Commercial face moisturizers can be packed full of harmful ingredients, but this homemade face moisturizer for acne prone skin is NOT! Made entirely out of natural ingredients, this DIY face moisturizer was made for those with oily and acne prone skin to hydrate all the while controlling oiliness and keeping breakouts at bay. This homemade face cream will not only control oil product, but also reduce it, as well as help with breakouts.
For those with acne, it can be hard to find the right products, especially when there seems to be SO many to choose from. On top of that, commercial products are often laden with chemicals, dyes, parabens, and alcohols which can dry out the skin and make acne even worse.
Homemade Face Moisturizer For Acne Prone Skin – The Ingredients
Before we begin, it’s important that you know that not all oils are bad for your skin! As someone who has suffered from acne for over 20 years, I’ve always thought that oils were a no go. We were always told that if you have oily skin, you definitely should NOT apply oils to your skin. Well, that’s actually not the case.
Interestingly enough, sunflower oil has a comedogenic rating of 0, which is pretty amazing when you think about it! This is because sunflower oil has the highest concentration of linoleic acid, and those with oily and acne prone skin, actually have low levels of linoleic acid in their skin. It is common knowledge that oils which contain linoleic acid are very beneficial for those with acne prone skin.
One thing I will say though, is be careful about which type of sunflower oil you use. Omit from using sunflower oil that has a high level of oleic content, as it can clog pores and create breakouts. To make sure that the sunflower oil you purchase isn’t high in oleic content, just look on the bottle. Most sunflower oils will specific whether they are high in oleic content or not.
Hemp Seed Oil
Like sunflower oil, hemp seed oil also has a comedogenic rating of 0, which again, is great for those with acne prone skin. See where I’m getting at here? All of the oils in this homemade face moisturizer are BENEFICIAL to those with acne – how great is that?!
Hemp oil is great at balancing out the oils in your skin, and also helps to reduce excessive sebum production. What’s more is that hemp oil is also very gentle on the skin and can help with inflammation and cystic acne. Additionally, hemp seed oil is also said to help minimize the look of large pores, get rid of blackheads, and prevent future breakouts.
Rosehip oil is one of those amazing all-around essential oils that EVERYONE should have in their homes. Not only does it help fight bacteria on the skin, reduces inflammation, and makes skin overall healthier, but it also combats premature aging and is said to help with hair growth.
Although rosehip oil has a comedogenic rating of 1, it’s still pretty low on the scale, and the recipe doesn’t call for much of it. At a low comedogenic rating of 1, it will not make you break out, but it will in fact prevent breakouts and help the skin re-balance itself. Oh, and did I mention it works wonderfully on fine lines and wrinkles?!
Argan oil is NOT just for your hair – it’s a wonderful addition to your skin care regimen! Like sunflower oil and hemp seed oil, argan oil also has a comedogenic rating of 0, making it the perfect candidate for a homemade face moisturizer for acne prone skin.