Fall's Most Surprising Essential: Oils

It's finally chilly enough for us to break out our jackets, flannel, and boots. But, while our outfits are looking pretty much fall-perfect (if we do say so ourselves), the chilly temps have only meant sad things for our poor, dry faces. In this liminal space between hot and cold weather, our skin feels confused. Abruptly, lightweight summer moisturizers just aren't cutting it anymore, yet our winter lotions feel way too heavy. The perfect product for our fall skin gripes? Face oil.
We've been hesitant to hop on the face oil train, as we tend to feel like our face makes enough of its own oil, but hear us out. The folk wisdom that girls with greasy skin and breakouts should avoid oils at all costs doesn't really seem to be working for us, as there's often dry skin beneath our shiny faces. Feeling moderately desperate, we recently took the plunge into oil territory, and we're thrilled to report our skin has never felt better. Turns out a thin layer of all-natural oil was perhaps what our skin has been craving. It works great under our moisturizers, and doesn't interfere with our face makeup. Click through for the face oils we're loving, and let us know what you're using to cope with the changing of the seasons. Like this post? There's more. Get tons of beauty tips, tutorials, and news on the Refinery29 Beauty Facebook page!

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