I have had oily skin my whole life. I did not know what I did with my skincare regime that made me go from producing enough oil per day to fry an egg to having sandpaper skin in a matter of a month!
I have always complained about my oily skin wishing to God that He would give me dry skin because I couldn’t cope with the oiliness anymore but oh boy, that was one wish I wish I had known better.
Frankly speaking, it is easier to deal with oily skin than dry. You can always blot or wash your face when it gets too oily and everything will be fine. With dry skin, oh my god, what do I do? Too much of moisturizing can disrupt your skin’s healthy sebum production and obviously I do not want that for my skin.
Besides, my skin is so sensitive that I do not dare to simply go to Sephora and purchase the priciest moisturizer available because if it did not work for me, well that is 200 ringgit I can never get back.
So I went back to basic and found my way to the kitchen to find the ol’ and trusty olive oil. I used it after shower every night while my skin is slightly damp I lather the oil all over my face and neck.
You can use cotton pad but I suggest using the one with nylon net because you do not want bits of cotton all over your face. I much prefer using my fingertips but you have to make sure that they are squeaky clean.
I leave it on overnight but I make sure that I sleep lying down as to not get oil all over my pillow case.
I love the feeling of my skin the next morning. My skin is sensitive to beauty oil that whenever I put oil on my face I would get tons of whiteheads the next morning but luckily it did not happen with olive oil!
Although it did not heal my flaky skin after one use, the less drier areas of my face are well moisturized and the flaky areas are coming off. I really do love using olive oil as moisturiser every night and I will still keep using it because it works for me.