What face oils can you use to fight acne?

How to choose a facial oil to fight acne

Believe it or not, botanical oils can actually be excellent for combating acne! Many of them contain natural active ingredients that are able to act on the causes of acne spots. Having said that, it’s important to choose the right oils and to use them with the right products, to be sure of getting the best results.

Acne: causes and solutions

One of the main reasons for acne is an excess of “poor-quality” sebum that (among other things) lacks Vitamin E. This sebum clogs pores and leads to the spread of a bacterium called Cutibacterium acnes (previously known as Propionibacterium acnes), causing acne to appear. While acne is quite common in adolescents, unfortunately it can affect adults too!

The overproduction of sebum responsible for acne can be caused by many factors, such as hormonal changes (which can occur at different times in life), but also stress or even certain foods.

Whatever the cause of your acne, the solution is to take care of your skin! Make sure you use products that will act on this excess sebum low in Vitamin E, while catering to your skin type. Botanical oils are great for this, as they fight acne gently but effectively, thanks to natural active ingredients that directly tackle its causes.

Which oils are good for fighting acne?

Hazelnut Oil

This oil contains Vitamin E, which nourishes the skin and rebalances the composition of sebum – and this in turn helps to limit acne. Hazelnut Oil also contains phospholipids, which work to maintain skin hydration, so your skin is better protected against environmental aggressors.

Jojoba Oil

We might call it an “oil”, but it’s actually a liquid wax! One thing that makes Jojoba Oil very special is that its composition is similar to that of the sebum produced by the skin. This enables it to help control sebum secretions. Jojoba Oil is also ideal for sensitive skin, as it nourishes the skin barrier without clogging pores, while effectively protecting against dehydration.

Nigella Oil

This oil boasts many properties. It’s rich in minerals, essential fatty acids and vitamins – including Vitamin E, which is needed for high-quality sebum. It also contains thymoquinone, with anti-inflammatory properties, which can help prevent acne breakouts.

What’s the best skincare routine for acne-prone skin?

If your skin is prone to acne, it’s best to have a skincare routine that combines several active ingredients, so it’s even more effective.

1) Deeply cleanse your skin, while protecting it at the same time.

L’Eau Soir et Matin is a 3-in-1 toner and makeup remover that’s perfect for acne-prone skin. Its ingredients include Hazelnut Oil, so it really cares for the skin while gently purifying it at the end of the day. Once a week, try combining L’Eau Soir et Matin with a face scrub suitable for acne-prone skin.

We recommend that you double cleanse by following with Le Nettoyant Pureté. This gentle cleansing gel contains Salicylic Acid (derived from white willow), which has smoothing and antibacterial properties.

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2) Protect skin during the day

You’ll also find Jojoba Oil in La Crème de Santé, which works to restore balance to problem skin. One of the key ingredients in this formula is prebiotics, which feed the skin’s “good” bacteria, so they outnumber the bad bacteria.

3) Regenerate skin at night

Hazelnut Oil is also one of the ingredients in Absolution’s Addiction oil – a precious blend of 26 essential and botanical oils that’s definitely worth incorporating into a routine for blemish-prone skin. And while Addiction may be an oil that’s made with oils, you’ll be pleased to know that it doesn’t leave an oily finish!

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