It may seem counterintuitive to use oil on oily skin, but Moringa Oil has balancing benefits for oily and blemish prone skin. Its powerful anti-inflammatory and repairing properties make it a great choice if you want to support your skin.
MORINGA OIL HELPS SUPPORT NORMAL SKIN BARRIER FUNCTION
The outermost layer of your skin is known as the skin barrier, and it plays a crucial role in your skin’s health. Dermatologists often compare the top layer of your skin to a brick wall, with your skin cells being the “bricks.” Your skin barrier’s job is to “hold” the “bricks” together and in order to do that, the barrier contains crucial nutrients like ceramides and fatty acids.
Excessive exfoliation (read: using harsh scrubs or other cleansing products to reduce acne and make the skin less oily) can damage your skin barrier and make it produce more oil. How? When you exfoliate your skin too much or use harsh chemicals to do it, your barrier, which is responsible for making sure your skin has enough moisture, can start producing even more oil to compensate for the loss of natural oils that excessive exfoliation is stripping away.
MORINGA OIL REDUCES THE APPEARANCE OF INFLAMMATION
If you have acne-prone skin, you may be doing everything in your power to keep your breakouts from getting more inflamed by using drying agents, such as salicylic acid. And we get it; it may seem counterintuitive to put oil on your skin rather than try to dry it out.
Research shows that Moringa Seed Oil has powerful anti-inflammatory properties. It can minimize the appearance of redness and inflammation without over drying or otherwise damaging the skin. To learn more about treating your acne kindly, read this article.
MORINGA OIL DOESN’T MAKE YOUR SKIN GREASY
Another big anxiety surrounding using oil on oily skin is the fear that it will make your skin greasy. Moringa Oil is rich in Omega 9 fatty acids that already naturally occur on your skin and is rapidly absorbed for a healthy looking, balanced glow.