Sunday, March 02, 2014
Having oily skin and acne at the same time is typical, however, some of our customers report that they have dry skin and acne at the same time, or that their skin is dry underneath and oily on top, or that it's flaky at the surface but oily underneath. It's hard enough to treat acne and oily skin, but having acne and dry, flaky, skin, plus oily skin at the same time can be frustrating and confusing.
It may not be an easy solution to these dilemmas; however, with some research facts, and carefully tuning your skin-care routine you can get beautiful results you'll see in the mirror every day. Let's figure this out together!
First, keep in mind that having acne or other types of breakouts. can be continued as an adult Just because you're no longer a teenager doesn't mean you won't break out. The flow of hormones can bring on breakouts during adulthood just as the surge of hormones triggers teenage acne.
If you're struggling with oily skin, dry skin, and acne, it likely that your skin-care routine is the major cause of the problem. Using drying soaps or harsh scrubs, toners with alcohol, not using lightweight moisturizers, and not using sunscreen daily all add up to a disaster for your skin. Not using sunscreen contributes to numerous skin problems because it hurts the skin's ability to heal causing increased oil production, dryness, and breakouts, the wrong skin-care routine or overdoing things can cause the skin to be both oily and dry, often in the same areas. The products you use matter a lot!
Many companies sell acne treatments that are loaded with extremely irritating and drying ingredients, and even prescriptions that can only make your skin worse.
Many people with acne and dry skin expect anything new they use, whether it's a single product or a complete routine, to solve their skin's problems in a matter of days. In most cases, that won't happen. Incremental improvement is the norm, and if you're using a routine that consists of well-formulated, non-irritating products, you can expect to see an improvement in your skin after a few weeks of consistent daily use, and consistency is important. Giving up too soon will just lead you back to spending more money as you grasp to find something else that works instantly. Bottom line: Be patient and, assuming your routine isn't making your skin worse, stick with it!
Not everyone needs a traditional moisturizing cream or thick lotion especially if struggling with acne. Clearly, that's not the best for acne-prone, oily skin, even if dryness is also a concern!
What to do? Every skin type needs a generous amount of antioxidants, skin-repairing ingredients, and anti-redness/anti-inflammatory ingredients. Without these fundamental substances, your skin will take longer to heal and will be more vulnerable to irritation, redness from breakouts, and sun damage. (You don't want to get wrinkles or browns spots just because you have acne.) Solving one problem that creates another isn't the answer.
Lightweight moisturizers, toners, and serums, or thin lotions, all filled with antioxidants, regenerative, and reducing redness ingredients, are just what you should be ordering for your troubled acne-prone skin that's also dry. You can layer these to get the results of a powerhouse moisturizer without the heavy, emollient ingredients that can trigger more breakouts.
If you've tried all recommendations, using a gentle skincare routine, eliminating products that contain irritating ingredients, adjusting the frequency of application, not to overdo it, and applying skin-healthy ingredients in lightweight serums, thin lotions, or toners and you still have dry skin and acne, there is another approach to consider.
Although excess oil is a primary contributing factor for acne breakouts, a small percentage of people find themselves with truly dry skin and acne, they have almost no surface oil, blackheads, or visible pores at all. They struggle to find a moisturizer that addresses the needs of their dry skin without aggravating breakouts, This scenario can be a dilemma when shopping for skincare products!
What to do! Follow all recommendations above except you may need a moisturizer that is more appropriate for dry skin and not oily or combination skin. For example, you might need a cleanser, toner, along with one of the Ayelet defense antioxidants complexion serum
Following these steps can lead to clearer skin, less redness and less shine without making your dry skin worse. The ideal balance!