We’ve all been told at some point in our lives that we should keep oil far away from our skin–whether it had been a beauty counter rep telling you, your doctor or your mama! It didn’t matter if it was oil splattering up from fried chicken pan, the natural oils we find in our skin, or organic oils. To us women, all kinds were synonymous with “no bueno.” Because oil = breakouts, right?
The key is to use plant-based oils and the major key (insert DJ Khaled voice here) in utilizing oil is finding the best one for your skin type. In this case, we’re talking acne prone skin. Contrary to what we were taught, there are oils that unclog pores, treat and actually fight acne. Many types of facial oils bring about a glow (not grease), moisturize and even help with skin discoloration due to their vitamin and antioxidant richness.
Times are “a-changin”. Even Sephora’s now claiming we can fight oil with oil!
Here are 10 types of oils that’ll help you do just that:
[tps_title]1. Tea Tree Oil[/tps_title]
Tea tree oil is naturally a bacteria killer. In fact, fairly recent studies show that this gentle oil is distinctively powerful against mild to moderate acne. The Body Shop has an affordable range of Tea Tree products including the oil, facial wash, toner, mask and more!