Making friends with oil!
The most beneficial solution to balancing and healing blemished or oily skin is to use natural, organic, cold-pressed oils!
Using oil to treat oily or blemished skin is a subject so many people just don't get as the beauty industry has taught us to use astringents that dry out the skin. Well, that has the opposite effect of making the skin want to produce more oil. Not only that but then you are also creating a dehydrated surface on your skin which then inhibits the skins ability to do its job of eliminating toxins and then it gets stuck under that dry sheath.
Following is an article by JESSICA PADYKULA for Elle Canada that explains:
Understanding oil: People often balk at the idea of cleansing oils and Kramer says the main hesitation is the belief that oil will make you break out. But contrary to popular belief, oil does not cause oily skin or acne. Those enemies to clear skin are usually caused a combination of hormones, trapped bacteria, and dirt. ”The sebum that the skin secretes is actually good for your skin,” explains Kramer. “It’s there to protect it and keep harmful toxins from seeping in.” When skin’s natural oils are removed, the body’s reaction is to compensate by producing more oil, or if your skin is dry, it means all the oil has been stripped away, and your body doesn’t compensate by replenishing it. Most people opt for oil-free cleansers, or cleansers with harsh acids in order to kill acne-causing bacteria and dry up the skin. But, Kramer explains, oil dissolves oil, and by using this method, you can clear the complexion of oily skin, blackheads and other blemishes.
Beauty benefits: All skin types can benefit from using facial cleansing oil. Using facial oil cleansers will help to balance the skin’s oil production in those with oily and acne-prone skin. Mature, dry and combination skin all also benefit from cleansing oils since they hydrate while purifying the pores, lifting dirt without tugging or pulling at delicate skin tissue and leaving skin soft and supple. “Oils cleanse, while also leaving your skin healthy and properly moisturized,” Kramer says. The result is a complexion that glows from being perfectly in balance – not too oily, not too dry. .. more and more people are interested in cleansing with oil, a shift that Kramer says stems from our desire to use more natural, pure alternatives rather than harsh chemicals and toxins in our facial products. “The more educated we are about these alternatives, the better choices we can make for ourselves.”