I was told by my naturopath that “like cures like”. In that spirit, it makes sense that if your skin is naturally oily, you would use oil to attract the oil off the surface of the skin. I use coconut oil to remove my cosmetics, then I follow with a warm cloth wipe off. After that, I moisturize with 100% aloe vera from the health food store. It is runny, but it dilutes the remaining coconut residue and leaves my skin feeling soft, and the pores feel as though they can breath. I only have about 1TB of oil a day, I don’t always use Coconut, sometimes I use peanut or avocado. My skin looks much better than it used to and my make up comes off like a dream.
That said, if your skin is naturally dry, your pores likely aren’t large, and it makes sense that too much oil would potentially aggravate or offend it, causing a breakout. I think everything in moderation!! Good luck with it!
Great question, Ashley. The reason why dairy is NOW an issue for you is simply because your body is changing. I hear this ALL THE TIME from clients. It’s very common that your skin and body can completely do one thing and out of the blue, it just switches gears. So for now, and do know that it won’t be forever, your skin just isn’t responding well to dairy. As for your sensitive skin, take our Skin Type Quiz to get products recommended to help manage it and get it looking its best. And of course, check out our Anti Cyst Treatment for times when you overindulge in dairy.
Clove essential oil derived from the scented flowers of clove plant is analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiseptic and anesthetic. This oil contains what is called eugenol, an antibacterial component that can kill infection and reduce swelling. Due to its anesthetic properties, it also numbs the pain that you get from your acne. However, there is one consideration regarding clove oil. The substance eugenol that kills bacteria has also been found to be capable of damaging skin cells. Therefore, one has to be extra careful while using clove oil.