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Managing Steroid-Induced Acne: 4 Reasons Why Emu Oil Is the Answer

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Steroids (oral, topical, or injectable) are a common prescription for managing various conditions, including dermatological issues, arthritis, and asthma. 

Although steroids are very effective at relieving inflammation and irritation caused by these and many other conditions, they also have some negative side effects, including dependence and steroid-induced acne.

Steroid-induced acne is like a pimply rebellion on your skin, where red, inflamed, and sometimes painful pimples rise up to protest against invading synthetic hormones. 

What happens is…the steroids stimulate an overproduction of oil (or sebum) in your skin, which clogs pores and triggers a revolt of pimples, blackheads, and whiteheads. 

Even worse, steroids may also spur the growth of acne-causing bacteria, which further exacerbates the problem.

Steroid-induced acne is not too different from regular acne; however, it mostly affects the chest area and can also show up on your face, arms, back, and neck. 

Abrupt discontinuation when you notice the signs and symptoms of steroid-acne is not the best solution as it can trigger other conditions, such as topical steroid withdrawal.

However, seeking alternative natural relief in the form of emu oil from a reputable company, such as Emu Joy, could not only help you manage steroid-induced acne but also help with the conditions that put you on steroids in the first place. 

Our emu oil boasts some impressive features that’ll help you achieve clear, smooth skin in no time, including:

  • Anti-inflammatory properties
  • Antioxidant properties
  • Moisturizing properties
  • Natural and safe

1 - Emu Oil Acts as a Soothing Balm to Inflamed Skin

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The most common use of emu oil is to reduce inflammation. It’s a rich source of essential fatty acids, which penetrate at least seven layers of the skin to relieve any swelling and redness caused by topical steroids.

Emu oil is made up of small particles and has an essential fatty acid composition that’s very similar to our own skin. 

This makes it easy for the lipids, which include omega 3 (linolenic acid), omega 6 (linoleic acid), and omega 9 (oleic acid), to easily penetrate our skin and target inflammation at its source.

These potent fatty acids reduce the production of proinflammatory molecules that often cause acne. These include:

  • Prostaglandin E2 (PGE2)
  • Tumor necrosis factor-alpha
  • Interleukin-1 (IL-1)

In the end, when you use emu oil, you not only get inflammation relief but also healthy, soft, and smooth skin. 

Many clients have come back to say they’re happy and content with the results after using our superior emu oil products to manage steroid-induced acne. Here’s a sneak peek:

“Helped clear my acne! Leaving my face so smooth and hydrated!” 
- Anonymous

2 - Emu Oil Is a Natural Moisturizer 

As a natural moisturizer, emu oil hydrates your skin without stripping it of its natural oils. This makes it an effective remedy for acne-related dryness.

Unlike other moisturizers, emu oil is non-comedogenic, meaning it’s fully absorbed into the skin without leaving a greasy residue or clogging your pores. This is amazing, because clogged pores often lead to pimples and blackheads on acne-prone skin.

Emu oil’s rich content of polyunsaturated fats also comes into play. 

Here, we look at how these fats penetrate the skin faster than they do with other oils to balance your skin’s natural oil production (which is often thrown off balance by steroid treatments).

Steroids often disrupt how much sebum is produced by the skin, which makes it either too oily or too dry, leading to breakouts. Regulating sebum production also restores the skin’s natural oil balance and keeps breakouts at bay.

Many of our clients agree on the benefits of our high-quality emu oil products.

“The skin is much plumper, soft, and hydrated. The oil has been great for my face.”
- Anonymous

Being gentle, hypoallergenic, and non-irritating, emu oil is a safe and effective option even for people with sensitive skin.

3 - Emu Oil Is Rich in Antioxidant Compounds

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Emu oil contains multiple antioxidant compounds that can help manage some of the symptoms of steroid-induced acne. 

These antioxidant compounds include:

  • Polyphenols
  • Carotenoids
  • Flavones
  • Tocopherols
  • Non-triglyceride phospholipids

They protect your skin from free radical damage, which exacerbates acne breakouts. 

How? An imbalance between free radicals and antioxidants in the body often damages your skin, leading to inflammation and acne breakouts.

The antioxidant compounds in emu oil restore this balance and relieve oxidative stress to prevent breakouts and improve your skin's health.

In the same light, emu oil is effective at healing wounds, and as you may know, acne pimples are tiny wounds. Steroid-induced pimples may heal slower than regular acne because steroids slow down the skin’s natural healing process.

So, emu oil nourishes the skin and promotes the growth of new and healthy skin cells to replace damaged skin.

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4 - Emu Oil Is a Gentle and Safe Alternative to Harsh Chemical Products

Steroid-induced acne can be a difficult and frustrating condition to manage because it disrupts the skin’s natural oil balance

Unfortunately, many chemical-based topicals fail to restore this balance and oftentimes irritate the skin more and worsen the problem.

Emu oil is an amazing natural alternative to harsh chemical remedies that make grandiose claims. 

In addition to the properties we’ve discussed above, there are several features that make it better than any chemical products you may have come across.

The following table highlights several reasons why emu oil is better than chemical products for managing steroid-induced acne.

Feature Description Benefits
Hypoallergenic Contain fewer ingredients known to produce allergies
  • Less likely to cause further skin irritation
  • Can be used on sensitive skin
Non-comedogenic Devoid of ingredients that typically clog pores
  • Easily absorbed into the skin
  • Doesn’t leave greasy residue
  • Doesn’t block pores
Natural emollient Moisturizing products that soothe and soften the skin
  • Softens and soothes the skin
  • Reduces dryness and flakiness
  • Restores moisture to the skin
  • Provides lasting moisture and nourishment
Natural and safe Free of synthetic chemicals and ingredients like dyes, preservatives, and fragrances
  • Doesn’t contain any artificial preservatives, chemicals, or fragrances
  • Safe for long-term use

How to Use Emu Oil for Managing Steroid-Induced Acne

Emu oil has a very similar molecular composition to human skin, which makes it very easy to absorb. It also makes it an effective carrier oil that can be added to your favorite skin care products.

At Emu Joy, we offer a variety of Grade A emu oil products that target steroid-induced acne and other skin issues. 

Our products will not only relieve the skin issues you’ve been dealing with, such as eczema, acne, and lichen sclerosis, but also give you radiant, smooth, and healthy skin.

Using a combination of emu oil products is the best and fastest way to manage steroid-induced acne. Here’s what we recommend:

  1. Clean the affected area with mild Emu Oil Soap containing calendula oil to soothe and improve the appearance of the skin.
  2. Pat dry with a towel.
  3. Apply Pure Emu Oil to provide relief from irritation and inflammation

The soap and oil we’ve highlighted above can be found in the Soothe My TSW Kit. We also have a few other superior quality emu oil products that will provide you with relief fast. These additional products include:

  • Soothe My Skin cream: A moisturizing cream containing aloe vera, calendula, and chamomile to relieve inflammation and accelerate healing
  • Banish My Pain: A soothing balm with notable anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, and antibacterial properties
  • On the Go Stick: Small twist up stick that fits in your bag and can be taken anywhere to provide relief in case of a flare up

Get the Highest Quality Emu Oil Products

Emu Joy’s Soothe My TSW Kit

Emu oil is a natural and safe alternative that’ll help you manage steroid-induced acne. 

However, you must use high-quality natural and pure emu oil for the best results.

At Emu Joy, we prioritize quality, so we produce Grade A emu oil with no fragrances, additives, artificial colors, or preservatives.

Our emu oil products also have several other marks of quality that make them safe and effective for managing steroid-induced acne:

  • Sourced from the USA
  • Refined in accordance to the FDA’s GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices)
  • All processing is done at USDA-approved facilities
  • Tested and approved by a certified American Oil Chemists’ Society (AOCS) chemist according to the American Emu Association Trade Rules

Try our superior quality emu oil products today to clear away pimples, blackheads, redness, and inflammation brought about by steroid use. 

You can also check out our blog or learning center to discover more ways you can use emu oil to relieve a variety of other skin conditions.

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