Are essential oils good or bad in skincare? I see so many people saying they can be irritating and bad for sensitive skin but then loads of people swear by them, too. Also, are essential oils the same thing as face oils, and are those good or bad? Please help!
It really frustrates me how certain topics in beauty turn into black-and-white, them-and-us issues. Certain accounts and influencers would have you believe that an ingredient or product is "perfect for everyone" or "must be avoided at all costs" and then the two sides angrily flood one another’s comments sections and duke it out on Twitter.
As a doctor, it's important to remember that I only see the complications and for that reason, I'm not a fan of using essential oils neat.
I see lots of patients whose use of facial oils has caused them to have severe breakouts, sore spots and excess oil production.