It’s a common belief that acne-prone skin should avoid using oils, but it’s actually the opposite. The right oils used on your face daily can actually help heal acne. This is because oil dissolves oil.
However, not every oil will help clear your acne. Choose oils low on the comedogenic scale. This scale will give you an idea of how likely an oil is to clog your pores. The lower the number, the better!
What is Acne?
Acne is caused by a number of factors. One cause of acne is dehydration. When you’re dehydrated, it becomes hard for your skin to release its naturally occurring oils to lubricate your face. The oils then become thick and harden in your pores. Some acne solutions consist of harsh alcohols that are meant to dry your skin. However, these harsh products can strip your skin of its natural oils forcing your skin to produce more oil then necessary to compensate for the dry skin. This then results in unnecessary oil clogging pores.
Dehydration can also leave your skin vulnerable to bacterial infections. This is because dehydrated skin cells can have microscopic cracks in the skin tissue, making it possible for bacteria to get in and cause acne.
And when you finally get rid of your acne, dehydration can strike again by leaving its mark - scars. Dehydrated skin not only scars more easily, but also has more difficulty healing.
How Do I Fight It?
Here are three oils that can help you fight acne, naturally:
- Moringa Oil
Moringa oil is great for fighting acne because it helps to purify your skin. It also helps protect your skin from absorbing dirt and germs. Linoleic acid is a key ingredient in natural acne treatments and this is found in Moringa oil naturally!
- Avocado Oil
Avocado oil is able to deeply penetrate your skin to remove excess oil clogging up your pores. Avocado oil is also found to stop the inflammation that causes itchy pimples.
- Evening Primrose Oil
Because of it’s ability to help our bodies balance its hormones, Evening Primrose Oil is great to use for acne caused by hormones. Treating the cause of hormonal acne is a lot better than treating the symptoms alone - the acne! Applying the oil directly to your face should help with your healing process.