7 Oils That Help Get Rid of Acne

There is a myth out there that many people believe - if you have oily or acne prone skin than you shouldn’t use an oil to cleanse or moisturize your skin. That myth has been proven wrong. As a matter of fact, oils are great for  oily skin  as well as dry, normal and acne prone skin. Find out how they can help clear your acne. #acneremedies #DIYskincare #clearskin #acnetreatment

There is a myth out there that many people believe - if you have oily or acne prone skin than you shouldn’t use an oil to cleanse or moisturize your skin. That myth has been proven wrong. As a matter of fact, oils are great for oily skin as well as dry, normal and acne prone skin. They offer many benefits for your skin that no one really talks about. Oils help protect your skin while giving it the moisture it may need. They can be an excellent addition to any skin care routine. Below are seven of the best facial oils that can help clear acne. Remember to do your own research and use these oils in moderation, a patch test is always recommended before using any new skin care product.

1. Hemp Seed Oil

This oil is packed with Omega 6 and Omega 3 which is great at preventing premature blemishes. Paired with Salicylic Acid it is great for exfoliation of acneic skin and moisturizing without clogging pores. It can balance out oily skin and regulate your skin’s oil production. The Omega-6 fatty acid contains Gamma-Linoleic Acid (GLA) which acts as an anti-inflammatory while simultaneously encouraging skin growth and new cell generation.

2. Borage Oil

This oil has high levels of Ggamma-Linoleic Acid (GLA) which makes it a strong anti-inflammatory.

3. Moringa Seed Oil

This oil is a great anti-inflammatory and helps to moisturize your skin while working to prevent acne. The high amount of Oleic Acid and Linoleic Acid (omega 6) provides antioxidant properties.

4. Safflower Oil

Due to its Vitamin E content Safflower Oil is known for soothing, anti-inflammatory effects which help get rid of acne.

5. Squalene Oil

This oil is great for all skin types and soaks into the skin and does not leave an oily residue. It will not clog pores and is a great antioxidant. Squalene Oil mimics our own natural sebum and improves elasticity and retains moisture. It is an acne fighter in that it is both an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial, relieving acne symptoms and banishing blemishes.

6. Neroli Oil

This oil stimulates cells to regenerate, giving it anti-scarring properties. Neroli Oil is also an antiseptic, antibacterial and an anti-inflammatory. This makes it useful for getting rid of acne and reduces the redness associated with breakouts.

7. Olive Oil

This oil has an increased amount of Oleic Acid which helps reduce inflammation related to acne. Olive oil is also loaded with antioxidants which help fight free radical and slow down the signs of aging.

So which oil is right for you? Try a small amount of any of these oils and see what the results are. It may take a few tries to find the one that is most beneficial to your skin type.

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