sativa Bran Oil), or Sunflower (Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil).

    How to apply: It is best for the skin to be a little damp to the touch. The reason is the oil will trap the moisture that’s on the skin. Oil helps to prevent the loss of moisture and deposits nourishment to the skin. If you have dry skin, the oil will not add any moisture to the skin. On the body apply the oil when the skin is wet after taking a bath or shower. Then pat dry with a towel, don’t rub or will remove the oil from the skin. For the face, apply a hydrating serum first, then apply a few drops of oil. A serum with hyaluronic acid would be beneficial for dry skin.

    I hope this helps to answer your question. Thank you for reading my blog. If you would like more skincare info, please sign up on my mailing list. I will be in the future talking more about skincare and makeup on older women. I am also in the planning stages for a Youtube channel. By signing up, you will be notified when my channel is active. I know your privacy is important so, I will never give it out to any other organization.

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