Teenagers or adults, many of us suffer from oily skin. Originally, our faces need a designated amount of oil that is essential for the skin’s health. However due to hormonal and genetic factors, the body subconsciously produces immoderate oil thus thicken our faces with a layer of excess skin oil.
This skin condition should not be disregarded as it has the potential to cause acne flare-ups, blemishes, blackheads and scars. With this realisation, millions of people have searched thoroughly for the cure to oily skin.
After exhaustive research and experiments, it is known that one of the best antidotes for oily skin is in fact… oil.
How Does Oil Combat Oil?
The idea behind using oil cleanser is that it breaks up the dirt and oil on your skin (like that wax on the floor) without stripping your skin of it’s natural moisture barrier. When we strip our skin with soap or harsh products, our skin overproduces oil to make up for what has been lost —often leading to a vicious cycle of dry and oily.
New York City aesthetician, Cecilia Wong, further explained the imbalance that occurs when we use soap. “Skin will become more oily when the pH in your skin is off balance. Using the right oil can help balance, hydrate, and prevent the oil glands from becoming too overactive.”
Why Does It Work?
The idea is that by not interfering with your skin’s natural processes, you allow your skin to balance itself out. Our skin is an intelligent system of regeneration and that by cutting out the suds, we stop punishing our skin and actually start treating it with oils that contain non-disruptive healing properties and nutrients.
The molecules in mainstream moisturizers and cleansers are too large to penetrate the skin’s surface—which they need to do to be really effective. Non-comedogenic oils penetrate through the skin to dissolve dirt and actually moisturize by repairing the skin’s natural moisture barrier while also keeping in moisture.
What Are the Long-Term Benefits?
There is something very therapeutic about massaging your face after a long day, plus, it gets blood circulation going and sloughs off dead skin which benefits your skin health even more.
Your pores won’t fill up with sebum anymore. Your complexion will improve as well, by looking more luminescent, supple, and even-toned.
But most importantly, your skin will feel happy because you’re finally taking care of it by working with it, not against it.
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Fighting Oil With Oil
#1 – Aloe Vera Oil
If you search best oils and extracts remedies for oily skin, aloe vera is surely one of the top recommendations.
Aloe vera is a succulent (i.e. a plant that stores water and is related to cacti). It is rich in antioxidants, vitamin A, vitamin C and vitamin E which all help nourish the skin.
Importantly, it contains natural astringent properties to absorb excess oil as well as other impurities accumulated on the skin. Furthermore, it carries anti-inflammatory capabilities that heal scars created by acne in your oily skin.
Especially when paired with tea tree oil, the serum will gradually reduce acne without clogging your pores as it eradicates bacteria from skin pores.
An effective homemade remedy with aloe vera oil:
- Cleanse your face with clean water and dab it with towel
- Take a tablespoon of aloe vera gel
- Add 5 drops of tea tree oil and mix together thoroughly
- Apply and spread mixture on face and massage
#2 – Glabra Root Oil
Glabra root, also commonly known as licorice root, carries a medicinal compound named glycyrrhizic that is capable of maintaining testosterone level and inhibit sebaceous glands’ androgen production. Ultimately resulting in less oily skin and clogged pores.
It is often used as it is anti-inflammatory and rich in antioxidants.
In addition, it contains alpha-hydroxy acids, beta-hydroxy acids, keto-acids amides, ammonium salts and inorganic salts. When it is mixed with plant oils, its alpha-hydroxy acids become diligent in vanishing dark spots of the skin, eventually making the skin tone even. This is an incredible nature’s gift for everyone including those with sensitive skin.
#3 – Grapeseed Oil
Amongst the popular natural cures for oily skin is the grapeseed oil. It contains an accurate ratio of essential fatty acids that, unlike usual, do not clog the skin pores and cause blackheads.
Its miracle undoubtedly proves effective for those suffering clogged facial pores and oily skin due to its high amount of linoleic acid. The oil’s consistency is fine and thin thus making it easy and fast to penetrate the skin.
Moreover, the compounds in grapeseed oil promote the restoration of collagen in the cells, maximizing the cellular function for skin health.
With regular usage, the grapeseed oil will battle unhealthy oily skin hence make your skin nourished again. Like licorice root oil, it is flexible for its users, including those with sensitive and acne-prone skin.
An effective homemade remedy with grapeseed oil:
- Purchase cold-pressed grapeseed oil
- Apply grapeseed oil to damp skin
- Constantly rub the grapeseed oil across skin for 2 minutes
- After 5 minutes, wipe the grapeseed oil off face
- Exercise this routine consistently