Treating Oily Skin With Oil

The myths associated with acne are a dime a dozen. One of the biggest misconceptions about oily and acne-prone skin is that it doesn't need moisture. But truth be told, it's exactly the opposite.

Those with oily skin frequently turn to products that strip skin of its natural oils. In turn, the skin starts producing even more oil in a struggle to maintain balance. By using nutrient-rich oils on oily skin, you send it a message that there is sufficient hydration, so the sebaceous glands can relax and stop the cycle of overproducing oil.

Acne-prone skin responds well to oils that boast essential fatty acids, mainly because those with acne usually have naturally low levels of EFAs (and that can lead to breakouts). Oils that contain omega-3 and omega-6 can make up for that deficiency.