Problem: My skin leans toward oily, and gets knot like bumps. Help!

My skin generally tends to lean towards oily, i have dark skin and dark hair (dark eyes too) When stressed, i occasionally have bumps that almost feel like knots under my skin. They are small, and they have only appeared two or three times, but wondering if you had any tips on those. Also, anything besides rose extract to make my skin “glowy”?

Thank you so much, i think its awesome your passion has led you so far as to helping people you don’t know with coming to love their skin.

Question subbmited by: Brooke

Comment from Susanna, the Natural Skincare Junkie

Hi Brooke

It’s too hard to tell what might be causing the bumps on your skin. It’s possible that it’s just stress-related and you need to simple-down your skin care routine.

For example, I get bumps on my uppers arms, shoulders, and neck when I get stressed out. They take a few weeks to go away. I have learned that when we get stressed out we become allergic or sensitive to things that our bodies normally accept. In these cases I use coconut oil and nothing else for my face and body! I even use a scrub made of coconut oil and salt (or sugar) instead of soap when I take a shower.

Since you have oily skin, I would suggest Hazelnut Oil combined with Ylang Ylang essential oil for a moisturizer. I’d mix 5 drops of Ylang Ylang into 2 ounces of Hazelnut oil.

To wash your face, I’d use hazelnut oil and coconut oil to remove your makeup. Rinse it off with Vodka (yes. vodka!). If you find it’s too harsh, use Lavender Water (not lavender oil) instead.

Rose Oil is meant for dry skin so using it on your skin could possibly lead to bumps and/or acne. When our skin is oily it can often have a slugglish or grey tone to it. Normalizing your skin will go a long way to improving its glow!

If your skin is ever becomes more normal the ideal suggestion is Macadamia Nut Oil. It’s known for its ability to make skin glow.

If you apply it to your skin on its own don’t use it every day though. Use it 2-3 times a week at most! If you blend it with other oils, make sure it only accounts for 25% (1/4) of the blend. If you use it any more, you risk acne and oily skin.

If you want to give more details on the bumps or have any further questions feel free to ask in the comment area below.


P.S It’s important to note that your skin care routine will never be static. It will change based on hormones, age, stress, weather, and so much more!

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Susanna, The Natural Skin Care Junkie

I'm Susanna, the Natural Skin Care Junkie! I became a certified Aromatherapist at the start of the Millennium and have been making my own skin care products ever since. During my time in the world of natural skin care, I have sold my own spa line (Oriana Naturals), a natural beauty box (Flynn & Sage) and a facial care line (Conscience Beauty Lab). I have taught live courses in DIY beauty and have been helping people make their own products with this site since 2013. Happy DIY'ing! Susanna

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