I have been dealing with adult cystic acne the last couple years and I am finally getting it back in control. The first thing I did was ditch my pill birth control pills. I am very sensitive to hormones and the hormones released into my blood from the pill caused me to have horrible cysts along my jaw and chin. Once I switched to the IUD my skin immediately started clearing up and I’m now fighting to keep it clear and getting rid of the scars left behind. I have oily skin and this can cause more acne because my oil glands overproduce and get clogged. Even though I have oily skin, I continue to use oils and moisturizers. This is one important step to remember and one that I did not follow for many years because I thought using a moisturizer or oil would just cause my skin to be oilier. This happens to be a scientific fact: if you dry out your skin, your oil glands will go into overdrive to compensate. Therefore, it is imperative to always use a moisturizer.
One of my favorite ways to moisturize is with oils. My favorite right now if from Tata Harper. She just launched this rollerball oil and it will transform your skin. Read more about it below:
Why I Love It
– All natural and non-toxic
– Organically farmed ingredients
– Easy to apply with the rollerball
– Leaves skin with a dramatically smoother and softer feel
What’s Great Inside
– Brown Algae Extract: reduces the appearance of dullness and fatigue
– Camellia Flower: deeply moisturizes with essential fatty acids
– Squalane: antioxidant-rich, age-fighting emollient
Check out some other great products from Tata Harper (great Christmas gifts).
I’d love to hear from you if you have used this or any other oils. Feel free to post a comment below!