It occurred to me today that I have told you what not to use on your skin, but I haven't offered you any alternatives. Today I will!
One of the things I use on my face is jojoba oil. Now, technically, jojoba oil is not an oil at all. It is a wax that is liquid at room temperature. But that's good. It's not oily on your face once you put it on. It is quickly absorbed into the skin.
Also, jojoba is chemically very similar to the natural oils in your skin. In fact, it is the most similar of all natural compounds. One theory is that it "tricks" your skin into thinking it has produced enough oil that it balances oil production.
Fortunately, it is also very stable and doesn't get rancid. I have had the same 4 ounce bottle for a couple of years now. A little goes a long way.
In addition to moisturizing your skin, it also is excellent at removing make-up and moisturizing your hair and scalp.
You can pick up a 4 ounce bottle of jojoba oil for about $10. If you want organic, you can usually find it for about $14. And like I said, a little goes a long way. Use it sparingly until you now how much you need.