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Skin Guide: Oily and Acne-Prone Skin

For those of you dealing with oily and acne-prone skin, we’ve put together a guide on how to deal with the symptoms of these skin types as well as recommendations on effective ingredients and products.

It’s important to note that your skin may be a combination of types, and additionally that during different seasons you may experience different skincare issues and needs. Such as during winter time you may want to incorporate hydrating oils more frequently into your skincare routine to battle dryness.

Let’s start with an overview of what your skin may be like if you have oily or acne-prone skin:

Oily skin

Basically, oily skin is the result of the overproduction of sebum (your skin’s natural oils). It can be hormonal, genetic, due to diet, exacerbated by stress, climate, and a number of other causes.

Acne-prone skin

If you have skin prone to acne, you may also be dealing with an overproduction of sebum. Spots can also be hormonal, due to diet and stress, or can be the result of excess sebum or dead skin causing pore blockages. You may also have combination skin type, which means you have areas prone to oiliness, as well as some normal or dry patches elsewhere.

What ingredients can help?

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Whether you have oily, acne-prone, or combination skin, rebalancing your skin and its sebum production is vital to a calmer, soothed complexion. We recommend using a gentle cleanser enriched with Vitamin C and Sandalwood Oil morning and evening to cleanse your skin of dirt, without stripping your skin of its natural hydration.

Using a Balancing Toner in your skincare routine is a fantastic way to bring your skin back to its optimal pH, ours also contains moisturising plant extracts such as pomegranate oil.

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When your skin is prone to acne, it can also become irritated and likely to become inflamed. Using Oat Kernel Extract (Avena Sativa) can be hugely beneficial for irritated skin, as it naturally soothes skin and reduces inflammation.

Our Fix Me! Repairing Serum contains Oat Kernel Extract as well as Jojoba Seed Oil, which is non-comedogenic, so it promotes clear and healthy skin without clogging pores.

Don’t be afraid of oils! Using oils on oily skin may seem a bit strange, but doing so can actually help hugely in balancing sebum production. Try it for yourself and you should notice a huge improvement!

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Using a simple, caring skincare routine is key to keeping acne-prone and oily skin at its best, as mentioned in our blog post on skin resolutions to make right now.

Of course, as mentioned previously, your skin’s health is also greatly impacted by both diet and stress. Eating an abundance of whole foods, fruits and vegetables ensures you are getting all the vitamins and minerals you need, as well as staying hydrated with plenty of water throughout the day.

Refined sugar can also have a detrimental effect on the condition of your skin so it is fantastic to cut it out of your diet where possible. Stress meanwhile is a normal part of life, but it can be tackled head on through healthy practices such as regular exercise and sleeping habits for a happier you – plus healthier skin, too!

Other posts you may find useful:

How To Care For Acne-Prone Skin
Vegetables For Healthy Skin
Is Sugar Bad For Your Complexion?
How To Reduce Stress
Four Ingredients To Look For In Your Skincare


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