I just finished reading an article posted on what appears to be a very extensive anti acne health skin care website, and felt that I had to say something about it. What the article is saying is that you should avoid the use of all natural products which contain oils in them. They are stating that it is the oil in these products that is causing the acne that many people suffer to occur.
The fact is that you need plant based oils and waxes in your skin care products in order to maintain skin health. These oils provide the skin with the vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids that your skin needs, as well as supply healing antioxidants. These antioxidants are absolutely vital in reversing the lines and wrinkles in the skin that are caused by oxidative damage through free radical activity.
One of the root causes of acne is the blockages formed at the base of your follicles by natural oils in the skin and dead keratin protein cells. This is mostly caused by the overproduction of sebum by the sebaceous glands in the skin, which can easily be regulated by plant derived oils and extracts. I believe this anti acne health skin care website is misleading its readers with their call for oil free products to eliminate acne.
The way that acne lesions are formed is that after the blockages are in place at the base of the follicle the propionibacterium acnes bacteria enter the picture. This largely commensal bacterium causes the buildup of inflammation at the site of the blockage, which causes the visible lesions known as acne to form. None of this has anything to do with plant derived oils.
The fact is that the author of this article on the anti acne health skin care website is basing her self-proclaimed ban on all oils in skin care formulas based on her experience with one oil cleansing method in particular. What she has failed to take into consideration is that the method she was using was flawed in that it did not feature an ingredient to regulate the moisture balance in her skin.
The two oils in the oil cleansing method that this woman used are both excellent moisturizers, but when these moisturizers were combined with high sebum production she ran into problems. Natural ingredients like Maracuja passion fruit extract and Jojoba oil control the amount of sebum being produced based on the overall moisture levels in the skin. They never allow your skin to become too oily, or too dry.
By following the advice laid out in this article on the anti acne health skin care website, you will miss out on the benefits that natural compounds like Shea butter, Phytessence Wakame kelp extract, and Capuacu butter have in reducing the inflammation that causes your acne lesions to form. The natural antibacterial compound active Manuka honey is exceptional at eliminating the harmful bacterium that causes the inflammation in your skin to form.