I was thinking about my skin a few days ago and I realized that my acne isn’t as bad as it was a few years ago. I have tried many things for my acne, most of them were a failure.
I used to have oily acne prone skin and putting oil on my face scared me at first. I didn’t know at the time that you can or should put oil on oily acne prone skin, because the skin is already oily. Little did I know that oily skin is actually trying to heal itself by releasing oil to the skins surface. So it makes sense then that you should add a face oil. It actually makes oily skin think that it is already producing its natural oil.
My skin type nowadays is sensitive combination dry skin which is acne prone (a hard skin type to work with). I have listed below 3 oils that have worked for my skin giving me the best results. So you will find oils suitable for dry skin and oily skin. Hopefully you are willing to try them out after getting to know them better.
Rosehip Oil – Rosehip oil helps to moisturize and renew skin, even out skin texture like deep scaring and fine lines, balance sebum production and discoloration like scars and sun spots. Rosehip oil is a rich, gold colored oil that is packed with natural vitamin A, which is also used in many acne lotions. It is extremely antioxidant and is suitable for all skin types. This oil is the best thing that I have added in my skin care routine because it has helped tremendously with reducing my acne and even out my acne scars.
I use the Flow Cosmetics Rosehip Skin Treatment Oil. This also includes Rosehip Fruit Extract, Arctic Blackcurrant Seed Oil and Rosemary Leaf Extract.
Jojoba Oil – Jojoba oil helps to balance skins sebum production so it’s suitable for dry, combination and oily skin. Jojoba reduces skin inflammation and redness, making your face instantly vivid and healthy looking. What I have experienced with jojoba oil is that it first purges out all the junk laying under your skin; zits, blackheads, whiteheads. So don’t be scared at first when trying it. Jojoba is quite a dry oil, so it’s an easy first attempt into the world of oils. Jojoba oil is also a great hair oil.
I use the Aqua Oleum Jojoba Oil
Tea Tree Oil – If I see or feel a pimple appear I zap tea tree oil on it. Tea tree oil is antibacterial, purifying, swelling and redness reducing. It minimizes pimples by drying them out. In color tea tree oil is colorless, so it can be used during day time on a pimple under day cream/lotion or foundation.
Tea tree is an essential oil, so it cannot be used in high doses. That’s why it’s often diluted with alcohol or something else. I recommend it for spot treatment purposes applied with a q-tip or dilute a drop with your daily moisturizer if you suffer from acne in a wider area of your skin.
Other Face Oils – For oily skin I recommend a light weighted oil to go along with your other skin care products, nothing too heavy so the skin can breathe. Good options are Grapeseed Oil, Rosehip Oil, Jojoba Oil, Lavender Oil, Tea Tree Oil, Aloe Vera. For dry skin a heavier, thicker oil is a good choice. Good options are Rosehip Oil, Argan Oil, Coconut Oil, Almond Oil, Jojoba Oil, Olive Oil. There are plenty of more oils out there but these are the most familiar ones to me.
Hope you enjoyed reading and found this helpful. Have you tried face oils?