your skin oilier during monsoon

Do face oils make your skin oilier during monsoon?

The monsoon showers are here to grace us with their presence. But these pleasant weathers on the bay, our skincare routines often need a slight adjustment to accommodate the changes in weather.  

When setting powders and hair ties are out, in their full glory, one of the most common misconceptions during this season is about the use of face oils. Many believe that face oils will exacerbate the natural oiliness of the skin, leading to unwanted shine and breakouts. Let’s take a closer examination at this notion!  


Understanding Face Oils 

Firstly, it's essential to clarify that not all face oils are created equal. While some oils can indeed be comedogenic (pore-clogging) or heavy, leading to potential skin issues during humid weather, others are lightweight and non-comedogenic. These lighter oils can actually help balance the skin's natural oil production and provide essential nutrients without causing greasiness. 

So, choosing the right face oil according to your skin concerns is the key!  


The Role of Face Oils in Monsoon Skincare 

During the monsoon, our skin tends to produce more oil due to the humidity. This can lead to a shiny complexion and increased susceptibility to acne. Contrary to popular belief, using the right face oil can actually help regulate this excess oil production. Lightweight oils like jojoba, grapeseed, or rosehip oil mimic the skin's natural sebum, signaling to your skin that it doesn’t need to produce more oil. Additionally, these oils can provide nourishment without feeling heavy on the skin. 

Both our Acai Berry Face Oil and Mandarin Face Oil have the right balance of Golden Jojoba Oil, Sea Buckthorn Oil, Olive Oil Squalane, and so on. They are non-comedogenic, improve the skin barrier, and keep the skin nourished for hours!  



Tips for Using Face Oils Effectively 

  1. Choose Wisely - Opt for non-comedogenic oils that are lightweight and suitable for your skin type. Avoid heavy oils like coconut oil, which can clog pores.
  1. Application Technique - Use face oils sparingly. A few drops warmed between your palms and gently pressed onto slightly damp skin is usually sufficient. This method helps the oil absorb better without leaving a greasy residue.
  1. Timing Matters - Consider using face oils at night as part of your bedtime routine. This allows the oil to work overnight to nourish and repair your skin without interference from environmental factors.

You can also apply face oils in the day, even as a make-up base. Make sure to seal-the-deal with a good broad-spectrum sunscreen.  

  1. Layering - If you prefer using moisturizers or serums, apply them before the face oil. This helps to seal in the moisture and enhances the benefits of both products.


General Monsoon Skincare Tips 

Apart from incorporating face oils into your routine, here are some additional tips to keep your skin healthy and glowing during the monsoon: 

  • Cleansing - Cleanse your face twice a day with a gentle cleanser to remove excess oil, dirt, and pollutants.  
Double cleansing using our Kesar Cleanser Balm, followed by any gentle cleanser can be a great way to remove all the sticky monsoon residue from your skin!  


  • Hydration – The downpour often makes us feel satiated and we neglect drinking water. What we need to remember is to drink plenty of water to keep our skin hydrated from within. 
  • Sun Protection - Don’t skip sunscreen just because it’s cloudy. UV rays can penetrate clouds and cause skin damage. 
  • Exfoliation - Use a gentle exfoliator once or twice a week to remove dead skin cells and prevent clogged pores. 
  • Balanced Diet - Eat a balanced diet rich in fruits and vegetables to provide essential nutrients for healthy skin. 


In conclusion, while the idea that face oils make your skin oilier during the monsoon is not entirely accurate, it’s crucial to choose the right products and adjust your skincare routine accordingly. By selecting lightweight, non-comedogenic face oils and following a consistent skincare regimen, you can enjoy nourished, balanced skin throughout the rainy season.  

So, embrace the monsoons with confidence and glow from within!  


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