How to Treat Acne Without Falling for These Common Myths
When it comes to the causes and cures for acne, there’s a ton of information available. From DIY remedies that you can craft in the kitchen, to dermatologist-only solutions, to what you should and shouldn’t be eating, it can be overwhelming to figure out what's right for you. And before you can even decide how to treat your acne, it’s important to know what kind you’re dealing with in the first place. We went to top dermatologists and estheticians to decode various acne myths — and discovered the truth behind blemish treatments you definitely shouldn't try. Get ready to play a game of fact or fiction — breakout style. And make sure you reference this handy guide when coming up with your next plan of acne attack.
Myth Number 10: If you put face oil on your skin, you’ll break out.
Not always. It might seem counterintuitive to apply oil onto skin that is suffering from a breakout, but it can actually work in your favor. “I have found that treating oily skin with oil is really effective in signaling the skin to stop producing so much oil,” says Joanna. She recommends jojoba oil because it resembles the oil we produce naturally. However, always be sure to look for oils that say “non-comedogenic” on the labels. This means that they will not clog pores. We love the Ogee Jojoba Restore Face Oil, which comes with a handy dropper that dispenses the perfect amount of product. Or, if you're still acclimating to the feel of an oil on your face, ease into things with their jojoba oil-infused Seeds of Youth Serum.