From the Cosmetic Dermatology Archives

Role of Oils in the Topical Treatment of Acne

Oil-free products are not always the best to use when treating acne. Patients with acne have been shown to have inadequate levels of essential fatty acids in their skin, which contribute to the severity of the condition. Topical supplementation with botanical sources of omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids can dramatically improve the skin of your patients with acne without causing breakouts. Not all oils are comedogenic or pore clogging.


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