How to Fix Oily and Acne-Prone Skin
If you’ve struggled with oily skin and acne for a majority of your life, you are not alone and we understand the struggle. The truth is, it’s normal to produce oil! Every face has pores, Sebaceous Glands, that naturally produce sebum (a.k.a oil). And believe it or not, Sebum’s job is to keep our skin hydrated and healthy!
Now, if you’re feelin’ quite greasy before the day is over or you’re using your blotting sheets way too often, chances are your sebaceous glands are over producing oil.
If you overproduce oil, it’s more likely it will mix with dead skin cells then clog your pores, which is the perfect recipe for acne!
So how do we fix this? Let's start by reminding you that drying out your skin is never the answer!! 😤 But looking out for these ingredients in your skincare products is the best start to help get you on the right track to clear, balanced skin. ✨
Tried and Tested Ingredients
Of all the tips and tricks we’ve learned when it comes to skin, hydration has to be the number one priority and here’s why: One of the causes of oily skin is dehydration. When skin is dehydrated, it can overproduce oil to compensate for this lack of hydration. This is why Hyaluronic Acid is super popular in the skincare world.
As a humectant, Hyaluronic Acid attracts and retains moisture to strengthen the skin barrier; keeping it smooth and plump. Regular use of Hyaluronic Acid will help balance your skin so it stays hydrated and will stop overproducing oil.
Don’t be scared by the pungent smell of Tamanu Oil! Once you get past the herbal scent, this antioxidant-rich ingredient will help moisturize your skin while treating skin concerns like acne and redness. It’s anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory to really help acne-prone skin.
Hemp Seed Oil
Hemp Seed Oil is another ingredient that is gaining popularity. And yes, oily skin people can still use oils to treat their skin. Hemp Seed is a moisturizing ingredient that prevents water loss in the skin and neutralizes inflammation so your skin can heal faster.
Just like the Tamanu, this can also be applied as a spot treatment. Since it moisturizes your skin while helping heal inflammation, it’s no wonder that more and more acne skincare products are coming out with this as the star ingredient.
Products We Recommend
Our Sky Drops Hyaluronic Serum contain Hyaluronic Acid and Coconut Water to provide hydration and lock it in place 💧
Our Spot Fighter Blemish Patches come in AM and PM versions to protect your pimples from further infection and pull the gunk out, day and night 😎😴
Our Leaf Drops Clarity Serum is a hybrid serum containing Hemp Seed Oil and Cica Extract to gently resurface your skin and calm inflammation 🍃
That’s it for our tips to deal with oily and acne-prone skin! Remember to always listen to your skin when you try out new skincare/incorporate new ingredients! Thanks so much for reading and don’t forget to just keep glowing!
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