I have very oily skin and no it didn't go away after puberty or even when I started eating healthy. I had acne in small amounts for most of my life even though I tried every product on the market to control oil and treat my skin. If you are any thing like me you are probably game to try any new facial products in hopes that you can wake up in the morning without that dirty oily sheen on your face. The essential oil you use in this recipe is what will make all the difference. Palmarosa is the best oil I have found to use in the recipe for your face care. Palmarosa balances the sebum glands on your face which helps them produce an appropriate amount of oil. It also helps generate new cell growth helping any scarring you may have. I have had amazing success with this face cream recipe. I put it on just before bedtime and when I wake up my face is not covered with oil as it used to be. It also doesn't clog my pores so I have not seen an increase in breakouts.
Here is the recipe... Let me know how yours turns out!!
1/2 Cup Almond, Grapeseed or Olive oil
1/4 Cup Distilled Water mixed with 1/4 tsp or taking soda
1 tsp shea butter (optional)
1/2 tsp Jojoba Oil (optional)
1 tsp coconut oil
1/2 tsp honey
2 T beeswax
10-20 drops of Palmarosa essential oil
Mix the beesewax and oil in a double broiler until melted. Heat the water and baking soda until close to boiling. Pour oil mixture into a bowl and pour the water slowly into the oil as you mix it with a hand mixer or blender. Beat until it is cool then store in an airtight container. If your cream is not thick enough, next time add more beeswax and try using a coconut oil in a more solid form.
I left out the two optional ingredients because I didn't have them and it turned out wonderfully!!