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Could olive oil help with cystic acne? Chloe Grace Moretz says yes


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One of the coolest things about skin care is that you can find a whole arsenal of treatments in your kitchen.

Case in point? An editor here (yours truly) has had success using honey as a facial cleanser. Plus, coconut oil can be used for countless beauty hacks, and apple cider vinegar can replace your store-bought toner.

Browsing your pantry for another ingredient that has secret superpowers for your skin? Try olive oil.

In a recent interview with Allure, actress Chloe Grace Moretz admits she washes her face with the oil you’re used to pouring in pasta and salads.

“I swear my face is so much clearer because of it,” says Moretz, who struggles with cystic acne (we feel you, girl). Sounds like she’s savvy about how facial oils give you glowing skin rather than zits (yep, oil plus oil does not lead to pimples).

So the next time you’re in the market for a facial cleanser, take a look in your pantry first—this common cooking oil isn’t just for sautéing anymore.

Dealing with acne? Here are six ways your shower routine could be causing breakouts. And these are 10 natural ways of fighting acne that work, according to a facialist.