Thanks to the recent warm weather I seem to be changing my entire skincare routine at the moment. Like most people my skin tends to get oilier in the summer, however not wanting to stop using oils completely I've switched to the lighter Clarins lotus face treatment oil instead:
With oily skin the temptation is to go for something less nourishing, but one of the best advice I've been given is that you should always counteract oil with oil. The great thing about Clarins lotus face treatment oil is that unlike most other skincare oils this is specifically designed for oily/combination skin and is made up of 100% pure plant extracts. There's rosemary, geranium and lotus to purify and tighten pores as well as hazelnut oil to soften, soothe and prevent fine lines.
A little bit goes a long way with this oil and I find 3-4 drops the perfect amount for my face. The pipette makes application nice and easy and I like to take the time to really massage this into the skin. Although it's an oil I don't find it to be heavy or greasy on the skin and come morning it's always fully absorbed, leaving my skin looking plump and radiant.
What really impresses me though is that it's helped my skin to feel more balanced. The dry areas are no longer as tight and my T zone less oily during the day. Any breakouts seem to heal faster and there's less scaring too. Overall a big thumbs up from me.
Have you tried Clarins lotus face treatment oil? What are your top tips for dealing with oily/combination skin?