The 14 Best Facial Oils for Acne-Prone Skin for 2019

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Five years ago, if you’d told us using face oil in our skin-care routines could help treat acne, we’d have thought you were out of your mind: It seemed obvious that oil (which, we were told, clogged pores and caused breakouts) was to be avoided like the plague. These days, though, we know that not all oils are created equal, and while some might break us out, the right elixirs can transform even the most blemish-prone complexions. The right oil can actually help balance out oil production and help kick acne to the curb. “Acne isn’t caused by oils,” says David Colbert, a New York City dermatologist of New York Dermatology Group. “Most people with acne have dry skin secondary to washes and medications, like Differin, RetinA, or benzoyl peroxide.”

So, go ahead, pick up one of these 14 face oils and slather on the stuff. Your skin will thank you.