The Do’s & Don'ts of Using Facial Oils: Common Mistakes To Avoid
May 26, 2023

The Do’s & Don'ts of Using Facial Oils: Common Mistakes To Avoid

If you’re just getting started on implementing facial oils into your skincare routine and have no idea how to apply them and what to avoid doing during the application process, then this is for you. Also, if you’ve been using facial oils for a while or maybe even for a few years and feel like you aren’t reaping all the face oil benefits, then you’re probably doing a few things wrong.

So, what is face oil? A quick understanding of what it is you’re applying on your face. Facial oils are non-comedogenic oil-based skincare products that shouldn’t cause any irritations or breakouts. They are extremely effective and beneficial skincare products that, when used the right way, can be one of the most rewarding skincare steps in your routine.

To help you reap the amazing benefits of facial oil and avoid a lot of mistakes that are made, we’ve put together these dos and don’ts of face oils that you should know about. This will teach you how you can apply facial oils the right way so that you no longer make mistakes that may be hindering you from obtaining its beneficial properties.

Here are facial oil mistakes that you should avoid making.

Do’s of using facial oils

These do’s are how to use facial oils the right way, and things you should do when applying facial oils. Ensure that you do:

  • Apply based on the needs of your skin:

    The amazing thing about our skin is that they react differently to different products. You may have the same skin type as someone else and the product you both use gives you both different outcomes. So, learning what your skin needs is important.

    So, what is the exact order of when to use face oil? You may use facial oils once or twice a day, morning and/or night. If you have oily skin, it is best to skip facial oils during the day and reserve them for nighttime because they will give your skin too much shine. But if you have dry skin, you can apply facial oils after your sunscreen, and before your makeup. It can be used as a primer and should be given enough time for your skin to soak it before you apply your makeup. At night, it should be the last thing you use before you go to bed.
  • Combine them with other products:

    Specialists have mentioned that when you combine your facial oils with other skincare products like moisturisers or serums, you can reap more enhanced benefits for your skin. You do not need to apply facial oils all over your face, it can just be particular areas on your face to treat dryness.

    Similarly, when you combine facial oils with moisturisers, it helps lock hydration into your skin which is good for extremely dry skin. When combined with serums, it can be used to treat certain areas of your face.

  • Apply them gently:

    Here’s how to apply face oil to make it work effectively. Overly rubbing facial oil into your skin does no good or in no way helps increase the effectiveness of the product. It is not a moisturiser and doesn’t need to be rubbed into your skin excessively. Simply massaging gently into your skin pushes the product into your skin and is all you need to do. You may also use Fab Oils’ roller ball applicator that not only applies oils gently to your face but has other amazing benefits on its own. Roller balls help to reduce inflammation, improves lymphatic flow and drainage, and lots more (1).
  • Use less because it is more than enough:

    Due to the high amount of nutrients in facial oils, a few drops is enough. One to three drops of facial oil will go a long for your face and provide all the nutrients your skin needs as well as the benefits you seek.

Don'ts of using facial oils

As we’ve covered when to apply face oil in the routine above, here are some things you need to avoid or stop if you’re already doing them. Make sure that you don’t:

  • Choose facial oils for the wrong reasons:

    When choosing facial oils, make sure that you are considering all the important points like your skin type, your skin concerns, and more. Ensure that you choose your facial oils carefully and not for the wrong reason
  • Use them with too many products:

    As mentioned above, you can mix your facial oils with your moisturiser or serum. But if you have oily skin, you might want to go easy on how much oil you use on your face. Hence, when you do use facial oils, skip out on using serums and moisturisers. Those with dry skin can use facial oils with either serum or moisturiser. But if you have overly dry skin and the dryness still persists, then you can use all three.
  • Use them too frequently:

    You need to use facial oils based on your skin type. If you have dry skin, then you need the moisture more than people with oily skin. While people with dry skin can use facial oils twice daily, people with oily skin should limit it to once a day.
  • Use heavy facial oils:

    If after you apply facial oil, it still sits on your skin 10-15 minutes after, making your skin look overly greasy and heavy, then your facial oil is probably heavy. This can clog your pores and offer no benefit to your skin. Go for lightweight facial oils that your skin can absorb easily like Fab Oils Facial Radiance which your skin can absorb within 10 seconds. It is grease-free and doesn’t make your skin look oily after application.

The Fab Oils Facial Radiance facial oil that gives your skin a youthful glow while providing all the nourishment your skin needs. Our facial oil contains two key ingredients which are Pomegranate and Licorice. Pomegranate contains the properties of Vitamin C and helps to reduce hyperpigmentation, breakouts, and signs of ageing (2). Licorice Extract helps reduce inflammation, treat skin conditions, reduce tan and brighten the skin (3).


Including new products in your skincare routine can be challenging especially if you’re not sure when or how to use them correctly. But now that we’ve covered this important detail on facial oils, we hope you avoid or no longer make these facial oil mistakes.