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5 Best Essential Oils for Oily Skin

Learn about five essential oils that are good for treating oily skin from natural beauty products expert Spirit Demerson in this Howcast beauty video.


One of the best natural solutions for oily skin is actually,
surprisingly, more oil. Natural plant oils like argan, jojoba, and
caster seed oil actually help the skin stop overproduction of oil and
prevent breakouts. You can use oils when you have oily skin and it
can be the best solution for you.

In treating oily skin with oils, you can use them both as a cleanser and
a moisturizer for rebalancing. To use a natural oil like caster seed
oil as an oily skin cleanser, all you have to do is massage it into your
skin and apply a warm, wet, towel over that so that the steam allows the
oils to penetrate and lift away dirt trapped in the pores.

Another way of rebalancing oily skin is by using essential oils in your
own homemade toner or astringent. Essential oils like tee tree oil and
rosemary oil can reduce the amount of oil in the skin without over-drying
it when they're diluted with water.

One of the worst things you can do for oily skin, which is done most
commonly probably more commonly than anything else is using a drying
cleanser. Over-drying the skin when it's oily is only going to cause
more production of oil, so don't use harsh cleansers or foaming
cleansers that have harsh detergents because it will cause your skin to
become more oily to compensate for the oil loss from the surface of the

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