I was told by my naturopath that “like cures like”. In that spirit, it makes sense that if your skin is naturally oily, you would use oil to attract the oil off the surface of the skin. I use coconut oil to remove my cosmetics, then I follow with a warm cloth wipe off. After that, I moisturize with 100% aloe vera from the health food store. It is runny, but it dilutes the remaining coconut residue and leaves my skin feeling soft, and the pores feel as though they can breath. I only have about 1TB of oil a day, I don’t always use Coconut, sometimes I use peanut or avocado. My skin looks much better than it used to and my make up comes off like a dream.
That said, if your skin is naturally dry, your pores likely aren’t large, and it makes sense that too much oil would potentially aggravate or offend it, causing a breakout. I think everything in moderation!! Good luck with it!
Acne is often present. Acne conglobata is a particularly severe form of acne that can develop during steroid abuse or even after the drug has been discontinued. Infections are a common side effect of steroid abuse because of needle sharing and unsanitary techniques used when injecting the drugs into the skin. These are similar risks to IV drug abusers with increased potential to acquire blood-borne infections such as hepatitis and HIV/AIDS . Skin abscesses may occur at injection sites and may spread to other organs of the body. Endocarditis or an infection of the heart valves is not uncommon.
Acne conglobata presents with blackheads appearing around the face, neck, chest, upper arms and buttocks in groups of two or three. Pimples form around the blackheads; they are large and engorged with fluid and may be sensitive to touch. They remain for a while and continue to grow and fill with pus until they eventually rupture. After the lesion has drained, it fills up again. After they rupture, several nodules can fuse together to form larger shapes. The lesions remain for a long time. They form a scab in the center but they continue to spread outwards. When the lesions do eventually heal, they leave scars that can be the usual type of acne scar (atrophic) or a raised bump like those normally left behind by a burn or a cut (keloidal).