Best Natural Oils For Oily and Acne Prone Skin

We have seen many people suffering from oily or acne prone skin. And most of us will use products targeted to fight acne. Or, wash our face as often to reduce the pool of oil on our skin. But do you know that the more we make our skin dry, the more oil will be produced by our skin?

It is because there is sebaceous gland in each of our skin pores that produces natural oil called sebum. These sebaceous glands are responsible to keep our skin moisturized and the more you dry it up, the more it will produce sebum to maintain the skin hydrated.

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Most of the products for acne are designed to keep the skin less oily by drying it up.

It will cause our skin’s natural moisture to be affected. It can even make your skin produce more oil which in turn can make your acne more severe. Then, what should we do?

Nowadays, people have started to use natural oils to treat their skins. The concept of ‘back to nature’ or ‘vegan skincare’ became popular in recent times. They believe it brings a miracle effect to their skins. From reducing fine lines, erase dark spots, skin lightening, and even remove comedo and acne.

If you are wondering how an oil can be used on your acne prone, oily skin, we will list it down below which oil can be used for your oily skin before you run to your nearest drugstore then pour tea tree oil onto your skin:

1. Tamanu Oil

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Tamanu oil has antibacterial properties as well as anti-inflammatory. With rich consistency and ‘earthy’’ scent. Tamanu oil has been used for hundreds of years by people in some parts of Asia, African and Polynesia. It is extracted from the nuts harvested from the trees of the Calophyllaceae family.

2. Jojoba Oil

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Contains vitamin B complex and vitamin E with anti-inflammatory properties. We all know that oily skin can lead to blackheads. Before you pinch your skin to remove it, use jojoba oil. Jojoba oil can soften the hardened blackheads inside pores, thus can make it easier to remove them. 

3. Hemp Oil

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The versatile oil rich in omega-3 and omega-6. It can be used for cooking, or drizzle it on top of your salad. It has so many benefits for skin health when you consume it, thanks to its natural fatty acid. The linoleic acid and oleic acid in hemp oil plays an important role in maintaining healthy skin. It also has anti aging properties, anti-inflammatory because it contains gamma linoleic acid, and moisturizes the skin without clogging the pores. 

4. Rice Bran Oil

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Contains fatty acid, protects your skin from UV rays because it contains oryzanol, and hydrates the skin without clogging the pores. High in fatty acid, vitamin E, vitamin B, and omega-9. Asian people used rice for many purposes. From food, until the famous skincare products. Rice bran oil obtained from the outer layer of rice grain called bran. It can lighten the skin, diminish acne scars and minimize the appearance of puffy eyes. 

5. Grapeseed Oil

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With its antibacterial properties, grapeseed oil is also lightweight, packed with powerful antioxidants, can protect your skin from UV rays, and moisturize your skin. Grapeseed oil can clear up your skin.

6. Rosehip Oil

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This oil is also called dry oil because rosehip oil penetrates quickly into the skin without making your skin feel like wearing anything. This oil is known for healing scars, diminishing the acne scars,and skin lightening. Although his oil will not clog pores, it should be used within small amounts (2-3 drops). It can help to balance out your skin oil production.

7. Aloe Vera Oil

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Rich in vitamins and minerals. Aloe vera is one of the most versatile plants on the planet! From treating sunburns on your skin, reducing hair falls, treating various skin problems until the delicious healthy dessert (Yeah we can eat aloe vera, just make sure it’s organic and pure aloe vera plant). The oil from aloe vera plant contains antibacterial properties, anti-inflammatory, and heals wounds because it contains growth stimulating properties called glucomannans. 

8. Pomegranate Oil

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Pomegranate is rich in an antioxidant called polyphenol, shielding your skin from pollution and UV rays. It also supports cell regeneration that can help to repair your skin. Moisturize your skin without clogging your pores, as well as containing antimicrobial properties. 

Now, you can choose which oil for you to use. You can spritz natural organic rose water and rub the oil onto your palms before massage it on your face. Just remember to use them in moderate amounts on clean skin. Healthy diets and lifestyle also play an important role to keep your skin healthy. 


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