oil therapy for acne

3 Natural Oils to Treat Acne

You might think it strange use oils to treat acne prone skin, but the truth is, oils can be your best ally in the fight with acne  and excess sebum production (as you know, usually, both go hand in hand) if you pick the right ones for your specific skin concerns and learn to use them correctly.

 

Jojoba Oil

Let’s start with the most common problem all acne sufferers share – overproduction of sebum. Excess oil makes your skin feel sticky, adds unwanted not-so-healthy-looking shine and attracts more dirt and impurities – the least thing you need, when you have acne. Not to mention that if you manage to keep the makeup you’ve applied on your face in the morning, for more than 2-3 hours, you consider it a “lucky day”.

If you have any of the above mentioned concerns, I’d strongly recommend you to turn to nature, because the solution lies there. Jojoba Oil is the only oil that is almost identical, as structure and properties, to the sebum your skin produces. This means, that when you apply it, your skin is tricked into “thinking” it has already produced enough sebum, thus it starts secreting less than it usually does. Sounds logical, doesn’t it? You can add Jojoba oil to your daily moisturizer (if you use a lighter one) or apply it before bed. It doesn’t clog pores and leaves a nice, silky smooth feeling.

la mav organic jojoba oil

La Mav Organic Jojoba Oil

 

 Hemp Seed Oil

According to some studies, acne prone skin is characterised by low levels of lanoleic acid. Lanoleic acid deficiency leads to production of thicker sebum that is more likely to clog your pores and lead to formation of blackheads and whiteheads. The easiest way to restore the balance, as you can guess, is to pick oils that are rich in lanoleic acid -  Hemp seed Oil contains approximately 60%! It is relatively light, which means that it will soak into your skin fast, without leaving greasy residues. Hemp seed oil hydrates very well, reduces post-breakout redness, improves skin’s elasticity and has comedogenic rating of 0! You can use it as both moisturiser and cleanser

 

 la mav organic hempseed oil

La Mav Organic Hempseed Oil

 

Tamanu Oil

What bothers most people that suffer from acne are not the pimples (because they come and go) but the marks they leave on the skin once they are gone. Scars, dark spots, hyperpigmentation and uneven skin surface are among the “great memories” your blemishes leave you with, once you manage to get rid of them. When it comes to skin regeneration, there is one oil that I absolutely worship –  Tamanu Oil Apart from it anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, Tamanu oil promotes new tissue formation, accelerates wound healing and stimulates cell division (more new cells = healthier skin). You can use it as main ingredient in many face masks or as nightly restorative skin treatment, since it is heavier, compared to Jojoba oil and Hemp seed oil, thus it needs more time to be fully absorbed. 


La Mav Organic Tamanu Oil

La Mav Organic Tamanu Oil

 


Important:

  • Always make sure to buy 100% pure organic oils! This is the ultimate guarantee that their qualities are preserve. La Mav Organic oil is organic, cold-pressed and 100% pure
  • Make sure to store the oils in a cool place, away from direct sunlight, in order to preserve their characteristics/properties
  • Exfoliate your skin regularly  to avoid build ups of dead skin cells and insure better absorption.


    (Article courtesy La Mav)