The best oils for your face and when you should use them

Treat everything from acne to wrinkles with these all-natural oils straight from Mother Nature.

It may sound sinful to apply oil to your face, but despite what you’ve heard, they’re great for your skin. That’s because oils are natural substances with high concentrations of vitamins, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids.

“Oils are super-nourishing, so they combat flakes, dehydration, and the dried-out sebum that clogs pores,” says Kristen Ma, aesthetician and author of Beauty: Pure and Simple“They’re also a great protective barrier for sensitive skin,” she says.

When you’re looking for oils, opt for organic and unrefined. They’ll be free of the fillers, preservatives, alcohol, thickeners, perfumes, and emulsifiers found in regular lotions. But how do you know which one is right for you? We’ve rounded up the best based on your skincare needs.

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