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How to Reduce Acne with Oil

How to Reduce Acne with Oil

This one mystical trick can help reduce acne and rejuvenate your skin at the same time.... 

Cleanse your face with oils daily 

This might be the single most counterintuitive thing you've ever heard, but here's why it works...

Acne occurs when a follicle in your pores becomes blocked by oil, bacteria, dead skin cells, and dirt. This happens when your skin's regulatory system loses its state of balance and is either producing too much oil, allowing dead skin cells to accumulate, or building up an excess of bacteria.

Many people try to resolve this by slathering their faces with harsh chemicals and detergents. These can work, for a minute, but ultimately only perpetuates the skin's state of imbalance and will likely cause additional problems down the road. 

The best way to tackle acne is to work harmoniously to support the skin's natural rejuvenation & purification process. Oil cleansing is the ancient art that does just that! When you cleanse your skin with oils regularly, you protect the natural lipid layer, lift excess oil, maintain the "good oils" and provide a gentle and nourishing cleanse. It doesn't disrupt your skin's natural process and helps to support your natural state of balance. 

You can learn how to oil cleanse here.  

What to Expect When Using Butter

What to Expect When Using Butter

Butter works differently.

Butter is not like other products on the market. It's oil-based, made with just 6 plant ingredients, and is completely free from synthetic chemicals and preservatives. It works differently than other lotions and moisturizers on the market. Here's what to except when you make the switch:

#1 Highly Concentrated Deep Moisture

When we say it's rich, we mean it. This is because we use no water. You need only a small amount with each use. Unlike water-based lotions that evaporate, Butter soaks in and lasts longer. 

#2 The Detox:  2-14 days

When switching from synthetic products to natural, your skin will likely require a detox period. This is normal and not to be feared. It typically takes anywhere from 2-14 days. Once your skin reacclimates you will begin to see a new type of balance and reduced sensitivity. 

#3 Skin Changes

Nourishing with oils is especially helpful because it lifts excess sebum, cleans pores, reduces dryness, irritation, discoloration and so much more. Everyone will experience slightly different results. The way to get the most out of it is to use it daily and follow a regular self-care routine. 

+ Bonus if you drink a lot of water

Here are some ideas for how to
get the most out of Butter:

  • Use immediately after a bath or shower 
  • Follow an oil-cleanse facial care routine
  • Apply to skin after dry-brushing
  • Follow the same skincare patterns daily for consistent results

Our Favorite Skincare Secret!

Our Favorite Skincare Secret!

Oil Cleansing

Oil cleansing is one of my favorite little-known secrets of non-toxic skincare. It’s a bit counter-intuitive for some as you actually use oil to remove dirt and, yes, oil from your skin, but trust me - it works wonders! Here's How: 

Step 1:


Apply a penny-sized amount of Butter or another oil to your fingertips and massage your face in a circular motion for 1 minute.  

Step 2:  

Take a warm damp washcloth and hold it over your face for 30 seconds. This step is important because it helps your pores to open and brings impurities to the surface. Wipe your face with the cloth until your skin is clean and smooth. 

What to Expect: 

Oil cleansing often involves a detox and acclimation period. It's normal for skin to have a reaction period of between 2-10 days when switching skincare methods. Once your skin has adjusted you will likely experience countless benefits such as:

• Reduced acne
• Softer skin. 
• Reduction in puffiness, blotchiness, and sunspots.
• Regulated oils (yes, less oily!)
* Healthier, more vibrant, glowing skin. 

P.S. - If you want personalized skincare recommendations, email: hello@ellovi.com.