Spots, blackheads, scars, inflammation… Every skin type can be affected by breakouts and imperfections. There are several causes, which is why it’s often difficult to work out exactly why they’re happening. Breakouts and imperfections are most usually caused by excessive sebum production, leading to blocked pores. Let’s take a look at the best botanical oils for skin prone to breakouts and imperfections.
What are the best oils for breakout-prone skin?
Characteristics of skin prone to breakouts and imperfections.
Skin prone to breakouts and imperfections is usually oily or combination. Excess sebum production, caused by overactive sebaceous glands, can leave the skin shiny. This excess sebum production leads to over-dilated pores, and a build up of sebum, because the skin can’t absorb more than it needs. The excess sebum blocks pores, which leads to spots and blackheads.
However, oily and combination skin types aren’t the only ones which may suffer with breakouts and imperfections. Dry or dehydrated skin can also be affected, thanks to issues like: an imbalanced diet, the wrong skincare routine for your skin type, skincare products that are too heavy or abrasive, hormonal issues (puberty, menopause, contraceptive changes, menstrual cycle, etc…), smoking, alcohol, pollution, lack of sleep… That’s why it’s important to choose gentle, purifying and balancing skincare products, suitable for your skin concerns, to have glowing, healthy skin.
The best botanical oils for skin prone to breakouts and imperfections
Skin prone to breakouts and imperfections needs a gentle approach. It’s best to use light botanical oils with antibacterial properties, which won’t block your skin but can penetrate it deeply, and which are designed to help heal scarring, purify your skin, and regulate sebum production. The best botanical oils for skin prone to breakouts and imperfections are jojoba oil and hazelnut oil. They’re very effective at regulating sebum production, reducing the appearance of imperfections, tightening pores and rebalancing, hydrating and nourishing your skin:
Hazelnut botanical oil.
Hazelnut botanical oil is perfect for those with oily skin, prone to breakouts and imperfections. It has hydrating, protecting, purifying, softening and nourishing properties. Hazelnut botanical oil is packed with unsaturated fatty acids to rebalance your skin’s hydrolipidic film, tighter your pores to avoid infection, and regulates your sebum production, all while protecting your skin from external irritants and correcting the damaging side effects of excess sebum.
Hazelnut botanical oil also contains phytosterols to help heal scarring. It’s non-greasy and won’t block your pores, but will quickly penetrate your skin thanks to its lineloic acid content, without leaving an oily film. It also works well on mature skin thanks to its vitamin A and E content, which helps to slow down the appearance of wrinkles. However, hazelnut botanical oil is not suitable for those allergic to oilseeds.
Please note: our purifying botanical blend also contains hazelnut botanical oil. It’s a night serum, packed with 7 botanical extracts, designed to purify your skin, regulate your sebum production and soothe any inflammation
Jojoba botanical oil.
Jojoba botanical oil is packed with vitamin E and lineloic acid, and has a very similar composition to sebum, which helps it to work in harmony with your skin. It actually mixes with sebum to form a light film on your skin, strengthening your skin’s natural hydrolipidic film. It helps to protect your skin from external irritants and dehydration. Jojoba botanical oil also regulates sebum production and normalizes the skin’s pH, alongside reducing the appearance of imperfections (spots, blackheads, etc…). It won’t block your pores, but can quickly penetrate your skin to regulate sebum production and promote skin cell renewal, without leaving a greasy feeling after use. It also helps with scarring.