How & When to Use Oils for Your Skin

They've changed the way we do skincare.

The right oil for your skin can keep you moisturized, smooth, and glowing — and even fight breakouts and aging — without any residue, chemicals or risk of allergic reactions.

Proper use of oils like Jojoba, Coconut, and Argan help to moisturize dry and dehydrated skin, while oils like Rosehip and Tea Tree have anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce redness and even out skin tone.


No matter which oil you choose, the application method remains the same.

  1. Before Applying: always make sure your skin has been properly cleansed and apply your serums and sunscreen. Since face oils act like a barrier on your skin, anything you apply after a face oil won't be properly absorbed.

  2. In the Morning: pat a thin layer to your skin before makeup (or mixed in with your foundation). It should be absorbed in about 15 minutes.

  3. At Night: feel free to apply oil liberally. If your skin isn't absorbing it, you’ll know you’ve applied too much.

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Use for: fine lines, dry skin

What it is: This extract is created from the kernels found in the fruit of moroccan argan trees. Argan oil has high levels of vitamin E, omega-3 fatty acids, and antioxidants.

Known to slow down the skin ageing process by reducing inflammation and oxidative stress, this oil has been in use for centuries for its health benefits.

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Use for: sensitive skin, eczema, dry skin

What it is: This oil is derived from coconuts and is full of healthy fats and vitamins that have antifungal and antibacterial properties.

Cold pressed, unrefined coconut oil absorbs easily into the skin but should be used sparingly on your face. It can cause breakouts if you’re acne prone.


Use for: dry skin, wound healing

What it is: Sunflower seed oil is widely available and high in vitamin E.

This oil is known for absorbing easily into the skin, making it an excellent choice as a natural moisturizer. It’s a great skin barrier builder for those with sensitive skin, for babies and those with eczema.


Use For: dry skin, inflammation, wound healing

What it is: Technically a wax extracted from seeds, jojoba (pronounced ho-HO-ba) oil has a chemical structure that's very similar to our skin's natural oils, so it's easily absorbed.

This oil is a natural humectant containing vitamins B and E and minerals like zinc and copper which give it an anti-inflammatory and strengthening effect.

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Use for: anti-aging, inflammation, dry skin

What it is: Extracted from the seeds of wild rose bushes, rosehip seed oil contains essential fatty acids, antioxidants like vitamins A, C and E, and phenols that have been shown to have antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties.

TEA TREE OIL (applied with a carrier)

Use for: Acne, wound healing, inflammation

What it is: This essential oil is extracted from the leaves of a small tree native to Australia (melaleuca alternifolia). It’s known as a powerful antifungal and antibacterial and (if correctly diluted) can be used overnight to treat breakouts.


We include every one of these oils in products on our online store.We created this online store to deliver effective natural, organic solutions to skincare concerns straight to your door!

Let us know if you have any questions! If you’d like to know exactly what oil would be best for your skin, schedule a consultation with us, today.

All the best,

Beauty at the Lake

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