As strange as it may seem, cold-pressed, unrefined vegetable and nut oils make excellent cleansers for greasy skin. They not only impart nutrients to the skin, but dissolve grime and dirt from the surface.

These oils work because when the oils are applied to the skin, the sebaceous glands that produce sebum are tricked into thinking they have produced enough oil and stop making any more.

The best oils to use are the light oils like Hazelnut, Sweet Almond Apricot Kernel and my personal favourite, Jojoba. (More on Jojoba in another post).

For help and advice with managing skin problems contact:  Greenleaves Herbal Healthcare.



Inspired by a life-long interest in health, I worked as an NHS medical secretary for 20 years. After experiencing the power of herbal remedies for myself, I trained as a medical herbalist, graduating from Westminster University in 2004. I’m a member of the College of Practitioners of Phytotherapy (CPP); a governing body for qualified medical herbalists. I’m a firm believer that you have the power to make profound changes, and I aim to support you on your journey - and help you resolve on-going health problems. I have published several articles and have served as health expert for Holland & Barrett's Healthy magazine. At a local level, I regularly dispense health advice in a health food shop. I have recently developed my own range of natural skincare products, Clay & Herbs. You can also find a wealth of information on medicinal herbs and a variety of health topics on my website:

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