How Face Oil Cured My Cystic Acne

I suffer from cystic acne. The kind where the blemishes and lesions are so stubborn, they need to be injected with cortisone by a dermatologist. As a result, I have spent most of my life running away from oil.  But, then I got educated. I soon learned face oil was the cure for my cystic acne, among other things.

I eventually learned about mineral oil and how pore clogging it can be (which is why all Restorsea products are free from mineral oil). However, non-mineral oils can actually work to help clear up acne. For those of us with oily skin, all we want to do is wash off the excess oil. But all we’re doing is tricking our body into thinking that it’s dehydrated and triggering it to produce even more oil, and your skin will get caught in a vicious cycle. By adding oil to your skin regimen it will actually calm down oil production by providing needed hydration, and if you are one of those people with dry skin (alas I am not one of them), oil provides additional and much needed hydration.

But remember, the most effective way to use oil is AFTER you apply your moisturizer. Why? Because if you apply the oil BEFORE the moisturizer, you’re preventing the moisturizer from penetrating into the skin cells because it can’t pass through the oil.  But if you apply the moisturizer first and then pat the oil on top, the oil creates a moisture barrier, sealing the moisturizer into the skin and preventing the air from making it dissipate.

How To Apply Face Oil—Day & Night

1. Apply a pea-size amount of the moisturizer to the back of your hand. I use the Rejuvenating Day Cream both AM/PM but for those desiring greater hydration, I love to recommend our Restoring Night Cream.

2. Spread the moisturizer evenly all over your face

3. Apply a couple drops of the facial oil to the back of your hand. I like our NEW 24kt Liquid Gold Face Oil

4. Pat the oil all over your face. Patting places the oil on top of the moisturizer instead of rubbing and smearing them together.

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We love Restorsea’s face oil, but we also love their eye cream. Also, did you know Restorsea has two lines: the regular line and the new pro-line that has a $25mm patent? It’s available at dermatologists’ offices only. Ask your derm about it (we hope they’re a CB expert)!

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  • D20

    I am confused. I’ve read and been told over and over that oil comes before moisturizer. Lighter things first then thicker things. And for the same reason you specify. Google it! So which is actually correct??

  • Warriah

    This sounds like bullshit you didn’t even post sources.

    • Hi Warriah – Nurse Jamie Sherril agrees with Patti – face oil goes on after your moisturizer, not before. Why? Because the oil traps in the moisture and keeps it from dissipating.

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