This DIY anti acne facial oil combines the best carrier oils and essential oil to keep skin clear by fighting blemishes and reducing oil production. Yes, applying oil to your skin can actually reduce the skin’s own oil production.
Why we should be using facial oils?
Face oils help to regulate the skin’s own oil production
The skin produces oil (a.k.a. sebum) as a natural moisturizer. Sebum is totally natural and even necessary, but excessive sebum production can increase the risk of blemishes. Applying oil to the skin can help reduce the skin’s own production of oil.
Face oils are rich in antioxidants, which prevent skin sebum from oxidizing
When the skin’s own oil or sebum oxidizes, it becomes extremely comedogenic or pore-clogging. More and more, this is becoming recognized as a primary cause of acne and breakouts. Most face oils are rich in the antioxidant vitamins A, C, and E, which prevent sebum oxidation.
Face oils break up the gunk in our pores
When it comes down to it, a zit is really nothing more than a sticky mess of oil and dead skin cells. And since like-dissolves-like (in other words, oil and water don’t mix but water and water do mix as do oil and oil), applying oil to the skin can actually help to break up this sticky mess and clear it from the pore.
Facial oils soothe and moisturize the skin
By helping to reduce inflammation and moisturize the skin, face oils help blemished skin heal more quickly and help reduce the risk of scarring.
DIY ANTI ACNE FACIAL OIL
- 3 tablespoons Cucumber seed oil
- 3 tablespoons jojoba oil
- 1 tablespoon tamanu oil
- 6 drops tea tree essential oil
Why these ingredients
Cucumber seed oil
One of the best skincare oils for acne is cucumber seed oil! It has a comedogenic rating of 1, which means it’s very unlikely to cause breakouts in acne-prone skin. It’s also light in consistency and rich in antioxidants that are needed to fight off acne. Cucumber seed oil also reduces acne inflammation and redness.
It has a thin consistency that feels wonderful on the skin since it’s rapidly absorbed, leaving no sticky icky feel. Cucumber seed oil also restores the skin’s moisture balance due to the rich content of phytosterols and tocopherols in it.
Jojoba oil regulates sebum production because it’s so similar to the sebum that your body produces naturally. This keeps the skin from looking oily and helps prevent acne caused by clogged pores. Jojoba oil has soothing anti-inflammatory agents, healing properties, is moisturizing, and is a natural antimicrobial.
These properties suggest that jojoba oil could help you avoid breakouts as well as promote healing for mild acne. Jojoba oil’s natural wound-healing properties combined with its vitamin E content minimizes the appearance of scars.
Tamanu oil has strong anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antibiotic, and antioxidant properties, making it ideal for acne sufferers. It also helps regenerate skin cells, helping to heal broken skin and reduce the appearance of acne scars.
Tea Tree essential oil
Tea tree essential oil is prized for its powerful anti-acne properties. It’s even said to be better than benzoyl peroxide because unlike benzoyl peroxide, tea tree essential oil comes with no side effects. It removes excess oils from your skin without over-drying it. Cystic acne can damage collagen mostly through acne inflammation. This leads to deep scarring and depressions on the skin.
- Add all of the ingredients to the dropper bottle.
- Put the cap on and give it a little shake!
- Apply 4-6 drops to clean, dry skin.
Yes, it’s as simple as that!