A 20-year-old female asked:
using jojoba oil to clean my face can get rid of whiteheads. it that true?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Emily Altman answered
27 years experience Dermatology
Jojoba oil and acne: Any sort of oils applied to acne-prone skin can actually make acne worse. Oils can also contribute to overgrowth of a yeast that lives in the hair follicles, called malassezia furfur, which can cause more facial eruptions. It is best to use oil-free and non-comedogenic products for acne.
Answered on Apr 6, 2013
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