Woven into the mythology of skincare, we find this popular misconception: applying oils directly to your skin will cause your skin to explode into acne chaos.
The snakes of Medusa will erupt from your head and anyone you set your eyes upon will be turned to stone. Okay, maybe that is a slight exaggeration, but you get the point: we’ve been trained by the skincare industry that we must not put oil directly on our skin or we’ll reap unsightly pimples or as the British say “spots”. For this very reason, most of us with oily, acne-prone, or combination skin have never explored the mysterious and exotic world of botanical face oils for fear of turning into Medusa.
We cling to the promise of powerful (harsh) cleansers and treatments, most of which damage our skin’s delicate acid mantle (essential moisture barrier) and create a vicious cycle of redness, oiliness, dryness, sensitivity and dependency. I’ve met countless women, (including myself at one time), who earnestly quest for the latest “miracle serum” or cream that promises exactly what we long for: clear, smooth, radiant, dewy, glowing skin. We bounce from one expensive goop to another, each one delivering short term improvements, but we’re left yearning for something more.
Well ladies, this is your day.
Once you discover this little skincare secret, you will never turn back. We are going to discover the key to clear, balanced skin. (And I promise, there’s no snakes involved.)
The Root of the Problem:
Put on your science lab coat, ladies. It has been scientifically proven that oily and acne-prone skin is deficient in linoleic acid, an omega-6 essential fatty acid. Your skin’s natural oil is called sebum, which is high in oleic acid, an omega-9 essential fatty acid. The problem lies in this vicious cycle: You break out because your sebum is in overdrive and clogs your pores. You reach for an acne cleanser and/or treatment which strip your natural oils away, leaving your skin dry and irritated. The reaction is predictable- your skin creates more sebum to compensate for the dryness. More sebum creates more break outs, and you cleanse and treat, desperate to eradicate the acne but it gets worse. Your skin is paradoxically oily and dry, with redness and sensitivity. Sound familiar? You need linoleic acid, my friend. You need to restore your essential moisture barrier.
Nurture your skin back to health, clarity and balance with plant-based oils high in linoleic acid. Plant-based oils high in linoleic essential fatty acids help to control sebum production, moisturize, calm and soothe. Linoleic acid is the key to your skin naturally repairing and restoring it’s essential moisture barrier (acid mantle) and eliminating break-outs for good. This is the secret behind YAYA Organics’ new incredible product for oily/combination skin, called VIVA HARMONY luxury organic face oil. We sourced only the purest natural and organic oils rich in linoleic acid, such as Borage, Evening Primrose and more, from around the world. VIVA HARMONY combats breakouts as well as signs of aging (two in one!) with the exquisite, nourishing and regenerating oils of Frankincense, Neroli, Argan and Helichrysum. Skin tone and texture visibly improve with consistent use. Day by day, the skin’s essential moisture barrier is repaired, allowing precious moisture to be retained, without clogging pores. HARMONY leaves skin fresh and clarified, with a renewed youthfulness. How refreshing!
Finally, an organic skincare treatment for Acne/Oily/Combination skin that does not contain one harsh chemical and truly restores the skin’s balance.
Try VIVA HARMONY by YAYA Organics today and be on your way to healthy, clear, luminous skin!