Natural oils have been used for decades for acne treatment. Tea tree oil has been proven to be more effective and cause less side effects than the leading anti-acne chemical on the market.
Two other oils are gaining ground and influence in the fight against acne. These are Sunflower Oil and Black currant seed oil. Sunflower seed oil is loaded with essential vitamins that improve the skin, and work to fight acne. This includes vitamins A, C, D, and E. As we reviewed in another article, these vitamins act as antioxidants and skin cell strengtheners. The high vitamin E content in particular makes this oil good for the skin when applied topically. This oil also makes a fantastic cooking oil, and would be very beneficial for your health if you switched to cooking with it.
Sunflower oil is easily absorbed by all skin types, making it a great choice for anyone suffering from acne problems that is worried about the effects that most over the counter acne treatments would have on their skin.
Black currant seed oil is growing in popularity as an ingested acne treatment. Studies have shown that black current seed oil contains antioxidants that protect the body from free radicals. Additionally, black current seed oil is a tremendous source of essential fatty acids. These oils also help the skin maintain its moisture, while also protecting it from bacteria and invasive irritants. This prevents the forming of boils, legions, and blemishes.
If the regular over the counter washes aren’t working and you are looking for something before going for the side effect laden path of prescriptions, these oils are both fantastic options.