I tend to break out easily, so I like to look for lotions that contain oils that are least likely affect my skin and cause my pores to look like an oil field. Here are some common oils sometimes found in lotions that hopefully won’t cause acne breakouts. You can use these oils yourself to hydrate your skin naturally, or just seek out products that carry these oils more than others to have healthier skin.
Vitamin E and Jojoba oil won’t clog pores, and in harsh winter months I often just rub Vitamin E oil on my face and nothing else. Jojoba oil mimics your body’s natural sebum, (so your body doesn’t produce as much of its own natural oils, leading to breakouts)and Vitamin E gets into the pores and helps regenerate your skin. Both of these oils are known for helping hydrate and renew the skin, and keeping wrinkles and fine lines at bay on top of healing your dry skin.
Lavender oil is reputed to be good for skin in fighting acne, as the oil is an antibacterial. Adding a few drops to Aloe Vera gel and then placing it on your face gives you added moisture and antibacterial fighting agents against bacteria that causes acne. If lavender is too strong for your taste, just a drop will do added to your normal moisturizer or other oils to help ward off acne.
Olive oil is a great, and easily available moisturizing oil as well, in that you can find it easily in stores and smear it on your face at night to help your skin stay soft and dry without breaking out your skin or making it produce a ton of oils. For the day, you can lightly dab olive oil on your skin (or almond oil, if you have it available) or mix it in with your daily moisturizer to boost your skin’s moisture.
Jojoba oil is my favorite, as it is the oil that sinks into my skin the best and then doesn’t look shiny after wards. I find it in my health foods’ store, and it’s worth every penny. Sometimes I mix it with Aloe Vera, but usually with sunscreen, to give my skin added moisture without causing my skin to break out entirely. I love it. I even pour it in my daily lotion to stretch it out further, for great feeling skin all day long.