Beauty myth 1: Dont use oil on oily skin

There are a number of beauty myths out there, some true, some not so true.

Beautyjunkielondon is at your service to help clear up some of these myths so that you don’t end up smelling like you bath in a brewery unless it really does give you glossy superstar hair.

Myth number one, oil-based product shouldn’t be used on oily skin. This myth is false, oil based cleansers are ideal for oily skin as they help dissolve sebum. Following an oil free cleanser with an oil-free moisturiser will keep skin shine free all day long. Be careful with oily skin not to over cleanse and this can strip the skin of the natural oils it needs to keep soft and healthy, which will cause the skin to produce more sebum, and make it greasier.

The best oil-based cleanser I have tried is the DHC Deep Cleansing Oil (£16.00 from this is now a permanent addition to my bathroom cabinet and think everyone should try it.

DHC also has a popular moisturising oil product that harnesses the benefits of Flor de Aceite (Flower of the Oil), which Japanese women have sworn by for centuries. The oil is easily absorbed and surprisingly light on skin.

I would recommend this product as night time treat for skin. Applying a drop after cleansing last thing at night, and leaving it to do its thing over night- waking up to soft, glowing skin.

The best thing about this product is that, although it costs £25.50 (30ml) a tiny drop is all you need so a small bottle will last months (if not years).

If you have oily skin, or are prone to breakouts then it would be best to stick with an oil free product, such as Neutrogena Visibly Clear Oil-Free Moisturiser £3.67 (100ml) to keep the shine at bay.

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