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If you’ve been plagued with oily skin you understand how frustrating it can be. No matter how many times you wash your face, or how many times you “blot” or powder your skin during the day, your overactive sebaceous glands keep producing oil, making your skin look like a virtual oil slick. It can be maddening.
You’ve tried oil-free everything, harsh cleansers that make your skin feel like it’s so dry it’s going to rip apart just after it is washed, astringents, toners, you name it. Nothing seems to help. If this sounds like you, it’s time to level up your oily skin care game. You might be surprised that the answer to your oily skin problem is, well, more oil.
You’re probably shaking your head right now, and we totally get that. At KULCBD, we not only offer amazing, high-end skin care products made from whole, plant-based ingredients, we offer information that is relevant to the skin care industry and to our client base as a whole. If it can help you figure out a better solution for your skin, we’ve investigated it, done the research, and are ready to share it with you so you can do better for your skin. Because we’re committed to you and to your skin, we went searching for the best skin care for oily skin.
It all starts with a little junior high science lesson. When we talk about different compounds like water and oil, we talk about whether they are polar or nonpolar. This means we are looking at the compound’s molecular structure. If the molecular structure of a compound is nonpolar, for instance, it will attract other non-polar compounds, and dissolve them. This is why you can pour oil into a cup of water and the two substances automatically separate. Water is polar, oil is nonpolar, therefore, they don’t mix or attract one another. There’s no way possible for the water to dissolve the oil because its molecular structure prevents that from happening.
For that very reason, constantly washing our faces with water in an attempt to “dissolve” the excess oil sitting on our skin isn’t a great solution. Water doesn’t have the ability to attract that oil. Instead, it simply rinses off whatever is lying on the skin, leaving the skin excessively dry, which triggers the skin to produce--you guessed it--more oil!
A better way to cleanse and treat oily skin is to approach it scientifically and cleanse your skin with oil. You may have heard of the oil cleansing method before and assumed it was not for you. Oil cleansing is now the beloved method of many oily-skinned people and also people who struggle with acne. This doesn’t mean you need to head to the kitchen, break out the cooking oil and slather it all over your face. You can approach the oil cleansing method more gently and with actual skin care products. Here’s how.
Now that you know the science behind oil cleansing, let’s talk about the best oil for the job. You can find lots of articles that can convince you to slather olive oil, coconut oil, or any other oil onto your face. We aren’t saying you won’t find some kind of results from these types of oil cleansing, we just feel a superior oil for daily oily skin cleansing is CBD oil.
Here’s a little crash course in CBD oil:
CBD oil is an all-natural, plant based oil that is gentle yet effective for a variety of purposes ranging from soothing to cleansing.
CBD oil is non-psychoactive. Unlike THC (the compound found in marijuana), CBD is non-psychoactive and will not get a user “high” or make them feel funny or loopy.
CBD oil is either an isolate, broad spectrum, or full spectrum. CBD isolate is CBD oil only, while broad spectrum CBD oil refers to oil that has been extracted from the hemp plant along with all other terpenes, flavonoids, fibers, minerals, and nutrients except for THC. Full spectrum CBD includes all the same extracts as broad spectrum CBD, and a trace amount (less than .3%) of THC. This amount of THC will not get you high, but will produce the entourage effect, which means all parts of the hemp plant are working together to give the user the most benefit possible.
CBD oil is full of antioxidants which help the skin fight off environmental stressors and maintain youthfulness and radiance.
CBD oil is gentle and effective, and well-tolerated by most all skin types. In fact, dry, oily, and combination skin can all benefit from the use of CBD oil cleansing and from the use of CBD skin care products.
Using CBD oil to cleanse your oily skin is an all-natural way to eliminate oil without stripping your skin or causing it to overproduce even more oil. It’s important, however, that you stick to a CBD skin care line up that incorporates the use of other important and effective ingredients to give your skin the maximum benefit available. Here’s your complete guide to best products to incorporate in an oily skin care routine.
You already know it’s gotta be oil based, and KULCBD loves a great exfoliating cleanser. A CBD exfoliating cleanser gives you the benefit of cleansing with CBD oil while simultaneously exfoliating your skin. When you remove the upper layer of dead skin cells, your skin is prepped and ready for additional product. When you do not exfoliate, any additional product you attempt to put on your skin may not penetrate as deeply as it should.
The addition of a probiotic in your cleanser is a great idea for oily skin as well. The problem with most oily skin products, is that they overly strip skin, and remove everything from the surface. This includes all your skin’s good and healthy bacteria (the bacteria that can help keep acne at bay). Including a probiotic into your skin care routine can ensure that when you cleanse, not only do you remove dirt and oil, but you also leave the good stuff in place.
If you thought a facial serum was impossible to use on your oily skin, rejoice--you can definitely use a high quality facial serum even on oily skin. Be selective about which skin serum you use. A serum is essentially a highly concentrated formula of nutrients your skin needs to maintain health and youthfulness. It is generally applied after a moisturizer, as it has ingredients that “seal in” and form a protective barrier on the skin.
A great serum for oily skin is a CBD oil serum because you’ll get 500mg of high quality, full spectrum CBD oil in every application. CBD oil can help balance your skin’s natural oil production, which is why it is effective for both dry and oily skin. Because CBD oil has amazing soothing properties, it’s also a good option for users with swelling, redness, or irritation on their skin, helping skin to calm down.
KULCBD’s Glö Serum also includes rose extract as well, which has astringent-like properties and can help reduce the signs of irritation and blemishes.
If you’re shaking your head because you think your oily skin can’t handle a moisturizer, think again. Every skin type deserves to be moisturized, and not just to quench dehydrated or dry areas. Moisturizers pack essential ingredients needed for skin to stay healthy and maintain radiance, and heal and regenerate overnight.
A complete oily skin care routine should make use of both a nighttime and a daytime moisturizer. The two are very different. A daytime moisturizer should be lightweight, packed with CBD oil and other essential antioxidant fighting ingredients to protect your skin from environmental hazards, full of probiotics to help keep your healthy bacteria levels where they should be, and able to fight off bacteria that isn’t good for your skin.
A nighttime moisturizer should be a little weightier, and include ingredients like retinol, which is reparative and can help fight the signs of aging. Remember, your skin does the majority of its healing overnight while you sleep. You should use a moisturizer that will give your oily skin the ingredients it needs to help improve the appearance of balanced facial oil so you don’t wake up with skin that is super slippery with oil or overly dry from incorrect product usage.
Oily skin is a problem that you can definitely treat with the correct products. You don’t have to avoid products that contain oil and use only products that strip your skin of nutrients and essential healthy bacteria. You can invest in a high quality CBD skin care system that will help your skin’s sebaceous glands settle down and only produce the oil your skin needs, and not overproduce due to incorrect product usage or environmental stressors. A great skin care lineup can save your skin (and your patience) and put you back in the driver’s seat where you feel in control of your skin and happy with the results you see!
Directions for how to use QUL Wellness Tinctures: Shake well before using. Using provided dropper, take desired amount daily. Repeat as needed at home or on the run as a powerful hemp extract facial oil.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.