Guide to Using Oils in Your Skin Care

Oils have always got a bad rap when it comes to acne. Especially skin care for acne. If you have acne you are always advised to look for products that are oil free. Oil free moisturizers and oil free face washes have always been held in high esteem by acne sufferers. Since it is assumed that acne is caused by excess oil, oil has never been a big part of any skin care routine meant for acne prone skin.

In this post however I’m going to show you how you can use oils in your skin care even when you have acne.

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Daily care for acne prone skin

Even after my acne had healed I used to be terrified of washing my face at the end of the day. I used a face wash that was supposed to be gentle and not strip my skin of its natural oils. However, the resultant sore, dry, red face which felt like it would crack if I smiled or talked, told a different story. My skin was dry and flaking in places, oily in others. Contrary to what most people with acne prone skin are led to believe – that their skin is oily, my skin was oily in a very strange way, it looked and felt dry but if I gently wiped a finger on my cheek it would come away oily and no amount of moisturizer helped the dry patches. They just got worse.

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