Many customers have been getting in touch to ask whether or not they can use a face oil on oily or acne prone skin. We've been inundated with similar messages to the point we have decided to blog about this topic.
You can’t use oil on your face if you have acne or oily skin... 😳
With acne you must keep skin hydrated, because if it gets too dry it will overproduce oil, which can cause more acne 🍋
As strange as it sounds facial oils are beneficial for oily skin, as well as dry and combination skin types. When used correctly the powerful natural active ingredients in oils help combat skin problems such as acne. Face oils can assist to regulate sebum (oil) production and restore your skin's balance. Using a facial oil can aid the restoration of your skin’s natural oils, keeping oil levels balanced and spots, acne and breakouts to a minimum. Keeping skin hydrated with a face oil, such as Sustain (oil cleansing protection), is just as key for oily skin as it is for dry skin and can actually help to reduce oiliness.
Face oil can clear blemishes, soften irritated skin, brighten and remove acne scars. It can also act as a nourishing moisturiser to balance sebum (oil) production and calm the sweat glands 🍋
Facial oils can supplement the natural oils that your skin is producing or lacking, to nourish your skin and help to repair the barrier that keeps the moisture in. Different types of oils, such as jojoba, argan, tea tree, etc. naturally have anti-inflammatory or antioxidant properties for additional benefits. While these may be bonus benefits the biggest benefit that comes with an oil is the moisture that it provides for skin.
It’s essential that you find the right products for your skin, especially if you have oily and blemish prone skin. If your skin is naturally oily then your skin produces too much oil (sebum), whereas people with dry skin do not naturally produce enough oil to maintain a protective seal on the surface to lock in moisture and keep hydration in.
Like It On Top's 4-Step Kit contains everything you need for a daily cleansing routine, each with a mix of essential oils for acne prone shine, dry skin, oily skin and normal / combination skin 🍋
Our 4-Step Kit may be used as part of your daily skincare routine in the morning and evening to reduce acne, even skin tone and hyper-pigmentation. Click here to start your skincare journey with Like It On Top today.
If you don't believe us, check out what one of our customers with dry to oily skin says below: