“For oily skin, if the skin is stripped of natural oils, it will go into overproduction mode and cause more sebum buildup, so using an oil can help replenish your skin's natural oils, which can keep oil levels balanced and breakouts at bay." Engelman explains.
Far too often women and men avoid using a facial oil, because of this idea we have in our heads that oil equals grease, which will cause breakouts and oily looking skin. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Using a pure, organic plant-based facial oil actually heals, hydrates, moisturises and gives your skin a powerful boost that is more potent and effective than many moisturisers. Using plant oils and extracts to re-balance and fix skin conditions, however severe, has been used successfully in various cultures for centuries. With the winter weather, an oil based formula may be the product your skincare routine is missing.
“Oils help make the skin supple and pliable. Since they are quickly absorbed, they help to reinforce the skin barrier, making it stronger and less vulnerable.” D Engelman, dermatologic surgeon.
"About the frankincense serum.... funny thing is that my teenage son has stolen it from me and it seems to be the best thing for his acne." Dinka
Oils work differently to moisturisers.
One of the main causes of acne is over productive sebaceous glands, along with hormones. The correct combination of organic plant-based oils for your specific skin type will treat oily, sensitive, dry/ flaky skin and re-balance your skins natural production of sebum, while also delivering a powerhouse of nutrition to your epidermis and dermis and maintaining your skins natural barrier.
Note that not all oils should be used on oily skin. Choose organic, cold pressed, pure oils and look out for anti-inflammatory oils such as Frankincense sacra, Rosehip oil and calming lavender and calendula which are great for calming redness and sensitive skin while also locking in moisture and hydration.
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