DOES OIL CAUSE BREAKOUTS?

Have you shied away from using oil because you think it'll clog your pores or cause breakouts? Well, here's a few reasons why organic essential oils high in vitamin content could do more good for your skin than harm.

UNBLOCKS YOUR PORES

You may think that surface oil leads to clogged pores, when in reality, dehydration does. Drying out your skin prevents your skin's natural oil from secreting easily and lubricating its own surface. Believe it or not, when you have problems with acne, using skincare that dries out the skin will actually cause more damage. This is because it creates corks of dried out sebum causing the natural oil to become thick, hard and lodged in the pores.

Using a plant-derived oil like olive oil, helps restore moisture and hinders pore congestion. You can also replenish your skin with oil such as jojoba, which has a similar consistency to our own sebum. Also, avoid over-washing and opt for a gentle, all-natural, face cleanser.

PROTECTS YOUR SKIN

Dehydrated skin cells can cause tiny cracks in the skin tissue, making our complexions susceptible to bacteria. This can ultimately lead to acne.

On the other hand, hydrated skin cells help create a taut, impermeable barrier function. Oils that are rich in fatty acids like evening primrose and borage, nourish the skin and strengthen its immunity. 

SOOTHES & STOPS SCARRING

When you have breakouts, squeezing and pinching are the worst things you can do. Instead, that blistering redness needs comforting and soothing ingredients that lessen the swelling and heat.

Two popular ingredients used for this are coconut and camellia oil because they protect and calm irritation. Other calming plant essences that act as antiseptics and anti-inflammatories are turmeric, chamomile and lavender. 

We know it can be daunting and sometimes a little scary to know what to use on your skin. Especially if you're prone to acne and want a natural approach. Here's the good news! If your looking for a safe, green, and effective facial skin regimen, but don't know what is best for your skin type, our dermatologists can help.

At Marko & Lane, we offer consumers the perfect marriage of green beauty and proven science by finding natural, green products in the marketplace with the most effective results for your skin. Go to markoandlane.com today and get your FREE consultation from a board certified dermatologist. After careful review of your skin, we'll provide you with a list of natural products and detailed instructions on why, when and how to use them.

Happy skin is here to stay!

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