For most people facial oils and acne seem like a unhelpful combination. In fact, certain facial oils can completely rejuvenate the skin and help to soothe inflamed acne breakouts. But what facial oils are most suitable for treating acne? In this article we will be exploring the different types of facial oils as well as recommending some of our favourite products to help treat acne breakouts.
What are the main causes of acne?
Acne is usually brought on by an excess amount of oil becoming trapped in a collection of enlarged pores, causing a pimple to form. This influx of oil can be caused by a variety of different factors. For example, when we experience intense emotional or physical stress, our endocrine system releases a hormone called Cortisol. This particular hormone triggers an increased amount of oil to be secreted from the sebaceous glands, causing our pores to become clogged and inflamed.
Adding on to this, if you consume high amounts of sugar and dairy on a regular basis, you may be more prone to acne breakouts. When we digest sugar or dairy products, our body releases insulin, which has a similar effect to cortisol. Thus, when too much insulin is released into our bloodstream, we also experience an increase of oil within our skin.
You may also experience acne due to a wide range of genetic factors. Although acne itself is not related to a singular chromosome, certain factors that contribute to acne can be inherited. An example of this is an inherited oily skin type, which can increase the frequency of breakouts.
Do facial oils help acne?
Although a majority of acne is caused by an increase of oil in this skin, facial oils can be an effective treatment in minimising breakouts. Facial oils can help to soothe and nourish inflamed skin, helping to reduce the appearance of harsh redness and irritation.
Moreover, certain facial oils can be a fantastic substitute to a high quality moisturiser. This can help to soften and plump the skin surface, offering a more balanced and flawless complexion.
If you suffer with frequent breakouts, you may also suffer from stubborn acne scars. Luckily, some facial oils can help to brighten hyperpigmentation, including acne scars. Thus, with continued use you will be better able to maintain a clear and glowing skin tone.
Which oil is the best for acne?
At Dermoi! we offer an extensive range of acne treatments, with some containing essential facial oils to help treat acne breakouts with a more natural touch. Listed below are just three of our favourite treatments that use facial oils, all of which are available on the Dermoi! online store.
Firstly, the ‘Fillerina Night Cream’ from Fillerina is packed with Rosehip Seed Oil. Not only does this product provide dramatic anti-aging benefits, allowing the skin to appear flawless and radiant, the presence of Rosehip Seed Oil helps to restore the skin of essential vitamins and fatty acids. Moreover, Rosehip Seed Oil contains antiviral, antibacterial and anti fungal properties, helping to defeat acne. The ‘Fillerina Night Cream’ is now available at the starting price of £44.95.
Next, the ‘Quench Nourishing Moisturiser’ from Osmosis Skincare, which contains high amounts of Jojoba Seed Oil. This particular type of facial oil is very similar to the natural oils within our skin, helping to reduce inflammation, redness and even helps to hydrate the skin surface. Therefore, this product can help to nourish and moisturise the skin at a deeper level, offering protection from irritation and inflammation. The ‘Quench Nourishing Moisturiser’ is currently selling for £67.00.
Finally, the ‘Clarifying Facial Cleanser’ from Exuviance contains essential Tea Tree Oil to fight back against acne breakouts. Tea Tree Oil offers a powerful force against acne-causing bacteria, as well as soothing protection from inflammation. This cleanser helps to dissolve high amounts of debris within the pores and nourishes the surface of the skin. Therefore, this helps to minimise existing breakouts and prevent them from occurring. The ‘Clarifying Facial Cleanser’ is now available for just £39.95
Which oil is good for oily acne-prone skin?
This may sound like a contradiction, but facial oils can actually help to balance and revitalise oily prone skin. Take for example Clary Sage Oil, which can help to regulate sebum production. This suggests that with regular use, this particular facial oil can help to restore your skin and help to maintain a healthy skin surface.
Additionally, Hemp Oil, which is becoming increasing popular within the holistic skincare market, can help to support the cell membrane of the skin cells. As a result, this can help to increase healthy cell turnover and provide a better looking complexion.
Lastly, Omega oils, such as, Omega-3 oil, can help to reduce skin sensitivity. With improved and stronger skin, you are less likely to breakout when using irritants. Therefore, you are less likely to experience harsh redness or inflammation.
What is the highest rated acne treatment?
Dermoi also offers a wide selection of first-class facial treatments that are suitable for a variety of skin conditions and can even be carried out in the comfort of your own home. Our ‘iS Clinical Acne Healing Peel’ offers a highly effective acne treatment for just £115.00. Using a collection of iS Clinical’s botanically derived products, alongside a three-step exfoliation process, this treatment offers to clear out congested pores. Moreover, the ‘iS Clinical Acne Healing Peel’ also promotes increased cell turnover, helping to minimise the appearance of acne scars.
Is coconut oil bad for oily skin?
Coconut oil is often regarded a staple ingredient in both our skincare routine, and indeed, our cooking. However, research suggests that coconut oil is detrimental to the quality of your skin. This is because this type of oil is regarded as comedogenic, meaning it has the ability to clog pores. Therefore, coconut oil can often make acne breakouts worse and more frequent.
Despite this, there is also evidence to suggest that eating coconut oil in moderation can help to reduce inflammation within the skin. Thus, you may find it beneficial to include more coconut oil in your diet, or even just into your cooking measures.
What is the best oil for acne scars?
As mentioned previously, for some people, stubborn acne scars often accompany harsh breakouts. Although they can be difficult to remove completely, there are collection of facial oils that can help to brighten and minimise acne scars.
Licroice is a powerful facial oil that is used in a variety of skincare products. This facial oil can help to even out the appearance of existing acne scars. As a result, you may notice a more balanced and uniform skin tone with regular use.
Moreover, Black Cumin Seed Oil helps to clear out congested pores and even has the ability to shrink enlarged pores. Therefore, this oil has the ability to reduce the presence of acne scars, as well as fade and soften acne scars.
What do most dermatologists recommend for acne treatment?
If your acne has become unmanageable, you may need to visit a dermatologist, in order to gain some more specialist advice. Some professionals may prescribe you acne medication, which is essentially an oral retinoid. Retinol and retinoids are used to stimulate new skin cells and provide a clearer complexion with continued use.
Benzoyl Peroxide is often prescribed by dermatologists as it is an effective treatment against acne-causing bacteria. This substance is often used to treat extremely harsh breakouts, including cystic acne and pustules.
Finally, Niacinamide is a form of Vitamin B 3, which can help to increase skin cell production and protect the skin from environmental stressors. Therefore, Niacinamide can help to build a healthier foundation for the skin, protecting the pores from any debris that can become trapped within them.
As we all know, acne can be a struggle. There is a multitude of products available on the mass market, each promoting a different treatment and solution. If you have tried a lot of treatments, it may be time to think outside of the box and use a facial oil to cure your breakouts. Why not try some of the products recommended in this article and defeat acne once and for all?
Author: Melody Day