14 Mar, 2016

How to use Oil to Fight Acne

Oil cleansing has been used in Asia for centuries as a way to relieve acne and moisturise skin. Some people assume that oil is bad for the skin, particularly those with oily skin. Frequent washing can actually dry out the skin leaving it susceptible to dryness and itchiness. Rather than using soap and water to remove oil from your skin you can do something which sounds crazy; rely on oil cleansing to dissolve oil in your skin. This process is known as oil dissolution. People with dehydrated oily skin find that frequent cleansing can stimulate their skin to produce more oil. Many conventional cleansing products can encourage ‘rebound oil production.’ Oil is a natural moisturiser that can help to relieve skin complaints and leave your skin smooth and fresh.

Similarly, those who suffer from acne may assume that oil will make it worse but this is not necessarily the case. Rather than thinking about acne and spots as being the product of oily skin, you should consider the underlying causes. Acne can be caused by growth of the candida fungus, autoimmunity problems and inflammation of the skin and all of these can be treated with oil. Coconut oil for example contains medium chain fatty acids like lauric acid and caprylic acid which are metabolized into powerful antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal agents in the body.

It is also possible to have acne and dry skin at the same time and this just makes blemishes look even worse. One solution is to try Elemis Skin Bliss Capsules which are specially formulated with optimum levels of anti-oxidant power to improve the visible signs of ageing and counteract the damaging effects of everyday pollution. Apply the contents of one pink capsule in the morning and one green capsule at night and you will see noticeable improvements.

Spa Experience also stock Sultane De Saba’s Carrot & Syrian Rose facial oil which is ideal for oily skin and can help acne prone skin too. It is rich in beta-carotene and packed full of vitamins to improve the complexion and skin tone whilst restoring skin elasticity.

Do not assume that oily or blemished skin should be kept dry. Although it seems counter-intuitive, sometimes a bit of special moisturising oil is just what your skin wants to make it look healthy and clean. Get in touch with Spa Experience about these skin care products or a facial treatment prescribed especially for your skin.


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