How to Treat and Manage Oily Acne Skin, Naturally

I grew up thinking my oily, shine, cystic acne prone skin was a teenage thing. I couldn’t wait to get rid of it after high school, but when it followed me into college and then on to my career, I just couldn’t take it anymore.

If this sounds like a page out of your book, trust me when I say you’re not alone.  Whether you’re fighting blackheads, whiteheads, stubborn cystic acne, large clogged pores or shiny greasy skin, we all have the same goal – get it under control. 

But, the truth is that no matter what condition, disease, or health problem you face, the root causes can be traced back to the same underlying factors, because the body is one whole integrated system.  This includes your skin.

The key to healthy skin isn’t just dealing with the symptoms — like lathering on potions and lotions, popping and pricking pimples, or taking antibiotics or strong liver-damaging medication.  Good skin comes from the inside out, not the outside in!  A poor diet is bad for your skin.  Click here to learn more about diet and acne by Dr. Mark Hyman, MD.

As formulators of natural skin care products to treat skin disorders, we want to encourage you to eat nutritionally dense foods to achieve healthy skin and than use those same health conscious decisions when choosing your topical products.  

Read More: Foods That Cause Oily Acne Skin

So What Works?

Natural remedies can be just as effective as those Rx topical products, but more powerful. They also cost less and they don’t have all of those nasty side effects. 

Targeted formulas are essential here at Natural Skin Revival, that’s what makes our products so effective. We want people to use skin care products that will give them the best results for their skin type. 

If you have OILY ACNE prone skin, there’s a good chance you have struggled with cleansing products that dry and irritate your skin and moisturizers that are heavy or too light. 

I know this struggle well, so I when I was formulating products for the oily acne skin type I didn’t stop until I found the perfect combination of ingredients. My goal was to keep skin hydrated and moisturized while balancing the skin’s natural production of sebum and to reduce the shine without clogging pores to eliminate breakouts. 

I selected lightweight non-greasy botanical oils, nourishing herbal extracts and other natural ingredients that absorb quickly to repair and heal blemishes, reduce scarring and dark spots, and to restore elasticity while conditioning and softening the skin.

When you use skincare that is specifically designed for your skin type, it really works for you. Here are our product picks for Oily Acne Prone skin:

Facial Cleansers

One of the most effective ways to manage oily skin is to cleanse your face, both morning and night, using a gentle, non-drying cleanser. My personal favorite is the Facial Cleansing Oil. If you have never tried an oil cleanser because you feared a tsunami of acne, I encourage you to do so.  Facial Cleansing Oils remove impurities and makeup (even waterproof) without stripping the skin of its natural defenses or leaving any oily residue. 

There is a misconception that oil creates more oil and leaves an oily residue resulting in clogged pores and breakouts. That would be true if you use the wrong oils. However, our Facial Cleansing Oil for Oily & Acne skin is made with lightweight oils that mimic sebum (the bodies natural oil). The oils in our cleanser bind with the skin natural oil (sebum) to unclog, remove and cleanse impurities.  These cleansing oils also balance out the oil production of your body; if the skin is too dry or agitated from harsh products, your body overcompensates by producing more oil. And, if your pores are clogged by too many ingredients, they can’t breathe and detoxify naturally.  Cleansing oils leave your skin feeling nourished and soft.

If you prefer a liquid soap try our all-natural foaming Botanical Face Wash that is made with castile soap as it’s base and blended with lightweight oils and extracts. It leaves skin clean, hydrated, soft and smooth.

Facial Toning Mist

Our Facial Toning Mist for Oily Acne Skin will minimize pores and gently remove the last traces of dirt or dead skin leaving it revitalized and soft. We’ve formulated our toning mists to hydrate skin, increase circulation, regenerate healthy new skin cells faster, and improve your complexion, giving your face a healthy glow.

Facial Moisturizing Cream

This is always a problem for people with oily skin to understand. Why moisturize your skin if its oily? Healthy “hydration” is essential for oily and acne-prone skin and while it may seem counter-intuitive to add oil to oily acne prone skin in an oil or cream, in fact it’s critical to do so to balance the production of sebum.

We use rich lightweight oils, extracts and natural additives that contain vitamins and minerals that work with your complexion. Together these power packed ingredients leave your skin feeling healthy and hydrated while reducing shine.

There are two options for daily use: the Oily Acne Facial Moisturizing Cream (AM and PM) and SUNCARE Light Facial Sunblock Lotion (AM). Both have non-nano zinc oxide in them, however the SUNCARE has more; 12% to use as a natural sun block during the day. Zinc Oxide stays on top of your skin giving it a matte finish and it helps eliminate the shine without clogging pores or leaving a white residue. We also have a Light Facial Lotion For Men with Sensitive and Blemished skin.

The Blemish Rescue & Repair Serum works to calm irritation as it targets bacteria and works to clear current blemishes and reduce redness and inflammation caused by acne while preventing new breakouts.  It heals and repairs as it moisturizes, soothes, and softens the skins surface. This is a wonderful serum to use as a night time repair option during the winter dry months. Extra emolliency is always a wonderful thing in the winter.

Sea Buckthorn Ultra Calming Cream works for all skin types. What I love most about this incredible cream is its restorative properties. Yes, it heals and repairs skin that is red, inflamed, chafed, or cracked while encouraging new skin cell growth.  But it’s ability to visibly improve scar color and overall appearance, and improve skin tone and texture that makes it a must have. This is a wonderful night time repair cream.

Here are the benefits of using these all-natural moisturizer to treat and manage oily and acne prone skin:

  • Balance and normalize the production of oil without clogging pores.
  • Control the shine and prevent more breakouts.
  • Soothe redness and irritation.
  • Reduce itching, inflammation and breakouts.
  • Repair and heal blemishes while reducing scarring and dark spots.
  • Restore elasticity while conditioning and softening the skin.

Facial Exfoliation & Masking

Our Facial Cleansing Scrubs are primed with a creamy, moisturizing and cleansing natural base and enhanced with a blend of skin-refining powders and clay that rapidly remove dead skin cells, uneven patches, and signs of skin damage and discoloration. A blend of coconut milk, aloe, and botanical oils nourish and soothe without irritation, leaving skin soft and smooth. Fine lines and pores instantly diminish.

Our ready to use detoxifying creamy Pore Minimizing Mask is formulated with French green clay to treat blemishes and balances oil production. This incredible clay:

  • Deeply exfoliates and clears pores for an intense cleaning
  • Minimizes pore size
  • Balances oil production
  • Treats existing blemishes and gets rid of blackheads
  • French Green Clay nourishes and soaks up excess oil without over-drying
  • Anti-bacterial, anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory

Written By: Mary Ellen Wank, Wellness Advocate and Founder of LATIV, Natural Skin Revival DISCLAIMER

July 28, 2021 2:00 pm

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