Face Oil for Acne Prone Skin?


When it comes to acne, oil has gotten a pretty bad name. While it’s true that excess sebum (the oil your skin produces naturally) can clog pores and cause breakouts, that’s totally different than the oils you apply to your skin. In fact, natural oils can actually help your skin produce less pore-clogging sebum. The natural oils in Pälish face oils contain effective properties that can kill acne-causing bacteria, reduce inflammation, and help shed dead skin cells that can clog pores and create more pimples, blackheads and whiteheads.

Basically, everything you’ve been told about how acne prone skin requires products that produce a desert-like environment is a total lie. Starve your skin of oils and it will rebel by producing even more sebum— and all of that excess oil will linger on your now shiny skin, sink into pores, and return the favor with more acne.

Rather than drying out your skin, a much more effective acne-fighting solution involves incorporating oils like jojoba, argan and olive into your skincare routine, applying them directly to skin after cleansing and toning, and relying on them to provide non-greasy hydration and other benefits.


Sugar for Exfoliation

20170202_133617.jpgYou’ve probably seen them before – sugar scrubs. Our number one selling product is our sugar scrub. Most may already guess that sugar is great at exfoliating the skin, but did you know that it has more benefits than just sloughing off the dead skin cells?

First, sugar is a natural humectant. This means that it actually draws moisture from the environment into the skin. So when you apply products with sugar they will actually help hydrate your skin and keep moisture within.

Secondly, sugar is a natural source of glycolic acid, an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that penetrates the skin and breaks down the “glue” that bonds skin cells, encouraging cell turnover and generating fresher, younger-looking skin. Glycolic acid is typically used to treat sun-damage and aging skin.

Finally, sugar’s small particles make an excellent topical exfoliant, and are used in a number of body scrubs to exfoliate dead surface skin cells and reveal the glowing, healthy-looking skin underneath.

Sugar vs. Salt: Sugar scrubs have a few benefits over salt scrubs. For one, small sugar granules are generally gentler than salt, which can cause microscopic tears in the skin; two, because of sugar’s natural humectants properties, these scrubs are more hydrating than salt scrubs, which can strip skin of natural oils.

TIP: Sugar scrubs are great to use in the winter, as exfoliating the top layer of skin helps moisturizers penetrate more deeply and hydrate longer. Our sugar scrub contains a great amount of coconut oil, as well as sweet almond oil, apricot kernel oil, grapeseed oil and vitamin E. Therefore, when you use Pälish sugar scrub, the sugar exfoliates that top layer of the skin and is directly followed by plant-based oils that moisturize and protect that newly revealed skin.


Coconut Oil & Your Skin

Pälish sugar scrub and face polish are made with a few different plant based oils – including a substantial amount of coconut oil. Why coconut oil for these two products and why is it so good for your skin?

  • Coconut oil is famous throughout the world as an excellent moisturizer for the skin.
  • In the tropical parts of the world it is believed that coconut oil protects from the sun’s harmful rays. So this natural oil, without any chemical or additives, can protect the skin in the hottest and sunniest places on earth.
  • Coconut oil is a great skin softener and helps you do away with dry and hard skin conditions including conditions on hands and feet.
  • As an exfoliate, including coconut oil with sugar (sugar scrub) or baking soda (face polish) you will be able to successfully scrape off excess dead skin and clean out the substances that have blocked the pores without leaving the skin feeling irritated. The natural soothing nature of the oil combines with the grainy, exfoliating material perfectly, and leaves your skin with an even color, closed pores, and a soft texture.
  • It is claimed that coconut oil is good for several skin disorders such as acne, psoriasis and eczema.
  • Traditionally, coconut oil has been praised and popularized for its anti-aging properties

That’s alot of benefit from one “little” plant-based oil. Want to dig a little deeper? Check out the composition of Coconut Oil below:

Coconut Oil- Composition

Saturated Fats: Predominantly, these saturated fats are medium chain fatty acids or triglycerides. When applied on the skin, it is smooth to the touch. Due to the presence of these fats, coconut oil also retains the moisture content of the skin, as the fats eliminate moisture loss through the pores on the skin.

Capric /Caprylic/Lauric acid: These are not very different from the medium chain fatty acids, but it is still important to mention them as they have their own contributions. These three fatty acids have strong disinfectant and antimicrobial properties. As a result, when applied to the skin, coconut oil protects from microbial infections that can get into open wounds or even enter the body through the pores.

Vitamin E: The contributions of vitamin E towards skin care are well known. It is essential for healthy skin, keeping the skin smooth, and protecting it against cracking. Above all, it prevents premature aging and wrinkling of the skin, since it has good antioxidant properties. 100 grams of coconut oil has about 0.1 mg of vitamin E, thus enhancing its skin-nourishing properties.

Proteins: Like coconuts themselves, coconut oil is rich in many proteins. These proteins keep skin healthy and rejuvenated. Proteins also contribute to the cellular health and tissue repair. For any damaged cells on or near the skin, a healthy flow of proteins guarantees their replacement at a normal rate, whereas people with protein-deficiency heal slower and often develop more scars due to the extended healing time.

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