As an oily face girl myself, and an Esthetician I empathize and understand why some get confused with the use of oils in skincare for our skin types. I fought with oiliness and breakouts from my teens until I created Nurture Me Natural in 2012.
Our products for oily skin are balanced, and with consistent use, give you that "normal skin" look and feel. It's pretty nice, and I wish I had created these products in my twenties.
I am going to share with you why many essential oils are very beneficial for oily, acne and combination skin.
Many companies, particularly commercial brands boast of oil-free formulas for oily skincare lines, but, those knowledgeable of the benefits of natural ingredients are well versed in the many properties of key elements and components of organic essential oils such as Clary Sage, Tea Tree, Geranium and Rosemary, just to name a few.
Below is a list of some of my favorites that I include in my proprietary essential oil blends for face
Tea Tree oil - great antiseptic and bacteria-fighting properties. Lessens inflammation and effectively reduces breakouts.
Neroli - helps to reduce excess sebum.
Clary sage - reduces excess oil and breakouts, while having beneficial anti-aging properties.
Carrot Seed - lessens hyper-pigmentation, rich in vitamin C.
Rose oil - vitamins A and C promote cell production, resulting in brighter, healthier overall appearance for all types of skin.
Jojoba - lightweight and very similar to skin's natural oils. Contains beneficial fatty acids that help to repair and protect the lipid layer of skin.
Geranium - helps balance oil, and aids in diminishing dark spots from old scars and breakouts.
Lavender - soothes irritation and redness.
Lemongrass - fights breakouts, antimicrobial.
Unlike oil-free formulas that do not offer all of the benefits of natural essential oils, skincare that has a balance of anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and soothing ingredient properties will create healthier looking and feeling skin that is properly hydrated, with improved tone and youthful appearance. It's all about the right ingredients and the correct balance that best benefits the skin.
So, don't be afraid of oils in skincare. Many wonderful oils, such as lemon, Tea Tree and Rosemary actually help reduce excess sebum (oil) and will get you on your way to clearer, brighter and healthier skin.
Have a healthy happy spring and summer!