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Fight oil with oil
If you have oily skin, you probably wouldn’t even think about slathering even more oil on it.
Well, believe it or not, putting certain oils on your skin can help to balance its sebum production. The result? Those overactive pores of yours will stop producing excess oil, and your skin will be left beautifully moisturised.
Read on to find out how to fight your oily skin with oil for a balanced, healthy complexion every day.
STEP 1: USE A CLEANSING OIL
In a nutshell, oil dissolves oil, so a cleansing oil is perfect for removing excess sebum and grime. Cleansing oils tend to be gentler on acne and blemishes than other, harsher cleansers (which can strip the skin of essential moisture), so your skin will feel balanced, fresh and clean after use.
STEP 2: HYDRATE WITH JOJOBA OIL
After cleansing, hydrate your skin by pressing in a couple of drops of jojoba oil. Its antibacterial properties work to deeply clean pores and prevent new breakouts from occurring, while also giving the skin a burst of moisture – minus the excess residue. It’s also non-comedogenic, meaning it won’t block pores or lead to more pesky pimples.
bh product pick: La Mav Organic Skin Science Jojoba Oil, The Jojoba Company’s 100% Natural Australian Jojoba, $29.95, 02 9651 3030
STEP 3: SEAL IN THE GOOD OIL
Lock in the goodness of the jojoba oil and keep your skin balanced from day to night with a purifying day cream. Choose one that contains antibacterial essential oils such as lavender, rosemary or tea tree to moisturise skin while combating excess sebum production and pimple-causing bacteria.
Do you have oily, acne-prone skin? Will you start using oils on your skin?